Zie in Today in Palestine! de dagelijkse berichten.


Een diashow over het leven van de Palestijnen voordat hun land hen werd afgenomen.

Koop Palestijnse producten! Er zijn inmiddels meer aanbieders van Palestijnse producten.

Denk aan de inmiddels vertrouwde Rumi en Nabali olijfolie die via Canaan ons land binnenstroomt en die nu door wordt verkocht. Ook za' atar , maftoul, olijven, zeep en nog veel meer zijn hier te vinden.

Een andere aanbieder met een veelzijdig assortiment is: naar ramallah 

Van harte aanbevolen om de Palestijnse boeren en de verwerkers van de producten economisch te steunen.

Propal steunt daarbij nog de musicians without borders.

Een YouTube filmpje op een lied van Mahalia Jackson



18 Palestijnse liedjes

Abu Pessoptimist over geweld van kolonisten en het Israelische leger tegen Palestijnen in bezet gebied, uit een rapport van Al Haq. Lees hier meer

Aldus Anja Meulenbelt op donderdag 27 december 2012.

Vier jaar geleden, begon een drie weken durende oorlog tegen Gaza, die meer dan 1400 mensen het leven kostte. Lees hier verder.

Een YouTubefilm van Sonia Karkar
BDS Free Palestine Rap Song

Kijk en luister naar de rap song op de blog van Youth Against Normalization





Issa Amro laat zich niet de mond snoeren en vraagt ons om hulp

Hoe gaat het proces tegen Issa Amro eraan toe? Teken de petitie tegen de opsluiting in al Khalil.


From: Issa Amro []

Sent: Saturday July 8, 22:46

Dear all,

Tomorrow [July 8] I begin trial on 18 charges in Israel military court. It is a kangaroo court system where there is no justice at all. The charges against me are an effort to shut down my human rights work and stop me from speaking up for my people. 

But no matter what I will not be silent. Recently, Israel moved from segregated streets in Hebron to enclosing entire Palestinian neighbourhoods. The gate is locked at 11pm each night and families are imprisoned inside. So, even as I prepare for the surety of my conviction, I am working to end this new injustice. 

Sign the petition to tell the Israeli Civil Administration to remove the gate around the families and end the apartheid separation of the street!

Tomorrow the first two of the 38 witnesses against me will testify. All of the witnesses are settlers and soldiers. The judge and prosecutor are military officers. The conviction rate is 99.74%

In an encouraging show of support
32 members of US congress released a letter last week to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking him to tell Israel to reconsider the charges against me. Yesterday, UN human rights experts followed suit and also called on Israel to reconsider the charges.

As I enter Ofer military court tomorrow, I know all of you will be there with me in spirit. I appreciate your support.
If you are able, please make a donation to support the continuation of my work

In solidarity, 

Issa Amro


From: Youth Against Settlements []
Sent: Friday July 14, 2017 18:10

Dear all,

Last Sunday was the start of Issa's trial in Ofer military court. As many of you expressed deep concern, we want to give you an update.


The trial began around 2pm. A soldier and his commander were called to testify for the prosecution. Their testimony focused on the charges against Issa and Palestinian lawyer Farid al-Atrash related for the 2016 Open Shuhada Street annual protest. The solider and his commander testified that Issa chanted "1, 2, 3, 4, occupation no more" and that this was a call to violence. The commander admitted that the language of the chant itself was not problematic, but that it was part of an atmosphere of violence and that you had to be there to feel that. 

The witnesses' testimonies were inconsistent with statements they gave in 2016. The soldier testified that other protesters, though not including Issa or Farid, threw stones at the soldiers. However, Issa's attorney, Gabby Lasky introduced a video that directly refuted this claim. The military commander testified that soldiers tried to approach Issa to arrest him but Issa ran. However, on the day of Issa's arrest in 2016, the same commander had stated that by the time they had decided to arrest Issa, Issa had already left the area (in compliance with the military order to disperse).

Issa's attorney, Gaby Lasky, spoke outside the courtroom: “After hearing both witnesses, it is clear that the defendants’ right to freedom of speech and freedom of demonstration were infringed by the Israeli army and police. It seems that the indictment and court procedures are the way of the occupation to silence nonviolent demonstrators calling peacefully to open Shuhada street in Hebron, by criminalizing their acts.”  

Issa spoke about what the court experience was like for him: “It is a kangaroo court system where there is no justice at all. The charges against me are an effort to shut down my human rights work and stop me from speaking up for my people.”

Present in the courtroom were two representatives from the US, UK, EU, Germany, Sweden, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the UN, and more. 

The next dates of Issa trial are scheduled for October 22, 24, 29 and November 5. 

Issa feels that the support of people across the world is what gives him hope and the strength to carry on. If you can,
please make a donation to support Issa and Youth Against Settlements.

Working for Peace and Justice, 

Ahmad, Akram, Ariel, Issa, Maya, Muhanned, Murad, and everyone at Youth Against Settlements


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