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Why Amnesty International is right: Both the village of Kafr Qaddum and Murad Shtewi must be freed

The village of Kafr Qaddum in the West Bank was the scene of some of the worst violence I saw during my half year working as a human rights monitor there. The village holds weekly demonstrations to demand that their … Continue reading

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Another Friday, another protest in Kafr Qaddum

This is a guest article by my friend and colleague David Heap who is currently based in Tulkarm. It was originally published on the EAPPI website. For the Abu Ihab family, Friday wasn’t too bad. Admittedly there were Israeli soldiers on … Continue reading

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The silence in Kafr Qaddum

The silence was the most telling part of the whole meeting. The silence was intermittently punctured by the muttering of an occasional word. These words though, when they came, held the weight of a thousand. In this silence I could … Continue reading

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Protest at Kafr Qaddum 11.05.12

The organiser of the weekly protest at Kafr Qaddum took a few seconds to explain to me his version of events from today’s protest. These are some images I took from today’s protest: Two boys using slingshots to throw stones … Continue reading

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Another crackdown on the protest in Kafr Qaddum

My head started swimming and I couldn’t open my eyes. I could feel broken stones crunch beneath my feet and I knew I was moving away from the protest. For a terrifying 30 seconds I lost track of what was … Continue reading

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When Will the Israeli Army Stop Using Tear-Gas as a Weapon?

This article was first published 13th January 2013 in the International Business Times.  The sun shone through the vines and caught on the face of Abu Walid. He moved closer to his 17-year-old son Waseam, who in turn stared into … Continue reading

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Life in the West Bank? It’s amazing

This is a letter sent by my friend and (now former) colleague Sarah Rowe to her friends and family in the UK. Sarah is as passionate as she is articulate and she summarises in this letter the difficulties of answering that dreaded … Continue reading

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Jerusalem is encircled by violence as another Land Day comes and goes under occupation

Stood just outside of the historic Old City in Jerusalem I witnessed scenes of panic as the Israeli army, special forces and police force used rubber bullets, riot horses and sound grenades on Palestinian protesters at this year’s ‘Land Day’ … Continue reading

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A not so peaceful protest

This article was posted on the Liberal Conspiracy blog. I was stood in the middle of an escalating protest against the Israeli occupation in the village of Kafr Qaddum. The air was thick with tear gas, panic was spreading as … Continue reading

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Is Amnesty International’s latest report on Israel ‘blatantly biased’?

Amnesty International have today released a new report entitled, ‘Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank’ that accuses both the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and the Israeli police of ‘a callous disregard for human life’ and ‘use … Continue reading

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