Traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as “thobe” was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Palestine. Palestine is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, Palestine has been "effectively split in two with the West Bank governed by the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip governed separately by Hamas" but hope for a future state remains strong. Also see our articles on Israel, the Arab Spring, and the broader Middle East.
A documentary called Gaza is hitting screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, providing a glimpse of life in blockaded Hamas-ruled territory.
Palestinian factions forming a new political body in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, an attempt to break political duopoly of Palestinian President Mahmoud.
Citizens of Palestine, under either Hamas or Fatah rule, enjoy neither natural nor legal rights. They are not allowed to air out their opinions.
The Trump administration has cut funding to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, calling the organization “irredeemably flawed.”
From my perspective, it seems Israel should go all in for the two state agreement followed up with humanitarian aid for Palestine. Israel may even gain some friends in the process.
While I was in Cadiz, Spain, I attended an event at the Universidad de Málaga, where there was a showing of the film Existir Es Resistir and I interviewed activist Ahmad Jaradat from Hebron, West Bank.
This is the third of several articles I will post reporting on my time in Spain volunteering to help on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Palestine’s Gaza. This article covers the flotilla’s time in the Spanish city of Cádiz.
There was not as much support in Cascais as there was in the Flotilla’s previous stops in Gijon and in Cadiz. The security at the marina told the Flotilla and activists to not have cameras in the marina area.
This is the first of several articles I will post reporting on my time in Spain volunteering to help on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Gaza. The photo essay and videos in this article are from the time I arrived at the Flotilla.