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Palestinians Behind Bars: Prisoners Without Human Rights
This short film was produced by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights to mark the annual Palestinian Prisoners Day of 2012.
Palestinian youths play as the sun sets in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on April 9, 2014. [AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS]
|—||Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, 'The Enemy' from A River Dies of Thirst, Journals, 2009 (via indigenousdialogues)|
Knefe - Arabic Sweets - Jerusalem - Old City - Arab Quarter market
Obama imposed a moratorium on returning Guantanamo detainees to Yemen after the arrest of the “Christmas Day bomber,” who had trained in the country. Although he lifted the moratorium in May 2013, no Yemeni has been returned, and currently 56 of the 76 Guantanamo detainees recommended for transfer are Yemeni.
On his second full day in office, Obama pledged to close the Guantanamo detention center, and reiterated that commitment in his 2014 State of the Union address. Yet 154 men remain in Guantanamo, including 88 Yemenis. The return of Yemeni detainees, most of whom have never been charged, is an essential component of any plan to close the detention facility.
Photo: Protesters gather outside the US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, to protest the continued detention of 88 Yemeni detainees. © 2014 Sami Al-Ansi for Human Rights Watch
Algerian postage stamp remembering the Palestinian massacre at Deir Yassin in 1948.
Photo courtesy of Flickr user pdxjmorris
Israeli settlers on Wednesday assaulted Palestinian school children in the southern West Bank, a school official said.
A school principal said that a group of extremist Israeli settlers hurled stones at school girls in the village of al-Tuwani, leaving them bruised. Israeli soldiers stood by and watched without taking action as the settlers threw rocks.
The girls who sustained injuries were identified as Kifah Omar Abu Jundiyya and Dalal Awad Zein, both seventh graders.
In al-Tuwani and other areas in the southern Hebron district, school children on a daily basis wait at checkpoints for Israeli soldiers to let them through locked gates.
Regardless of Israeli military presence, settler attacks on children en route to and from school remain commonplace, the principal said. In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Over 90 percent of investigations into settler violence by Israeli police fail to lead to an indictment.
Palestinian prisoner protest in West Bank
A Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, outside Israel’s Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday (Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)
This is Mariam Barghouti. She is 20 years old and studies English and psychology at Birzeit University. Her favorite color is lime green and loves to read. She has a habit of looking high or having her eyes squinted whenever someone takes a picture of her, but not in this picture. Mariam is my best friend.
Last Friday, April 11, she attended a protest in Nabi Saleh. While she was leaving, she was stopped by Israeli Occupying soldiers and arrested with another woman based on slanderous testimonies made by Israeli soldiers. They were both taken to a police station where they underwent interrogation. The other woman that held the Jerusalem ID was able to be released on bail while Mariam, who holds a West Bank ID, was not. She was was falsely accused of throwing rocks.
Her first court hearing was held yesterday at Ofer. Her arrest was extended until Wednesday where her court hearing will continue. Everyone, please keep Mariam in your thoughts and pray for her immediate release.