· May, 2012

Stories about Palestine from May, 2012

Palestine: Remembering the Nakba

  28 May 2012

May 15 is Nakba Day, when Palestinians commemorate the displacement and dispossession that took place at the time of Israel's establishment in 1948. In this post we look at how the day was marked by Palestinians on blogs and Twitter this year.

Palestine: PalFest Literature Festival in Gaza for First Time

  18 May 2012

This year for the first time the Palestinian Festival of Literature was held in Gaza. A group of about forty Egyptian, Tunisian, Sudanese and Palestinian authors, artists and activists were granted permission to visit Gaza and participate in PalFest 2012 from May 5 to 10.

Palestine: Mass Hunger Strike by Prisoners

  2 May 2012

Palestinian prisoners began an open ended hunger strike on April 17 to protest the conditions within Israeli prisons. What had started earlier as a protest by a few has now increased to thousands of participants.