· August, 2012

Stories about Palestine from August, 2012

Palestine: A 1920 Eid Celebration in Jaffa

  28 August 2012

The Facebook page Tradition in Palestine shares a picture which reflects Eid celebration in Jaffa in 1920 with the following comment: as in my parents description to Eid: magic lantern, rope swing and ice cream and juice vendors

Arab World: Scenes of Eid from Syria, Palestine and Bahrain

  22 August 2012

Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim month of fasting - Ramadan, was commemorated with three days of celebrations across the Arab world, or so goes the tradition. Instead, celebrations were muted as Syria buried its dead and Bahrain laid to rest a 16-year-old teenager killed by police.

Palestine: Swedish Ship Attempting to Break the Blockade Sails to Gaza

  8 August 2012

Scandinavian ship SV Estella will attempt to sail to Gaza in an attempt to break the blockade on the Palestinian enclave. The ship sailed from Oslo on August 7, 2012, and is backed by mostly Swedish and Norwegian groups. Organizers hope that other ships will join them before they reach...