Palestinian by nationality, Computer Engineer by training, blogger and dreamer by passion.
Latest posts by Ola Anan
New Palestinian Village Bab Al Shams Established in East Jerusalem
As part of the popular resistance movement in the Palestine, a group of about 250 Palestinian activists established the new village of Bab Al Shams or “The Gate of the Sun”, on a piece of confiscated land in Eastern Jerusalem, referred by Israeli authorities as “Area E1“. Despite an eviction notice from the Israeli army, the activists plan to spend the night in the tents they have set up there.
Palestine: Demonstrations Against Rising Living Costs Continue
Protests against high prices and unemployment that started almost a week ago are continuing in major cities in the West Bank. Ola Anan updates us in this post.
Palestine: Protests Erupt Against High Prices and Unemployment
Protests are growing in the Palestinian territories, especially in the major cities of the West Bank. Demonstrators are complaining about the high cost of living, and the high rate of unemployment among Palestinian youth.
Taiwan: Smear Campaign Sparks Historic Media Monopoly Protest
A smear campaign against Taiwanese scholar Huang Kuo-chang by Want Want China Time's media outlets, in reaction to his opposition of the group's acquisition of a television cable network back in July 2012, has triggered intense public outrage - and the largest anti-media monopoly protest in the country's history.
Palestine: Documentary About Arafat's Death Prompts Questions
The news channel Al Jazeera recently broadcast a documentary on the mysterious death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in Paris on 11 November, 2004. The documentary alleges that rather than dying of natural causes, Arafat was poisoned with polonium, raising many questions.
Palestine: PalFest Literature Festival in Gaza for First Time
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: Launch of “100 Palestinian Blog Posts” Competition
On April 15, youth organization Diwan Ghazza announced a competition that is open to Palestinian bloggers everywhere. The idea is to collect the best 100 Palestinian blog posts, and then to publish them in a book later this year.
Palestine: Gazans Suffer Due to Fuel and Electricity Shortage
Over the past decade, the words “Gaza” and “crisis” have become almost complementary. The crises have ranged from war and military raids and invasions, to military occupation, and in this case to an electricity and fuel outage.
With Gaza Under Attack, #TerroristIsrael Trends on Twitter
With the Gaza Strip under attack since March 9, 2012, activists introduced a new hashtag to remind people of previous assaults by the Israeli army against the Palestinian people, called #TerroristIsrael.