Shaden Abdulrahman

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Palestine: Protesting Violence and the Art of Resistance

  9 September 2007

Protest against Hamas is mounting in Gaza, as Palestinian bloggers and their supporters continue to look for their voices online, writes Shaden Abdulrahman in this round up of Palestinian blogs this week. Also read about how voices are silenced, how children are left to fend for themselves living off trash and how an Arab-American family was treated in Israel.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: They Bloom Again!

From the soul unfolds itself : In 1976, Israeli policy of expropriating Palestinian land in northern Israel to build Jewish settlements provoked Palestinian residents in the Galilee town of Sakhnin to protest on March 30. Six Palestinians were killed during the demonstration. Since then, Palestinians inside Israel and the West...

Palestine: Jericho Prison Raided and Saadat Arrested

On 14 March 2006 Israeli forces raided Jericho prison and arrested PFLP militant leader Ahmad Saadat. The military wing of the popular front threatened to respond to the Israeli operation. Laila el-Haddad from Raising Yousuf took some pictures of Palestinian security forces made to strip down to their underwear by...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Children are Not Immune

Happy Women's Day to every Palestinian woman who has lost a father, brother, son or a husband. To all Palestinian women who are still languishing inside the Israeli prisons waiting for justice. Palestinian women commemorate women's day to highlight their struggle and show perseverance in fighting the Israeli occupation on...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: After the Last Sky

News of the blogosphere… In sad breaking news from A STAND FOR JUSTICE, an Israeli sniper killed a 15-year-old Palestinian during a raid on West Bank: Amer Bassyouni, 15, was shot in the neck and died from his wounds as Israeli forces searched for militants in the Alamin refugee camp...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Refugees Reloaded

  24 February 2006

News of the blogosphere… PSM (Palestine Solidarity Movement) Fifth Annual Divestment Conferece has taken place from February 17-19 in Washington DC, US attracting more than six hundred student and community activists from ninety different university and organization from across the US as mentioned in a report by The Hatchet. Witnesses...

Palestine: Parliament Convens

  18 February 2006

The Palestinian parliament convenced its first session today the 18th of February, 2006 despite of Israeli moves to bar Gaza workers, lawmakers, people and even goods from entering Israel. Laila el-Haddad wrote a comprehensive report about the event in addition to her photostory on the views of nine Palestinians and...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Palestine Now

  15 February 2006

Via The Black Iris, Naseem Tarawnah blogs the latest news of the first Palestinian movie to ever be nominated for an Oscars right after winning the Golden Globe: Paradise Now. Naseem posted an article about Israeli lobbies against tagging the film again as Palestinian. An interesting chain of comments evolved...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: State of Denial

  6 February 2006

One year of resistance in Bil'in… Bil'in, which has been struggling non-violently for almost one year now, continues to be robbed by the Israeli occupational forces as the first anniversary of it's non-violent weekly protests (and another sad day) is fast approaching on the 20th of this month Februray, 2006....

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Here's Tomorrow

  23 January 2006

News of the blogosphere… It's Laila el-Haddad‘s birthday! She spent a day full of surprises with her son Yousuf. Sabbah is one of the finalists on Bloggies 2005 Weblog Awards. Promises of Arabesque Rhapsody has suggested JordanPlanet‘s citizens form their own Book Club. She's come up with another idea too,...

Palestine: Countdown to crunch time

  21 January 2006

Laila el-Haddad (Blogger of Raising Yousuf) writes her third post in a series of five parts to Guardian Unlimited about elections in Gaza, Palestine. She updates on the situation saying: “Things are getting heated between the frontrunners, Hamas and Fateh, who have been exchanging blows over credibility over the past...

Palestine: Fighting Talk of Elections

  19 January 2006

Laila el-Haddad (Palestinian blogger of Raising Yousuf) is reporting from Gaza on the approaching legislative Palestinian elections, in a series of posts for Guardian Unlimited, Laila described the situation in Gaza last week by being unusually quite adding: “The brief calm also seems to strengthen the argument of those who...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Occupy Me With Peace

Happy new prosperous year from KABOBfest and Haitham Sabbah. The Palestinian Blogosphere wish that 2006 would bring with it pleasant surprises and help us get over last year's misfortunes. And even though, some dark clouds are hovering over our heads, some of us have typed down some new year's resolutions....

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Once Upon a Time

  19 December 2005

Photo credit: Raising Yousuf Little Yousuf (one year and 8 months old) played in a pumpkin patch in Maryland and fed some pet goats while in the US. Few days later he was shaking, terrified and disoriented. Photo credit: Angela CafeLulu paused to appreciate the breath-taking sunset she probably needed...

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