In Arab East Jerusalem's Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, Palestinians have been facing a series of 'quiet' evictions by state-backed settler organizations. This video describes how a settler association, backed by Israeli municipal authorities and courts, has been trying to evict 81 neighborhood families and take over their homes.
Ahed Tamimi has been incarcerated for defending her family against Israeli soldiers; she was arrested after she slapped a soldier when her cousin was shot in the face. Her mother videoed the action and when the video went viral, Israel arrested Ahed. She turned 17 in Prison in January 2018.
Ilan Pappé, one of the "new Israeli historians," explains some of the myths that are the basis of his new book, Ten Myths About Israel. Defining "settler colonialism" as a particular structure in history, Pappé explains how Zionism is such a structure. This concept is key to the understanding of the title of the accompanying book, Why Palestine Matters, The Struggle To End Colonialism.
Jewish settlers are taking over East Jerusalem one house at a time. In this video, Vox calls it "gentrification," but explains how settlers force out Palestinians and take over Arab neighborhoods.
Journalist and film maker George Azar has been covering Gaza for 30 years. Raed Athamneh is his "fixer," a Palestinian resident of Gaza who helps Azar do his reporting.
Apartheid, of course, as reporter Dena Takruri describes in this fast moving video.
The average Palestinian family in Gaza receives running water only four to six hours, every three to five days, due to chronic electricity shortages resulting from Israel's decade-long siege.
Al Walaja is a village near the green line, i.e., in the "seam zone" where Israel's border was after it was declared a state. This video explains that Al Walaja consisted of "vast lands" before the Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948 when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians became refugees.
"Each year an average of 700 Palestinian children, most of them accused of throwing stones, are prosecuted in two Israeli military courts operating in the West Bank." This summary clip describes four of them and the people who help support their recovery from the trauma.
"Gaza in Context is a fantastic educational instrument, conveying in 20 minutes what it would take most people a lifetime to learn. It gives an accurate and visually brilliant portrayal of the tragedy that has befallen not only Gaza, but the entire Palestinian people."
~Dr. Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International law, Princeton University, former United Nations Special Rapporteur to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Excerpt narrated by international law scholar Noura Erakat