Category Archives: from the media

Violent Arrest of a Mother in Front of Her Children, an-Nabi Salah

ActiveStills (a collective of Israeli, Palestinian, and international photographers) has released a moving series of photographs from the weekly anti-settlement protest in the West Bank village of an-Nabi Salah on 24 August 2012. The images show four Israeli soldiers arresting a … Continue reading

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The Wall and Access to Education in Abu Dis

A moving article at unicef.org describes the struggle of teachers and students in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis to travel to their preschool on the other side of the separation wall. The piece describes one teacher’s daily routine of … Continue reading

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Two Reflections on the Suffering of Palestinian Children at OpenZion

In a pair of articles on OpenZion, Emily L. Hauser reflects on Palestinian children’s experience of the ongoing conflict. In the first piece, Hauser rattles off a disturbing set of statistics: the number of Palestinian children who Israeli forces have detained, … Continue reading

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Recent Media Coverage of Palestinian Children’s Arrest and Detention

The summer 2012 British legal report, Children in Military Custody, drew significant media attention to the experiences of Palestinian children in the Israeli military justice system. Below are summaries of some of the most significant recent media reports on this … Continue reading

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“Killing Children is No Longer a Big Deal”: 2004 Op-Ed by Gideon Levy

At the height of the al-Aqsa Intifada, leftist Ha-Aretz columnist Gideon Levy wrote a damning critique of the Israeli army’s seeming inability to protect child non-combatants during its incursions into Palestinian territory. He blames the army’s “appallingly light trigger finger … Continue reading

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Family Life in Susia, West Bank: 2011 ActiveStills Photography Project

In 2011, members of the Israel/Palestine photojournalist collective ActiveStills held a series of photography workshops with women in Susia, a small Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills. (Susia sits on land that the Israeli government claims for Jewish settlements … Continue reading

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Media Roundup: Arrest and Detention of Palestinian Children

The 2012 British report on Israeli violations of child rights law spurred a flurry of articles and op-eds on the issue in the British and Israeli press. This post highlights some of the most significant of these articles. In an … Continue reading

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