Short Film (2017) 4K - 17 Languages

 

Published on Oct 29, 2017

3/11/2017

Balfour

 

The overwhelming Arab majority in Palestine (which then constituted around 94% of the population) went unmentioned by Balfour, except in a backhanded way: as the “existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.” They were not described as a people – notably, the words “Palestinian” and “Arab” do not appear in the text of the Declaration. Furthermore, they were offered only “civil and religious rights,” and no political or national rights whatsoever. By way of contrast, Balfour ascribed national rights to “the Jewish people,” who in 1917 were represented in Palestine by a tiny 6 percent of the total population [....]

Haaretz, Aug 14, 2017

 

A Palestinian received permission to harvest his wheat at the beginning of August. The experiment failed: The wheat had already withered completely

 

 

The methods of preventing access have been intimidation, harassment, vandalism, arson, physical attacks by unknown people who look Israeli, who come down from the outposts. Then our brigade and battalion commanders and generals order the closure of large areas to their legal owners and farmers – the Palestinians, “for fear of friction.” A golden opportunity for the outposts to take over those lands, or part of them. Just around Jalud and its neighbors, some 10,000 dunams (2,500 acres) of Palestinian land have been lost.

Haaretz, Oct 20, 2017

Electricity has been restored to the modest stone and cement houses of the Palestinian village Jubbet Adh-Dhib, southeast of Bethlehem. In late June, the Civil Administration confiscated the hybrid (solar and diesel) electrical system that had been in operation there for eight months.

Haaretz, Jul 30, 2017


A Palestinian girl watches protestors against Israeli restrictions on entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Jabalia refugee camp, Gaza. July 28, 2017 MOHAMMED ABED/AFP

The truth is that every little girl in the West Bank who crosses a checkpoint to get to school is a Rosa Parks.