Haaretz, Oct. 9, 2015


The Israeli checkpoints and military bases at the exits from Area A attract demonstrators because they symbolize both the expanding settlements that are pushing Palestinians into enclaves and the restrictions on Palestinian movement. But the Beit El checkpoint is a triple symbol – of settlements, movement restrictions and also the PA, whose senior officials, cronies and diplomatic supporters can pass through it and have grown used to the extra privileges Israel grants them.

The World Post, 07/10/2015

Mahmoud Majid Sokkar, 9 years old

"Last year I was afraid of going back to school. I was afraid they would repeat another war and we don’t want to die. But I didn’t feel afraid this year -- now I’m used to it. I want to be a math teacher when I grow up because it’s my best subject."

Haaretz, Sep. 25, 2015


Atta went to the grocery store next to the school to buy a soft drink. His hope was that a soldier would appear at the guard post by the fence, whom he could ask for the bag.

Due ragazzi palestinesi, uno dei quali aveva solo 12 anni, sono stati uccisi nelle ultime ore in Cisgiordania. Vite che sembrano pesare meno, agli occhi dei media internazionali, di quelle dei quattro israeliani morti tra giovedì e sabato in attacchi palestinesi. Stamani demolite le case di palestinesi responsabili di attentati nel 2014


 – Il Manifesto

Gerusalemme, 6 ottobre 2015, Nena News – «È la terza Intifada contro l’occupazione, no sono atti individuali». Mentre tanti si interrogano sul significato delle uccisioni di quattro israeliani compiute da palestinesi in questi ultimi giorni e il governo Netanyahu risponde blindando la città vecchia di Gerusalemme e approvando nuovi provvedimenti punitivi, nei Territori occupati va avanti lo stillicidio di vite umane. Pochi lo vedono. Il peso che viene dato alle vite umane è uno dei fattori centrali. Anche quando parliamo di ragazzi, di bambini, le vite di israeliani e palestinesi sembrano avere un valore diverso agli occhi di molti, soprattutto dei giornalisti stranieri. In poche ore tra sabato notte e ieri pomeriggio i soldati israeliani hanno ucciso prima un 18enne, Huthayfa Suleiman, di Bala (Tulkarem), e poi un bambino di 12 anni, Abed al Rahman Obeidallah, del campo profughi di Aida.

International Times, July 2015


One of the film crew’s first trip was to Arraba, an agricultural town whose center is full of posters and black flags of Islamic Jihad and the remains of Medieval mosques and forts. At first it sometimes seemed as if people were trying to avoid us, the houses were mostly shuttered, but eventually we realized, that was just because the sun had not yet set: it was Ramadan and people were embarrassed to receive visitors if they were unable to offer them food. By dusk it seemed like everywhere we went we were regaled with lamb, pastries and sage tea. [...] [P]eriodically, hundreds of Israeli soldiers would sweep into town in full battle gear, snipers would position themselves on rooftops, and there would be a 12-hour curfew as religious settlers marched in to carry out commemorative rituals. And then they’d go away.