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How UNESCO’s Listing of the Tatreez Is a Win Against the Occupation

The UNESCO has listed the art of traditional Palestinian embroidery (Tatreez) as “social and intergenerational practice” last Wednesday on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (16.COM 8.b.30). The UNESCO’s listing of the Tatreez took place during the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage…

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Is Nike Ending Sales In Israeli Stores a BDS Win?

Over the past few years, thousands of popular brands have come under scrutiny for supplying and selling products in Israel. This has led to boycotts of some of these companies. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first major brands to take action against the illegal occupation. In July, they announced they would be ending…

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Meet Dania Nour, Repping For Team Palestine at the Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are under way with hundreds of countries represented. Some of those countries come to compete with a mere handful of athletes. One such country is Palestine, where only five athletes will represent the nation. Seventeen-year-old Dania Nour, born and raised in Beit Jala (Bethlehem), is the only female swimmer on Team…

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Israel Sends Expired COVID-19 Vaccines to Palestine

As a potential third wave of corona-virus could be on its way through the Middle East, vaccines are needed now more than ever, especially in areas where healthcare is not easily accessible. For those living in Palestine, the number of vaccines is limited. Last month, Israel made a deal with the Palestinian Authority to deliver…

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Israeli Forces Raid Masjid Al-Aqsa Hours After Ceasefire Agreement

Yesterday, just hours after the the ceasefire with Palestine went into effect, Israeli forces raided Masjid Al-Aqsa, injuring 20 innocent civilians.  After almost two weeks of constant bombing, and horrifying attacks from the Israeli forces, the two nations agreed upon a ceasefire agreement. Although a ceasefire doesn’t end the brutal occupation, it would give Palestinians…

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Here’s a Timeline of What’s Happening in Palestine and How To Help

Palestine has been gaining global attention due to the tensions that has been happening ever since the start of Ramadan when Israeli police officers started preventing Palestinians from gathering during Ramadan nights. Shortly after that, the attention has shifted to the ethnic displacement targeting Palestinians of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem. As of this…

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Why You Should Take Your Activism For Palestine Beyond Social Media

I’ll just start by saying it: if you’ve reposted what’s happening in Palestine, you aren’t even halfway there. What are you going to do about it? All these big, well-renowned news stations using the words “fighting” and “conflict” are creating a biased and skewed untruthful image of what’s actually happening in Palestine. If one throws…

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Bella Hadid Attends a Pro-Palestine Protest In Brooklyn

Palestinian supermodel Bella Hadid has always made her pro-Palestinian stance known. Yesterday, she took to the streets of Brooklyn, along with tons of other protesters, to stand against the injustices in Palestine. Hadid was seen carrying a flag that was a combo of a keffiyeh and a Palestinian flag, with a keffiyeh wrapped around her…

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The Despair of the Diaspora

The void of not living in Palestine, to me, can never be one hundred percent filled, ever. Living in the diaspora is a sort of despair we did not wish upon ourselves; it is our inescapable reality. That is, at least, how I feel. Throughout my time here in Canada, I have met so many…

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Seven Palestinians Dead After Israeli Raid on Gaza

As we debate the hotly-contested issue of BDS here in the United States, the situation in Palestine — particularly in Gaza — remains grim, with last week being one of the most vicious and violent weeks on record in the past few years. According to Al–Jazeera, last week’s attacks at the south of Gaza has…

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How I Feel About Palestine as a Palestinian Canadian

Palestine. How do I start? Gaza. Where do I stop? There are so many factors that tie into my identity as a Palestinian, and how the events affect my life and the lives of the loved ones around me. Protesting in Palestine, especially in Gaza, where I am from, is not something new. Gaza is…