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NATIONAL HUNGER-STRIKE COMMEMORATION 2012

National Hunger Strike Commemoration 2012

    • Sunday, 5 August 2012
    • 14:00 until 18:00
  • Dungiven Co. Derry
  • Join us for the 31st annual Hunger Strike Commemorative march and rally which takes place this year in Dungiven Co. Derry at 2PM. Main speaker Michelle O’Neill MLA.

 

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FIGHT FOR THE LIFE OF MAHMOUD SARSAK [2] !

Fight for the life of Mahmoud Sarsak [2]

    • Today
    • 15:00 until 17:00
  • As the world watches millionaire footballers compete for the European Championship trophy, Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak is close to death as he enters his 85th day of hunger strike, the longest in history.Sarsak, a 25-year-old footballer and student from Gaza, was arrested three years ago as he was trying to meet up with the national team in the West Bank, and has been detained indefinitely without charge or trial ever since.Come and protest against this blatant abuse of human rights on Monday 11th June at 3pm outside the Department of Media, Culture and Sport in a coordinated action with the We Are All Hana Shalabi Network from Scotland who will be protesting outside the British Consulatein Jerusalem.Bring footballs, football shirts and banners for a fun media-friendly kickabout outside the DMCS to raise awareness of Sarsak and the thousands of Palestinian prisonersbeing held under administrative detention and illegal combatant lawsPlease note:
    This facebook was created because Facebook blocked all new activity on our original facebook event for this protest.
    Clearly it was too effective in gaining rapid growing support, so presumably the Zionist trolls made false allegations and facebook just blocked it without any notification or investigation. Please follow details and updates also through emails, twitter and phones.
    *** Phone CONTACTS: ***
    +44 (0)7729779164
    +44 (0)7880 731 865

    Twitter: @palestineplace
    Email: najah383@hotmail.com

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Public event · By Yael KahnMalaka Mohammed and Joel Sharples

[Derry] Palestinian music and poetry evening (Rafeef Ziadah, Terez Sliman, Phil Monsour, Conor Kelly, Abby Olivera)

[Derry] Palestinian music and poetry evening (Rafeef Ziadah, Terez Sliman, Phil Monsour, Conor Kelly, Abby Olivera)

    • Sunday
    • 20:00 until 23:30
  • Commemorating Al Nakba: Celebrating PalestineTour in Derryon Sunday May 20thVenue: Sandinos, Water Street, Derry City – Doors 8pm – Entry €5.FOR BOOKING: resistderry@aol.com or tickets available from the venuePlease Like the following page for information about the whole tour plus updates:https://www.facebook.com/alnakbatourirelandA major tour of Palestinian and Arab artists, with some local support, is to take place in Ireland between the 17th and 20th May, featuring cultural concerts in Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry. Billed as “Commemorating Al Nakba; Celebrating Palestine”, the tour will feature two renowned Palestinians, poet Rafeef Ziadah and singer Terez Sliman. Also joining them will be acclaimed Lebanese-Australian singer-songwriter Phil Mansour. In Derry there will be support from singer-songwriter Conor Kelly and poet Abby Olivera.

    The tour will take place during what Palestinians call Nakba Week, which marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in order to facilitate the foundation of the State of Israel.

    This tour will be both a commemoration of the catastrophe that befell the Palestinians in 1948 and a celebration of the culture, creativity and continued resistance of the Palestinian people today; whether they reside in the 1967 or 1948 occupied territories, in refugee camps, or in the global diaspora.

    We are very excited about this tour and look forward to sharing Palestinian culture with Irish audiences.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    RAFEEF ZIADAH is a Palestinian refugee, poet, trade unionist and human rights activist currently based in London. She received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut performance poetry album Hadeel. Rafeef’s performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online, garnering over a quarter of a million views between them. Rafeef has toured many countries, performing poetry and conducting educational workshops on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Recently, Rafeef was chosen to represent Palestine at the Poetry Parnassus Festival at the South Bank Centre in London.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKucPh9xHtM

    “Rafeef’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional, political. Please read her work and see her perform. You cannot then be indifferent to the Palestinian cause.” – Ken Loach

    TEREZ SLIMAN, a Palestinian citizen of Israel born in Haifa in 1985, is a singer who works in the field of “sound and movement.” She has participated in a variety of musical projects with local and international musicians. She has authored and composed music for two plays as well as recordings for children’s plays. Terez is influenced by many genres, but what makes her sound unique is the mix between traditional Oriental music, world music and Jazz. Her stage presence and incredible voice are completely captivating.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiMRbVXDuow

    “Beautiful… Terez keeps alive the music and culture of her ancestors”

    PHIL MONSOUR is an Arab-Australian singer songwriter with a history of producing music that travels beyond the mainstream to explore complex issues of identity, solidarity and politics. He is also a founder of the group ‘Artists Against Apartheid’. Phil’s songs speak with honesty and insight about people’s lives and personal experiences. His latest CD release Ghosts of Deir Yassin was written during a trip to Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. Inspired by the courage of ordinary people fighting for freedom and justice from Palestine’s refugee camps, to Egypt’s Tahrir square, through to the Occupy movement, the lyrics are a fearless rally cry for action and solidarity. Phil will be showcasing his unique collection of rock songs and folk ballads, combined to capture both the alarm and optimism of current times.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgJZT2iuy38

    “Phil is passionate… with amp-rattling intensity” – Courier Mail (Australia)

    “Five stars” – Limelight (Australia)

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WITH MANY THANKS TO : Public event · By Kevin Squires

[Belfast] Palestinian music and poetry evening (Rafeef Ziadah, Terez Sliman, Phil Monsour)

[Belfast] Palestinian music and poetry evening (Rafeef Ziadah, Terez Sliman, Phil Monsour)

    • Saturday
    • 20:00 until 23:30
  • Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, Belfast
  • Commemorating Al Nakba: Celebrating PalestineTour in Belfast on Saturday 19th MayVenue: Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, Belfast – Doors 8pm – Entry £10FOR BOOKING: belfast@ipsc.ie or tickets available from the venuePlease Like the following page for information about the whole tour plus updates:https://www.facebook.com/alnakbatourirelandA major tour of Palestinian and Arab artists, with some local support, is to take place in Ireland between the 17th and 20th May, featuring cultural concerts in Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry. Billed as “Commemorating Al Nakba; Celebrating Palestine”, the tour will feature two renowned Palestinians, poet Rafeef Ziadah and singer Terez Sliman. Also joining them will be acclaimed Lebanese-Australian singer-songwriter Phil Mansour.

    The tour will take place during what Palestinians call Nakba Week, which marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in order to facilitate the foundation of the State of Israel.

    This tour will be both a commemoration of the catastrophe that befell the Palestinians in 1948 and a celebration of the culture, creativity and continued resistance of the Palestinian people today; whether they reside in the 1967 or 1948 occupied territories, in refugee camps, or in the global diaspora.

    We are very excited about this tour and look forward to sharing Palestinian culture with Irish audiences.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    RAFEEF ZIADAH is a Palestinian refugee, poet, trade unionist and human rights activist currently based in London. She received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut performance poetry album Hadeel. Rafeef’s performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online, garnering over a quarter of a million views between them. Rafeef has toured many countries, performing poetry and conducting educational workshops on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Recently, Rafeef was chosen to represent Palestine at the Poetry Parnassus Festival at the South Bank Centre in London.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKucPh9xHtM

    “Rafeef’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional, political. Please read her work and see her perform. You cannot then be indifferent to the Palestinian cause.” – Ken Loach

    TEREZ SLIMAN, a Palestinian citizen of Israel born in Haifa in 1985, is a singer who works in the field of “sound and movement.” She has participated in a variety of musical projects with local and international musicians. She has authored and composed music for two plays as well as recordings for children’s plays. Terez is influenced by many genres, but what makes her sound unique is the mix between traditional Oriental music, world music and Jazz. Her stage presence and incredible voice are completely captivating.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiMRbVXDuow

    “Beautiful… Terez keeps alive the music and culture of her ancestors”

    PHIL MONSOUR is an Arab-Australian singer songwriter with a history of producing music that travels beyond the mainstream to explore complex issues of identity, solidarity and politics. He is also a founder of the group ‘Artists Against Apartheid’. Phil’s songs speak with honesty and insight about people’s lives and personal experiences. His latest CD release Ghosts of Deir Yassin was written during a trip to Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. Inspired by the courage of ordinary people fighting for freedom and justice from Palestine’s refugee camps, to Egypt’s Tahrir square, through to the Occupy movement, the lyrics are a fearless rally cry for action and solidarity. Phil will be showcasing his unique collection of rock songs and folk ballads, combined to capture both the alarm and optimism of current times.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgJZT2iuy38

    “Phil is passionate… with amp-rattling intensity” – Courier Mail (Australia)

    “Five stars” – Limelight (Australia)

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POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Public event · By Kevin Squires

[Dublin] Palestinian music and poetry evening (Rafeef Ziadah, Terez Sliman, Phil Monsour, Thom Moore, Joe Dunne)

[Dublin] Palestinian music and poetry evening (Rafeef Ziadah, Terez Sliman, Phil Monsour, Thom Moore, Joe Dunne)

    • Today
    • 20:00 until 23:30
  • The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1
  • Commemorating Al Nakba: Celebrating PalestineTour in Dublin on Friday May 18thVenue: The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 – Doors 8pm – Entry €10.FOR BOOKING: alnakbatour@ipsc.iePlease Like the following page for information about the whole tour plus updates:https://www.facebook.com/alnakbatourireland

    A major tour of Palestinian and Arab artists, with some local support, is to take place in Ireland between the 17th and 20th May, featuring cultural concerts in Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry. Billed as “Commemorating Al Nakba; Celebrating Palestine”, the tour will feature two renowned Palestinians, poet Rafeef Ziadah and singer Terez Sliman. Also joining them will be acclaimed Lebanese-Australian singer-songwriter Phil Mansour. In Dublin there will be support from singer-songwriters Thom Moore and Joe Dunne.

    The tour will take place during what Palestinians call Nakba Week, which marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in order to facilitate the foundation of the State of Israel.

    This tour will be both a commemoration of the catastrophe that befell the Palestinians in 1948 and a celebration of the culture, creativity and continued resistance of the Palestinian people today; whether they reside in the 1967 or 1948 occupied territories, in refugee camps, or in the global diaspora.

    We are very excited about this tour and look forward to sharing Palestinian culture with Irish audiences.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    RAFEEF ZIADAH is a Palestinian refugee, poet, trade unionist and human rights activist currently based in London. She received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut performance poetry album Hadeel. Rafeef’s performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online, garnering over a quarter of a million views between them. Rafeef has toured many countries, performing poetry and conducting educational workshops on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Recently, Rafeef was chosen to represent Palestine at the Poetry Parnassus Festival at the South Bank Centre in London.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKucPh9xHtM

    “Rafeef’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional, political. Please read her work and see her perform. You cannot then be indifferent to the Palestinian cause.” – Ken Loach

    TEREZ SLIMAN, a Palestinian citizen of Israel born in Haifa in 1985, is a singer who works in the field of “sound and movement.” She has participated in a variety of musical projects with local and international musicians. She has authored and composed music for two plays as well as recordings for children’s plays. Terez is influenced by many genres, but what makes her sound unique is the mix between traditional Oriental music, world music and Jazz. Her stage presence and incredible voice are completely captivating.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiMRbVXDuow

    “Beautiful… Terez keeps alive the music and culture of her ancestors”

    PHIL MONSOUR is an Arab-Australian singer songwriter with a history of producing music that travels beyond the mainstream to explore complex issues of identity, solidarity and politics. He is also a founder of the group ‘Artists Against Apartheid’. Phil’s songs speak with honesty and insight about people’s lives and personal experiences. His latest CD release Ghosts of Deir Yassin was written during a trip to Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. Inspired by the courage of ordinary people fighting for freedom and justice from Palestine’s refugee camps, to Egypt’s Tahrir square, through to the Occupy movement, the lyrics are a fearless rally cry for action and solidarity. Phil will be showcasing his unique collection of rock songs and folk ballads, combined to capture both the alarm and optimism of current times.

    Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgJZT2iuy38

    “Phil is passionate… with amp-rattling intensity” – Courier Mail (Australia)

    “Five stars” – Limelight (Australia)

POSTED ON BEHALF OF : Public event · By Kevin Squires

I LEFT MY HEART IN PALESTINE

Standing at the checkpoint
You were coming home from work
Our eyes met we laughed about how the soldiers talked
… A smile of quiet dignity in that cage of shame
Determination in your eyes I might never see again

I left my heart in Palestine

We were people of no consequence quietly crying on the bus
Staring into the distance as we drove back through the dust
A spirit gently bending in this hope we trust
Nothing on our skin makes them better then us

I left my heart in Palestine

Dark hair falling gently in the soft light of the dust
As the setting sun reflected off the dome of the rock
Crackling like a gunshot a distant call to pray
Someone praising god and saying we’re still here

I left my heart in Palestine

Smiling at the words etched upon the wall
Standing in its shadow dreaming of its fall
Our hopes met like thunder in our arms entwined
Cradling the stories of those we leave behind

I left my heart in Palestine
I left my heart in Palestine

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I LEFT MY HEART IN PALESTINE
 
I LEFT MY HEART IN PALESTINE Standing at the checkpoint You were coming home from work Our eyes met we laughed about how the soldiers talked A smile of quiet dignity in that cage of shame Determination in your eyes I might never see again I left my heart in Palestine We were people of no consequence quietly crying o…n the bus Staring into the distance as we drove back through the dust A spirit gently bending in this hope we trust Nothing on our skin makes them better then us I left my heart in Palestine Dark hair falling gently in the soft light of the dust As the setting sun reflected off the dome of the rock Crackling like a gunshot a distant call to pray Someone praising god and saying we’re still here I left my heart in Palestine Smiling at the words etched upon the wall Standing in its shadow dreaming of its fall Our hopes met like thunder in our arms entwined Cradling the stories of those we leave behind I left my heart in Palestine I left my heart in PalestineSee more
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Soldiers Kidnap 11 year old Child From His Classroom

A report by the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, revealed that on Monday Israeli soldiers kidnapped an 11 year old Palestinian child while he sat behind his desk at an elementary school in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.

File - Palestine-Info
File – Palestine-Info

The army claimed that the child had “thrown stones at Israeli military jeeps in the area”.

Haaretz said that the soldiers invaded the school, broke into the classroom and kidnapped the boy. Soldiers also detained the vice principal of the school.

Haaretz said that the child “confessed” after being beaten by the soldiers, and also told the interrogators that the vice principal of the school helped him hide. 

The paper added that the vice principal, Salah Moheisin, was taken prisoner in front of a classroom filled with students, and was placed in a military jeep parked outside the school before he was taken to a police station for interrogation.

According to Haaretz, a student, who was kidnapped by the army a few days before the incident in question took place, told the interrogators that Moheisin helped him and other stone-throwing students hide in his office.

The Israeli police released Moheisin later the same day, and no charges were brought against him — mainly due to the fact that the students who made the confession were under duress during interrogation.

The vice principal told Haaretz that he did not know what the police wanted from him, and that he initially though that “the soldiers invaded the school with the aim of terrifying the students in order to deter them from making trouble”.

He added this is the fourth attack of its kind this year, adding that the soldiers often break into the school, search the classrooms, and even search the bathrooms.

The vice principal further stated that he and other staff members repeatedly tried to prevent the soldiers from breaking into the school, but the soldiers keep returning to invade the educational facility.

The vice principal asked the soldiers, during the latest school invasion, if they knew the description of the child they were looking for but they said that they had no idea about that, and that the only thing they knew was that he was wearing a white shirt. The soldiers rounded up all the students searching for the child. 

Haaretz said that it managed to document several similar incidents when soldiers harassed Palestinian children heading to school or returning home, and that a father told its reporter that his son came back from school terrified, and when he asked him about the reason for his anxiety, the child said that he, and some of his friends, were taken by the army, placed in military or police vehicles, before they were released later on.

WITH MANY THANKS TO : author by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

‘Israel using Gaza as guinea pig for missile testing’

Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal
Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal has underscored the movement’s commitment to fighting Israel, saying the Zionist regime is using Gaza as a “guinea pig” for testing its missile capabilities.

“We will naturally continue our fight against Israel in political, diplomatic and media fields. We will try to get the greatest support possible from the world,” Meshaal said in an interview with Turkey’s Anatolia news agency on Sunday.

Meshaal asserted that Palestinian missiles are fired only after Israeli attacks on the strip and in self-defense. 

Israel has launched a fresh round of airstrikes on Gaza since March 9, killing more than 25 Palestinians, including children and women, and wounding dozens of others.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blatantly said last week that the Tel Aviv regime will continue airstrikes against Gaza “as long as necessary.”

China, Turkey, Iran, Jordan and the Arab League have condemned the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Israel imposed a deadly war on the Gaza Strip in December 2008-January 2009. More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed in the conflict.

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THE GLOBAL MARCH TO JERUSALEM FRIDAY 30/03/2012 – THE LAND OF PALESTINE DAY !

A global march to Jerusalem is being planned. On March 30th, The Land of Palestine Day, people from all over the world are planning on converging on Jerusalem and Israeli
embassies to draw attention to the discrimination of Palestiniansin Jerusalem and make a constructive effort to end the occupation through peaceful means.East Jerusalem is my family’s ancestral homeand I have many cousins who still live there today.I wish I could go to this! FREE PALESTINE!
~ Nader Jalajel
 — with Gabriel Nikolovski and Joe Sugrue.

Two Gazans killed in Israeli airstrike

WHERE IS THE CEASEFIRE?

 

Israeli warplanes (file photo)

An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip has killed at least two Palestinians, increasing the death toll from four days of Israeli aggression to 25.

“Two Palestinians were killed in a raid by Israeli aircraft east of Gaza City,” Gaza emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya said late on Monday.

In the early hours of Monday morning before dawn, three Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, were killed in Israeli airstrikes.

Later in the day, another Israeli airstrike killed an elderly man and his daughter in a refugee camp in the north of the coastal enclave.

China, Jordan, and the Arab League have condemned the Israeli attacks and urged Tel Aviv to halt the aggression.

The Arab League has called the Israeli airstrikes “a massacre.”

 
 Two Palestinians were killed in a raid by Israeli aircraft east of Gaza City.” Gaza emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya

Israeli warplanes and ground forces have frequently attacked the Gaza Strip since the end of the 22-day war on the territory in 2009. Most victims of the attacks are civilians, including women and children.

Gaza has been under an Israeli siege since 2007, when the democratically-elected Hamas government took control of the Palestinian territory.

HSH/MF/HGL

WITH MANY THANKS TO : PRESS TV

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