Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

Tag / West Bank

Crossposted from The Electronic Intifada As Israel ramps up its deadly attacks on Palestinians, mainstream US media outlets are actively concealing the alarming displays of genocidal racism emanating from Israeli Jewish society. Violence against Palestinians is nothing new. Israel’s ongoing colonial project requires enormous levels of brutality against Palestinians. But this daily reality is only […]

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A Palestinian-American activist says police in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, put pressure on him to inform on others taking part in protests against violence by that force earlier this week. Bassem Masri, a 27-year-old self-described “pissed off citizen” from St. Louis, was arrested on Monday with around a dozen other demonstrators, including the hip-hop […]

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The Associated Press reports that a 14-year-old Palestinian-American boy has been held in Israeli military lockup since last week after Israeli soldiers “burst[ed] into his family home and arrest[ed] him in an overnight raid for allegedly hurling rocks at Israeli motorists in the West Bank.” The boy’s father, Abdelwahab Khalek, said his 14-year-old son Mohammad […]

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Just last week President Obama unveiled the historic statue of famous civil rights icon Rosa Parks whose activism helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott, credited with propelling the civil rights movement to victory. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden today assured the right-wing pro-Israel lobbying group, the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC), that Obama loves […]

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Mainstream media coverage of the Israeli Palestinian conflict gives the false impression that things are just now heating up between the two sides following the torture and death of  30-year-old Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat in Israeli custody. As usual, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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I am a strong believer in nonviolent civil disobedience as a tactic to end systemic oppression. That being said, I have a confession to make. After watching the Academy Award nominated documentary film “5 Broken Cameras” I recognize more than ever before that nonviolence is easier said than done and has a certain level of […]

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Her name was Lubna Hanash. She was a 21-year-old political science major in her fourth year at  Al-Quds University.

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Israel has been very busy in the West Bank these last few weeks arresting peaceful protesters and killing and injuring unarmed Palestinian youths. To anyone familiar with the conflict, these routine human rights violations are nothing new. But every so often, Israel still manages to shock even the most cynical among us. This was the […]

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