May 15 marks Nakba Day, a day to commemorate the 1948 establishment of Israel that led to some 750,000 Palestinians being expelled from their homeland. For non-violent activist Issa Souf, the day carries an additional significance.
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My life is my message: remembering the Nakba with Palestinian activist Issa Souf
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in Ramallah, in solidarity with political prisoners who entered their 25th day of hunger strike. Some protesters marched towards the Beit El settlement, where clashes erupted with Israeli forces.
Bahaa Jper, a young artist from Nablus, told us how living under occupation got in the way of his passion for music. But he does not absolve his own society of criticism: “Freedom of movement is just a right, and the people of Palestine have stopped dreaming about what they want to do with that right.”
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