Friday, August 29, 2014

Beloved Palestinian Druze Poet Samih al-Qasim Dies age 75

August 26, 2014

Al-Qasim remained a powerful voice against Israeli oppression, both in the occupied West Bank and Gaza and also against Palestinians living within the State of Israel. As a result of his political beliefs and activism, al-Qasim was subjected to periods of house arrest, imprisonment, harassment and censorship.




Beloved Palestinian Druze Poet Samih al-Qasim Dies age 75
Beloved Palestinian Druze Poet Samih al-Qasim Dies age 75





Palestinian citizens of Israel increasingly punished for being ‘the enemy from inside’
Palestinian citizens of Israel increasingly punished for being ‘the enemy from inside’

Hamas executes 11 suspected collaborators a day after three of its commanders die in Israeli strikes
Hamas executes 11 suspected collaborators a day after three of its commanders die in Israeli strikes



At least 20 Palestinians killed in Gaza as both sides blame each other for breaking the truce
At least 20 Palestinians killed in Gaza as both sides blame each other for breaking the truce



Israeli airstrikes target northern Gaza after extended temporary ceasefire fails
Israeli airstrikes target northern Gaza after extended temporary ceasefire fails
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