Meet Sarah from Palestine

PHOTO: The Freedom Theatre Name: Sarah Mohammad Moawya Age: 6 years Lives In: Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Languages Spoken: Arabic, English Parents’ Jobs: Her mother works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and her father works at...

Art as a Tool for Creative Resistance

By EMILY HERNANDEZ, age 11 Young people and adults at the Freedom Theatre in Jenin use arts to express their feelings about life under Israeli occupation. PHOTO: Ben Rivers Throughout history, people living in very oppressed circumstances have protested against them...

Palestine Urges Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 Communities living in the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank have been living under Israeli military occupation since 1967. PHOTO: Kashfi Halford In 2005, Palestinian organizations started the Boycott, Divestment and...

Countries Recognize Palestine

PHOTO: Flickr/thinkingdove In December, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay formally recognized Palestine as an independent nation. Somewhere between 106 to 115 countries now recognize Palestine, which declared itself a state in 1988. Palestine is located in the Middle...

Gaza-Bound Aid Boats Attacked

According to the United Nations, Israel’s strict four-year blockade on Gaza has caused a “humanitarian crisis.” Israel says the blockade is to protect its citizens from attacks by people in Gaza. PHOTO: Suhair Karam/IRIN By PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE Gaza, which is...