By Amzad Ali, age 16 and IndyKids Staff “Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a full scale war,” Tor Wennesland, United Nations Middle East envoy, said in a tweet on Tuesday, May 18. In the past few weeks, tension has reached new levels in the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel. The recent violence …
By Raya El Hajjar, age 13 Everyone knows the year 1492. It is the year that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America. From then on, Indigenous land was continuously taken, while the Native peoples were displaced or restricted to reservations. Now the remaining Native American population is living in reservations that are much smaller than their original …
By Lanyie Rhodes, age 13 Janna Tamimi, also known as Janna Jihad, is a 13-year-old Palestinian girl who is a reporter from the small town of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank. She started reporting as a journalist when she was 7 years old, after her friend and uncle were killed by Israeli soldiers. …
Janna Jihad Ayyad is a ten-year-old reporter who lives in the West Bank. She records videos on her camera and reports on social media about what is happening in her village.
Camps Breakerz performs for kids and adults in Gaza for free. They express their feelings and increase awareness about the occupation.
On August 15, 2014, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimated that Israel’s attack of the Gaza strip that began on July 8 killed 1,999 Palestinians, including 1,434 civilians (72 percent), of whom 467 are children (23 percent).
Learn a little about Sarah and her home in the West Bank.
Throughout history, people living in very oppressed circumstances have protested against them through creative acts.
In 2005 Palestinian organizations started the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) to bring attention to struggles in Palestine.
Women around the world have made huge gains in terms of equality, but women still face many struggles every day. Here are some examples of current events that are happening in women’s rights.