As nationalist parties and festivals were held throughout Israel to mark the country’s Independence Day on 10 May, several thousand Palestinians and their supporters held a commemoration of their own in the Galilee, demanding the right to return to their ancestral villages and homes.
The US government has frozen the bank accounts belonging to Hatem Abudayyeh, a Palestinian community organizer and director of a social service organization serving the Arab community in Chicago, and his wife, Naima.
Grassroots activist Bassem Tamimi was arrested at his West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on 25 March and has been in detention ever since. Last January, The Electronic Intifada contributor Max Blumenthal interviewed Tamimi about the village’s popular struggle against the occupation, of which he and his wife and brother have been central figures.
Since being interviewed by The Electronic Intifada in 2009, Auschwitz survivor Hajo Meyer has toured numerous countries to speak about his efforts to combat Zionism and his support for the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom and equality.
The Electronic Intifada contributor Adri Nieuwhof interviewed Mireille Fanon-Mendes France, an activist and daughter of the celebrated anti-colonialist thinker Frantz Fanon, about her involvement in the Palestinian struggle for liberation.
Palestinians and international solidarity activists around the world are collectively mourning the shocking death of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian journalist and solidarity activist. Arrigoni was also an occasional contributor to The Electronic Intifada.
In an effort to connect human rights struggles, students at the University of Arizona constructed a mock wall representing both Israel’s wall in the occupied West Bank and the wall on the US-Mexico border. Student groups at several other US campuses are now following suit.
The Electronic Intifada attended a demonstration against home demolitions in Lydd on Tuesday night, 12 April. The demonstration was part of regular weekly protests against the increasing ghettoization of the heavily-segregated Palestinian areas of the city, which is located southeast of Tel Aviv.