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Video: Victim recounts torture in Palestinian Authority prison

“I wish I could be as I was before, to walk on the street without fear,” says 28-year-old Osamah al-Shawamreh.

There's still time to catch Emily Jacir's "intervals" in New York City

Exhibition features works by the internationally-celebrated Palestinian artist being shown in the US for the first time.

Israel jails Druze conscientious objector for the sixth time

Young man gives carrying duffel bag gives victory gesture with his hand
“I will refuse to serve in the army even if I’m jailed sixty times,” says 18-year-old Omar Saad.

Hunger striker Samer Issawi welcomed home in Jerusalem

Issawi released from Israeli prison after 17 months; release agreement was secured after he refused food for 266 days.

Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar" takes top prize at major festivals

Ghada Terawi, Rashid Masharawi, Firas Khoury and Mohanad Yaqubi receive grants for new Palestine film projects.

Withdrawal of Prawer Plan bill "major achievement" for Palestinians in Israel

Women make victory sign with their hands during protest
Bill aimed to forcibly transfer of tens of thousands of Bedouins.

Druze youth in military prison for refusing Israeli army draft

Young man plays the viola as others look on
“I refuse to take an assault rifle and point it at another human being,” Omar Saad told Amnesty International.

"5 Broken Cameras" wins Palestine's first Emmy

Man makes speech at podium while holding award
Emad Burnat makes moving acceptance speech, and more Palestine film news.

Latin America's "forgotten" Palestinians

Watch Dr. Cecilia Baeza’s presentation on the Palestinian experience in Latin America at the Palestine Center in Washington, DC.

"Shooting Revolution" film brings to life PLO's heyday in Lebanon

Forthcoming documentary aims to provide an audiovisual testimony of the Palestinian liberation struggle to younger generations.


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