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Looking inward at the Chicago Palestine Film Festival

This year’s festival featured work by filmmakers asking questions for their own community.

Who is responsible for the death of baby Omar Masharawi in Gaza last November?

UN’s conclusion that child was killed by Palestinian rocket is based on investigation by Gaza-based rights group.

Honoring Palestinian history: filmmaker Annemarie Jacir on "When I Saw You"

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Annemarie Jacir on honoring the fedayeen who believed return to Palestine was a possibility.

Postage stamps and onions the latest threat to the State of Israel, writes Palestinian political prisoner

New essay by Ameer Makhoul skewers the absurd lengths to which Israeli authorities go to control the lives of Palestinian prisoners.

Amnesty calls on Israel to release Palestinian academic jailed "to deter left-wing activists"

“Prisoner of conscience” Ahmad Qatamesh has been held for two years without charge or trial.

Video: Youth group mocks Israel's attempts recruit Palestinians to national service

While Israeli government urges Palestinian citizens to “share the burden,” the latter are deprived of basic rights.

Palestine film festivals to open in Chicago and London, plus other cinema news

Paradise Now director Hany Abu-Assad’s new film selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Video: Israeli soldiers blindfold and arrest young boy in Hebron

Armed Israeli settlers confront internationals who ask soldiers why they arrested Palestinian child.

Get inspired and submit to right of return art and writing competition

Submit photography, art and writing to BADIL’s seventh annual Al-Awda Award Competition.

Watch: Palestinian couple divulge psychological impact of Israeli imprisonment in short video

Former prisoner starts to become acquainted with his wife only to be arrested once more.

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