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Palestinian Refugees & their Ancestral Homes-Threats of Expulsion in Sheik Jarrah (part two)

From my journal and letters, my dispatches from the field while I continue my photographic project about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. Here in Palestine-Israel thru July 10, 2019. PHOTOS MOHAMMED SABAGH Mohammed Sabagh, as skilled at storytelling as his friend […]

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The Great Return March (of Gazans to their villages)—Israel threatens more force after Gaza protests leave at least 43 dead and 6,000 injured (as of April 27, 2018)

We’re ready for every possible scenario, even if they start firing at us. Nowadays, to be a Palestinian is to be an almost dead person. Palestinians die every day and we know that’s part of our reality. I was at the Erez checkpoint back in 2011 [during the last return march]; I’ve seen the full […]

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Occupy! Precedents & Manifestations

Yoga in front of the Federal Reserve Bank, Dewey Square, Boston A UN observer inspecting an unexploded cluster bomb-laden rocket in southern Lebanon. (AP) Photo courtesy of The Independent 2011 Pages from my journal about the Occupy Movement Occupy Boston International Day of Solidarity with the Occupied Movement & a march to end US wars […]

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Occupy! & Gene Sharp

Photos Occupy Boston—1 International Day of Solidarity with the Occupied Movement & a march to end US wars :: October 15, 2011 Pages from my journal about the Occupy Movement October 6, 2011 Oh, yes, Occupy Boston! A grand event, modeled after Occupy Wall Street (OWS) which has been running for 3 weeks [as of […]

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“And you will be carried where you do not wish to go”—part one

© All text & photos (unless otherwise noted) copyright Skip Schiel, 2004-2010 A series from my earlier writing, not always directly about Palestine-Israel, this an attempt to understand and express my journey of discovery that continues to enthrall and mystify me. Originally written for the New England Yearly Meeting sessions (Quaker) keynote presentation on August […]

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