Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Rendered’ in a Coffin: The Untold Story of Dirar Abu Sisi


Dirar Abu Sisi, still being held in solitary confinement in an Israeli jail, was born in 1969 in Jordan. He is the Deputy Engineer for the Gaza Strip‘s sole power plant, which produces 25% of Gaza’s total electricity needs. In … Continue reading

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The Palestine Brief (3) Israel Becomes More Isolated As It Continues Its Violations


A weekly report published by the Center for Political and Development Studies (CPDS), Gaza on the latest developments in Palestine.  May 27, 2012  International activism to boycott the racial policies of the Israeli occupation              Denmark, South Africa and Ireland … Continue reading

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The Palestine Brief Nakba Marked, Prisoners Gain Rights, Israel Continues Violations


  A weekly report published by the Center for Political and Development Studies (CPDS), Gaza on the latest developments in Palestine. By Yousef M. Aljamal First: Nakba Background – The 1948 Palestinian Nakba, (Arabic: النكبة‎, an-Nakbah, lit. “disaster”, “catastrophe”, or “cataclysm”), occurred … Continue reading

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Bendie: Youth Sparked Soweto Uprising in SA


The Centre for Political and Development Studies (CPDS), Gaza organized a lecture on Wednesday, May 16 on ‘The Role of Youth in the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa’, delivered by Talgha Bendie, South African activist, who is visiting Gaza currently. … Continue reading

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The Palestine Brief :The Battle of Empty Stomachs Continues


Photo: The Daily Beast Newspaper By Yousef M. Aljamal The Palestine Brief The Battle of Empty Stomachs Continues A weekly report published by the Center for Political and Development Studies (CPDS), Gaza on the latest developments in Palestine. Background: 27 … Continue reading

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Too many tears have been shed in Palestine; let us laugh again


  Eman, Huda (the author’s mother), Ruqia and Arwa with Omar. (Photo courtesy of the author) Two Sundays ago, my mother moved from one home in Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, to another in Gaza. She said she felt … Continue reading

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Palestinian Prisoners Remembered in English


Palestinian Prisoners Remembered in English On Wednesday 2nd May the Gaza Center for Political and Development Studies staged a ceremony to award a group of writers and activists addressing prisoners’ issues. The ceremony, sponsored by The Islamic Society-Jabalyia (ISJ) and … Continue reading

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