sumoud

Sumoud: The Struggle for al-Araqib

Creator: Jillian Kestler-D’Amours | 2011

“In the span of one year, Israeli authorities demolished the so-called "unrecognized” Bedouin village of al-Araqib nearly 30 times. During the first demolition, in July 2010, 45 structures were destroyed, thousands of olive trees were uprooted, and the village’s 300 residents - all of whom are Israeli citizens - were made homeless overnight. Despite seemingly insurmountable odds and an almost permanent state of violence and destruction, the residents of al-Araqib have rebuilt their homes, and have vowed to remain on their ancestral lands. Sumoud: The Struggle for al-Araqib is the story of their ongoing fight for recognition, equality, and the right to live with dignity and in peace.“

Found here

youtube

Aug 30, 2010 - American author and poet Alice Walker in Gaza on Democracy Now.