I know Gazans in their twenties, my children for example, who have never been in a movie theater. Gazan Journalist Mohammed Othman recently wrote: Child soldiers with toy guns were openly displayed on the stage aping military maneuvers of Hamas terrorists. This festival also sends a message to Hamas and Fatah, that the internal conflicts between them are also destroying our lives here in Gaza. In the war when Hamas rockets struck near Jerusalem, some Arabs in Jerusalem cheered and called for more Hamas rockets on Jerusalem. In another large Hamas rally held on March 23, Palestinian Prime Minister Haniyeh told an cheering crowd of green that:. Not building military structures or shelters and not buying guns?
Brian Ben David T. We screened two films that night: A film is shown on the screen built out of the wall of a destroyed home at the Karama Gaza Film Festival, Shujaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, May 13, An that is the truth compared to your lame propaganda hypothetical. It was, moreover, unnecessary to labour the point; there was no doubt whatever that Palestine was a separate political entity. They want it all.
Silly Pedro, my question was what would be your similar silly conclusion about Jews as such in this case.
In another large Hamas rally held on March 23, Palestinian Prime Minister Haniyeh told an cheering crowd of green that: We took that symbol and made it work for the our reality here in Gaza. In recent months, parliaments in Britain, Spain, France and Ireland have urged their governments to do the same. Movie theaters were branded as anti-Islamist and destroyed.
Not building military structures or shelters and not buying guns?
What if the Gazans attempt this way to stop the IDF from targeting communities and dense population areas? The image of the red carpet with destroyed homes on both sides is spine-tingling. Allah does not like transgressors. On opening night hundreds of neighborhood residents showed up, along with others from other parts of Gaza.
There is no language known as Palestinian. It will always be Palestine.
If Gazans wanted to live in peace and go to the movies they would turn their weapons into plowshares and build movie houses. In comparison tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of Gazans attended Hamas rallies for the destruction of Israel and killing of Jews. When we were looking for locations to screen the films we arrived in Shujaiyeh in eastern Gaza City, a large part of which was turned to rubble. Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home to make room for settlers.
To unseat Netanyahu, his challengers risk becoming just like him. Same happened to the the movie houses in Rafah, Sabrine, al-Salam and al-Hurriya. But no less important is the message that Gaza is not just a strip of flattened homes, poverty and militants who fire missiles at Israel, or people who just live to die, as the media tends to portray us.
How did you manage to put on an event like this in a destroyed neighborhood, without any infrastructure? Khadrx before the war, Gazans sentof children to Jihad camps in Gaza to learn to be little soldiers.
We screened two films that night: These names have khzdra associated, in the minds of the new generation of Gazans, with geographical locations, as the meaning of the term cinema is no longer part of their collective memory. We are all human beings.
Related stories Gunning for destruction in Gaza: It was always Palestine. And you know what? Hamas destroyed the Grande al-Nassar movie house in Of course these movie theaters thrived under Israeli rule when free speech and freedom of movement were taken for granted.
There was a family in Shujaiyeh, the al-Hilu family, which lost 11 people in a bombing, most of them women and children. Gazan Journalist Mohammed Othman recently wrote:. I know Gazans in their twenties, my children for example, who have never been in a movie 7qmra.
They an integral part of the crew that put this festival on. For any other inquiry, contact: What is the solution to his gang of people? Supreme Court rules against exposing Israel’s role in Bosnian genocide. This is the first film festival held in Gaza, ever. Israel’s fascist sideshow takes center stage. Brian Ben David T. Who walked down it? This festival also sends a message to Hamas and Fatah, that the internal conflicts between them are also destroying our lives here in Gaza.
Hamas claimed thatcame out, nearly 1 in every 3 Gazans attended the rally.
Some Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed there on July 20, But thank you for bringing it up again. Everyone came to help — to clear rubble and prepare the area, one person brought water, one person brought coffee, they helped build the stage, to hang the signs, to set up the giant screen, a movie theater-sized screen that we built on the wall of a destroyed home. In another large Hamas rally held on March 23, Palestinian Prime Minister Haniyeh lhadra an cheering crowd of green that:.
It was, moreover, unnecessary to labour the point; there gilm no doubt whatever that Palestine was a separate political entity.