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West Bank 2011: One year of Humiliation in a Two Minutes VideoDr. Ashraf Ezzat Salem-News.com
A new year in the West Bank...
(ALEXANDRIA, Egypt) - Christmas... a rainy and great wind swept over the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Trees bent and roofs rattled but the wind couldn’t carry away the suffering, vulnerability and the long 365 days of humiliation.
IN the so called Middle East’s only democracy, they do not do guillotines. But there are other innovative rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the Palestinians that every New Year could well be their last in the land of olive trees. As the wind calms down everything returns to normal, but not for the Palestinians, they don’t.
Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem may be best known for is its camera project, which started in 2007 when the organization began distributing video cameras to Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. These cameras are often the only object Palestinians can “arm” themselves with in the face of discrimination, oppression and violence waged against them.
In 2011, volunteers in B’Tselem’s camera project filmed over 500 hours of footage in the West Bank. These are two minutes they collected and edited from it, depicting life under occupation and military rule, as a way to sum up the year that passed.
Please visit Dr. Ashraff's Website: Pyramidion - Politics & Faith – Egyptology & Art
Dr. Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian medical doctor whose passion has always been writing. He says of all the human-related studies, he finds himself attracted to history. Ashraf stresses that history helps us understand change and how the society we live in came to be.
He says Egyptology holds a special place in his heart, for Egypt is where the human conscience sprouted. In ancient Egypt all things civilized began to evolve.
"I write articles and share posts of interest to me and hopefully to a lot of people." Dr. Ashraf Ezzat says you can drop him a line any time at: firstname.lastname@example.org "I like to exchange knowledge and experience, I think that`s what Blogging is all about."
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