Hala Nasr is a current Masters student in Development Studies at the University of Auckland. Her areas of specialisation are in relation to gender, Third World feminist theory, and sexual and reproductive health. Her current MA project is interested in the effectiveness of anti-sexual harassment campaigns in promoting gender justice. Hala is looking for individuals […]

Introduction to Contemporary Israeli Politics

Ayelet Shaked, Israel’s upcoming Justice Minister (reproduced the following quotes on her facebook page): “What’s so horrifying about understanding that the entire Palestinian people is the enemy/ In wars the enemy is usually an entire people, including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure./ Now this also includes the mothers of […]

Jabhat Al-Nusra publically executes two men in Yarmouk

Jabhat Al-Nusra, which continues to occupy 60 percent of Yarmouk, executed on December 10th two residents of the camp. In what was its first execution of the kind, Zakariah Mir’i and Shadi Abu Siam were publically executed on charges of blasphemy. This gruesome act is further evidence, as though any were needed, of Nusra’s barbarity. […]

Faces of Our Dead: Photos of the Palestinians tortured to death by Syrian regime

There have been at least 265 Palestinians tortured to death by the Syrian regime. Hundreds of others remain vanished. No editorializing. No moral indignation. Here are the faces of 56 of the Palestinians who have been tormented to death: -Khaled Bakrawi -Hassan Hassan -Husam Al Din Al Numeri – -Mustafa Al Aide -Salah Rashdan “Abu Omar” -Natheer Mohammad Al-Mo’ty […]

6 Palestinians tortured to death in the past week

Six Palestinians have been tortured to death by the Syrian regime in the past week. This follows the 30 Palestinian deaths by torture documented in August. Altogether, there have been over 250 Palestinians slaughtered in this manner by the Syrian regime. Here are the names of the six Palestinians tormented to death in the past week: -Mohammad […]

28 Palestinians tortured to death in August alone.

There are now at least 28 Palestinians that have been tortured to death by the Syrian regime. Both Palestinian human rights organizations in Syria (Action Group for Palestinians in Syria & Palestinian League for Human Rights-Syria) have documented these deaths. 2465 Palestinians have died during the course of the Syrian war so far. Over 250 of them have died by […]

A Palestinian has been tortured to death every day of this month

A Palestinian has been tortured to death in a Syrian regime prison every single day of this month so far. Yarmouk has been under a complete siege for over 400 days, a drought manufactured by the regime taunts it daily while what is left of its inhabitants remain trapped with no medical aid or basic […]

At least 8 Palestinians tortured to death in the last week

There are 2,433 documented Palestinian casualties of the Syrian war so far, the overwhelming majority at the hands of Assad forces and proxies. At least 230 of these martyrs have been met by a particularly gruesome end; death by torture. In the past week alone, 8 Palestinians have been tortured to death in Assad prisons. The emphasis on the fact […]

Hell on Earth: Gaza in Ruin

Gaza has been transmuted from a concentration camp into an inferno. A photo taken by the European Pressphoto Agency, taken July 29 2014, shows the hell that has become of  the Tuffah neighborhood. More than 1,100 Palestinians have been slaughtered, the overwhelming majority of them non-combatants, and modest estimates indicate that an additional 7,000 have been injured. Over 200 Palestinian […]

Letter to Tel Aviv

Somewhere at the end of this half smoked cigarette, there is a sentence waiting. It will contain all the right quotes and statistics, all the histories and traumas. I will let it speak and then I will be silent. It will give you numbers. It will stitch pictures to each of these number. And you […]