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 […]

Submissions Policy Update

Beyond Compromise was initially created as a platform of thought and creativity for Palestinians, from Palestine and the Diaspora, in order to voice their opinions on current issues and art with the intent to expand  submissions to individuals in solidarity with Palestine. Based on feedback from our readership and in accordance with our initial intent to expand Beyond Compromise, we are […]

12 Killed by Shelling in Yarmouk Over Weekend

Co-authored by Nidal Bitari Photographs by Niraz Saied When Yarmouk began to unravel, there was an exodus to another camp called Khan al-Sheeh in rural Damascus. Many remained there until the regime  began to drop barrel bombs over the refugee camp. The displaced were forced to wander once more. They moved to other areas, like […]

Shelling and Siege of Yarmouk Continues

By the beginning of March, the little food that was entering Yarmouk was cut off altogether with UNRWA declaring it had failed to continue their relief effort inside the camp. The Islamic battalions led by Jabhat al Nusrah and ISIS entered the camp again and the “truce” broke down, people returned to their lives of […]

Amnesty International Report Underlines Who Destroyed Yarmouk

“The Syrian government has committed numerous war crimes as part of the siege of Yarmouk. Hundreds of civilian residents of Yarmouk have been killed, wounded or have perished as a result of deliberate starvation and destruction of their means of support, direct attacks on civilians and indiscriminate attacks. Other residents have been subjected to enforced […]

Declaration of a Shared Fate

We, the undersigned, in accordance with our belief in the shared fate of the Syrian and Palestinian people, and our wish for the unity of Syrian territory and safety for all Syrians, draw the attention of the international community, on the occasion of Geneva II, to the fact that the Palestinians who have lived in […]

While You Were Neutral About Yarmouk

While you were insisting on neutrality about Yarmouk, the Syrian regime dropped barrel bombs on it. Mohammad Al Far. Husam Abo Ahmad. Mohammad Tafori. Mohammad Suhaib Al Qides. Ala’a Fri’j. These men are all dead. Mohammad Taha would later die too when he, along with a larger demonstration, approached a regime checkpoint in frustration after the […]

Supporting the Syrian Revolution – The Case Against Neutrality.

Much has proliferated over the internet and social media sites regarding what is happening in Syria, and more specifically what is happening in the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk. The disaster that has been unfolding in this country for over three years captured the lives of over 100,000 Syrians and displaced over 2 million. Caught […]

Yarmouk According to the Residents of Yarmouk

There has been an overflow of accounts regarding what prevented a relief envoy from reaching Yarmouk. The speculation morphed into conviction that oppositional fighters shot at the envoy, thwarting efforts to end the siege that has been imposed for around half a year. It is exactly the news that neutralist Palestinians have been waiting for. […]

The Amnesia That Never Came: Why Palestinian Memory Will Ink Sharon’s Final Obituary

The Butcher of Beirut escaped the gallows; he died in his dotage on what was likely a comfortable bed, under some florescent lights that never revealed the blood that was on his hands. Ariel Sharon stands out as a figure that has been so reviled, so notorious for his ruthlessness, that children often memorize his […]