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Paramedics are not allowed to save Palestinians injured during clashes in Al-Bireh city - Israeli soldiers are apparently taught the "bleed to death" policy against Palestinians in all occurrences.

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Yarmouk activist describes situation in Syria

Yarmouk activist describes situation in Syria

By Moe Ali Nayel (The Electronic Intifada) - Only twenty months ago 38-year-old Palestinian refugee Moutawali Abu Nasser gave up his teaching job and put his theater work on hold in order to deploy his intellectual skills to keep Damascus’ Yarmouk camp neutral but sympathetic to the winds of change that started blowing in Syria. Yet eight kilometers away from the center of Damascus, Yarmouk is sinking deeper and deeper into the conflict. In the past, the return to his first home, Palestine, was Abu Nasser’s preoccupation. As a schoolteacher and a scriptwriter he used his classroom and theater to educate new generations on the history of Palestine, the occupation and advocate the right of return. His second home, Yarmouk, took several blows from the wave of change and conflict that has swept Syria since 2011. Abu Nasser became involved in local organizing and support for the Syrian people: through media, relief work and community empowerment. Since Isr... More »

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