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Behind the Wall: Life, Love, and Struggle in Palestine

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Of the approximately seven million Palestinian refugees around the world, more than 650,000 are living in camps along the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Having been forced from their homes, either through violence or the threat of it, those living in these camps, Rich Wiles asserts, suffer greatly from Israeli Army incursions, violence, poverty, and desperation—often even more severely than in the surrounding cities or villages. Although much media attention has been drawn to the areas political climate, the stories of its dispossessed people have gone largely underreported. Having spent much of his time in Palestine since 2003, Wiles offers a glimpse inside the West Banks refugee camps between 2006 and 2007 through a collection of oral histories, vignettes, and photographic portraits. In these pieces, Wiles recounts conversations with Palestinians of all ages, including survivors of al-Nakba, released child and female prisoners, parents trying to rear their children amid the violence of military occupation, and exiles struggling for the right of return to their original villages. These intimate portrayals not only offer clues to understanding the physical and psychological effects of exile, colonization, and occupation, they also reveal the true Palestinian psyche, one that is at once full of life, love, and strength. Through both written word and photographic image, Behind the Wall allows Palestinians to speak for themselves.

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Illustrates the plight of Palestinians living in and around the refugee camps of the occupied West Bank

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Accompanied by intimate photographic portraits taken by the author, Behind the Wall is a collection of short factual stories, conversations, and articles written between 2006 and 2007 about daily life in and around Palestinian refugee camps in the area of Palestine currently referred to as the West Bank. Wiles recounts conversations with Palestinians of all ages, including survivors of al-Nakba, released child and female prisoners, parents trying to rear their children amid the violence of military occupation, and people struggling for the right of return to their original villages. These intimate portrayals offer clues to understanding the Palestinian psyche and the psychological effects of exile, colonization, and occupation.Having spent much of his time in Palestine since 2003, both inside and outside the refugee camps, Wiles asserts that the camps often suffer from greater levels of Israeli Army incursions, violence, poverty, and desperation than the towns or villages. There are approximately seven million Palestinian refugees around the world, of which more than 650,000 are living in camps in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. These stories provide a glimpse into the underreported situation inside the camps as seen through the eyes of those living there while the photographs illustrate the human face of a people who have often been denied this exposure by the world press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597974394
Subtitle:
Life, Love, and Struggle in Palestine
Author:
Wiles, Rich
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Arab-Israeli conflict
Subject:
Refugees, Palestinian Arab
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Subject:
Israel
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » Middle East » Palestine
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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"Synopsis" by , Illustrates the plight of Palestinians living in and around the refugee camps of the occupied West Bank
"Synopsis" by , Accompanied by intimate photographic portraits taken by the author, Behind the Wall is a collection of short factual stories, conversations, and articles written between 2006 and 2007 about daily life in and around Palestinian refugee camps in the area of Palestine currently referred to as the West Bank. Wiles recounts conversations with Palestinians of all ages, including survivors of al-Nakba, released child and female prisoners, parents trying to rear their children amid the violence of military occupation, and people struggling for the right of return to their original villages. These intimate portrayals offer clues to understanding the Palestinian psyche and the psychological effects of exile, colonization, and occupation.Having spent much of his time in Palestine since 2003, both inside and outside the refugee camps, Wiles asserts that the camps often suffer from greater levels of Israeli Army incursions, violence, poverty, and desperation than the towns or villages. There are approximately seven million Palestinian refugees around the world, of which more than 650,000 are living in camps in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. These stories provide a glimpse into the underreported situation inside the camps as seen through the eyes of those living there while the photographs illustrate the human face of a people who have often been denied this exposure by the world press.
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