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New Trade Paper
Available November 2014
Other titles in the Voice of Witness series:
Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation (Voice of Witness)by Cate Malek
Synopses & Reviews
For more than six decades, Israel and Palestine have been the focal point of an intractable conflict, one that has led to one of the world's most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises. In their own words, men and women from West Bank and Gaza describe how their lives have been shaped by the conflict. Here are stories that humanize the oft-ignored violations of human rights that occur daily in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Ebtihaj, whose son, born during the first intifada, was killed by Israeli soldiers during a night raid almost 20 years later.
Nader, a professional marathon runner from the Gaza Strip who is determined to pursue his dream of competing in international races in the face of countless challenges, including severe travel restrictions and few resources to help him train.
Ibtisam, the director of a childrens center in the West Bank whose work is significantly constrained by mobility obstacles in the region.
Kifah, who was jailed for years with no charges. She believes she was imprisoned for her work as a community leader and outreach to prisoners.
The occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has been one of the worlds most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises for over four decades. In this oral history collection, men and women from Palestine—including a fisherman, a settlement administrator, and a marathon runner—describe in their own words how their lives have been shaped by the historic crisis. Other narrators include:
ABEER, a young journalist from Gaza City who launched her career by covering bombing raids on the Gaza Strip.
IBTISAM, the director of a multi-faith childrens center in the West Bank whose dream of starting a similar center in Gaza has so far been hindered by border closures.
GHASSAN, an Arab-Christian physics professor and activist from Bethlehem who co-founded the International Solidarity Movement.
About the Author
Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke began working together in 2001, spending eight months researching and writing a story about the daily lives of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in Colorado. Their story ran in multiple newspapers and was recognized with a writing award by the Center of the American West. Cate holds degrees in journalism and American studies. She currently teaches English at Bethlehem University and works as a freelance editor. Previously she worked as a reporter, receiving multiple Colorado Press Association awards. Since 2005, Mateo has held the title of senior editor at The Bear Deluxe Magazine, an environmental/art quarterly based in Portland, OR. He holds a degree in print journalism, focusing primarily on long-form interviews and environmental issues. His interview credits include Portland Mayor Sam Adams, as well as authors Katherine Dunn, Inga Muscio, Derrick Jensen, and Tom Spanbauer, among others. He is based in San Francisco.
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