Abir Kopty مدوّنة عبير قبطي

You will never be free until you respect the freedom of others


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بيان موقف للنسويات الفلسطينيات في فلسطين والشتات

 

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نحن الموقعات أدناه، نشيطات نسويات فلسطينيات وممثلات عن منظمات نسوية فلسطينية، نعلن عن دعمنا الكامل وتقديرنا العميق لقرار الجمعية الوطنية لدراسات المرأة (NWSA) في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية بالوقوف مع حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني الأصلاني في وجه نظام الاحتلال والآبارتهايد الإسرائيلي، كما وندعم كل سبل النضال السلمي من أجل حقوق الإنسان ورفع شأن القانون الدولي. Continue reading


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Support Statement of Palestinian Feminists in Palestine and Diaspora 

 

للنسخة العربية من البيان إضغط/ي هنا

We, the undersigned, Palestinian feminists, human rights activists and representatives of women organizations, hereby declare our full support and deep appreciation for the decision taken by the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) to stand with the struggle of the indigenous/native Palestinians against the colonial apparatuses used by the Israeli occupation regime. We declare our support for all nonviolent forms of struggle for achieving human rights and for upholding international law and basic human rights. Continue reading


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I’m Omar Saad and I will not be a soldier in your army

Omar Saad, a young (Druze) Palestinian musician from the Galilee village of al-Mughar has received a summon to the Israeli enlistment army. The Druze citizens of Israel are forced to enlist in the Israeli military, since 1956, when conscription law applied to Druze men (not to other Palestinians). Recent studies show that two thirds of Druze youth would not enlist in the Israeli military if given the choice, read more here.

Omar is one of the many Druze youth who refuse to serve in the Israeli military, in his letter below (which I translated from Arabic), he says it all: Continue reading


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Open Letter from Taiseer Khatib: Raise your voice against Apartheid

I’m bringing here a letter written and distributed by Taiseer Khatib, from Akka (Acre).Taiseer, his wife Lana and two children, Yusra (3) and Adnan (4), are one of the thousands families that will have to live apart, after the approval of Israel high court’s approval to the racist Citizenship Law. They face now a real and ‘legalized’ threat of deportation of Lana back to Jenin.   Continue reading