Occupier’s Law

by Rami Shehade

Part One: Military Orders as the legislative basis of occupation administration
7th June 1967: the Israeli military occupy the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. On the same day, the occupying force issues the first Military Proclamation, asserting control over the area “in the interests of security and public Continue reading “Occupier’s Law”

Press Review: ‘Palestine Palestine’

original Article: le monde, mar 16, 2002

Forbidden To Live

Dominique Dubosc is not a Middle-East specialist, he is a documentary filmmaker, one of those who work in close contact with film and sound and who reflect on the imaginary and the real world and how to represent it.
In the West Bank, from March to May 2001, the filmmaker followed a puppet-master from village to village – and filmed Dheisheh refugee camp’s daily life: a blockaded life but ongoing nevertheless, the sense of humour, the obtacles,the suffering, in a continuous coming and going beween the three parts of the film which was conceived as a Flemish triptych painting, and at the same time, a subtle homage to the film-director Johan Van der Keuken.
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