Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 232

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781623719227

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w photos

Release date: October 15, 2019

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Writings on the Wall

Palestinian Oral Histories

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“At last, a chance to hear the voices of Palestinians being punished simply for their homes being in a place that others wanted. If you think you understand the Palestine-Israel conflict, read this.” – Miriam Margolyes, award-winning actress

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About this book

"[We express our] grave concern about the continuing construction, contrary to international law, by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem ... in departure from the Armistice Line of 1949 ... [and] the failure of the Government of Israel to cooperate..." – United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Oral histories of Palestinians collected by Bethlehem's Arab Educational Institute.

A book that truly "sees through walls," Thomas Suàrez has organized a remarkable collection of Palestinian oral histories, most of which hang on IsraelÍs apartheid Wall. Following his forthright introduction deconstructing the so-called "conflict," the author's annotations and photographs provide background to these testimonies of ordinary people living under a sadistic, seven-decade military occupation.

Lost in the chaos of Israel's war against Palestine are the voices of the ordinary Palestinians who are its primary victims. This book puts a dent in that injustice by preserving oral testimonies collected and translated by the Sumud Story House project of Bethlehem's Arab Educational Institute and hung as posters on Israel's apartheid Wall.

Despite their brevity–each oral history occupies a single page in this book–each conveys the fears, the hopes, the resolve, the humanity of people under brutal military occupation, and their unwavering determination to realize a better future for their children.

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About the author

Thomas Suárez is a London-based writer and musician. He is the author of State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel, Palestine Sixty Years Later, Early Mapping of the Pacific, and Early Mapping of Southeast Asia, this last work considered the standard text on the subject. A professional violinist, Suárez is a former faculty member of Palestine’s National Conservatory of Music.

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