This 15-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Is Programming Professional Games

This 15-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Is Programming Professional Games

Bilal Shahin, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip, has taught himself to produce professional-standard computer games. He has developed 20 games over the past three years, one of which — Flappy Attack Crush — is available on Google Play Store.     “My love of computer games prompted me to learn the production languages […]

For the First Time in 30 Years, Gaza Held a Movie Screening

For the First Time in 30 Years, Gaza Held a Movie Screening

by Fadila El Karrany

August 26 witnessed the gathering of 300 Palestinian, non-segregated men and women in Gaza to watch the first cinema screening in 30 years — sadly, it was a one time thing.     Hamas – the ruling Islamist group of Palestine – have left no functioning cinemas in a city accommodating two million people, which […]

This Heart-Wrenching Documentary About Gaza Surfers Is a Must See

This Heart-Wrenching Documentary About Gaza Surfers Is a Must See

  Arab Film Festival Australia (AFFA) is a community-based and driven film festival that brings together the best of contemporary Arab cinema to Australian audiences. The festival provides a unique opportunity for cross-cultural exchange, dialogue and relationship building between Australia and Arab communities, from around the world.   Indeed, AFFA aims to address the contemporary […]

Palestinian Women Bring Baseball to Gaza

Palestinian Women Bring Baseball to Gaza

  When we think of baseball, we think of big hunky men running around a field doing God knows what. Palestinian women, however, decided to shatter everything you believe about that sport.     Coach Mahmoud Tafesh — former soccer player who played for the Palestinian national team for 16 years — introduced the sport […]

Pink Floyd Are Gathering Forces for Gaza

Pink Floyd Are Gathering Forces for Gaza

  It is universally acknowledged that Pink Floyd are Palestine’s biggest fans and the conflict’s most well-heard activists. Roger Waters himself is part of the BDS movement. The band’s official Facebook page has posted this last night:     The band left us all wondering,  is this just another statement of solidarity or are they willing […]

Palestinian NGO Makes a Beautiful #Promise4Syria’s Kids This Ramadan

Palestinian NGO Makes a Beautiful #Promise4Syria’s Kids This Ramadan

  For 25 years the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund has been working around the region to help heal the wounds of war and occupation. The organization doesn’t take day offs, especially not in Ramadan. This holy month, the PCRF is focusing on a very special case that needs an abundance of love and charity, Syrian children. […]

Your Friendly Neighborhood ‘Gaza Spiderboy’ Seeks to Set a New Guinness World Record

Your Friendly Neighborhood ‘Gaza Spiderboy’ Seeks to Set a New Guinness World Record

By Mahmoud Aziz

  Gaza’s 12-year-old Mohammed al-Sheikh feels trapped inside the Palestinian strip; however, he dreams of a Guinness World Record for his abilities to execute a series of outstanding backflips and almost unbelievable body contortions.     Mohammed, just 1.37 meters tall and weighing 29 kilograms, can bend his body in seemingly impossible ways. The little Gazan […]

PCRF To Treat Kids With Cancer in Gaza For Free!

PCRF To Treat Kids With Cancer in Gaza For Free!

  Many of us have a scarce recollection of our early childhood, for eight-year-olds in Gaza it’s hard to erase the horrific images of the three wars they’ve witnessed since birth. Beside the dangers of living under Israeli siege, livelihood is extremely poor, (Gaza is running out of clean water) and healthcare is luxury; it’s tragedy […]

12 Events that Received More Media Coverage than a Burnt Alive Palestinian Child

12 Events that Received More Media Coverage than a Burnt Alive Palestinian Child

The West Bank village of Duma witnessed a horrific act of terrorism when 18-month-old Palestinian baby, Ali Dawabsha, was burned to death in an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists. The family was asleep when two firebombs were thrown into their home at 4 AM. The child’s father managed to get the mother and the […]

Artist Visualizes Gaza Crisis In Different Cities

Artist Visualizes Gaza Crisis In Different Cities

We always hear about Gaza on the news, but after hearing about war, death and destruction on a constant basis, it’s easy to become desensitized to the everyday plight of the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped in the tiny, besieged territory just north of Egypt. With the aim of helping the international community empathize with the […]

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