Thursday, 3 October 2013

Video: Palestinian girl determined to stay in Silwan despite Israeli settler aggression


Tayma Fteiheh is thirteen and dreams of becoming a rapper. She’s the star of this terrific video short produced by Defence for Children International – Palestine Section (DCI).

All the houses in Tayma’s Jerusalem neighborhood are threatened with demolition so Jewish settlers can seize the land.

There has recently been a spike in Israel’s policy of destroying Palestinian homes, a practice Human Rights Watch says “raises war crimes concerns.”

Tayma gives us a tour and talks about what life is like in her area for children like her, threatened constantly with violence from occupation forces and settlers.

There is also a great scene of Tayma and other children working on rap songs together with Tamer Nafar of DAM.

My favorite line: “We hang our towels on our shoulders, they hang their machine guns on theirs.” more

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