Saturday 9 May 2009


The below photographs are a selection of images from the month of April 2009. "The month in pictures" is an ongoing feature by The Electronic Intifada.

Protestors hold shields to protect themselves form tear gas at a weekly demonstration against the wall in the West Bank village of Bilin. One week earlier, Bilin resident Bassem Abu Rahme was murdered by an Israeli soldier during the protest, 24 April. (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills)

Palestinian students at Bethlehem University take part in a performance of a traditional Palestinian wedding in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 23 April. (Haytham Othman/MaanImages)

Gerry Adams, Northern Ireland political leader and Sinn Fein President, on a visit to areas destroyed by the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, 8 April. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)

Palestinian girls attend the opening of a photo exhibition entitled "Who am I? Palestine through Palestinian eyes" in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 10 April. (Mimmi Nietula/MaanImages)

Israeli soldiers detain Palestinian youths during an invasion into the West Bank village of Beit Omar near Hebron, 2 April. (Mamoun Wazwaz/MaanImages)

Palestinians enact a scene in which Israeli soldiers abuse Palestinian detainees during a demonstration held in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Palestinian Prisoner Day, 17 April. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

Palestinian Authority forces participate in a training session in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 14 April. (Haytham Othman/MaanImages)

Young Palestinians take part in a mini-marathon in the West Bank city of Nablus, 28 April. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)

Palestinian children take part in a celebration of Jerusalem as the capital of Arab Culture 2009 in the West Bank city of Qalqiliya, 19 April. (Khaleel Reash/MaanImages)

Israeli soldiers stand guard as a bulldozer clears the ground next to the Israeli settlement Carmel, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, 26 April (Mamoun Wazwaz/MaanImages)

Members of the ancient Samaritan community gather after the animal sacrifices during the traditional Passover sacrifice in Mount Gerizim, near the West Bank city of Nablus, 9 April. (Rami Swidan/MaanImages)

Palestinians paint a mural showing a captured Israeli soldier on a wall in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, 15 April. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages)

Palestinian calligrapher Yasser Abu Sayma shows his work at his office in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 23 April. Abu Sayma will present Pope Benedict XVI a handwritten copy of the Gospel of Luke as a gift during the pope's visit to Bethlehem in May. (Haytham Othman/MaanImages)

Palestinian students play musical instruments at the SOS Children's Village orphanage in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, 23 April. The orphanage, established in 2000, faces the threat of closure because of the ongoing Israeli siege on Gaza. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)

A Palestinian man stands outside his house rebuilt mostly with clay in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, 29 April. Israel has refused to allow construction materials into Gaza since the end of its military offensive in January. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)


  1. Why would you offer Qaddafi's Green Book here? He is a tyrannical dictator who tormented his people and deserved to die. I am very sympathetic with the Arab cause, but this site stimulates hate (and hate is definitely not what you claim it is on this site), your goal should be to better the Arab image in the world, yet you do the contrary by alienating them and turning the world against you.

    It seems as though you have put a lot of effort into this site, that is really something special and genuine. I plead with you, use your effort and time to make this website a place where muslims and arabs can talk, not of hatred, but of peace, of hope and solutions for their cause. Think smart, think big and do not be driven by your hatred or frustration for it will only undo you.

  2. This is your opinion. I believe Qaddafi was just another political leader but that he was not a tyrant compared to so many around him. There is no comparison to his accomplishments with such as the Saudis or Mubarak or any of the other Middle Eastern leaders. He improved the lives of the people, he took power through a bloodless coup, he had a vision that I cannot fail to admire. I do not buy into all the Western propaganda about him and never have. Ever. He was not perfect, no man of his stature is. But he did a lot of good as well. I have not found this inclusion to offend my Muslim readers. If it has no one has mentioned it to me. I also abide by Methaba who is a great truth telling news source....


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