“I no longer think it’s necessary to prove ourselves as women by imitating men. I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love, and be loved, she can be married, have children, be a mother.
“You see, at the beginning we were only interested in the revolution. We were not mature enough politically. The question of women is a part of our struggle but not the only part. Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life.” Is she a Palestinian first, or a woman first? “I cannot differentiate,” she says. “A woman and a Palestinian at the same time.”
– Leila Khaled, the Guardian 2001.
The Village Awakens by Sliman Mansour, 1988.
Text in Arabic
Man has killed his daughter, 33 years old, sites honor as the reason for this killing. Before the murder, his daughter dissociated herself from her father, citing that his actions repeatedly contradicts God’s laws, customs and good morals.
The Politics of Killing Women in a colonized context
An article related to femicide (known as ‘honor killings’) in Palestinian communities within Israel, and how the Israeli police system, as well the the patriarchal structure within these communities maintain the status quo.