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A village facing encirclement – Al Walaja demo – July 2011

It was a very hot day. There were around 40 people assembling with P.E.D.A.L being the only internationals. A few people from the village arrived plus a handful of Israeli activists. We made a diverse group with our various ages, all joined together on a Friday afternoon to protest the illegal apartheid wall being built &hellip Continue reading »

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PEDAL in Mostar, Bosnia

Mostar is a city deeply divided along ethnic lines following the violent conflict there between 1991 and 1994.  The conflict marked the end of nearly 50 years of Balkan socialism in the Former Yugoslavia.  While staying at the Abrasovic Youth Cultural Centre, PEDAL learned about life under socialism and how war was used to privatise &hellip Continue reading »

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Community Power posters from Grow Heathrow, Sipson

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Do we break our chains or polish them? PEDAL open discussion in Ramallah

3rd August 2011 -  Having travelled up and down the West Bank for the previous two weeks, PEDAL hosted an open event in Darqandeel Social Centre in the Old Town of Ramallah.  Around 40 people from the city and beyond came to discuss their reflections and hopes for international solidarity.  Among the diverse group gathered in the &hellip Continue reading »

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Jayyous and PEDAL Seeds of Solidarity in Palestine

In Jayyous Pedal was met with such kind hospitality. We first gathered in the municipality town building overlooking the land stretching into the distant horizon as far as the eye can see.  A once beautiful view spot at the far corner of the small town, now an uncomfortable reminder of the occupation, its brutal and &hellip Continue reading »

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Open the Road! Kufr Qaddoum demo near Nablus

Weekly demonstrations by Palestinians form an important aspect of the ongoing popular resistance against the various injustices imposed by the Occupation. In the village of Kufr Qaddoum, the direct road to the nearby city of Nablus has been closed since 2002. No official reason for the road closure has been issued by the Israeli government. &hellip Continue reading »

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Silwan

The City of David is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Jerusalem and is located on the land of the Palestinian village of Silwan. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors enter the site and enjoy a fascinating journey through ancient Jerusalem. Only a few realise this important site is being used to &hellip Continue reading »

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a naive international in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem

PEDAL in Palestine: Friday the 22nd of July Falafel and lemon slush puppy a sticky hot Friday afternoon in East Jerusalem.  Israelis and internationals hide in pockets of shade in the small park opposite the residential area of Sheikh Jarrah.  We are a bit early and head off to find falaffel- as happens most days. &hellip Continue reading »

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Ramadan in the Jordan Valley

When you wake up and feel the sun on your face and hear the splutter and rumble of an old diesel tractor starting, and the cries of children playing, and the smell of the sheep and the earth and woodsmoke, then you feel at home. Apart from the effects of the occupation life here in &hellip Continue reading »

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Free to be Human: Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem

PEDAL in Palestine: Tuesday 26th of July The Aida refugee camp lies between Bethlehem and Beit Jala, in Area A of the West Bank. The entrance to the camp is marked by an arch with a model of a large key propped on top. While it is difficult in most ways to differentiate between the &hellip Continue reading »

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