Thursday, January 5, 2012

B'Tselem video: Shooting back in 2011 - a round up of footage shoot in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Dear friends,
Since 2007, B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has been running a camera distribution project (formerly known as the "Shooting back" project) in which it distributes video cameras to Palestinians living in the some of them most dangerous part of the Occupied West Bank, Gaza and Occupied East Jerusalem.   The idea is to allow Palestinians to present "the reality of their lives to the Israeli and international public, thereby encouraging action to improve the situation".  As B'Tselem notes, the project is unique in that it enables Palestinians themselves to document the infringement of their rights and to present their daily lives, their anger, pain, joy, and hope. 

In 2011, volunteers in B'Tselem's camera project filmed over 500 hours of footage in the West Bank. B'Tselem has compiled a mere two minutes of the footage shot in order to provide a review of 2011.

To see more videos from the B'Tselem project, visit their website here and their video channel here.

In solidarity, Kim


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