Action is needed to end the Israeli military blockade of Gaza.
In his chapter in Light on Gaza: Writings Born of Fire--“Travel Restrictions as a Manifestation of Nakba: Gaza, the Path Backward Is the Path Forward”--Yousef Aljamal writes about the continuation of the Nakba as manifested through Israel’s control of Palestinians’ freedom of movement.
On October 6, AFSC and Haymarket Books launched Light in Gaza with a webinar event featuring contributors Refaat Alareer, Mosab Abu Toha, and Jehad Abusalim. Refaat, Mosab, and Jehad spoke about storytelling in Gaza and imagining a future for Gaza beyond the blockade.
The event, livestreamed on Haymarket Books' YouTube Channel, is available to watch here: https://youtu.be/4u6aagh4ZIE
Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire brings together sixteen essays and poems by twelve Palestinian writers. The book includes political essays, personal narratives, economic analysis, and poetry. The book is edited by American Friends Service Committee staff Jehad Abusalim, Jennifer Bing, and Mike Merryman-Lotze and published by Haymarket Books.