Emily Jacir : Where we come from
Clcik here to see the art exhibition she created from her work with Palestinian refugees. As you will see, most of the parents of these Palestinians fled Palestine during the 1st Arab-Israeli war 1948-1949.
THE MEMORY OF PALESTINE
The UNRWA Photo and Film Archives of Palestinian Refugees
Below is a famous documentary called Sands of Sorrow. It was one of the first documentaries ever made about the plight of the Palestinian people. It was made in 1950 so the sound quality is not so good. But whether you look at it or not, please use the files which relate to the memory passport which follows in order to explore the Palestinian refugee camps.
The first great Exodus of 1949
Look at the photographs below. They show Palestinians fleeing their homes in Palestine.
Those Palestinians who fled into Jordan had to cross a famous bridge called Allenby Bridge. Look at the photographs below
Life in a Palestinian refugee camp
These photographs below show you what life was like in a number of different refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon in 1949 and 1967.
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Here three photographs which show home. Two are of the homes the Palestinian's left behind. The third is of Gaza, the small strip of coast that became home for many Palestinians who did not want to flee Palestine, but who had to leave their homes in the parts of Palestine which were taken over by Israel.
Click on one of these links to be taken to a sample of images from the UNRWA online archive; You should use these images to illustrate your workbook by including them in your answers
On the right are two stories.
Donia's story, which is about women's human rights in Arab countries.
The sportsmanship story, which is about a sporting rivalry between two schools
Videos of the lives of 15 Palestinians in refugee camps
Click here to be taken to the website of peacestartshere.org where you can watch the videos. Or find them on youtube. Two of them can be found below