Suspect Device

Writing by Patrick Keddie

Category Archives: Palestine

Twice Exiled – Palestinian-Syrian Refugees Find Little Support in Egypt

[This article was first published in the Huffington Post here] “I didn’t feel like a refugee in Syria but now I just want to be recognised as one” Mohammed told … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Troubled Waters

“As the rest of the media pulled out of Gaza after operation “Pillar of Defence”, Patrick Keddie and photographer David Shaw stayed to record the effects of the eight-day bombardment.  … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why is the world ignoring Palestinian hunger strikers?

“No food has passed Samer Issawi’s lips for over 170 days. He is one of several Palestinian prisoners currently engaged in a protracted hunger strike against their detention without charge … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leaving Gaza: A month in the aftermath of Pillar of Defense

Our month in Gaza passed in a blur and my friend was right – in spite of its tiny dimensions Gaza is ‘big’.  We didn’t cover half of things we … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Homeless in Gaza: A Farmer’s House Destroyed by an Airstrike

Mahmoud Ahmed Abu Sitta had left his two-storey house to harvest olives on his land.  By the time he had returned, an Israeli airstrike had turned his home into a … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Uncertain Peace: Farming in Gaza’s Borderland

In the ceasefire that ended the latest violence between Israel and Gaza the new parameters of peace are fragile and uncertain – not least along the border, in some of … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gaza’s ‘Army of Tweeps’

“I am proud to be part of this army of tweeps,” said activist Ola Anan as she addressed around 80 young Gazans in Shalehat resort, Gaza City. They had gathered … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hamas’s Dress Rehearsal

Driving through the Sheikh Radwan area in Gaza City today we came across a road that had been taken over by Hamas marchers bristling with guns and flags.  They were … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gaza reacts – somewhat – to the UN bid for Palestinian statehood

“I haven’t heard anyone express any interest,  no one much cares about the damn thing” replied one person here when I asked about the Gazan interest in Mahmoud Abbas’s bid … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gaza: a warm welcome in the aftermath of Pillar of Defence

As we stood at the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing, a high-pitched bleep barely preceded the booms and the pressure drop as Israeli artillery targeting tunnels exploded half a … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘My Neighbourhood’ and the battle for Sheikh Jarrah

The attempts by the Israeli authorities to ethnically displace Palestinians from East Jerusalem have intensified greatly in recent years.  In some areas of the city, such as Sheikh Jarrah, eviction notices … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment