As the saying goes, photos can speak more than a thousand words. Look at this photo from Ma'an news agency in Bethlehem. It shows a 17-year old Palestinian boy, Naim Safi, killed Sunday 14/2/2016 at a checkpoint east of Bethlehem after he apparently - according to the Israeli army - tried to stab a soldier. The boy's body lies uncovered on the street, the soldier talking, looking the other way. A vignette of what occupation means.
The following letter of the Arab Educational Institute and Palestine Link (an organization of Palestinians in the Netherlands) is addressed to travel organizations and accompaniers of traveling groups. The proposed Palestinian visitor program will be focused on common Palestinians and the context in which they live.
The Arab Educational Institute and Palestine Link in the Netherlands make a call to artists worldwide to contribute to activities on and near the Wall in Bethlehem.
Saturday June 4. On the closing day of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, the Christian Organizations in Bethlehem and Jerusalem held a liturgy in the Emanuelle Church near the Bethlehem-Jerusalem checkpoint.