Tell The World: Hanan Toukan And Adila Laïdi-hanieh On The Palestinian Museum (Artforum)

Artforum: Tell The World: Hanan Toukan And Adila Laïdi-hanieh On The Palestinian Museum. “The Palestinian Museum sits nestled among the fertile hills of the West Bank in the university town of Birzeit, several miles north of Ramallah…. To further explore the role museums can play in reclaiming narratives of dispossession, Artforum invited scholar Hanan Toukan and the museum’s director, Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, to talk about building an institution under colonialism. The conversation took place in May amid Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.”

TikTok: How Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out on social media (BBC)

BBC: TikTok: How Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out on social media. “Once known primarily for viral dance trends, the video app has also become a key platform for sharing news. The Chinese-owned site has a vast, mostly younger audience, with an estimated 700 million active monthly users worldwide. Footage of rocket fire over Israel, destruction in Gaza and Palestinian protests have all gone viral on the site. It has brought the conflict to people’s phone screens around the world.”

WAFA News Agency: The Palestinian Museum launches phase two of its Digital Archive project to include more than 360,000 items

WAFA News Agency: The Palestinian Museum launches phase two of its Digital Archive project to include more than 360,000 items. “The Palestinian Museum announced the launch of phase two of its Digital Archive project (PMDA), which will continue for three years as of March 2021 and when complete, the archive will include more than 360,000 freely-available items, according to a press release. During phase two, the project will widen its reach, gathering Palestinian archives from families and institutions, and from diaspora Palestinians in Jordan and Lebanon.”

U.S. gives Palestinians $15 million for COVID-19 response: statement (Reuters)

Reuters: U.S. gives Palestinians $15 million for COVID-19 response: statement. “The Biden administration is giving the Palestinians $15 million to aid in their COVID-19 response in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Thursday. The funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) would help support efforts by the Catholic Relief Services in healthcare facilities as well as address food insecurity, the statement said.”

Al Jazeera: Gaza’s first digital archive documents rich cultural history

Al Jazeera: Gaza’s first digital archive documents rich cultural history. “Along with a growing team, al-Sallaq, 27, set up Gaza’s first digital archive of historical buildings and heritage sites when she launched a multi-dimensional platform called Kanaan in 2019. With a website, mobile application and Instagram page, the project provides visitors with information in text and video format in English and Arabic, and offers a virtual tour of Gaza’s centuries-old cultural history.”

Covid: Gaza health system ‘days from being overwhelmed’ (BBC)

BBC: Covid: Gaza health system ‘days from being overwhelmed’. “Rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip threaten to overwhelm the Palestinian territory’s healthcare system within days, experts warn. Of Gaza’s 100 ventilators, 79 are already taken up by Covid-19 patients, said Abdelraouf Elmanama, of the enclave’s pandemic task force. Densely populated Gaza, with two million residents and high levels of poverty, is vulnerable to contagion.”

New York Times: Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Chief Negotiator Amid Turmoil, Dies at 65

New York Times: Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Chief Negotiator Amid Turmoil, Dies at 65. ” Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official and negotiator who passionately advocated the establishment of an independent Palestinian state as a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, died on Tuesday at a hospital in Jerusalem. He was 65.” If you thought Mr. Erekat had already passed away, it’s understandable; he was mistakenly reported as dead last month.

Coronavirus: PLO Erekat’s son says health critical but stable, denies death reports (Al Arabiya)

Al Arabiya: Coronavirus: PLO Erekat’s son says health critical but stable, denies death reports. “Palestinian state television has denied news reports of the death of Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Speaking to family members at the Hadassah Medical Center in Israel, Erekat’s health condition is currently critical. Hours earlier, Asharq television channel tweeted a breaking news alert of Erekat dying but had later deleted the tweet from their verified account on Twitter.”

DubaiLad: Has Palestine Really Been Removed From Google And Apple Maps?

DubaiLad: Has Palestine Really Been Removed From Google And Apple Maps?. “Palestine is a small region of land around 2,400 sare miles in size and is recognised as the State of Palestine by the United Nations. But it’s not officially represented on Google Maps. And while it’s often referred to as the region between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, and can include Gaza Strip and the West Bank, there isn’t an official border. Which has lead to controversy in the region over who owns the land.”