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The photograph above was taken on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, only a few seconds (if not fractions of seconds) before the four Palestinian kids were killed by an Israeli navy shell...

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Erez Crossing: one of the only land access to Gaza While I am writing these words, the Israeli army is starting its land invasion of the Gaza strip, thus providing the...

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Tel Aviv inhabitants evacuating beaches and shopping malls during siren alerts. Writing seems to be the only thing that does not make me feel completely powerless in front of the horror of...

In the continuity of the last article about the current Israeli dreadful siege on Gaza, this text will try to examine the way the Israeli army adopts legal tactics that supplies its...

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Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (July 10, 2014) / Download a high-quality version of the map here (5MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) As the military siege on...

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Palestinian home destruction in East Jerusalem (January 2014) / Photograph by Tali Mayer/Activestills.org As I have been writing in the past, I try to refrain myself from writing about the phenomenal aspects...

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Film still from Infiltrators (2013) by Khaled Jarrar: woman climbing Israeli Wall to enter East Jerusalem Today is the annual day to commemorate the 1948 Nakba that led to the displacement...

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In her work, Ariella Azoulay regularly attempts to describe photographs according to two events: the first one when the photograph is taken, often within the illusion that the presence of the...

Tear gas canister shot directly at B’Tselem photographer Muhmmad ‘Awad by an I.D.F. officer (image B’Tselem) We have seen many times how the State of Israel and its army manage to...

06- Palestine (full cover)

The sixth volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers and edits past articles (as well as additional photographs) of the blog about Palestine, is now officially published by Punctum Books in collaboration with the Center for...

Olive Harvest / Where Law Stands on the Wall – Visualizing Palestine 2013 The collective Visualizing Palestine is finishing a crowdfunding campaign for their operative budget (only five days left!). This...

Still from The Law in these Parts by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz (2012) I recently watched Israeli director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz‘s fim, The Law in these Parts (merci Philippe) that unfolds the legal mechanisms...

I am aware of the fact that I already wrote a very similar article (same topic, same reference) a bit less than three years ago. Yet, with the forthcoming sixth volume...

What is wrong with these pictures? Start maybe by looking at them all. The landscapes that they show are beautiful and seem to be almost untouched by humans. The problem is...

The space beyond the walls: Defensive “a-legal” sanctuaries (originally written for the Wheelwright Prize – failed) Considered purely in the abstract, the law appears to be a tool which makes strict...

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