Aida refugee camp, home of Alrowwad, suffers from an unemployment rate of 60 to -70 percent. It has a population of about 60,00 people, among whom 66 percent are under 18 years old. The educational system, whether in UNRWA or Governmental schools work with a curriculum that considers children as recipients to be dictated information rather than as active participants in the educational process. It...
By Jonathan Woodrow Martin on May 9, 2014 on http://mondoweiss.net.
I recently visited Palestine for the first time. Part of this visit included a trip to Aida refugee camp just outside Bethlehem in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank. Aida refugee camp was set up in 1950 by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine), as a direct result of the ethnic cleansing of the Pal...
By Palestine Media Agency
Bethlehem - Alrowwad Cultural and Theater Society (ACTS) in cooperation with Palestine News Agency launched the first Media Training project in the Bethlehem Governorate, which targets youth and university students from different regions who are interested in media. This training will provide them with opportunity to learn and acquire new skills within media...
Letter from a West Bank Refugee Camp
Prof. Kelley's Open Letter, "in the style of Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail", (which was directed to African American clergy who questioned the non-violent protests), is directed at the best known African-American lobbyist organization for Israel...
By Abdelfattah Abu Srour
This Week in Palestine, Edition No169 - May 1, 2012
I was born Palestinian, and I don’t want to do anything to change this.
I was born in a refugee camp, in my own country, and there is nothing I can do about it.
I was born under occupation, and I will do everything possible or impossible to change this.
The culture and history of nations ...
‘Beautiful resistance’ in Bethlehem’s Aida refugee campAs I travel in the West Bank and see the ravages of the Israeli occupation and the disintegration of much of Palestinian hope as well as a functional political process, a question keeps haunting me. In the US, people who know only about suicide bombers and militant resistance, who only see Hamas violence on CNN and hear Israeli anxiety about t...