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Palfest first tweet about the Israeli harassment to the festival

Palfest first tweet about the Israeli harassment to the festival
Palfest first tweet about the Israeli harassment to the festival

Palfest first tweet about Israel harassment to the festival

Dan-Chyi Chua, from China, who took part in the festival wrote under the title “Reality Check or How to hold a festival under occupation” the detailed story of how the Israeli security forces came with guns and closed the ceremony down. She also adds her personal thoughts on this experience:

It is not a bad idea - to say the very least - to arrive in the West Bank, to set aside the ideals, causes and perceptions that we have packed along with our luggage on this trip, and instead listen to the stories of the people here. The voices of the Palestinian people are already sufficiently subdued, without outsiders coming to further drown it out.



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Egyptian novelist, Ahdaf Soueif, who also participated in the festival, concluding her powerful blog post with this phrase:

Today, my friends, we saw the clearest example of our mission: to confront the culture of power with the power of culture.

English PEN World Atlas, echoing Ahdaf Soueif's Culture vs. Power quote, shared a video from the opening night.

Needless to say that it was not so long before people from all around the globe started tweeting about the event.
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