CONTEXT is often missing from conversations about the history of Palestine-Israel. Winston Churchill famously said, "History is written by the victors." But the defeated still keep records of their past.
Mahmoud was shot in the face by an Israeli sharpshooter; the bullet entered through his eye and exited out the back of his head. His parents were not allowed to leave Gaza to be with him in the hospital in the West Bank for the first 2 weeks after he was shot. Mahmoud will need longterm rehabilitation, as he likely has severe brain damage.
450,000 Palestinian refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon; many live in the 12 refugee camps, or the 42 "Palestinian Gathering Communities" scattered throughout the country. Meet one of them, Um Khillo.
After effective occupation of territory, members of the territory’s armed forces who have not surrendered, organized resistance movements and genuine national liberation movements may resist the occupation.
Territory is considered occupied when it is placed under the authority of the hostile army. The occupation extends only to the territory where this authority has been established and can be exercised. The law on occupation applies to all cases of partial or total occupation, even if such occupation does not encounter armed resistance.