1st World War
Ottoman Empire officially ends
British Mandate (legitimised by the league of nations 1922)
Arna Mer Khamis was born
Poet Nuh Ibrahim is murdered by the British
Second World War
The Nakbe, where an estimated 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes
Arna Joins the communist party
Jenin Refugee Camp was formed
Isreal murders writer Ghassan Kanafani
Isreal kills political leader, writer and poet Kamal Nasser in Lebanon
1st Intifada begins
Naji al-Ali is murdered in London. Whilst it was never confirmed, it is suspected to be a Mossad assassination.
Arna goes to Jenin Refugee Camp and established Care & Learning and The Stone Theatre alongside local women.
Suhail Khoury (Edward Said National Conservatory of Music) is arrested and imprisoned for creating music tapes.
Discussions for the Oslo accords begin
The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is founded
Founding of Yabous Cultural Centre
2nd intifada begins
Yousef Swaitat suicide mission
Ten-day invasion of Jenin Refugee Camp
Omar Bakri films ‘Jenin Jenin’
Founding of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement
Founding of The Freedom Theatre In Jenin Refugee Camp
Ahmed Tobasi leaves prison and joins The Freedom Theatre
Israel and Egypt close the borders to Gaza, restricting movement for people in and out until this day.d ordering 24 copies to be confiscated.
Isreal launches Operation "Cast Lead" on Gaza.
Juliano Mer Khamis is murdered
Four members of The Freedom Theatre are arrested and imprisoned.
Nabil Al Raee, who became Artistic Director of the Freedom Theatre after Juliano's murder, is arrested and imprisoned.
Mohammad Saba’aneh is arrested and imprisoned
Photographer Mohammad Al Azza is shot in the head.
Mohammed Al Azzah is arrested.
Isreal launches 'Operation Protective Edge' on Gaza
Poet Dareen Tatour is arrested and imprisonment
Loai Tafesh, dancer-choreographer and founder of Naqsh dance ensemble, is arrested and imprisonment
President Trump formally recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and states that the American embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Land Day protests in Gaza begin demanding an end to the Israeli blockade and the right of return for refugees. Across 18 months, 168 Palestinians were murdered and thousands injured.
The US embassy is opened in Jerusalem on the 70th Gregorian anniversary of the creation of the modern State of Israel.
The Said al-Mishal Centre in Gaza is bombed
Dareen Tatour’s imprisonment and house arrest ends.
Rania Elias (Yabous Cultural Center) and Suhail Khoury (Edward Said National Conservatory of Music)
arrested and interrogated.
Mohammed Bakri continues to be taken to court for ‘Jenin, Jenin’. He is ordered to pay damages to Israeli soldier Nissim Magnaji of 175,000 shekels ($55,000) and 50,000 shekels of court expenses. The court also re-introduces a ban on the film in Israel and ordering 24 copies to be confiscated.
Dancer and choreographer Atta Khattab is held in prison.
Palestinian cultural organisations lose the majority of their core funding after refusing the demands of international funders to depoliticise their work.
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