Timeline
Historical events & events referenced in The Revolution's Promise.

1st World War

Balfour Declaration

 

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

 

Six-day war

 

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.

1914 - 1918 

1917 

1922 

 

1920 - 1948 

 

1929 

 

1938 

 

1939 - 1945

 

1948 

 

1951 

 

1948 - 1953

 

1967

 

1972 

 

1973

 

1987

 

1987 

 

Late 80s

 

1988 

 

1993 

 

1993 

 

1995 

 

2000

 

2001 

 

1st April 2002 

 

April 2002

July 2005 

 

2006 

 

2006 

 

2007 

 

2008 - 2009

 

4th April 2011

 

Summer 2011 

 

2012

 

2013

 

April 2013 

 

July 2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

6th Dec 2017

 

2018

 

14th May 2018

9th Aug 2018

 

20th Sep 2018 

 

July 2020

 

12th Jan 2021

2nd Feb 2021

 

2021

Maps

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