Jerusalem24 – On Wake Up Palestine’s debut, Jerusalem24‘s Mohammad Hamayel hosted Palestinian Journalist and activist, Rami Younis, who spoke about the challenges Palestinians with Israeli citizenships face, as well as how the protests in May 2021 were for the Palestinians there.
Israel, has witnessed massive protests throughout the first half of May. The protests which began in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, expanded into the Old City and as Hamas launched rockets into Israel thousands of Palestinians across Israel, the West Bank and Jerusalem took to the streets. Protesting police brutality, forced displacement of Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupation’s policies in the West Bank.
For some, this looked like a new intifada; similar to what happened across the territories in October 2000. The difference in 2021, Palestinians in cities like Lydd, Ramlah and Umm alFahem protested as well.
Sitting on some balcony in the city of Haifa, Rami Younis, a Palestinian smoked a cigarette as the city he called home was no longer safe for him and other Palestinians. Younis, originally from Lydd, witnessed the violence first hand. Jerusalem24 contacted him, and in a conversation spoke about the reasons the Palestinians in these cities were hitting the streets.
You can read the story Jerusalem24 published here, and you can listen to the whole interview attached below.