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The People and The Olive Video Series

The People and The Olive is a video series filmed and edited by Aaron Dennis, Produced by Jacob Wheeler and Vivien Sansour

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Hana Shalabi’s Sister Speaks

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Zahera Shalabi is the sister of Hana Shalabi, a 29 year-old woman from the village of Burqin in the Jenin district in Palestine. In February 2012, the Shalabi’s home was raided and Hana was arrested. She has since been in Israeli prison under what is called Administrative Detention where over 300 Palestinians are held without charge or trial. Zahera speaks about her sister as a young woman who is an artist and a dreamer who never hurt anyone. She speaks of the struggles her family has been going through since Hana was arrested. Shalabi’s parents have both been on hunger strike in solidarity with their daughter. As Hana Shalabi could be dying in prison, her father appeals to the whole world to hear their call and to put pressure on the Israeli government to release his daughter. In his own words, “Hana is not only my daughter, she is the daughter of every Palestinian.”

[note: This video was shot and edited by Vivien Sansour, with editing support by ListenIn Pictures]

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