The Intifada was raging during my first visit to Palestine in August 1989, and became a key foundation stone in my understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Intifada represented a major shift of consciousness in Palestinian society, a "shaking off" of the Israeli occupation where it had invaded all aspects of life. The Intifada was about far more than stone-throwing, involved all sectors of Palestinian society, and gave birth to a thriving community of non-governmental organisations.
Intifada Diary was a work to be undertaken between December 1997 and December 1998 to commemorate 10 years since the beginning of the Palestinian Intifada on 9 December 1997. Unfortunately my work on this project was interrupted by the demolition of my home in May 1998. Intifada Diary forms a section of the Peacequest multi-perspective website project on the Intifada. Please see the introduction for more information.
Image above: In 1987 Ramzi Hussein, 8-years-old at the time, was throwing stones at Israeli soldiers outside his home in Al-Amari refugee camp. In 1997, Ramzi Hussein is a fourth year student of viola at the National Conservatory of Music in Birzeit University. Read Ramzi's story here.