Gaza Youth Dance the Dabke in the Gaza-Israel Border (Music Video of the Week)
Music Video of the Week, 9 Jul 2018
1 Jul 2018 – The world continues to ignore their plight so youth in Gaza are trying to find creative, new ways to fight Israel’s siege. Now we can only hope that Israel doesn’t declare dancing a form of terrorism.
A young Palestinian girl and a handful of boys dancing the traditional dabke along the Gaza-Israel border against a backdrop of plumes of smoke. The video manages to encapsulate so much of the story of the occupation and the siege in two-and-a-half minutes: the power dynamics between the occupier and the oppressed, the clenched fist of the former and the determination of the latter.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 9 Jul 2018.
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