Stories From the Intifada

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Twenty years after Israel captured the Palestinian territories in the 1967 Six-Day War, massive protests erupted across the occupied territories. Half a million Palestinians took to the streets to demand an end to the Israeli occupation, while 80,000 Israeli soldiers were ordered to contain the uprising. As weapons, the Palestinians used not guns or bombs, but stones. In the six years between 1987 and 1993 - what became known as the First Intifada - over 1,300 Palestinians were killed, 120,000 wounded, and 600,000 jailed. In this two-part series, Al Jazeera tells the story of the First Intifada seen through the eyes of political figures and ordinary people who lived through it. The two films use archive footage, but most of the personal stories and historical events are illustrated... read more
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