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Palestinian Youth Shoot Back ~ With Camcorders

Every Friday, the slingshot-wielding boys, or shabab, of the West Bank village of Ni’lin hold a demonstration at Israel’s separation wall, which has deprived the village of 750 acres of farmland.

But among the shabab are other youngsters with a different weapon — video cameras.

“The films we are making in Gaza are so important because the world media is not focused on the details on the ground, the real life here,” said Mohammed al-Majdalawi, 22, speaking by telephone from Gaza, where he recently made a short documentary about the local hip-hop scene.

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