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“The Apartheid Has to End”: Director Yuval Abraham Highlights Palestinian Plight in Berlinale Speech

HeadlineFeb 26, 2024

The Palestinian-Israeli film “No Other Land” has taken the prize for best documentary at the Berlin film festival, the Berlinale, in Germany. The film looks at Israel’s mass expulsion of Palestinians living in Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank. The film was made by a Palestinian-Israeli collective. One of the filmmakers, the Israel journalist Yuval Abraham, said he has received death threats after making these comments about him and his Palestinian co-director Basel Adra at the film festival’s award ceremony.

Yuval Abraham: “In two days, we will go back to a land where we are not equal. I am living under a civilian law, and Basel is under military law. We live 30 minutes from one another, but I have voting rights, and Basel is not having voting rights. I am free to move where I want in this land. Basel is, like millions of Palestinians, locked in the occupied West Bank. This situation of apartheid between us, this inequality, it has to end.”

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