Palestine in Crisis: Yousef Aljamal and Miko Peled on the Detention of Palestinian Children


Yousef Aljamal,  Author


Miko Peled, Author



  •  A light snack is served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Yousef Aljamal is on a speaking tour in the US to address the incarceration of Palestinian children, many of whom languish in Israeli jails for years without any charge, and the situation of Gaza, which has endured thirteen years of continuous siege and three extremely harsh wars. Aljamal will be joined by activist Miko Peled in shedding light on this serious subject.



Biography of Speakers

Yousef Aljamal grew up in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp in southern Gaza, attending schools run by UNRWA. He obtained his B.A. from the Islamic University of Gaza and his M.A. from a university in Malaysia. For several years he ran the Hashim Yeop Sani Library in Gaza’s Center for Political and Development Studies and is currently working on a Ph.D. in International Relations at Sekarya University in Turkey. His writings have been published in Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada, and Palestine Chronicle. He was the translator into English of the recent book Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak and contributed to the edited anthology, Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza.


Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son and Injustice, was born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well-known Zionist family. Miko Peled is a writer and human rights activist born and raised in Jerusalem. He is considered by many to be one of the clearest voices calling for justice in Palestine, support of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, (BDS) and the creation of a single democracy with equal rights on all of historic Palestine. He maintains a blog at




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