Upon entering al-Issawiyah village, you will notice its walls, adorned with national slogans and graffiti that reflect the political identity of the Palestinian people: the Palestinian flag, factional banners, statements of support and commemorations of political prisoners and shuhada(martyrs), slogans of praise for al-Issawiyah and more. These many graffiti attest to the status of the village as one of the most active sites of confrontation against Occupation forces in occupied Jerusalem. Al-Issawiyah has distinguished itself for being among the first Jerusalemite villages to respond to political developments. During the first assault on Gaza (2008–2009), its residents were the first to protest, and against any assault on al-Aqsa Mosque, its youth are the first to resist.
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