Hammam Farah is a board member of the Palestine House and the co-founder of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at York University.
On November 4, 2016 Hammam Farah posted on Facebook:
Gaza: my origin
The Nakba: my trauma
The Intifada: my language
Her dark eyes: my aberrant weakness
The orchard: my playground
The stone: my toy
The army: my rage
Her hypnotic voice: my melodic symphony
The cemetery: my story
The beach: my escape
The house: my solace
Her black hair: my boundless depth
Her soft cheeks: my daily bread
Her unyielding resilience: my unyielding strength
Her undying love: my undying wish
Hammam Farah on the violent nature of the Palestinian Intifada
On December 9, 2018 Hammam Farah posted on Facebook:
The first Palestinian intifada began on Dec 9, 1987, and lasted until 1993 with the signing of the doomed Oslo Accords… Palestinian youth barricaded their refugee camps as Israeli soldiers were met with stones, petrol bombs and burning tires… the second intifada was more violent than the first… (to read Farah’s post in its entirety click here).
Hammam Farah commented on this video:
Nobody cares, Jonathan. And nobody outside of Zionist circles believes “Intifada” is a bad word. It’s embarrassing for you that you think Canadians would be horrified, but no one actually gives a shit. Shows how self-absorbed you are.
The First Intifada (aka the Stone Intifada) started in December 1987 and included violent confrontations with Israeli forces, roadblocks, ambushes, throwing stones/ rocks/ metal rods/ Molotov cocktails at Israeli military and civilian vehicles, stabbing attacks, sabotage operations, setting fires to forests, agricultural and industrial facilities, shooting attacks.
The Second Intifada (aka al-Aqsa Intifada) which started in September 2000) included among other violent activities many hundreds of suicide bombing attacks, thousands of shooting attacks, launching rockets and mortar shells at Israeli communities, firing RPG rockets, planting explosives charges and mines.
The Third Intifada (aka the al-Quds Intifada or the Knife Intifada) started in autumn 2015. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides the following data on the the ongoing wave of violence (13 September 2015 – 07 May 2017):
The recent series of attacks against Israelis is the direct result of incitement by radical Islamist and terrorist elements, calling on Palestinian youth to murder Jews. Twenty months of terror – to the present. In 2016, 12 vehicular ramming attacks and 100 stabbing attacks were thwarted by security forces. Since 13 September 2015, 49 people have been killed in terrorist attacks and 731 people (including 4 Palestinians) injured. There have been 177 stabbing attacks and 117 attempted stabbings; 144 shootings; 58 vehicular (ramming) attacks; and one vehicular (bus) bombing.
Palestinian sources provide the following statistical data on the Intifada:
|Third Intifada (October – December 2015)|
|Shooting attacks||Stabbing attacks||Vehicular ramming attacks||Explosive charges/ Molotiv cocktails||Throwing stones/ rocks/ objects||Launching rockets from Gaza||Launching rockets from Lebanon|
|73||74 attacks and 44 attempts||19||848||2840||22||9|
|Third Intifada (January – December 2016)|
|119||50 attacks and 117 attempts||10||871||2212||44||24|
|Third Intifada (January – May 7, 2017)|