'Never in My Life Have I Compared the Nakba to the Holocaust. Every Pain Hurts in Its Own Way'

Fury and vilification have been the lot of actor and director Mohammad Bakri ever since he made his 2002 documentary ‘Jenin, Jenin,’ which criticized Israel’s army. Now he’s back in court to defend his work – and name

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Mohammad Bakri in 2020.
Mohammad Bakri in 2020. 'The army is a sacred cow. They lay a claim to purity of arms and to being moral, but no army of occupation can be moral.'Credit: Ronen Fadida
Nirit Anderman
Nirit Anderman
Nirit Anderman
Nirit Anderman

Almost two decades have passed since actor and director Mohammad Bakri made his film “Jenin, Jenin.” And yet, in February, at the Lod District Court – at the beginning of a hearing on another lawsuit filed against Bakri by a soldier who fought in the West Bank refugee camp in 2002 – it seemed as if nothing had changed.

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