14 Dec 2020

Activist Akram Salhab on the Palestinian experience of British colonialism

Britain’s colonial past has been the centre of intense debate over the past two years, with the Black Lives Matter movement – and the Windrush scandal exposing the terrible treatment of those who came to this country from the Caribbean after the war. And the contribution of troops from the Empire and Commonwealth who gave their service and sometimes sacrificed their lives.

But are there some parts of this country’s history that remain off-limits for discussion?

British Palestinian activist Akram Salhab has made this film exploring how Palestinians feel that their experience of British colonialism is being sidelined.

This is his personal account of how it feels to be British and Palestinian. These are his views and those of other British Palestinians.