Thayer Hastings

Thayer Hastings (Alternative Information Center - AIC): Thayer received his BA degree in International Studies with a focus on Human Rights and the Middle East at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, and graduated in June of 2011. After graduation, Thayer worked as a research assistant on human rights at an international development consulting firm, Williamsworks. He also contributed regularly to Real Change, a street newspaper based in Seattle, and interned in South Africa. After his fellowship Thayer wrote: “My fellowship with the AIC has exposed me to the application of grassroots organizing and information dissemination. AIC's advocacy work is natural, extremely well connected and morally honed. I have had the opportunity to utilize the AIC's network and reputation in order to deepen my understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and develop my writing skills. The broad issues and experiences I have encountered through my fellowship will have lasting impressions on my continuing work on Palestinian human rights issues.”


13 Aug

*An earlier version of this post was first published by the Alternative Information Center on August 13th, 2012.


Soldiers check women's IDs at Qalandia Checkpoint, Friday 10 August 2012
Soldiers check women’s IDs at Qalandia Checkpoint, Friday 10 August 2012


During the Holy Month of Ramadan, West Bank identity card holders except for ‘dangerous populations’: women and men between the age of 12 and 40, are allowed to go to Jerusalem for the day in order to pray at al Aqsa Mosque.

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Posted By Thayer Hastings

Posted Aug 13th, 2012