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Weekend Reading: Ben Ali’s Flight, the Nawari of Gaza, and Algeria’s Independence Reconsidered

Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali addresses the nation in this still image taken from video, January 13, 2011 (Tunisian State TV/Handout/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of February 3, 2017.

February 3, 2017

Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali addresses the nation in this still image taken from video, January 13, 2011 (Tunisian State TV/Handout/Reuters).
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Middle East Eye interviews Mahmoud Cheikhrouhou, the pilot who flew Tunisia’s ousted president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, to Saudi Arabia in January 2011.

Amjad Yaghi looks at Gaza’s marginalized Nawari community, a people often described as equivalent to Europe’s Roma.

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Mathieu Rigouste reexamines the political dissent that successfully led to Algeria’s independence from France.

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