Aqraba- charms of Palestines

Aqraba is a town located in the southeast of Nablus with approximately 14000 residents. 60% of the uninhabited land is used for almond and olive cultivation, with the remaining 40% being used for fruits, vegetables and grazing purposes. In Arabic aqraba originated from Arab which means ‘scorpion’. However it also means the sloped rocky land. […]

A tree has a hundred stories to tell

I don’t know if it is me and trees … or it is the tree that has so many stories to tell to its viewer. From the olive tree of Yanun.. a village in Nablus district

In the Shadows of Men: We are Extensions to Our Mothers

WE ARE EXTENSIONS TO OUR MOTHERS How much we become an extension of our mothers without even realizing it. We forget our childhoods quickly, and immediately take on the role of the mother. We forget we were also children. We forget the emotions of our youth and their warnings. We forgive and tolerate until we […]

الانجراف مع التيار وضده …تطبيع مع الاحتلال وتطقيع للشعب

الانجراف مع التيار وضده …تطبيع مع الاحتلال وتطقيع للشعب بين صور لمسؤولين سلطويين سابقين وحاليين، وبين خارطة لفلسطين أوسلو على غلاف نشرة لجامعة فلسطينية، كان الضجيج المصاحب للغضب الشعبي من الموقفين كمن يصيح في فراغ لا تكون محصلته الا صدى لصوت يقتله الفضاء الشاسع. لم يعد يعرف الفلسطيني كيف يتحكم بلجام غضبه. فنحن مع او […]

Deforming Palestinian lives

Since yesterday, the Facebook is fuming with the photos of the group of Palestinians that were comprised of around twenty ex-ministers and some high officials, together with the representatives of the Coordination- outreach-  Committee that was established through a presidential decree, as well, within the Fateh Central Commission to outreach Israeli public. The way photos […]

The drama of being the eldest sister

The drama of being the eldest sister   At the time my eldest daughter turned into an unbearable creature named a teenager, her social worker advised me to read “the drama of a gifted child”. Somehow, while I was getting close to understand what it means to become a teenager in my eyes as a […]

In the Shadows of Men: Determination

DETERMINATION   With determination, I decided to get a divorce. I believed it was my right as a free Muslim woman. I was told I was free, and I decided to regain my freedom at that moment. I didn’t realize, of course, that freedom for a woman in a patriarchal society is impossible. All I […]

محمود عباس يسقط ورقة التوت

محمود عباس يسقط ورقة التوت من الصعب استيعاب خطاب الرئيس الفلسطيني محمود عباس. لا يفهم المرء من هي الفئة التي يتكلم من اجل ان تسمعه او يحاول اقناعها. كما في كل مرة، يؤكد لنا الرئيس محمود عباس انه يخاطب غير الفلسطينيين. وكأن الفلسطينيين بالنسبة له مجرد تحصيل حاصل. أدوات يسخرها ويحركها كلما أراد من اجل […]

The valley of Hell … a jerusalem tour

Palestinian always called this valley the valley of hell… tradition says you need to walk fast from this valley of you ever need to pass by it . Three cemeteries are no wonder sit actively in this place facing tow mounts of jeruslaem towards the gate of mercy that is adjacent to the Aqsa vicinity […]

Hollow basin in the name of the holy

Hollowizing jerusalem inside a so called holy basin is what jeruslaem future looks like inside a Sad forging of reality and history . While Palestinians and Arabs were busy on weeping for the loss of the West Bank in 1967 , Israel a few years later in 1971 decided to make jeruslaem walls national park […]

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