Gaza… The Resilience

The nostalgia I carry within me to Gaza is mixed with compassion and melancholy of a mother to her sons, a family to its reunion, and a nation to its pulse. Each time I step on the soil of Gaza, I am down base touched with this insistence to existence. Entering through the Erez (ghetto-like) […]

GAZA, A TALE OF LOVE AND RESILIENCE

Gaza…a tale of love and resilience If Amos Oz grew up in Gaza, his autobiography would be of that love and anything but darkness. It is resilience that defines every single aspect of these people. I cannot call them my people. They are at a level that is way beyond … I always thought that […]

Palestinian History: a Nakba,Naksa and Oslo..

I am not sure if this is a curse, Karma, or just a natural consequence of what is happening. I just finished writing about Ahmad Manasra to hear that two 12-13 years old boys from Shufat (next door neighborhood) tried to stab an Israeli in the soft train. It is not hard to imagine the […]

In the name of Brutality : The world mourns Cecile “the lion” , and in Palestine we mourn “Laith” a Palestinian Youth.

It is impossible to see the video of a woman bidding a final farewell to her child , who yet didn’t become a man and remain silent . Silence and blindness towards this brutality that continue to shatter mothers’ hearts . the world has joined in solidarity last week with a lion who was hunted […]

Pedagogy of Death

Pedagogy of Death The murder of the Palestinian toddler “Ali” in burning as a result of arson set by settlers near Nablus brought to the Palestinian minds the burning of Mohammad Abu Khdeir last year. As much as the murder of one person is no less important than another, it is the irredeemable loss that […]

Les Miserables (Anata 2007 and today )

Les Miserables A 21st Century real story Les miserables’s, by Victor Hugo, is the name of the scene lived in Anata. In the past , when I used to pass by such neighborhoods, filled with dirt and garbage , filled with street kids and hungry looking eyes of men , women covered with ignorance and […]

An ethical Shame

Something inside me is still stirring about the trip to Anata. Something should get out in writing, and something about it is still refraining. Part of it, feeling the uselessness of talking about the same issues again and again. I remember eight or nine years ago when I participated in the rebuilding camp experience and […]

A real Reflection on Reality : Facts and Figures on East Jerusalem 2015

This is what makes a real reflection on Reality : A new report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) provides a concerning overview of the human rights situation for Palestinians in Jerusalem. The report – East Jerusalem: Facts and Figures 2015 – paints a picture of persistent neglect and increasing violence. Facts […]

Nakba.. 67 years and a day after .. a reflection

Nakba. 67 years and a day after. Well. It is still Nakba, with continuous de-digestion. Some parents practically locked up their teenagers from leaving their homes ( I was among those he literally begged my teenager not to abandon the house for any reason . I was into any of his  blackmailing tactics on such […]

Nakba or Defeat… a year before…a year after

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