Tag Archives: diary

Drones in the shower, F-16s on the street: On leaving Gaza

Gaza Under Attack – Timeline | In pictures Aug-Sept 2011 | Oct-Nov 2011 | Dec 2011 20 December 2011 | Notes from Behind the Blockade | by Radhika Sainath | ISM I made the long journey out of Gaza last week.  I must say, though I will miss the dozens of people who invited me […]

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Happened in 1948 ~ by Nazek Dhamra

Related: Al Nakba (The Catastrophe) By Nazek Dhamra | Palestine Chronicle | dec 19, 2011 In the first few days of June 1948 my mother woke me up early after her dawn prayers and may be around the sunrise time. She asked me to go check the fig trees if they made some early fruits […]

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A love story, a Palestinian story ~ by @livefromgaza

ألف مبروك على الزواج ونتمنى لكما حياة مليئة بالحب والسعادة والمرح Lina al-Sharif, The Electronic Intifada , Nov 24, 2011 Updated Dec 26, 2012 because of the birth of their Baby: Yasmeen! (more below this post) This article was originally published by The Electronic Intifada Courtesy Lina al-Sharif The idea of writing about something very […]

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Searching for a Ticket ~ by @YasirTineh

Trapped at the airport, Terminal bound Destinations are endless but I’m terminal bound The place I want to be is not an option for me Trapped at the airport. Terminal bound Looking for the plane with the #Palestine crowd Trapped at the airport. Destinations are endless But the place I want to be,There is no […]

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“I wish Dad was here celebrating Eid with me”

Related: Refugees of Palestine – in pictures by Shahd Abusalama | 6 November 2011 | Palestine from My Eyes | ISM The day before the start of Al-Adha Eid is the day of Arafa. It is said that a believer who fasts on this day expiates the past year’s sins and the sins of the […]

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The Olive and the F-16: Autumn in Gaza

Gaza Under Attack – in pictures | Attacks on Gaza – Timeline by Radhika S. | 27 October 2011 | Notes from Behind the Blockade | ISM Today completes another week of olive picking in Gaza.  Another week of pausing, breaths held, as Israeli tanks the color of sand moved nearby along the buffer zone, […]

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My Name is #Nakba {Poem} ~ by @YasirTineh

My name is #Nakba, I’m the son of a murdered father & the daughter of a childless mother. I’m a twin in my being, A girl called Palestine & a boy called Palestinian,Yet I’m a family where sisters don’t have sisters & brothers don’t have brothers. I’m Palestine & I have been raped, I cried […]

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Gaza, where nothing’s forgotten! ~ by Ruba Monzir

. “Gaza Walls, unique papers of stone..!” By Ruba Monzir | 12/9/2011 |  I am a Gazan Weblog Do you want to know something about Gaza? Well, it’s too simple. Have a tour in Gaza streets and you will know every single minute detail about it. Gaza is the place where you are free to the […]

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A Palestinian mother, a Palestinian son, and Eid in America ~ by @samikishawi

By Sami Kishawi « Sixteen Minutes to Palestine | Aug 31, 2011 In 1993, my mother made it a point to enthusiastically celebrate Eid. I was only two years old and she was still settling into her new life in America. Having left her home, her family, and her friends in Gaza City one year […]

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The Story of Shaheed Ismail Nimr Ammoum, an Elderly farmer murdered in Israeli airstrike in Buriej

Gaza Under Attack- in pictures | Part 1 | Part 2 | 26 August 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Ismail Nimr Ammoum worked his whole life as a farm laborer. He did not have land of his own, he worked for others, planting, watering, weeding, whatever needed done. He was a strong man, and […]

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Bloody Tears of the Gazans ~ a poem

  Voiceless from the continuous screams, I’ve been voiceless for the past 63 years. The pain is more unbearable than ever before, I can’t remember the last time my tears were clear, Now they are a crimson red, descending rapidly. Why won’t anyone help us, help our people?? Unanswered these questions will remain Until my […]

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Blame the Gazans – Punish Them ~ by Mohammed Suliman

Mohammed Suliman | 08/19/2011  | The Electronic Intifada According to the Palestine Papers, Saeb Erekat, the so-called chief Palestinian negotiator, once stated, “”If someone sneezes in Tel Aviv, I get the flu in Jericho.” That was probably the only thing that makes sense Erekat every said regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Except it wasn’t actually true, unless […]

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Palestinians are sleepy but still occupied ~ by @samikishawi

By Sami Kishawi | Aug 15, 2011 | 16 Minutes to Palestine weblog The Boston Globe‘s The Big Picture news stories brilliantly depict the human side of life right outside our doorstep, thousands of miles away. On 15 August 2011, The Big Picture published a compilation of photographs of people sleeping, including Palestinians. Photo #12 was initially […]

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Throwing rocks at the occupation — and Western prejudice too ~ by Linah Alsaafin

Linah Alsaafin | The Electronic Intifada | Nabi Saleh |11 August 2011 Is throwing rocks at an occupying force an act of violence? (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills) I had denied it for too long now but for a Palestinian, my rock throwing is abysmal. On one of the Fridays I spent in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, I […]

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‘Recently I was Someone, Now I’m Nobody’

Muhammad behind the wall: ‘Now, I am Nobody.’ (Mats Svensson) By Mats Svensson | Palestine Chronicle | Aug 8, 2011 I have visited Muhammad around sixty times. But it is only now that we begin to really talk to each other. Seven years ago, I met Muhammad for the first time. I was then out […]

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