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MY truth about Palestine – Exploring the Emotional Complexities of Stepping into the West Bank as a Foreigner

I have poured my entire soul into this piece of writing; it was emotional to revisit these points which will never be removed from my heart. We are living through an abomination in world history, ironically during the information age we are trying to be silenced. With some hesitation, but determination to share, this is… Continue reading MY truth about Palestine – Exploring the Emotional Complexities of Stepping into the West Bank as a Foreigner

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Review: Palestine Expo London (The Biggest Palestine Event in Europe)

All walks of life came together last weekend at Palestine Expo held in the heart of London. Organised by the UK non-profit organisation Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA) it was the debut of the largest event of its kind in Europe. Two days of celebrating Palestinian heritage and culture but also more importantly to acknowledge and… Continue reading Review: Palestine Expo London (The Biggest Palestine Event in Europe)

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Jerusalem – Segregation in the Holy Land

Jerusalem - one of the oldest and holiest cities on Earth, important to three of the world’s major religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but recognized by everyone. It's without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Home to Temple Mount, Western Wall, Al-Asqa Mosque, Dome of the Rock and the… Continue reading Jerusalem – Segregation in the Holy Land

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Bedouin Tribal Displacement in Palestine

'Area C' in the West Bank is under full Israeli civil and military control, however it is home to hundreds of Palestinians and Bedouins communities enduring harsh living conditions in extreme poverty. Bedouins are an important fabric of Palestinian society, they can be defined as nomadic Arabs of the Desert, people that travels from place… Continue reading Bedouin Tribal Displacement in Palestine

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Apartheid in Palestine and Israel

I didn't know much about the segregation in Palestine before I was actually there experiencing and feeling it for myself. There is no doubt in my mind that what I saw can correctly be described as apartheid, as famously said by Nelson Mandela. In fact the Palestinians are using the similar model of non-violent resistance in… Continue reading Apartheid in Palestine and Israel

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Celebrate Palestinian Culture

Keffiyeh Factory in Hebron, the West Bank I was lucky enough to visit the LAST standing keffiyeh factory in Palestine, run by the Herbawi family. Other factories have been destroyed by bombing in Gaza or put out of business due to globalization and the strict laws enforced under the occupation. Classically the keffiyeh can be… Continue reading Celebrate Palestinian Culture

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A Surreal Experience – Leaving Palestine Through Ben Gurion, Israel

It was time to go home. I had mixed feelings about leaving Palestine. On one hand I wanted relief from the heavy burden of  the illegal occupation, flashbacks of all the stories I had heard, injured people and injustices I had witnessed first hand, the paranoia of always being watched. On the other hand I… Continue reading A Surreal Experience – Leaving Palestine Through Ben Gurion, Israel