Category Archives: Palestinian Diaries

Occupied Palestine from A to Z: Canaan of Palestine

“Ya Abu Nidal, lahhiq ibnak, lahhiq darak, hurry up, the soldiers are raiding your home and want to take your son Nidal.” A neighbour came running to tell Canaan who was ploughing the land and tending the olive and almond … Continue reading

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Occupied Palestine from A to Z: Basma – a Woman from Palestine

Every morning she starts her day in front of the taboun; she bakes bread then prepares breakfast for her children and her grandchildren. She watches them leave to school, university and to work. She then sits on the stone step … Continue reading

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Occupied Palestine from A to Z: Arwa’s Dream

Arwa, little Arwa with the long dark hair and the large eyes, pressed “play” on the old battered CD-Player and the minute traditional Palestinian songs filled the room, she started dancing alongside her two younger sisters. She loved the dabkeh … Continue reading

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Notes from the Olive Harvest

“We lived in a paradise”. My grandmother used to say about Jrash; her village to the west of occupied Jerusalem, her home and only home. “We had lots and lots of trees, countless trees, so many trees that stretched as … Continue reading

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Our Paradise on Earth

“Yamma, wake up, its morning and we have work to do”. It was the olive harvest season and for over a month the whole family together with the entire village had been spending the day in the olive fields. My … Continue reading

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Palestine Before the Nakba 1948

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Celebrating the Land; Celebrating Palestine

– The Palestinian calendar is full of special days. Growing up, day after day and year after year, we were introduced to these special days, and with time more such days joined our calendar. Almost every month there is something … Continue reading

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A Thousand Carnations for Palestinian Mothers

A Thousand Carnations for Palestinian Mothers Continue reading

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One Friday Morning in Occupied Palestine – The Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre 25.02.1994

– It was very early in the morning when I told my mother about the dream I had the night before. I was in the sitting room of my grandparents’ house in Dheisheh refugee camp and my mother’s uncle, who … Continue reading

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A Popular Boycott Movement in Defiance of Occupation and Oppression

– Every couple of weeks we hear that the so-called PA had destroyed illegal products from Zionist colonies in occupied Palestine. In a vain effort to present itself as “protector” of Palestinian interests, but failing miserably, this PA had previously … Continue reading

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