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Steadfast for Palestine: The Heroes of the Battle of “Breaking the Chains”

Seven Palestinian administrative detainees have been waging the battle of “Breaking the Chains” against administrative detention; Nidal Abu Aker, Shadi Ma’ali, Ghassan Zawahreh, Bader Al-Ruzza and Munir Abu Shara are on day 31 of an open hunger strike, Bilal As-Seifi … Continue reading

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The “Battle of Breaking the Chains”: Towards the Freedom of Palestine and Palestinians

Nidal, Shadi, Ghassan, Bader, Munir, Sleiman, Bilal, Amer and Kayed 9 Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike, refusing to eat, refusing to surrender. 9 Palestinian heroes held captive in Zionist dungeons, breaking the walls of captivity, defying their jailor, protesting … Continue reading

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One Heart; Beating for Palestine

If you travel along Al-Jabal street, you pass by a monument, not huge and not small, on the side of the road. You can’t miss it, but if you are travelling in a hurry, you might notice it but not … Continue reading

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A free Palestine: Free from the River to the Sea

A “King’s chair” is touring the world to demand a crippled state for the Palestinian people; a “state” on 20% of our historic homeland, a “state” minus Jerusalem, a “state” drowned in illegal Zionist colonies, a ghetto within ghettos, a … Continue reading

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Embracing the Land

Every morning he wakes up, prays, prepares tea, carries the old tea pot and a small glass and goes to check on his trees and plants. He wanders between the loquat tree and the apple tree and the vineyard, between … Continue reading

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The On-Going Nakba of Palestine … 63 Years Later

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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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The Day the Zionist Settlers Paid Us a Visit

It was another “ordinary” summer day in Dheisheh refugee camp, as far as “ordinary” goes in occupied Palestine. As with every school holiday, my parents had sent my sister and me to my grandparent’s house. We loved going there and … 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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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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