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Supplies exhausted at Gaza hospitals, but not medical workers' commitment

An interview with a doctor at Gaza’s largest hospital, who happens to be my dad.

"Representing" Palestine in London

This inner fragmentation, the state of simultaneously being inside and outside is a linguistic manifestation of Israel’s colonial policy of geopolitical and social separation between and among the same people.

"Return Unifies Us": Palestinians call for a day of action for the right of return

An international day of action on 22 March will focus on reaffirming Palestinian national principles — most crucially, the right of return.

A protest in Ramallah

In the latest installment of her visit to the “rest of Palestine,” Rana Baker recounts a demonstration against the PA in Ramallah, and finds reminders of her native Gaza in Nablus.

A fugitive in my own country

Rana Baker sees Palestine, beyond Gaza, for the first time in her life.

A humiliating start to my first tour of Palestine

The Erez military checkpoint that separates Gaza and present-day Israel is gray, empty and impersonal.

Finding my way to Palestine through narrative

Unless the Palestinian narrative is recognized and fully acknowledged, nothing, especially the discredited “peace process,” can stop Israel’s continued ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

“Yes, we are funding the occupation,” Swedish minister glibly tells Gaza youth

Meeting with Swedish politician in Gaza highlights the hypocrisy and double standards of the European Union.

Imagining Palestine through PalFest

The Palestine Festival of Literature was very much about feeling and thinking deeply about Palestine, about ourselves, and surroundings in the context of home from a literary rather than a rigid political eye.

My Palestinian identity: when memory and reality meet

Identity, deeply rooted as it may be in memory, history, and the representations of these, is put at stake once one is finally confronted by its realities.

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