Yousef M. Aljamal

Palestinians are sentenced to sadness

Yousef M. Aljamal
31 August 2014

A family reunion without joy, and the loss of my childhood friend in Gaza.

A tragic life that mirrors Palestine's history

Yousef M. Aljamal
28 February 2014

After being tortured in a Syrian prison, Muhammad remains separated from his children and wife.

Waiting in Gaza, where nothing makes sense

Yousef M. Aljamal
4 October 2013

I haven’t been able to see my relatives in the West Bank for 14 years.

Deported by Egypt for being Palestinian

Yousef M. Aljamal
Nuseirat refugee camp
23 July 2013

I witnessed people from all nationalities entering Cairo, so why are those of us from Gaza humiliated?

Why I have two brothers called Omar

Yousef M. Aljamal
Nuseirat refugee camp
30 May 2013

If he hadn’t been killed by Israeli forces, my elder brother would have celebrated his 27th birthday this week.

How Israel's siege on Gaza killed my sister

Yousef M. Aljamal
Gaza Strip
3 August 2012
Needing a simple, life-saving operation with equipment not available in Gaza hospitals, Yousef Aljamal’s sister died because Israel denied her access to a Jerusalem hospital.

Too many tears have been shed in Palestine; let us laugh again

Yousef M. Aljamal
Gaza Strip
8 May 2012
My mother recently spent 32 days in the West Bank, where she was born and raised. A day for every year she has lived in Gaza.

Our day will come (and soon)

Yousef M. Aljamal
Nuseirat refugee camp
19 April 2012
Despite it all, hope is on the rainbow, writes Yousef M. Aljamal from Gaza, as his mother enjoys a long-awaited reunion with her family in the West Bank.
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