‘Welcome to Israel’, reads the big sign. ‘Shit, before I know it, I’ll spend the night at Ramle prison, awaiting deportation’, I think. Read more about Ben Gurion Airport: 'Welcome to Israel'
Today, Palestinian students are nervous. It is the start of the final exams for highschool or ‘tawjihi’ as it is called in Arabic. They have been studying all week and they hope they’ll manage. Read more about Don't cheat
‘Caterpillar did it again!’ I thought looking at a picture of the latest home demolition of Palestinian homes. This morning, Amer, a colleage, walked quickly down the stairs of the office. Read more about Sur Baher: 'Caterpillar did it again!'
Due to the hot weather I already couldn’t sleep. As I finally thought I would be dreaming, I heard sounds of Apache helicopters hovering above my appartment, followed by machine gunfire minutes later. ‘Ramallah, again,’ I thought. Read more about Ramallah: More of the same
It’s really hot today. The television talks about reform, whatever that may be, and another peace plan, whatever that may be. As I came down to the office to check some emails, I got a call from Khader. ‘Ramzi is arrested’, he says. Read more about 'Ramzi is arrested'
‘Did you hear the news yet?’ asks Awatef as I walked down to the office. I expected another Israeli invasion of yet another Palestinian town or refugee camp, another killing, home demolition, or another plan or arrangement brought forward by CIA directors. ‘It’s the flag again.’ Read more about The flag flies everywhere
Just before the invasion of the city, my cousin Ghadir, who lectures at Al-Quds University, left Ramallah and arrived in Nablus. She was supposed to return to Ramallah yesterday, but both Nablus and Ramallah are again invaded. Read more about Nablus: 'Let them shoot me, I am not afraid'
Do you remember when you went to Nablus passing the Israeli colony of Beit El? Do you remember the fence that goes along the colony but makes a sharp U-turn around this Palestinian home? Let me tell you the story of Abu Salam. Read more about The story of Abu Salam
This weekend, Baker Naji Allan was beated and physically abused by the Israeli Border Police. On Saturday, Baker went to work at 7 o’clock in the morning. He works at a gas company, delivering gas barrels. Read more about Treated at the checkpoint
And it can be worse. This morning, the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant reported that Gretta Duisenberg yesterday received a letter in which she was threatened with death. Read more about More on the flag,...