As if there aren’t enough problems in this world. At least, there are some persons who bring light and voice to international silence and darkness. Read more about Something different: the flag
This morning, at the Qalandia checkpoint, a Palestinian child was shot in his head with a rubber-coated metal bullet. Read more about Qalandia: just aim...and fire
On Saturday I visited my aunt in Ramallah. The town seemed quiet. Even passing through Qalandia checkpoint seemed easier then before. ‘We thought that they were going to enter last night’, said my aunt suspecting another Israeli invasion of Ramallah and El-Bireh. Read more about Checkpoint 'hell'
Al Ram is a quiet town but in summer the dust noise makes it intolerable. Yes, do not open your mouth and look bewildered, Al Ram is the color of the colorless Palestinian rocks. Read more about 'Abandon all hope ye who enter here'
This morning, the Palestinian High Court of Justice gave the Palestinian General Intelligence Service eight days to explain reasons for the detention of Ahmad Sa’adat, the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more about Palestinian High Court demands explanation
It’s disgusting. European governments are guilty. They have aided and abetted Israel to deport Palestinians. They are now brought to Ben Gurion airport from which they will be flown to Cyprus to be deported to various countries in Europe. Read more about 'Subject to Israeli censorship'
Nablus, the uncrowned queen of Palestine, a calm, tranquil, developing city, became a city of dust, noise, rubble, sadness and anger. Read more about Nablus witnessed 21st century barbarism
‘Greetings from your friend Alaa’, starts a message from one of my best friends in Nablus. We used to be neighbors in a neighborhood called Ras al-Ain. Since Israeli forces entered the city, we had been out of touch. Read more about Nablus, the meaning of state terror
I cannot avoid reading history over and over again. I am not thinking of recent history in former Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, or even apartheid South Africa, when listening to daily reports of what is happening around me. I am thinking of recent local and regional history. Read more about History repeats itself
‘Ala, who lives in Nablus, started to write his long awaited ‘Love in the Time of Curfew’, a title he borrowed from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novel, ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. Read more about Nablus: 'In the Time of Curfew'