Category Archives: Palestine, the story

Palestinians are sentenced to sadness


  The writer (left) with his friend Ayman Shokor who was killed in an Israeli attack in Gaza. I always wanted to meet my mother’s West Bank family, who I had not seen for more than a dozen years. Israel’s … Continue reading

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“By destroying houses and killing children, Israel aims at erasing memories”


I asked a friend of mine in Gaza to write an article about targeting Palestinian houses in Gaza. The next day he wrote to me: “The Israelis targeted my brother’s house. It is located next to us. The whole neighborhood … Continue reading

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Gaza Writes Back- Omar X


  Yousef Aljamal discusses Omar X, a story about the death of his brother, featured in a collection of short stories by Gazan writers –   April 29, 14 Gaza Writes Back Transcript YOUSEF ALJAMAL, WRITER, BLOGGER, AND TRANSLATOR: “Omar X”. The … Continue reading

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“Writing is an act of courage,” say storytellers from Gaza


  Submitted by Nora Barrows-Fr… on Tue, 04/29/2014 – 18:08, EI Israel’s attacks on Gaza in 2008-09 killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and destroyed thousands of homes and buildings. (Ashraf Amra / APA images) This week on The Electronic Intifada podcast: We’ll spend time … Continue reading

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Powerful fiction: An interview with the writers of “Gaza Writes Back”


BY MADELINE SCHAEFER PUBLISHED: APRIL 10, 2014 Yousef reading his short story in “Gaza Writes Back” during an event earlier this month at Friends’ Center. Photo: AFSC / Tony Heriza Reading the short stories from the new book, “Gaza Writes … Continue reading

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A Message from Gaza: ‘Palestinian Refugees Will Never Give Up Their Right To Return’


  by Rania Khalek on April 20, 2014 “Palestinian refugees will never give up their right to return,” said Yousef Aljamal, a 24-year-old Palestinian writer from the Gaza Strip. On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure I spoke with Yousef while he was in … Continue reading

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A tragic life that mirrors Palestine’s history


  Yousef M. Aljamal The Electronic Intifada 28 February 2014 Palestinian refugees in Syria in 1948. Many Palestinians have faced multiple displacements since their families’ first exile from their homeland. (UN Photo) Muhammad is a second generation Palestinian refugee with … Continue reading

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