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Israel, Don’t Level My Village

By Nasser Nawaja SUSIYA, West Bank — IN 1948, as Israeli forces closed in on his village of Qaryatayn, my grandfather carried my father in his arms to Susiya, about five miles north, in the South Hebron Hills area. “We will go back home soon,” my grandfather told my father. They did not. Qaryatayn was destroyed, along with about 400 other Palestinian villages that were razed between 1948 and th...
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God honoured this olive tree

In Palestine, “God honored this olive tree” “Just as you cannot live without water, olive oil is the same for us—and the olive tree is our life,” explains a smiling Abu-Issa under an awe-inspiring 13-meter olive tree. Its umbrella of branches extends over the al-Walaja hills, just north of Bethlehem. This massive olive tree outside Bethlehem is said to be one of the oldest in the world, da...
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Eid Hathaleen

Eid Hathaleen, as one of the elders of the community of Um al-Khair, is one of the founders of the Good Shepherd Collective, bringing with him a wealth of international experience. Eid has traveled extensively across Europe and the United States promoting the movement for human rights and the Palestinian nonviolent struggle to challenge the mechanisms of oppression. He has presented in Washing...
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Mahmoud Nawajaa

It was 3:30 am, just before Eid al-Adha. We had prepared ourselves to celebrate the holiday in our new dream home, which took us years to finish. Tens of Israeli soldiers, with dogs, stormed our home, terrifying our three children. They took me blindfolded and handcuffed to a military interrogation center near Haifa. I wish I could visit beautiful Palestinian Haifa under different circumstan...
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Unbelieveable

This is one of the injustices we witnessed on a daily basis as Ecumenical Accompaniers. It is truly Unbelievable! Click to read this post.
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