Weddings in Gaza

If you ask any woman here what would she do to not miss a wedding, the answer would be: Anything! Weddings have always held prominence among social activities in Palestinian society. When I was young—too young to go to weddings, I remember the way grownups talked about them. The day would start very early around 6:00 am. […]

To Travel or Not?

I’m sitting here watching people go away. They go with no farewell these days. You learn about it on their social media statuses. When they’re wherever they are, they post pics of beautiful places and tourist attractions. For a shallow mind, you’d think they were in heaven. For me, I’ve become numb. There’s no heaven […]

My Lover is a Freedom Fighter

When people around the world hear of Gaza, or Palestine, the first thing that comes to their minds is death and destruction. I can’t blame them for that because we’ve been defined by these two words for a long time. Living under a blockade that has entered its 14th year now, and being attacked from […]