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Jamal family

Contributed by Joop Mutsaers on 08.02.2006:

I am trying to paste together my wife's family history, to give our children a better understanding of part of their heritage. My wife's grandmother was Wadia Jamal, born in 1887 in Jeruzalem, and married in 1914 in Egypt to Elias Shehade. Wadia was the daughter of Assaad Jamal (and his wife Helene) who was born and died in Jeruzalem around respectively 1840 and 1920. Assaad had amongst oth(...)

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Share your experiences in researching your roots for possible inclusion in planned series of articles

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 06.02.2006:

Are researching your Palestinian ancestors or trying to contact living Palestinian relatives? If so, we would be interested in hearing about your experiences for possible use in a number of planned articles on Palestinian Genealogy. Here is list of questions to get you started. Don’t be limited by them though:Where were you born and raised?Do you speak Arabic?Have you been to Pa(...)

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Join our Website Team!

Contributed by Palestine Family.net on 06.02.2006:

The team at Palestine-Family.net are always on the lookout for people to help on a voluntary basis. This is a non-profit project to encourage people of Palestinian descent all over the world to submit document - photos, stories, family trees etc. - from their family collections, so that the rest of the community can view the rich heritage of all Palestinians. If you'd like to help - as collat(...)

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City Boy Communing with Nature

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 05.02.2006:


This youngster is enjoying a moment of solitude in the spectacular nature surrounding Mazraa al Qibliyeh Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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In the Camps

Contributed by Palestine Family.net on 04.02.2006:

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Day after day the media talk about the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the occupation of the territories, and the logic of ever more violence. Since the beginning of the second Intifadah, the type of news shown doesn't change much. The large part of the news ignores the mass of the Palestinian people. Those who fled their land in 1948 and 1967(...)

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Memorial Plaque of Woman at Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


Pictures embedded in the cemetery plaques of the deceased at the Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery help the living to remember them. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Cemetery Plaque with Flowers in Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


May we all have as much care and attention lavished on us after our death as this person in the Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Trio of Memorial Plaques in Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


In the Beit Jala Greek Orthodox Cemetery, most of the graves are slotted into openings in the wall, which are then covered by a memorial plaque. Newer plaques have an image of the deceased framed by ornamental stonework. Built in flower holders of angels or saints are partially covered here by flowers. Orig(...)

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Buried Arab Village near Mazraá al Qibliyeh

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


Just outside the village of Mazraá al Qibliyeh lies an older apparently abandoned Arab village now almost completely buried. Villagers still find coins from various periods here. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Cooking Dinner at the Taboun

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 02.02.2006:


Aromas from the traditional taboun oven, still in daily use in the village of Mazraá al Qibliyeh, wind their way down the picturesque alleyways. The women of Mazraá al Qibliyeh will happily prepare visitors a taboun-cooked meal at their request. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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