Life Stories

Alexander Qamar

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 07.05.2006:

Alexander Qamar is a retired factory owner from Jerusalem who lives near Aida refugee camp in Beit Jala, opposite the Wall. Here is his life story:

"Every two or three weeks the army comes knocking at the door. They have come four times since they built the Wall. They ask us to leave the house and stand for two or three hours on the street. You hear a voice outside shouting: "Open, ope(...)

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Mohammed Na’im Abu-‘Akr

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 17.03.2006:

Mohammed Na'im Abu-'Akr was born in Dheisha refugee camp on September 13, 1971. He had four brothers and two sisters. His family emigrated from their native village Ras Abu-'Ammar inside the so-called green line in Palestine, and settled down in Dheisha Camp together with other Palestinian refugees. When he was five years old, Mohammed played with other children in the pathways of the camp. H(...)

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Amani Al-Hissi The Vision of a Blind Woman

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

April 2005

Amani Al-Hissi, a 25-year-old blind Palestinian woman from the poor refugee camp of Al-Shati (“The Beach”) in Gaza, studies Arabic literature, plays music, works as a radio presenter and depends on “help yourself” as her strategy for managing the details of her own life. Al-Hissi was shot by an Israeli soldier when she was six years old. One we(...)

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Hanna Musleh

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

November 2005

A passionate Palestinian filmmaker and educator, one would think that a man like Hanna W. Musleh, who has accomplished so much, would not be so humble. But Musleh is one who embodies this modesty: his tone of voice is low, his demeanour serene, his shyness dignified and his friendliness noble.

Musleh was born in 1954 in Beit Jala to Wa(...)

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