Saca

Life must go on

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.01.2018:

Toine van Teeffelen

Bethlehem

1-1-2018

The scouts’ faces are serious. Sometimes a face suddenly breaks into a smile when friends or family members are recognized. People are coming out to watch events the day before Christmas. The youth, among them Tamer, play drums and bagpipes (an imperialist leftover) in the old streets of Bethlehem. They precede the Italian Apostolic (...)

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Het leven moet verder

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 01.01.2018:

Toine van Teeffelen

Bethlehem

1-1-2018

De gezichten van de scouts staan ernstig. Soms breekt plotseling een bevrijdende lach door wanneer vrienden of familieleden worden herkend. Veel inwoners van Bethlehem komen naar buiten om de optocht de dag voor de Kerst mee te maken. De marcherende jongeren, waaronder Tamer, spelen drums en doedelzakken (de laatste van imperialistis(...)

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Indigo Plant, Pomegranate, and Saffron Flowers

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.11.2011:

Indigo Plant, Pomegranate, and Saffron Flowers … A Festival of Colours

By George Al Ama and Nada Atrash, with contributions from Maha Saca

The traditional Palestinian costume: a composition of colours that not only expresses the harmonious taste of an owner and the skills of an experienced embroideress but is also an authentic mixture of cultural heritage and identity. The colou(...)

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Palestinians in the Diaspora

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.11.2011:

A Story of Existence

By Mohammed A.K. Owaineh

TWIP November 2011

As a young child, I saw Palestinians in the diaspora as merely numbers I learned about in my “national education” books, a subject of discussion that my father and older brothers used to have, or, as I recall, videos of the massacres of Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon that were shown on TV. These were the(...)

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