Musa Chahuan from Beit-Jala

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 28.02.2009:

Standing Back
1- Rosa Musa Fache, daughter of (Nakhleh) Najleh Musa, brother of Elias Musa.
2- Gabriel Musa Chahuan
3- Salvador Musa Chahuan
4- Estrella (Nigmeh) Musa Chahuan Wife of Elias Gharfeh.
5- Moises Musa Chahuan
6- Lidia Issa Sharaf, with her daughter Sara (...)

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Abraham: A Dynasty of Prophets Saints, Shrines, and Sufism in the Mountains of Hebron

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.04.2008:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

Despite sparse rainfall, the spring has covered the mountains of Hebron with all shades of lush green. Gone already is the almond’s glorious delicate blossom. In contrast the budding deep-purple flowers of the peaches and plums look sinister. The few anemones and thin cyclamen are already wilting. The fields are overgrown with lush green barley and wheat that by the e(...)

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Palestinians Living in the Diaspora

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 08.03.2008:

By Ingrid Jaradat Gassner

Sixty years ago, prior to the establishment of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) in 1948, the overwhelming majority of the Palestinian people were living in their homeland Palestine. Today the Palestinian population worldwide is estimated to be 10.1 million,i with more than half (approximately 5.2 million) living in the diaspora.

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Bet Suriq/Bet Shinneh

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.06.2007:

Love and Life in a Palestinian Village

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

Three huge ancient oak trees huddle closely together, and two younger ones, not more than two hundred years old, stand to their right in the curb along the winding road from Jerusalem to Bet Suriq. The history of these trees dates back more than five hundred years; remnants of a Palestine once famed for its oak woods. In c(...)

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Salesian Artistic Centre in Bethlehem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 23.06.2007:

A unique opportunity in Bethlehem for vocational training in traditional craftsmanship

By Sara Faustinelli

No doubt, the city of Bethlehem is one of the capitals of the Palestinian handicraft tradition. And that is why it was chosen by the Italian NGO, VIS (International Volunteering for Development), Italian Cooperation, and Caritas to open a centre for vocational training in c(...)

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Contributed by Alex Kattan on 04.05.2007:

Any errors or omissions, in the information below, are not intended.

Corrections are welcome.

Remember : Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.











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Hebron – New City

Contributed by National Council For Development NCD on 21.12.2006:

The picture is for ein sara street, in the modern part of the city that have the municipality building and most of NGOs offices. Original Content Creator: Tareq Tamimi

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Dary al- Shaykh

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 06.12.2006:

Dary al- Shaykh Before 1948

The village stood on a small hill at the northern slope of Mt. Shaykh Badr and overlooked Wadi al-Sara to the northeast. The Jerusalem –Jaffa highway and railway line passed through the wadi. One of the railway stations was located 0.5 km east of the village. Secondary roads linked Dayr al-Shaykh to nearby villages. It had a rectangular configuration (...)

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Ein Sara Street Hebron

Contributed by National Council For Development NCD on 04.11.2006:

The photo is for Ein sara Street in Hebron, the main street and the old Hebron-Jerusalem Street. Original Content Creator: Tareq Altamimi

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I Can’t Forget My Hometown (Ein Karem)

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 11.03.2006:

Claude Tushieh

Homeland is dear to all of us. I often asked myself questions about my roots. My father used to say that the essence of the present problem is the injustice done to our people in 1948 when over 700,000 people were forced to leave their towns and villages. Encouraged by this and in order to know the facts about the nakba [disaster] in 1948 and its negative repercussions o(...)

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