Gaza Beach Camp

My Father Died Alone in Gaza

Contributed by National Council For Development NCD on 25.04.2008:

Subject: My Father Died Alone in Gaza by Ramzy Baroud

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Apri1 5 / 6, 2008

My Father Died Alone in Gaza

There are No Checkpoints in Heaven

By Ramzy Baroud

http://www.counterpunch.org/baroud04052008.html

I still vividly remember my father's face - wrinkled, apprehensive, warm - as he last wished me farewell fourteen years ago. He st(...)

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Property title registration document TABO, dated 1907

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 22.02.2008:


Ottoman Property Title Registration Rocument (TABO), dated 1325 hijri = 1907 Region: Quds, Regional District: Gaza Original Content Creator: Nasif Masad

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Gaza Illustration Sketch

Contributed by Nasif Masad on 29.01.2008:


This Illustration sketch of the city of Gaza First appearance was between 1720 - 1875. Fotography of this sketch was taken by Nasif Masad from a very old book of Hanna Martabat titled "Katf El Zuhour Fi Tarikh el Duhur" published in 1875. From the old collection of the Masad's Family in Gaza.

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Back view of a thob from the Gaza/ Isdud region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:


A back view of a dress which has little embroidery on the front and the 'combs' (mushut) motif down the back.

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Qumbaz in the Gaza Region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:


The qumbaz was widely worn by men in Palestine. The most common materials in the Levant were striped silks.The garment opens right down the front and is fastened to one side of the center and then belted. Originally the cummerbund (hizam) was worn, cashmere in winter and silk or muslin in summe(...)

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The Embroidery of Gaza

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:

Along the southern coastal end of Palestine lies the ancient Philistia with Gaza, Isdud and Ascalon as its main towns. Majdal, the weaving centre that has already been mentioned, stands slightly inland from Gaza. A few kilometers southwards was the busy market-town of Khan Yunis. It was a centre for the Bedu of the Negeb desert and was described briefly by a certain Bimbashi McPherson (1983) (...)

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Back of a thob from the Gaza/ Isdud region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:


A back view of a dress which has little embroidery on the front and the 'combs' (mushut) motif down the back.

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Thob from the Gaza/ Isdud region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:


This dress is made of Majdal woven cotton material with orange, purple and green stipes of silk and cotton; this material is known as abu hizz ahmar. There are 'cypress tree' (saru) and 'arch' patterns. The patterns between the 'arches' are 'cushions' (mehkeddah) and 'combs' (mushut<(...)

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Qumbaz in the Gaza Region

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 21.07.2006:


The qumbaz was widely worn by men in Palestine. The most common materials in the Levant were striped silks.The garment opens right down the front and is fastened to one side of the center and then belted. Originally the cummerbund (hizam) was worn, cashmere in winter and silk or muslin in summe(...)

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