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Midnight Victim

by Neda, Beit Sahour It could happen very simply to any girl of us, and without any consideration to any international law or any humanitarian sense, one girl of my classmates was arrested while she was drowning in her innocent ...

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Experiences in Violence vs. Kindness

by Megan Ok… here is what happened in Bethlehem. I went to Jerusalem, to the Damascus Gate, and took a cab to a side route into Bethlehem because the town was under curfew so no one could enter or leave. ...

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Majd in Military Court

Ed Mast Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are not allowed to visit their relatives in prison, so hearings in Israeli military court are the only opportunity for many families to see their sons, brothers and fathers. Linda and I were ...

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God Bless Our Home

A Calm Day in Gaza by Ed Mast We sit on the floor of a pleasantly-colored cinderblock apartment, one of a row of buildings painted in bright Santa Fe colors, in Rafah near the south end of the Gaza Strip. ...

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Letter from Mawasi

from Carla Mawasi is a village on the coast side of Rafah (in the Gaza Strip) that is surrounded by settlements and guarded by a checkpoint that has not allowed a Palestinian through in 2 years. The villagers survive on ...

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Lutfiyeh, Hurriyeh

by Ed Mast We spent last night with Lutfiyeh and family in Ramallah. Linda and Lutfiyeh are sisters of the heart, and it’s a deep pleasure to watch the joy that Linda’s simple presence brings to Lutfiyeh’s grim weary life. ...

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Bullets Through the Wall in Gaza

by Molly Hello guys, I’m so sorry for the long time with no info. I cant believe how much has happenned in the what, 7 days since I last wrote? I’m back in jerusalem now and I thought a lot ...

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Celebrating the Sabbath

By Jennifer Today I came as close as I may ever be to attending an Islamic prayer service with about 1,500 worshiping farmers. This morning I spent at the small village of Falimia where our small band of 4 international ...

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