The war is not over.

As you walk in the streets of Ramallah, with its aesthetically appealing buildings and the chaos of shoppers and street vendors the silence here is deafening. We continue to protract this bubble deeper into the echelons of denial and complacency. The ululations in the summer for Gaza, and the metamorphosis into a population of cheerleaders … Continue reading The war is not over.

Not in the name of the Palestinian cause

  Palestine has been a major fixation in regards to a cause fighting injustice coming in the form of imperialism and colonialism. To stand with Palestine is to stand against injustice, apartheid, colonialism and imperialism.  Solidarity is crucial in the destruction of any imperialist unjust regime, it serves to isolate it through the voice of the masses … Continue reading Not in the name of the Palestinian cause

Dealing with teargas: from the Palestinian experience

Dealing with teargas: Most of the tactics below are used in order to decrease the effects of teargas in order to remain conscious and avoid collapsing. 1- Take note of the direction of the wind all the times, and look for the location of the teargas canister in order to avoid it. Move in the opposite direction … Continue reading Dealing with teargas: from the Palestinian experience

How Palestinians can give solidarity with Gaza

You don't. We are all under the same colonialism, and in its divide and conquer tactic it creates schisms between its people geographically, socially and economically. In the West Bank we are not liberated to be showing solidarity through vigils and demonstrations where we chant hollow chants about the strength in Gaza. We are under … Continue reading How Palestinians can give solidarity with Gaza

Loud music, silent hearts

In between Birzeit university’s open day, Ramallah’s charade of a commemoration which more so resembled a joyful celebration of our exodus, two Palestinian youth, Nadeem Siam and Mohammad Odeh were murdered by Israeli forces during a demonstration near Ofer prison. As people sing songs, wave flags and echo we will return, Nadeem and Mohammad’s family … Continue reading Loud music, silent hearts

Breaking away from the inferiority complex

We live in a world where racial hierarchy regulates the majority of social constructs. Due to colonialism and the subjugation of people of color; being born white automatically boosts one to the top of the racial ladder. Consequently, white privilege is founded on the exploitation of individuals whom are considered as not white. A white … Continue reading Breaking away from the inferiority complex