My heart is torn between East and West. I live somewhere between the present and the past. I don't know who I am.
Just another human being biding their time on this earth. Passionate about current affairs, history, politics (particularly MENA region), religion, cute animals and food. Posts are mainly in English but I may post in Arabic/French/Turkish.
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“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”―Nelson Mandela
“Palestinians gather on the rooftop of a building where construction was stopped. The building was bombed in January 2009 during Israel’s military offensive in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip.”
Men, women and children were all given medical care at Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip after Israeli aircraft launched a series of attacks in densely populated civilian areas. 25th August 2011 (Demotix Images)
In Pictures: Women of Gaza - the lives of Palestinian women under siege in the Gaza Strip are documented in photography.
Despite the devastation Palestinians of the Gaza Strip have faced due to the ongoing Israeli siege and occupation, an elegant community spirit prevails. Life continues, as do traditions and self-respect - resistance to suffering has become standard. Women are continuing to care for their families, striving for education and pursuing careers. This is a look at the everyday lives of women in Gaza.
Photograph 1: Young women attend an exercise class organised by the Women’s Charitable Society, a Hamas-funded organisation based in Gaza
Photograph 2: A farmer sits in her fields, north of Gaza City
Photograph 3: Moemen Faiz, a photographer, sits with his new wife, Deema Ayideh, at the couple’s home in Gaza. Faiz was injured during Israel’s assault on Gaza in the winter of 2008-09, and was later flown to Saudi Arabia where he received treatment. The two fell in love when Ayideh, a journalist, interviewed Faiz at the hospital, and they married soon after
Photograph 4: High school students enjoy a field trip on the Mediterranean Sea off the Gazan coast
Photograph 5: A woman enjoys a run along the seafront, a practice she steadfastly insists on enjoying, despite the stares of surprised fishermen and male beachgoers
Photograph 6: Journalist and outspoken Hamas critic, Asmaa Al Ghoul, plays with her son
Photograph 7: While these medical students at Al Azhar University of Gaza dream of furthering their studies abroad, they want to practice medicine in Gaza once qualified
Photograph 8: A woman prays while on break from a sewing class organised, part of the Women’s Charitable Society’s ‘economic empowerment for women’ initiatives
Photograph 9: High school students play on Facebook after completing homework - online social networking is becoming increasingly popular for youth in Gaza to connect with others outside the territory
Photograph 10: A family in Gaza City enjoys a picnic on the beach, one of the few options left to most families in Gaza unable to escape the suffocating siege