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My Nakba

1948 was the year when 700.000 Palestinians were expelled from their villages, and 413 villages were destroyed completely by the Zionist militias. In the following podcast you will hear interviews by two Palestinian refugees telling their personal story of how they were excluded from their village, became refugees and ended up in Aida Camp. The [...]

 
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My name is Lucy Shomali , and I’m half Czech, half Palestinian.I come to Beit
Sahour almost every summer to spend the holidays with my family. I am
proud to claim my origin, but it is not easy to be the strange one wherever I go.
I try to help Palestine by sharing my experience, so [...]

 
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Since the beginning of the Intifada, Palestinians with West Bank or Gaza Identity Cards have needed to obtain permits from the Israeli Intelligence in order to enter Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, has important prayer sites for Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In this clip, 15 year-old Rania Roomi, talks about dreams of one [...]

 
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I have written this piece because I want everyone to know about Ghassan Kanfani. He put something in my heart and made me feel proud about being Palestinian.

 
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Story by Athal Al Azza
Music by Le Trio Joubran
photo accessed from   http://www.bintjbeil.com/articles/2003/ar/0709_bazzi.html

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Personal stories like this one are extremely difficult to tell, but the telling is very important. It’s taken a long time for Radio Lajee’s Mohammad Qassim to finish this post and it’s been well worth the wait.

 
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Sound recording: Layan Al Azza
In the last six months alone, 1,118 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. 90% of these individuals have been imprisoned.
It’s an extremely important issue that sadly affects everyone living in Palestine. If they haven’t spent time in jail themselves, their brother, sister, mother, father or cousin has. With that in [...]

 
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In 1948 the year of the Nakba, Afif Gatasha was just six months old. In this recording, he shares the very personal and moving story of his life from then until now.
Sound recording: Layan Al Azza

 
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I want to speak about myself - how my family left our village and became refugees. [...]

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