Our thoughts and eyes during the Advent and Christmas season are directed at the birth of Jesus: a birth of love and hope for all hearts and minds.
By Sive O Connor
My decision to travel to the West Bank and get a glimpse of life in Palestine was mainly based on a chance to enhance my own learning experience. Having just begun part time studies in an MA in Anthropology and Development, it seemed like a great chance to see first-hand what it is like to be Palestinian and how this word “occupation” impacts on daily life.
In a wide-ranging interview, AEI’s director Rania Murra discusses liberation strategy among Palestinians, boycott of Israeli products, the need to give personal examples, how to look at the influence of Da’aash (ISIS) in the Arab world, and the challenge of staying in Palestine.
It is too difficult to watch the images. All human life is precious. It is time to end the occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East-Jerusalem. It is time for Palestine. This is the only solution for the ongoing Naqba [disaster] against all those innocent human beings who are exposed without any defense to the Israeli military machine.