Freedom by Yosra Béjaoui – Tunisia

I don't remember the exact day but it was on January 2009. It was a very normal and peaceful day in Tunisia but unfortunately it wasn't the case in another place of the world (2300 kilometers away to be exact). It was the Israel-Gaza war. The Gaza strip was hit by airstrikes, unfortunately, bombs don't … Continue reading Freedom by Yosra Béjaoui – Tunisia

A light of Hope by H. – Gaza, Palestine

When I recall that year and how exactly it passed by, I am not sure if I should smile, sigh, or feel sorry. The year 2012 was the start of everything for me. I graduated in 2007, and since I’ve applied and participated in various programmes that were implemented for the new graduates. Not one … Continue reading A light of Hope by H. – Gaza, Palestine

Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine

6 AM, on the fifteenth of January, 2009. It was a very cold morning. My family and I woke up to the terrifying noises of the Israeli bulldozers. At first, we were not totally aware of the situation. As far as we knew, the Israeli occupation had left Gaza a long time ago. However, the … Continue reading Life is Priceless by A, Gaza, Palestine

I want you to be a man by M. Gaza, Palestine

The power was off while the dark sky was moonless, empty, except of some reconnaissance drones that I thought were bright stars in the dawn. Everything was pretty quiet, and everyone from my family inside one room of our small unpainted house was sleeping and snoring on their mattresses without blankets. The atmosphere was really … Continue reading I want you to be a man by M. Gaza, Palestine

Truth, Dream or Fiction? by Noa Cohen, Israel

It was a weekend in 2012, when I came home to spend Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest) with my family in Haifa. At that time I was part of a one year volunteering program in which Israeli-Jews and Israeli-Bedouins worked together in educational frameworks around Be'er Sheva. My Bedouin peer was Dalila (pseudonym) - … Continue reading Truth, Dream or Fiction? by Noa Cohen, Israel