I am a Palestinian from Gaza. I am a journalist. I am a mother. I am a Muslim. This blog is about the trials of raising my children between spaces and identities; displacement and occupation; and everything that entails from potty training to border crossings. My husband is a Palestinian refugee denied his right of return to Palestine, and thus OUR right to family life. Together, we endure a lot, and the personal becomes political. This is our story.
- Name: Laila
- Location: somewhere between the seas, Gaza Strip, Palestine
Journalist, mom, occupied Palestinian-all packed into one.
- Democracy 101
- "A democratic wedding"
- Signs in front of a polling center: no guns, no c...
- Let's vote already!
- Birthday surprises
- Yousuf (with a mouth full of cake) and I celebra...
- Countdown to crunch time
- Return of the Drones
- A donkey rests near a wall plastered with campaign...
- The Fateh hotline
Friday, January 27, 2006