Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Images of Palestine in exile

Images from the Wavel Camp in Baalbeck, Lebanon; here Palestine is always within reach, but the residents of the camp can never grasp it, can never meet it; like night and day-there is a brief time where the two overllap-by way of a visitor from abroad; the spouse of a camp resident, with Palestinian Authority papers, and so on.

View from the rooftop of Yassine's house in the Wavel Refugee Camp, Baalbeck.


Blogger Tabor said...

I have been lurking for a while, but for some reason this post with the photos of the women was compelling. so much strength is needed to endure this.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

Thanks for the pictures Laila! They do so much remind me of Dheisheh in Bethlehem ... same hopeless situation, same alley ways, same sentiments!
It's heartbreaking.

9:13 PM  
Blogger J.M. said...

Dear Laila,

I have never met you but I feel as if through reading your posts that I would recognize you in an instant. I thank you for your dedicated posting. Your family is in my thoughts often.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Colorful Dreams said...

Palestinians are not after Lebanese citizenships; If only there were treated like any other Arab/foreigners living in Lebanon, things would have been totally different. It's so pathetic how they're living in there, deprived from the least of their human rights.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Anne Vis said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Laila! I am shocked at dkjda's comment on why are the Lebanese so cruel: Would it not be right to say in the first place why are the israelis so cruel to not grant the rightful owners a return to their land?!!! Home is where the heart is ...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Anne Vis said...

Me again Laila:
I really want to encourage to keep going. I don't know about you, but I get horrible emails from israelis saying I am anti-semitic, just for posting a reaction now and again on your blog!

10:51 PM  

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