Welcome to My Blog!
I am Mohammed Rabah Suliman, 22 years. I’m Palestinian from Gaza . I currently undertake my graduate programme in Human Rights at the London School of Economics.
Due to the fact that I have lived most of my life, and will be soon back to live, in a region which is characterised by political turbulence, instability and violence resulting from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian people and their land, I found myself obliged to record my views, experiences, and diaries as I witness them firsthand. Therefore, I have created this blog so that people can read and become more familiar with the lives of Palestinians away from the illusively complex political speeches and enigmatic media analyses. I will be glad to receive any comments, and all suggestions are highly appreciated.
People who have never been to Gaza mostly form an image of life in Palestine, in Gaza particularly, as full of misery and suffrage where there is no room for a peaceful moment to live. My blog, however, is to talk of peace as well as of war. This blog is dedicated to Gaza and its people. This blog is where you can read about the life of a UN student, a taxi driver, a farmer, an engineer, a doctor, a resistance fighter; the life of a boy, a girl, a mother, a father, the life of Palestinians both in peace and war.
“The very word per se is evocative of a whole lot of irreconcilable senses: of life and death, of delight and misery, of excitement and wretchedness, of hopefulness and despair, of Hamas and Fateh; and, not understandably, of Al-Ahli and Al-Zamalek. Gaza, the word, by its own nature, and upon the mere pronunciation of it, automatically conjures up two images deeply inculcated in the memory of every Gazan: one of Fares Oda, unflinchingly facing a tank and throwing it with a stone, and the other Mohammed El-Dorra, embraced by his father, and crying for his life. The word, although light as it seems, weighs heavily upon the heart of its enemies.