Finally understanding what it’s like to be Palestinian, ( farewell to mam)

Irish in gaza

Finally understanding what it’s like to be a Palestinian

   (Farewell to mam) by Derek Graham

Since 2008 we have worked as solidarity activist / human rights workers with the Palestinians running boats in and out of Gaza and in the beginning of 2012 we moved to Gaza full time. Living here you think you understand what it is like because you are eating the same food and showering in the same salty water as the Palestinians. You wait for your bottle of gas the same as the Palestinians (some times for weeks) and you have the same amount of electricity as they do. But all this is only scratching at the surface.

It was only 2 weeks ago we started to really learn what life is like for Palestinians.

Two weeks ago we got that phone call from home that no son or daughter ever wants to get. Come…

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