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July 29, 2019

My dear friends, 

Obliterated is Cancelled. There was never a play or a show, I didn’t write it and Maxine never rehearsed it. 

I am not sure whether I will be able to write or do theatre again. They took our theatre, and with it our play.

Not even a year ago, on 09 Augus...

November 1, 2017

About 100 years ago, a man, living in a little village in Palestine, finished harvesting the last crop of his olive trees on a crisp November afternoon, got back home and had dinner with his wife and children. Little he knew that the following day thousands of miles aw...

October 20, 2017

After years of oppression and enduring so much injustice, there are very few politically motivated decisions that make me angry, exploding a supernova of emotions within me. The decision by Transport for London (TFL) this week to ban a Palestinian advert on the Balfour...

July 26, 2017

Last week, I arrived at the same terminal in Cairo International Airport. This time, I wasn’t being deported to Gaza like all Palestinians travelling in and out of the besieged Strip. I had been travelling on a short business trip, only a couple of days in the big city...

August 12, 2016

“Promise me, son, to come back

I won’t be able to bear your absence.

be merciful to a heart that has barely dodged

the aches of all the years”

She said, fixing her headscarf tighter, voice creaky

she hugged me, but didn’t cry

I did.

She didn’t kiss me goodnight or read a bedt...

May 22, 2016

"What does that even mean?" I was genuinely confused

"Go back to Gaza" he carried on

"But I can't" I bloody can't, I damn can't, I truly and honestly can't. 

 

Israel denied me entry to Palestine yesterday (21 May 2016) mainly because I am from Gaza. That's it, no oth...

May 19, 2016

photos by Paul Hellyer

 

Last Sunday 15 May 2016 I curated an emotionally charged event entitled على قيد الحياة 'Registered Alive' which took place at the Courtyard Theatre in London and was mainly supported by the brilliant Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). The event...

May 6, 2016

 

Come along to my home in London, let's have a bite together and listen while I try to explain to my six year old son why he can't see his grandparents in Gaza. Listen to the tears jamming up my throat as I stop them from coming up to my eyes, as I pretend to be strong...

April 2, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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