A series of posts from the Gaza Strip
During the summer of 2011, I traveled to the Gaza Strip to meet family and friends and to experience firsthand what it feels like under military occupation. Over the course of my one month stay, I tried my hardest to accurately present the reality of the Gaza Strip. The territory is certainly under an occupation that employs air strikes, border closings, and general collective punishment, but the people represent an entirely different face of the conflict — one that is severely underreported by mainstream media.
Valuing life and whatever shred of self-sovereignty and security the world allows them, the Gazan people live. They laugh and they cry, they eat and they drive, they dream, they hope, and they do all that they can to lead vibrant, healthy lives. I hope my articles, stories, and photographs reveal this aspect of the collective Palestinian identity.
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