Author Archives: Fidaa Abuassi

About Fidaa Abuassi

Fidaa Abuassi is a Palestinian blogger from Gaza. She blogs at: www.fidaaabuassi.wordpress.com

Getting engaged in the Diaspora

Fidaa Abuasi manages to get engaged, in the Diaspora. “The hardest question however is “where will the wedding be?”, Gaza, Ramallah, Jericho, Jordan or Chicago? Again, only God knows where! Thanks to Israeli apartheid”

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Freezing and canoeing in Gaza

Fidaa Abuassi writes about talking to her family in Gaza as they deal with a severe winter storm without fuel or electricity due to the siege.

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Between the death of my nephew and my visit to Jerusalem, a Gaza story

The doctors said most babies born after last November’s Pillar of Cloud attack didn’t survive, Fida’a Abuassi writes from Gaza. Should we then blame Israel for the death of my sister’s baby? Should the occupation be held accountable for such a crime! My sister’s experience seemed to us one of its kind, yet she was definitely not the only, the first or the last one who experienced such a great loss. I had always thought I could understand the pain of those mothers. I was wrong. My sister made me feel it for real. I have never felt pain like this before.

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Take me home

Fidaa Abuassi writes about being in the United States and missing her home in Gaza.

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Born to fight

A poem by Fidaa Abuassi.

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Gaza, Get an Airport or Get a Life

Blogger Fidaa Abuassi describes the tortured path of traveling in and out of the blockaded Gaza Strip, and the humorous conversations that occur along the way.

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You call me a terrorist?

From Fidaa Abu Assi’s blog Gaza in Words.

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Alhamdulillah Thanksgiving

A visitor to Gaza leaves precious bags he has promised to deliver to Greece in a cab…

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The positive power of me (that the siege cannot kill)

Life in Gaza seems to many somehow disappointing. This is what most people think, but this is not what I do think. Gaza taught me that I have to work for everything I want and need. Gaza taught me how … Continue reading

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My Khan Yunis

I felt no difference. Although I hadn’t physically been there before, every single street I passed through looked so familiar to me. I felt I belong to a place my feet had never trod and my eyes never seen. I … Continue reading

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Overnight traumas

How fast everything happens in Gaza. Everything goes very well; however, everything could turn upside down overnight. How hard when you are put in a position where you cannot expect how the next second of your life would look like– … Continue reading

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Gaza Two Years Later: I waited 23 days to cry, and two years to write

What a miracle! Two years elapsed and I am still capable of taking another breath of life! Who ever expected I would be writing this right now in the same Gaza, the very same place that was being entirely knocked … Continue reading

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