Author Archives: Jehan Alfarra

About Jehan Alfarra

Jehan Alfarra is a blogger based in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. You can follow her work at http://palinoia.wordpress.com.

Why I’m saving up for a punching bag

  Imagine a tumor, a big lump of frustration muddled up with helplessness settling inside your heart and getting pumped through your veins and the entirety of your body, and it has no cure. You only wish you can reach … Continue reading

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To my beloved Palestine, I am sorry. I love you.

My aim is not to narrate what happened on March 15; I will leave this to someone else. I will allow myself to be sentimental and emotional. I want to aver my feelings of pain, disgust, disappointment, and anger with … Continue reading

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Terrorist or pianist?

Although I hate it that my mom is a doctor and although am not a big fan of the UN, I do love the fact that she works for them! You might ask me why? Well, she has privileges in … Continue reading

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Gaza Two Years Later: 23 days of my life

My first semester at IUG, the Islamic University of Gaza, was quite intense; different life style, freshman zeal, new faces, new troubles, architecture major, and most significantly >> war.  My first final exam – Applied Physics – was scheduled to … Continue reading

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