Author Archives: Sarah Ali

About Sarah Ali

Sarah Ali, 20, is a student of English literature at the Islamic University of Gaza. Read her blog here and you can follow her on twitter @Saritah_91.

Gaza, the stories that come after

We asked Maysa whether her family considered leaving their house earlier, since this Prime Minister’s building adjacent to theirs was obviously one of Israel’s targets. Maysa’s answer was not shocking at all, “Where do they expect us to go? The only place we could go to is my grandparents’ in Rafah, but it wasn’t any safer.”

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‏The story of the land

On Land Day, Sarah Ali explains what land has meant to her father, and her family, living in Gaza.

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Memories of Gaza: when the victim is called the terrorist

A woman who lived through the Gaza Massacre recalls children who died, her friends

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I dreamed of Jerusalem

It starts with a smile. A faint one apparently. But that doesn’t matter. I know as long as I’m smiling, nobody can wake me up. I shall keep the smile on my face. And I shall go on dreaming. I … Continue reading

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Gaza Two Years Later: The roof of my house

I used to love the roof of my house. Well, not anymore. There is a bunch of kids in the middle, all gazing at some round glittering objects. Appointing himself as the referee of the game, my little cousin declares … Continue reading

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Gaza Two Years Later: War is never over

“Let it go for God’s sake,” one would suggest. “Two years passed; just move on.” Though quite infuriated by how simple it can be thought of, I can somehow see their point. We, people of Gaza, seem to be still … Continue reading

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