Growing up in Gaza, I studied in UNRWA schools from first to ninth grade. I owe a great debt to my school, teachers and the Palestinian curriculum for making me into the person I am today — an ardent believer in nonviolence and the right of both Palestinians and Israelis to lead secure, prosperous and dignified lives.
A version of this article first appeared in Newsweek.
At the end of each round of violence between Israel and Gaza, both Israel and Hamas always insist that they have won.
Everyone I know in Gaza has packed a small bag of treasured belongings, keeping it by the door in case their apartment tower is Israel’s next target.
No words can capture the agony of despairing friends and loved ones, who every day feel alive only by the lack of death.
The $150 million contribution to UNRWA is less than half of the $360 million that the U.S. annually gave to UNRWA before Trump.
Netanyahu’s premiership is seen as guaranteeing Hamas indefinite rule in Gaza.
These elections, the first national balloting since 2006, are the most significant in a generation for us Palestinians.
Abbas’ government endlessly waits time and again for a messiah to do its work and set the Palestinians free.
Ashwari’s resignation is emblematic of a decline in the decency, strength and relevance of the PLO.