Tag Archives: Medical Care

A Foreign Portrait of Motherhood

  I sat in front one of the mothers. I looked into her eyes, and realized part of something I will never fully grasp. A young mother with a sick boy. For months she has been trying to obtain a … Continue reading

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Lest I Look on the Death of the Child

  I don’t usually publish here testimonies that are not my own. I overlooked this self-imposed rule when I published Daphne’s testimony, and today I am doing it again. I just finished written this testimony by Edna. I called her … Continue reading

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Baby

  Quoting from the Amnesty International report:     “Rula ‘Ashtiya was forced to give birth on the ground, on a dirt road by the Beit Furik checkpoint, after Israeli soldiers refused to allow her through the checkpoint in the … Continue reading

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Checkpoint 101: with photos

      At first, the soldiers called the detention facility “Jorah” (an Arab word meaning pithole, used in colloquial Hebrew for sewage). Every checkpoint has its Jorah. It is a quadrangular concrete fence, of various sizes, according to what … Continue reading

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