Since starting this blog a few people have asked me questions about what has happened to Palestine. As I have mentioned before I really do not want to get into the politics of what is happening, but for me, the easiest way I found to understand was this picture that was shown to me during a recent talk I went to from a woman who had spent 3 months working for a charity out there.
As you can see from the pictures, the state of Palestine has been seriously depleted and turned into what is known as Israel.
I am currently reading In Search of Fatima, A Palestinian Story.By Ghada Karmi. ISBN 978-1-84467-368-1
This is her memoir of her childhood in Palestine and how her family came to be in Golders Green in London after having to flee their country. It explains the modern history since her birth in 1939 and the displacement of the people. It is a thick book with 451pgs, but I am finding it fascinating reading and am learning a lot from it. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to discover more of what happened from a Palestinian child’s perspective.