As a young Palestinian girl, and a Gazan for that matter, I feel obliged to represent the Palestinian life with its tragedies on the one hand and its joys on the other. And in light of the mounting instability of the situation on the Palestinian ground, particularly the siege on Gaza, it has become a compulsory responsibility for me to put into words and reflect through multi-media outputs the reality of our day-to-day lives, given the failure of the Western media in doing so.

My belonging and attachment to Palestine, my passion to preserve my Palestinian identity, and my duty to clarify the blurred vision of the Palestinian reality and reveal the true and ugly face of the inhumane Israeli occupation pose as the ultimate motivation for me to create this blog and make it some sort of an open diary for the world to read.

Jehan Alfarra's BlogFrom this day on,  I will be telling the story of Palestine; the story that lives on hopes of self-determination and has survived years and years of misery, agony, and tears replacing them with echoing laughter and lively smiles; the story of episodes of pain repeated one day after the other and yet faced with incredibly strong light-spirited hearts; the story of a pen that never seems to run out of ink; the story of what F-16 Jets, Apache’s, Merkava tanks, and machine guns do; the story of stones lying on the banks of the land; the story of an exceptional instinct for survival despite despair and ultimate injustice; the story of a place that used to be our home, and in a matter of a few decades became “home” for others, and we’re the outcast strangers.


22 responses

  1. insert_username

    Seems to be a highly promising blog and cultural diary on the intricacies of Palestinian life; I’ll keep an eye on it 🙂

    December 15, 2010 at 10:07 pm

  2. What a blog! So promising ^_^
    Good luck, dear.

    December 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

  3. Sarah

    long time no see!

    welcome baaaack 🙂

    December 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

  4. Wess

    I love everything about everything here 😀 😀 😀

    December 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

  5. Ahmedovish

    Woooow Jeke have started something useful in her life
    I just can’t believe it … Is it reall????

    BTW, It’s a damn amazing starting … I like it

    December 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

  6. Is that you, you?

    December 22, 2010 at 10:47 am

    • Maybe.. Just maybe ^_^

      December 22, 2010 at 2:50 pm

  7. Ahmedovish

    ya it’s mee Ahmed from Leeds ..
    The first one from UK to make a comment in ur blog 😀

    December 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    • Ahmed, don’t be so sure lol. UK IP detected 2ablak 😛

      December 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm

  8. I am sorry, I am a bit think but I still need to understand your domain name and your motto.

    December 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    • Think harder!

      As for my motto, well you can’t see this still, but my focus is about all the besieged potentials in Gaza. The suffering doesn’t mean we need aid! Trade is what we really need.

      December 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

  9. CVE_Endeavours

    Maybe if we could all get off of our addiction to oil; if we developed the technologies of Overunity Energy Generation. http://www.cheniere.org/misc/oulist.htm Cheap, clean and overabundant. This would free us all from the “drug” that is at the heart and foundation of all Western Civilization. OIL! OIL! OIL!

    What I am talking about is a small air-conditioner sized (OR SMALLER) device (SELF CONTAINED) of the same cost that would give each home (A SELF POWERING DEVICE) more than enough clean and cheap electrical energy. Each home. No more Oil to fight over. Power to the people that is what the above link to Thomas Bearden’s site is all about.

    Your site is great JeeJe. I follow you on my personal twitter which is @Chad_V_Estell my upcoming business site is http://cveendeavours.wordpress.com
    I just recently finished reading “Gaza in Crisis: Reflections of Israel’s War Against The Palestinians” by Noam Chomsky & Ilan Pappe (2010)
    I am interested and so I follow you and others like you on twitter such as O’Keefe.
    Sincerely Chad Vincent Estell
    Peace. Love. Truth. 🙂

    April 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

  10. You are awesome …. Palestine must be proud of you dear…. just go on >>>

    Hassan !

    May 11, 2011 at 8:57 am

  11. marah

    really Palestine must be proud of you go on go on …. i cannot find the worfds

    June 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  12. malak

    hi ms jeeje
    id really love your blog
    keep it up

    witm my love

    July 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

  13. Good luck to you on your struggle and may things improve for all of us.

    Keep up your hope and never forget that there are many Israelis who object the occupation.

    Peace, from Israel.


    July 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

  14. Great attitude.. go a head
    not my first visit neither the last in shaa Allah
    just keep surprising me

    January 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

  15. Assalam, stumbled upon your site, accept my humble compliments for keeping Palestine alive in our conscience.

    July 29, 2014 at 7:19 am

  16. Ovais Ali Khan

    May you get success in what you are doing . I will only say that THE ARRIVAL is near ,just make yourself prepare for the recognition of Imam Mehdi (A.S)…..All shia and Sunnis should get united for the final battle against Jews…

    August 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  17. It’s really inspiring to see how far this blog has come Mas Allah, goes to show that with dedication and motivation you voice can be heard.

    August 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm

  18. Cengiz

    Turkish people are always with you

    August 23, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  19. Andy

    We’re all with you!

    April 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

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