Zeyad Aabed has devoted his career—26 years—to running an NGO dedicated to offering education and health services to the deaf. It was, to say the least, a labour of love. But now, much of the funding on which his NGO depends is drying up. And today, he feels exhausted and depressed, fearful he will have to close the El-Amal Rehabilitation Society altogether. (More…)
Author: Asmaa TayehAsmaa is an English literature student at Gaza's Al-Azhar University. She was born in Gaza and lives in a refugee camp called Jabalia in northern Gaza. Reading, calligraphy, photography, translation and art are her main interests. To Asmaa, writing is the best way to express her feelings, release stress and hold on to memories.
25 May 2018
I woke up from a nightmare and turned off my mobile alarm just before it blared forth. I don’t know what I was dreaming about, but I know it was a nightmare. It has been so long since I was able to sleep in peace. It’s 4 AM, the perfect time to wake up for the Islamic al-fajr prayer, but that’s not the only reason why I had set my alarm for that hour. (More…)