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CULTURE | LIFESTYLE

They could remain after the pandemic.

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It has been more than a year since the coronavirus spread throughout the world. The impact on our lifestyle and customs have noticeably changed during this period.

Yet, these changes don’t seem to be temporary but might take a longer time to return to the way we used to be before the pandemic. They could be the new us, including all the differences that occurred in our life habits.

5 major changes happened to our lives varying to each society:

1- Greetings

No handshakes, hugs, or kisses. It’s crazy to do such a thing these days — unless you want to transmit…


HISTORY

Thanks to Phoenicians who made our lives easier.

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Imagine you have to memorize 700 symbols to express your thoughts on paper. Unless you are from China, this is how the world used to be around 3000 years ago.

The Egyptian Hieroglyph is considered as the oldest writing system known in the world, where the Egyptians used to draw symbols on the walls to deliver a message to others.

Each symbol represents an idea and includes a sound value. Such as the Mouth symbol, which is pronounced ‘ra’, Snake as ‘f’, and the bird symbol has the sound ‘a’.


HISTORY

Started for silly reasons & ended tragically.

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Throughout history, wars may start due to political, economical, or even religious reasons. However, some wars occurred for literally ridiculous or no reason.

Some of them remained for decades which cost enormous lives and total economical destruction.

Here I picked the top 5 dumbest wars throughout history that should not have happened:

War of The Bucket


POLITICS

Al-Nakba, how & why it occurred.

Image from Flickr by Julianno Arias

The Nakba day represents the catastrophe that came to the Palestinians when they were expulsed forcefully from their homes to be given to the zionists who declared their state on the rubbles of more than 530 villages in 1948.

The state that was and still cleansing any trace related to the Palestinians in their land — by expulsion, building settlements, setting discriminating laws, and disturbing the civilians’ lives daily.

But how did the Nakba happen and has it ended?

The Very Start

The story goes back to 1897 when the founder of the world zionist organization, Theodor Herzl, suggested the creation of a…


POLITICS

Armed settlers are marking & storming Palestinians’ homes, supported by a military curfew.

By Rafat Alkhatib

The last week has been severely tensed in the Palestinian-occupied territories. Starting from protests in east Jerusalem against the restrictions the Israeli government has imposed in the old city of Jerusalem, to the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood expulsion attempts and Al-Aqsa mosque raid. Reaching the escalation in the Gaza strip.

This series of events can be simply described as Palestinian reaction against the continuous Israeli procedures of repression and abuse which led to the current heated escalation throughout the holy land.

The Palestinians who live in the Israeli territories made protests against the Israeli violence in Jerusalem. …


POLITICS

Let’s remind the world about the truth they avoid.

From Pixabay by hosny_salah

Away from the sterile argument about the history of the land and to whom it belongs, nobody can deny the brutal Israeli abuses against the Palestinians from the last 73 years until this day.

From enforced expulsion to the Arab residents out of their homes, confiscation of lands, arbitrary arrests to men, women, and children. Building hundreds of settlement units every year, and murdering innocents in a cold blood.

Not only that, but they attribute the Arab’s culture — including their cuisine, clothes, and cinematic works — as their own.

Yet, there is limited coverage for the Israeli abuses under…


POLITICS

‘Hate or Against’ Speech?

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Since the escalation started in Jerusalem in the last couple of weeks, Facebook has closed up to 30 accounts and 2 accounts on Instagram. They also removed many shared posts by the Palestinians about the live events going on in the city.

Not just that, but Twitter joined Facebook with suspending tens of accounts of who got involved in the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah. One of the accounts is related to national activists who live in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood — where the protests are going on to stop the forced expulsion threats against the Palestinians.

But this is not the first…


Politics | Palestine فلسطين

Behind the wall.

The Apartheid Wall from Bethlehem, a long wall that separates the Palestinian territories in the West Bank, By Dani Montero

What’s your day like whenever you want to go shopping to buy ordinary home needs? Maybe you’ll take your own car to the nearest shopping center, or you may take public transport that will most likely take time for waiting until reaching your destination.

However, imagine with me that you have to pass from a military checkpoint on your feet whenever you want to go to the supermarket. With a hectic and humiliating investigation that leaves you under the sun for hours until you are allowed to pass from either side of the checkpoint.

The Present — is a short…

Ibrahim K

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