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Mjriam Abu Samra

Italian-Palestinian Relations: What Went Wrong?

Palestinian youth during a demonstration organized by the Palestinian solidarity movements, groups and associations in Rome, with the cooperation of the Palestinian Youth in Italy on 12 July 2014. Photo by Nasmia Mia Mallah

Throughout July, Zionist groups carried out a number of attacks against Palestine solidarity activists and Palestinian institutions in Italy. They attacked and abused seven young Italians in Rome. One of the victims was accosted merely for wearing a kaffiyeh during the first day of the latest Israeli escalation on the Gaza Strip. Some gun shots were fired at the Palestinian diplomatic residence. Italian political institutions and media have neither condemned nor commented on ...

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Mjriam Abu Samra


Mjriam Abu Samra is a doctoral researcher in International Relations at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Her work focuses on Palestinian Transnational Student Movements and their contribution to the broader Liberation Movement through different political periods. She had previously completed her Master in Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK. Recently, Mjriam has been based in Amman, Jordan. Mjriam has been a co-founder and president of the Palestinian Youth Association “Wael Zuaiter” in Rome, Italy, and she is a founder and active member of the transnational Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM).