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Nour Samaha


Returning to the Border: Preparing for June 5th on the Lebanese Border

[Bullet that was inside Miled Majthoub. Image from Nour Samaha.]

[Editors' Note: Since the writing of this report, the Lebanese Army declared the border area a closed military zone. Several Palestinian groups have cancelled their plans to organize and participate in the event and instead have chosen to hold protests in their respective refugee camps. Several of those injured on May 15, as well as their relatives and friends, have decided to reach whatever check-point is closest to the border and hold a sit-in there.] “I’m going to attend ...

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On Our Way to Palestine: An Eyewitness Account of Nakba Day at the Lebanese Border

[Protesters marching towards Palestine. Image from Nour Samaha.]

Sunday 15th May, 2011. 7.30am, Nada calls. "The buses are already full and they told us if we want to hitch a ride we'd have to stand the whole way down, is there space with you?" The buses are full? Big smile on my face. "Of course!" Quick change of plan, and I wait for Rana before we set off to pick up Nada and Lara and join Ahmad in Khalde. After a stop for coffee, we began our journey down, with Ahmad leading our two-car convoy. It was very ...

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Nour Samaha


Nour Samaha is of Lebanese-Swiss origin, and has been working as a journalist in the Middle East for the last six years. She participated on May 15th in solidarity with the Palestinians and their right to return.