Hadeel Assali

Hadeel Assali is a postdoctoral scholar at Columbia’s Centre for Science and Society.

Diary: Palestinians in Paraguay

Hadeel Assali, 18 May 2023

In​ 2005, I travelled from the US to visit relatives in Palestine, but my trip was cut short when the Israelis denied me entry to Gaza. I tried again the following year. This time I was detained at the Erez crossing and held in a gated area for around twelve hours. I conceded defeat and set off via the West Bank to Jordan, from where I was to fly back to the US. My mother suggested I should...

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