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Alyssa Poe

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Transcript of Palestine

A Day in the Life of a Palestinian Teenager
Deborah Younts - Religion and Experiences
Renee Mtendera - Identity
Kiera Ferguson - Heritage
Hayley Mitchell - History
Antonio Poe - Learning
Identity in Palestine is spread out throughout the country.
The Palestinian diaspora and the Jordanian and Egyptian rule over the Gaza strip are factors that have influenced the identity of Palestine
Identity is somewhat lost in Palestine due to the Arab/Palestinian conflict
persecution of jews
war and conflict for Peace
Najla battled w/ her identity of Palestine due to the war and conflict which were being identified within her book

What identity do people identify with
83% of the Palestinian Arab population
Arabic & Hebrew are the languages spoken
Said, Najla. Looking for Palestine: Growing up Confused in an Arab-American Family. New York: Riverhead, 2013. Print.

"'Stabbing Jews for Peace' Posters Skewer Pro-Palestinian Campus Group." Truth Revolt. N.p., 22 Oct. 2015. Web. 22 Oct. 2016.

"The World Factbook: WEST BANK." Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2016.


Comparing experiences
History of Palestine
-Palestine incudes the territories of present day Israel and Jordan
Miras Al Azzeh: Palestinian Teenager
"Soldiers and Arabs"
Gun fire

Normal U.S Teenager
"Cops and Robbers"

Religion in Palestine compared to the United States in 2014

Palestine: Muslim- 99.4%
Christian- 0.6%

United States: Muslim- 0.9%
Christian- 70.6%

North Carolina: Muslim- < 1.0%
Christian- 77%

"Religious Landscape Study - Pew Research Center's Religion ..." N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2016.

Kjeilen, Tore. "Palestine / Religions - LookLex Encyclopaedia." N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2016.

Wiles, Rich. Behind the Wall: Life, Love and Struggle in Palestine. Potomac Books Inc, 2010.
-From 1517 to 1917 it remained under the rule of the Ottoman Empire
Schools are set up in tents, broken buildings, or no set place at all.
Taught that Israelis are at fault for everything
Schools named after terrorists, idolizing them.
Hickford, Micheal. "What CHILDREN Are Being Taught in Palestinian Schools Is Shocking and Heartbreaking." Allen B. West. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2016.
Hawari, Yara. "After the Horrors of Operation Protective Edge, Palestine's Children Are Finally Returning to School." N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2016
-Some part of this region is known as the "Holy Land"
-Palestine continued to be a war-torn and much contested region up through the time of the Crusades and, of course, even to the present day.
@ahencyclopedia. "Palestine." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Aug. 2010. Web. 21 Oct. 2016. <http://www.ancient.eu/palestine/>.

-The word Palestine is the derivation of "Plesheth", which meant migratory or rolling.
-Due to the emmigration that led from the Six Day War in 1967 and 1948 war many of the Palestine Christians now live outside of the Mandate Palestine
-The modern history of Palestine begins with the termination of the British mandate, the partition of Palestine and the creation of Israel
-Between 1887 and 1993 over 1,000 Palestinians were killed and thousands injured due to the uprising of the Palestine group, Intifada, in December 1887
-The State of Palestine has a status of a non-member observer state

-The State of Palestine claims the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as the designated Capital.
-Its independance was declared on November 15, 1988 by the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization)
-In 2010, 2.2 million foreign tourist visited the Palestinian territories
-Water supply and sanitation in the Palestinian territories are characterized by severe water shortages and are influenced by the Israeli occupation
Palestinian Heritage:
Family and Community:
In cases of grieving, the community provides food for the family of the deceased during the first three days. Martyrs and their families are highly respected in Palestinian communities. On feasts, the whole town pays the martyr's tomb a visit.
In cases of happiness, the community lends great support, since marriage is the central event in a Palestinian family. The community share in expenses and preparation of foods and drinks, and also participate in the celebration.

The strength of the bond between land and family is consolidated through building the home.
In villages, it is important for the husband-to-be to build a home or to build a room annexed to the family house.
Selling one's house is considered to be shameful.
Palestinian homes were usually made of stone, with a rounded roof to make it stronger, but to also help rain water to flow toward the well, which every home usually had. Also, the center arch stone is considered to be very important and is inscribed with religious verses, the owner’s name and year of construction.

Clothing and Food:
The clothing of Palestinian people reflects the diversity in its people and their ways of living. The earliest Palestinian embroidery combines geometric patterns with some motifs such as flowers and trees. Every embroidery pattern, like every stitch, has a name, which were usually named after things in the natural surroundings.
Popular food dishes are based on principles of nutrition, economy and good taste which can only be produced by years of practice. Typically, Palestinian food uses grains, vegetables, usually a lot of olive oil and lemon juice, onions and garlic, and a variety of taste-enhancing spices After the main meal coffee or tea is served.
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