Tag: Personal Story

How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout

Yasseen* was a senior officer in the Syrian air force of Bashar al-Assad when the country went to war against its own citizens.

He was a cog in the military machine as planes were used to strafe and bomb Syria’s cities and while helicopters dropped barrel bombs packed with electrical wire, designed to create amputees.

How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout

Three generations after the Nakba, still struggling to define home | +972 Magazine

From left to right, the author's aunt, mother and grandmother on the land they used to harvest in Jordan. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

For Madlaine Ahmad, born and raised in Doha to Palestinian parents with Jordanian citizenship, the answer to ‘where are you from?’ is never simple, and always seems to be wrong.

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