Title

Palestinian Mothers are the Glue that Bonds Palestinian Society

Department

Art

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

5-7-2021

Abstract

My father, Jamil Halaby, passed away in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1947. Fifty years later and until her death on March 16, 1997, Katrina Halaby, my late mother, was never able to visit her husband’s grave to say the kaddish or lay flowers.

And because of the turbulent 1948 political climate in Palestine, no tombstone was erected until the 1970s.

After years of a diasporic life in Lebanon and Europe, the family was finally united in 1987 in the Bay Area, South of San Francisco.

And after a two-year period of hospice at home, mother passed away in diaspora in Redwood Shores, CA, some 7,500 miles from her native Palestine.

Publication Title

CounterPunch

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