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Palestine: the things you don’t hear about

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Arab clan wars - Updates and Outcomes
War between Awawi and Jabari clans
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Beit 'Omar - clan war with heavy fire exchange

Arab clan wars - Hamas affiliated students in An-Najah

 
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What Makes The Palestinian Falafel Wrap So Special?​


 

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What Makes The Palestinian Falafel Wrap So Special?​



Appropriation - is the only thing ever created by the Palestinians
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My question is, when exactly did any Arab have the first Falafel?
When did a Palestinian have their first Falafel?
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It has been a staple of the Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine for approximately 4,000 years. According to archeological historians, the pita likely originated within communities located west of the Mediterranean Sea. Farmers and desert dwellers alike appear to have enjoyed some form of pita bread.Nov 13, 2019
http://www.eatpitapita.com/the-history-of-the-pita/

The History of the Pita - Middle East Food & Culture Blog

http://www.eatpitapita.com/the-history-of-the-pita/
[Not an Arab creation, not even near the Mediterranean Sea ]

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Who Invented the Wrap? The origins of the sandwich dates back to ancient times; however, it was the Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, who popularized the hand-held food in the late 18th century. But the wrap? That reportedly didn't come around until 1982, when it was invented by Bobby Valentine ... of baseball.Feb 22, 2012
https://www.delish.com/food/news/a37361/bobby-valentine-invented-the-sandwich-wrap/

Bobby Valentine Invented the Wrap - Delish

https://www.delish.com/food/news/a37361/bobby-valentine-invented-the-sandwich-wrap/
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Falafel balls
Alternative namesFelafel
TypeFritter
CourseMeze
Region or stateMiddle East
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsBroad beans or chickpeas

Falafel (/fəˈlɑːfəl/; Arabic: فلافل, [fæˈlæːfɪl] ( listen)) is a deep-fried ball or patty-shaped fritter in Middle Eastern cuisine (especially in Levantine and Egyptian cuisines) made from ground chickpeas, broad beans, or both. Falafel is commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, Samoon, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon; "falafel" also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze tray (assortment of appetizers).

Falafel is eaten throughout the Middle East and is a common street food. Falafel is usually made with fava beans in Egypt, and called Ta'amiya, and with chickpeas in the Levant and Iraq. It is popular with vegetarians worldwide.[1]
 

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One Day In Beit Jala | Documentary​


 

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One Day In Beit Jala | Documentary​


They are not in an occupied country.

It was occupied under the Jordanians between 1948 and 1967 and not one Arab, Christian or Muslim, cried about it, much less called themselves being occupied, or called the area "a country".

These poor Arabs, who are made to believe that they are a separate ethnicity, much less an "old nationality " which comes from the area they live in, even for a decade or a century.

When is it going to stop?

Free the Arab Palestinians from their abusive leaders, who hate Jews more than they could ever want to love their own Arab neighbors.

Love for land, other people's land, always above love for one's people.
 

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[ Interesting History of Beit Jala ]

This small Palestinian Christian town on the West Bank has paid a heavy price for shooting at the tall apartment buildings that make up the Jerusalem suburb of Gilo. For almost a year, snipers hiding in the olive groves outside Beit Jala have shot across the wide Bir Ouna Valley into the apartments of Jewish residents, and Israeli soldiers have responded with much heavier artillery.

Yuppie Arabs

Across the valley, Gilo residents view Beit Jala as a quiet enclave of yuppie Arabs who have been aroused by "outside agitators" from elsewhere in the West Bank.

That view isn't exactly shared here. "That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard," said the Rev. George Shawan, senior priest at Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. "That place they call Gilo, that is Beit Jala. It was land owned by people here. They stole it. They stole the land and then they say they sympathize with us. This is ludicrous. They should be ashamed."


"The people here are fighting for what's left of their land," Shawan said, turning red with anger. "If they don't all come from Beit Jala, if they come from Bethlehem or somewhere else, what difference does it make? We are all Palestinians. This is an occupation that's gone on for years, so naturally there's going to be a resistance. If Florida was occupied by the Russians, what would you do?"



[ My question is this: Your city was occupied by Arab Hashemites for 19 years.
It was occupied by the Turkish Ottomans for 500 years.
It was occupied by the Crusaders.
It was occupied by the Byzantine.
It was occupied by the invading Muslims


WHAT DID YOU DO, THEN? ]


Nothing apparently, because they were mostly Greek Christians who spoke Aramaic in ancient times:


In 2017, Beit Jala had 13,367 inhabitants according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. About 80% of the population were Christians (mostly Greek Orthodox) and about 20% Muslims.

Demographics[edit]​

This town's Christian inhabitants are made up of five Christian tribes that trace their origins as Aramaic-speaking people who lived in that area near Bethlehem prior to the Muslim conquest in 634. At the 1931 census of Palestine the population of Beit Jala was 2,732. This included 196 Muslims, 2,532 Christians, and one Jew.[47] In 1947, Beit Jala had a population of approximately 3,700. In 1967, according to a census conducted by the Israeli Army Command, the population was 6,041.[48] The population in 2007 was 11,758 according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.[2]



IT HAS TO BE THE JEWS. [ Who could have thunk it? ]
 

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Palestinian Breakfast Mukbang | Eating show | FALAFEL EGGS POTATO HOMMUS FUUL​


 

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I must point out that the reactions are surprising in part. Many Palestinians were shocked (or disappointed) to learn that the “Israeli soldier” is actually a Bedouin Muslim, after expecting him to be Jewish.

Most of the comments online are mocking Hamas. Some address the “real” value of Hisham al-Sayed, while others criticize the poor timing of Hamas’ announcement. All in all, one can say that most Palestinians didn’t show their support for Hamas and its announcement on social media and that it even backfired on the organization.

Attached are a few translated examples of such comments I happened to stumble upon while browsing various social media platforms:

1. Turns out that all this time he was an Arab? And even a Muslim?

2. So he’s one of us? Not one of them?

3. Indumie (a popular instant noodle brand similar to ramen, which was served to Gilad Shalit) is bad for you…

4. I think it’s just Covid.

5. Poor Hisham, came to Gaza during a difficult financial situation. Gilad Shalit had BBQs and watermelons. The situation is complicated now…

6. Let’s start a social media campaign هشام لازم يتعلج – We need to make sure Hisham receives the proper medical treatment (an analogy to the Palestinian social media campaigns for sick Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons).

7. What happened? Did he start a hunger strike? When are there prisoner visits?

8. Hamas missed the timing of the announcement – Israel has a transitional government right now.

9. No one seems to be looking for him.

10. This is what happens when you eat too many chicken wings.

11. They made us look like fools…

12. Israelis on social media are probably making fun of Hamas’ announcement as much as we are.

13. As long as his name is Hisham a-Sayed (as in an Arabic name – Abu Ali) if we’ll manage to get a bicycle in exchange for him this will be considered an achievement.

(full article online)

 

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Malak Mattar Reminds Us: Gaza Is Palestine​

 

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2021 Leeds Palestinian Film Festival Trailer​


 

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Come to Palestine With Me 🇵🇸│Border Crossing, Ramallah and Nablus​


 

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INSIDE LOOK AT PALESTINIAN TOWN OF RAMALLAH!​


 

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New York to Nabi Saleh, Vigil for Mustafa Tamimi\​


 

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