Hasheemah Afaneh

Hasheemah Afaneh is a Palestinian writer based in the United States. She holds a master's degree in public health from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Afaneh blogs at www.norestrictionsonwords.wordpress.com and has written for various media outlets including The Huffington Post and This Week in Palestine, among others.

From New Orleans to Palestine: Whose House Is This?

Dec 30, 2017

Palestinians have asked for decades “Whose house is this?” Trump has given the green light for the occupation to take whatever of the “house” is left. “Whose house is this?” A man in a black sweater and dark jeans stood at the podium, raised both arms in the air and...

Palestinian Youth Put Down Backpacks in Protest

Mar 08, 2016

Palestinians do not want to keep fighting for the rest of their lives. They want an end to the Israeli occupation today. Back in November, as I passed a road that is usually used for driving lessons provided for the people of Ramallah and al-Bireh, I noticed a line of...

US Candidates Offer Nothing Different on Palestine

Mar 04, 2016

Will the next US president be any different on his or her stance over Palestine? “Are either of you registered to vote?” says Mona. “Please, please, please register if you’re not. It’s so easy. Very quick.” I can almost imagine my friend as she types this message to me and...