ON VALENTINES DAY // A LOOK AT LOVE UNDER APARTHEID


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Each one of the videos posted is about 5 minutes long…. all are worth watching.
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love (n)
1. Strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
 

apartheid(n)

1. A policy or system of segregation or discrimination

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Taiseer from Akka and Lana from Jenin worry the Citizenship Law will separate their family of four. Even a quick drive to grab coffee can lead to major issues for the couple.
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Dramatized for privacy and anonymity (but in his own words): Amer from Gaza was engaged to a woman from the West Bank, but Israeli restrictions on freedom of movement made it difficult for the two to get married.
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Layla and Hesham have two wonderful young children. Layla has an ID issued for Gaza, where her family is from, that allows her to visit family there regularly. She’s secured this for her kids, but when they take a trip to visit her family, baba (dad) just can’t come.
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Toine van Teeffelen from Holland lives with his wife Mary in Bethlehem. Their lives are severely restricted due to Israel’s occupation.
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Samer from Jerusalem had his ID stripped away by Israel, and was prevented by Israel from seeing his mother when she was extremely ill.
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Sirene, a Palestinian citizen of Israel engaged to a Palestinian from Gaza, is uncertain of their future given that neither one of them can ever make it to the other’s hometown.
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  1. February 14, 2012 at 21:20

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