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Against the Odds

In the sections below we take a look at many brave men and women who are trying – against all odds – to build a future for Palestine.

Afnan Hamad – The Eco-Warrior

Nearly half of Palestinians in the West Bank live below the poverty line. Families are often forced to forego commodities such as fuel in order to afford food and water. Afnan Hamad is a student from Ramallah in the West Bank. She invented a machine that converts plastic waste found…

Muther al-Qassas – Taxi driver turns inventor

Due to the eight year siege on Gaza, Palestinians are prevented from importing basic commodities such as gas and fuel. As a result, the people of Gaza cannot warm their homes, cook or use vehicles to travel freely. Muther al-Qassas is a taxi driver from Gaza City and the fuel…