My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story

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Pluto Press, Mar 30, 2010 - History - 320 pages
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The frontline in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Gaza is constantly reported as a place of violence and terror. Ramzy Baroud's memoir explores the daily lives of the people in that turbulent region: the complex human beings -- revolutionaries, mothers and fathers, lovers, and comedians -- who make Gaza so much more than just a disputed territory. At the heart of Baroud's tale is the story of his father who, driven out of his village to a refugee camp, took up arms to fight the occupation while trying to raise a family.

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User Review  - George Polley - Goodreads

The more I read about the history of the Palestinian people, the more I am reminded of the history of America's indigenous people since Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola in 1492 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

A moving account of one man's experience of losing his home and ultimately his hope living under the brutal and unjust Israeli occupation of Gaza. This book provides a valuable human face to the long suffering Palestinian refugees as well as the historical context to the current situation in Gaza. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Ramzy Baroud is a veteran Palestinian-American journalist and former Al-Jazeera producer. He has taught Mass Communication at Australia's Curtin University of Technology, is editor-in-chief of The Palestine Chronicle and a noted publicist. He lives outside Seattle, WA.

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