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By Juliane Hammer

In the last decade following the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, a few 100,000 diasporic Palestinians again to the West financial institution and Gaza. between them have been young ones and teens who have been born in exile and whose experience of Palestinian id was once formed no longer through lived adventure yet particularly in the course of the transmission and new edition of stories, photos, and historical past. for that reason, "returning" to the fatherland that had by no means really been their domestic provided demanding situations and disappointments for those younger Palestinians, who came across their lifeways and values occasionally at odds with these in their new pals within the West financial institution and Gaza.

This unique ethnography files the studies of Palestinians born in exile who've emigrated to the Palestinian fatherland. Juliane Hammer interviews teens among the a while of sixteen and 35 to benefit how their Palestinian id has been suffering from residing in quite a few Arab nations or the U.S. after which relocating to the West financial institution and Gaza. Their responses underscore how a lot the event of dwelling open air of Palestine has turn into indispensable to the Palestinian nationwide personality, whilst Palestinians retain an overpowering feel of belonging to each other as a people.

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