Have you ever wondered how Palestinians live under occupation? Or whether there is an airport in Palestine? Can you imagine life with illegal settlers next door? Living Palestinian is a compilation of accounts that illustrate how the Israeli Occupation affects the daily lives of Palestinians. In the following pages, you will find activities that people experience all over the world, from starting a family, to building for tomorrow, to connecting online. However, in Palestine, almost every action is controlled by the Occupation.
By illustrating the effect of Israeli policies on the lives of Palestinians, we hope to convey the sense of urgency to end the Occupation. The international community has a central role to play, and together, we must envision a future in which Israelis and Palestinians live side by side, as equals, not as occupier and occupied. Before starting your journey through this guide, it may be helpful to understand a few basic concepts.