Monday 30 June 2014


Last Saturday, we attended the graduation ceremony for students at Al Quds university. Around 150 students graduated during the event which marked the end of the academic year.

We were treated to many speeches by the faculty and students. Unfortunately, my Arabic is still non existent so the words were lost on me.

There was traditional Palestinian Dabke dance as well as hundred of balloons in the colours of the Palestinian flag released. The event was one of celebration and achievement. Families proudly cheering their sons, daughters and siblings graduating.

Unfortunately, the even was marred that night as the Israeli army entered the university during a raid, apparently looking for information on the kidnapped Israeli teenagers.

Traditional Dabke dance during the graduation ceremony

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