Viewpoint: I’m Palestinian - but where am I from?
Article summary by BBC: “Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti reflects on the very practical benefits that statehood would have brought.”
Article summary by Me: Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti rightfully bitches about how goddamn infuriating it is to invisibilized each time he tries to answer a fact of birth.
In newspapers, political discussions and even in the obscene peace negotiations (which have given us the process but not the peace) you will find references to the Territories, the Occupied Territories, Judea and Samaria, the Holy Land and the West Bank. West Bank of what? Of the River Jordan. But the west bank of the River Jordan is the east bank of Palestine - so why not name it?