The View from Palestinian America | The New Yorker

The View from Palestinian America

In Kholood Eid’s photographs of Missouri, taken six months into the war in Gaza, the quiet act of documenting life is a kind of protest against erasure.

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Intimaa’s portrait is followed by a photo of her passport, issued by the Palestinian Authority. Together, these images evoke a longing that we in the diaspora feel for Palestine. Every student who manages to leave Gaza knows that she may not be able to go back. “Loss brought her to this country,” Eid told me, of Intimaa. “She continues to experience tremendous loss.” Since October, Intimaa’s other grandmother and two of her brothers have been killed, along with their wives and children. In the background of an audio message from one of her sisters who is still in Gaza, she could hear people screaming