2019

West Bank – for better or worse

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After another week of interesting rotations in the Nabulsi hospitals, the second weekend-trip was imminent. A somewhat sleepy group of Palestinians and Norwegians in need of caffeine, met outside our beloved “Berlin” half past seven Friday morning. When we were all ready, the minibus headed towards Bethlehem. Even though Bethlehem is only about 50-60 km […]

2019

What is not bloody – Psychiatric Emergencies

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When thinking of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, images of tangible injuries such as gunshot wounds and amputations are likely to come to mind. These are obvious medical emergencies in need of urgent care. But what about the woundless wounded? What about the clean, unseen, invisible and intangible injuries? What happens when the bleeding is stopped and […]

2019

Quality over Quantity – Midwifes on Wheels

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A midwife, a Palestinian and a Norwegian got in a car to drive to a small Palestinian village – it sounds like the start of a bad joke, right? Well, this is actually a somewhat normal day for several midwives all around Palestine (minus the Norwegian). In 2007 Berit Mortensen, a Norwegian nurse and midwife, […]

2019

Every flush you take – Running out of water

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‘You will probably run out of water’ was one of the last things our landlord told us before bolting out the door. He quickly added that we had a tank on the roof with 4000 litres (hopefully) of water that was supposed to last us for 7, 8 or even 9 and 10 days – […]

2019

Jerusalem 26.06 – 28.06 | Meetings

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We spent two-and-half intense and eventful days in Jerusalem, meeting with an array of different organisations and other important local factors. 26.06 | Combatants for Peace We met with Combatants for Peace, an organisation set up by former Palestinian and Israeli combatants with the belief that the cycle of violence can be broken if Palestinians […]