Shaker Issa Odeh (Abu Maher)

Born in 1933 in the village of Al-Malha, west of Jerusalem, he lives now in Jerusalem. After 1967, Abu Maher visited Al-Malha for the first time and found it had not been destroyed. The houses were intact, and Jews from Iraq and Tunisia lived in them. The village mosque have been turned into a bar. Although Shaker Holds a Jerusalem ID card and lives in Jerusalem, he is not allowed to return to live in his hometown, simply because he is a Palestinian.

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With his son, in his son's home in Ramallah—Fareed Taamallah on the left, my colleague, journalist, acrtivist farmer, and FaceBooketeer who lives in Ramallah

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