Khalid Mohammed Al-haj Ahmed
Khalid Mohammed Al-haj Ahmed is an English student at the Islamic University of Gaza. Before joining the university, he traveled to the United Kingdom with his family while his father was earning a Ph.D. in translation at the University of Salford in Manchester.
Khalid says he likes writing because “through writing we can let the world to know about our case and the suffering we are experiencing due to the occupation and the siege. I also like to write because practicing writing can help me develop other English-language skills.”
He likes writing stories from Palestine that address the social, political, and economic situation of people living in Gaza. “This is the type of writing through which we let the world get closer to what is going on in Gaza, a city that has been under the siege for more than 15 years, and a city that has seen four wars since 2009.
“We will keep writing as writing is the key to making the world know about Gaza, Jerusalem, and other Palestinian cities and villages. We will keep writing until we end the occupation and get our independence.”