I am a Norwegian midwife who has been a solidarity activist in Palestine and with Palestinians since 1987. I lived and worked in the Occupied West Bank as a nurse for one year during the first intifada, which began in December that year. The Palestinian struggle for justice, freedom, and peace has become my struggle, part of a common conscience. I have continued to work in solidarity organizations in Palestine and refugee camps in Lebanon, the last ten years in midwifery, which I consider practical feminism.

The 1994 Oslo Accords allowed the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority (PA) as a quasi-government body for Palestinians in some of their territories in the West Bank and Gaza. Although framed as a step toward freedom, the accords disguised and cemented Israeli occupation and colonization while compelling other countries to pay...

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