I travelled to Palestine to trace my family’s roots
Raised in California, Mona Hajjar Halaby, grew up with her mother’s memories of Palestine. Years later, as an adult, she had the opportunity to visit Palestine as part of a teaching job.
In her book, In My Mother’s Footsteps, she chronicles her experience of travelling to Palestine and embarking upon a personal pilgrimage to find her mother’s home in militarised and occupied Jerusalem. You can read an exclusive chapter of the book on Gal-Dem.