Amina Abdulhaq

Researcher/Writer, Jerusalem Story

Amina Abdulhaq is a human rights lawyer and a researcher. Her family has deep historic roots in Jerusalem. Her work focuses on Jerusalem, women, and gender. Amina is fully devoted to raising all oppressed people’s voices, inclusively embracing diversities and uniquenesses.

Content by this author

Personal Story Zaid Abu Dalu: “Closure Has Many Faces”

A young man shares his lifetime of experience of dealing with Israel’s closure of Jerusalem and how it has impacted his entire life.

Case Study Israel’s “Revenge Campaign” against the al-Qunbar Family Marks Significant Expansion of Punitive Residency Revocation Policy

In response to a 2017 attack, Israel expands the scope of punitive actions against surviving family members, including residency revocations.

Personal Story For Karam, a Blue ID Is All He Needs—Israeli Citizenship “Is a Behavior-Controlling Tool” That He Eschews

For one young man, the permanent residency that eluded him in his youth is more than enough.

Personal Story Sitti’s Story

An innocent question posed in good faith changes a family’s legal status and that of all its descendants.

Case Study Forcibly Displaced for a Spouse’s Acts: The Case of Nadia Abu Jamal and Her Three Children

The state inflicts devastating punishment on a Palestinian family for the actions of a dead man; the consequences are lifelong and irrevocable, especially for the children.

Personal Story Mai and Her Israeli Citizenship

Mai reflects on her reasons for applying for Israeli citizenship and the psychological and emotional cost of that decision.

Personal Story “How Can I Belong?”

Zayna finally sought Israeli citizenship so that she could live in her city without constant threat of deportation. But she still does not feel safe.

Personal Story “I’ve Spent 10 Months of the Past 10 Years Waiting at Checkpoints”

Rinad’s story shows how closure steals time, lives, and livelihoods, and robs Palestinians like her of the chance to enjoy and engage with their own city.