Laila El-Haddad

I am a Palestinian journalist from Gaza, currently based in little Maryland... read more

Laila El-Haddad

Bio

I am a Palestinian journalist from Gaza, currently based in little Maryland suburb known as Columbia (search Time Magazine...you'll fine it there!).  I am a mother of two percocious kids-7 and 3.  I grew up in several countries in the Middle East-Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, but maintained Palestinian residency, and ultimately came to the United States to study. I returned to work in Gaza as a reporter for Aljazeera English's website in 2003, and returned to the United States in 2007 to re-join my husband, a Palestinian physician with refugee status ,during which time I started a blog about my life as a Palestinian mother and journalist surviving under occupation.  Originaly named Raising Yousuf, it know goes by Gaza Mom, and focuses on Palestine, parenting, politics-and everything in between.  It is the subject of a book by the same name I recently authored.