EMIRATIS/ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS – The Emiratis in Jerusalem are a slap in the face for Palestinians (Jalal Abukhater, Al Jazeera)

This past year was full of adversity and hopelessness for many around the world. But for we Palestinians, it was even harsher – we were forced to face a deadly pandemic in an apartheid state, amid a collapsing economy, and a general feeling of hopelessness and abandonment.