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Bahia Amra

Palestinian National Initiative
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What encouraged you to go into politics?

Living in an occupied country encouraged me to get involved in politics. I was born and raised in Jerusalem under Israeli occupation, which encouraged me to get into politics to fight for Palestinians rights and freedom.

What is your biggest wish for the future?

My biggest wish for the future is to live in a safe and secure country especially for our children and the next generation to come.  I wish that all people live equally and freely with no boundaries.

What advice did your parents give to you? Did you put it into practice?

My parents advised me to always be strong and never give up on anything especially as a Palestinian woman. To always fight for my rights and to never leave my homeland. I always carried the advice I got from my parents as I continue to work for women and children rights