I will start with three quick personal comments on the Valentine’s in Palestine:
1) Valentine’s Day says nothing to me. Beyond the traditional cliché of “Love doesn’t need a day to be marked”, I found it very consumeristic occasion.
2) As everyone else, we love, we hate, we practice many types of emotions, and we don’t need to prove to anyone our “emotional normality” despite living under colonialism.
3) Some people used Valentine to emphasize the Palestinian struggle in a creative manner, which is great. However, if others want to celebrate the Valentine’s, this is their personal choice, they need not to mention Palestine in order to feel OK with that.
Having said that, I just love our creativity:
Palestinian graphic designer Hafez Omar created this poster:
Visualizing Palestine, lunched a great campaign “Speaking Love to Power — Love Stories for Social Justice”, to emphasize the Israeli apartheid policies targeting our basic right of loving, choosing our partners and deciding where to live with them.