Watch the teenage Jerusalemite writer - whose house has been occupied by settlers since 2009 - read and discuss his poetry with MEE
JERUSALEM - Seventeen-year-old Palestinian Mohammed el-Kurd has been writing poetry for several years, and his compositions have proven quite influential - especially in his own life.
“Sometimes you feel like you have nothing to contribute,” el-Kurd told Middle East Eye. “So I started searching around for a tool so I can advocate [against] injustice happening here.”
“I felt like holding a pen could seem as forceful as holding a weapon.”
Watch as el-Kurd reads his poetry and talks with MEE about his writing in Jerusalem: