Khaled Mansour is a member of the political office of the Palestinian People's Party (PPP). He is also the director of Agricultural Relief in the Nablus district and a member of "Sanaoud" Committee for the Defense of the Right of Return in Nablus district. Mansour was born in Um al-Zeinat (Haifa district) and resides in al-Faraa refugee camp in the West Bank. This article first appeared in Arabic in Haq al-Awda 10-11 (2005). Translation by Nimr Awaini.
Although my father is an old man, he never tired of wandering around town. He use to spend hours and hours roaming its old roads. He was looking for something he had forgotten when he left town for the last time. My father insisted that I should set my foot on the fields that he knew so well, like he knew our names, his children’s names.