Why do you think skateboarding is important for boys and girls in the West Bank?
Abdullah: It is important because it’s self-liberating and is a peaceful way of resistance. It sends a message to the world that no matter what happens, we will live our lives like normal people. We are human beings who deserve to live.
Majd: I think the most important thing is the feeling of freedom. Even if I was feeling sad, I just pick up my board and go skating and have fun. I don't know what else to say!
What are your hopes for the future of skateboarding in Palestine?
Abdullah: I hope to see more people skating, more skate parks and maybe a skate shop. It might be hard but hard isn’t impossible.
Majd: I hope that skateboarding get much bigger and better in the future here in Palestine!
What are you doing now / planning next?
Abdullah: Next year I'm hoping to study Film in the US. I dream of travelling the world, sharing the stories of Palestine through film.
Majd: Right now I’m studying in Birzeit university.
What trick are you learning right now?
Abdullah: Lazer flips and they are a pain in the ass!
Majd: I'm working on inward heel flips and nollie bigspins.
Almost done, how would you describe Charlie?
Abdullah: A great friend who dedicated himself to spreading the freedom of skateboarding.
Majd: I will describe Charlie later hahah. I love him.
Anything else you'd like to say?
Majd: I would say thanks for everyone that makes this happen. So much love from Palestine!