Samir El-Omari

Samir El-Omari is an engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville. He is a second-generation Palestinian refugee from Jaffa. Samir joined Playgrounds for Palestine – Madison chapter since his arrival in Madison in 2007 and now is running this chapter. The last project funded by the Madison chapter was built summer 2016 in Tel Remeida – Hebron.

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PfP SkateQilya featured on NBC News

From NBC News:  The following article on SkateQilya, a project sponsored by PfP, appeared on NBC online SEP 2 2017, 5:30 AM ET Skateboarding Camp Helps Palestinians See Beyond West Bank Walls by PETRA CAHILL and LAWAHEZ JABARI Abdullah Milhem takes to the air on a ramp at SkateQilya in the West Bank. Adam Abel

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“After the ‘Cast lead’ attack on Gaza, PfP shared a video of the kids finally able to go outside where there still stood a (PfP) playground.  It still brings tears to think about the joy of those kids swarming the playground…  It really brought home the great work PfP does. “