by Ryan Lay
In 2018, encouraged by my friend Maen Hammad in Ramallah, I finally got the chance to visit the West Bank in Palestine. There, I met two of the first local skaters, Aram Sabbah and Adham Tamimi. They were both on break from university and Aram had access to his dad's car. For two weeks we lived like skate rats, eating endless falafel, checking out the holy sites and skating incredible spots. I can't express how truly grateful I am to Aram and Adham as well as everyone else who hosted us!
If you enjoyed this vid, consider volunteering for SkatePal or donating to their org. They’re doing incredible work and have hired Aram to be the local manager on the ground in Ramallah: https://www.skatepal.co.uk/donate/