"As Palestinians, our space to advocate for our freedom and rights is shrinking at home and abroad," said Salem Barahmeh, Executive Director of the PIPD
. He added, "The campaign seeks to reclaim our collective space from those who don't share our values to build a future where we can be free and enjoy our rights in dignity."
The initial design of the chemical structure of PIPD aimed at introducing the hydrogen bonds to the rigid-rod polymers.
The monomers, 2,5-diahydroxyterephthalic acid (DHTA) and trihydrochloride monohydrate of teraaminopyridine (TAP*3HC1*[H.sub.2]O) and PIPD were synthesized according to the method by Sikkema (2).
Subsequently, in order to the homogenize the slurry product, the system was heated at 100[degrees]C for 1 h, to 140[degrees]C for 1 h, and further to 180[degrees]C for 2.5 h, leading to a PIPD solution in PPA.
PIPD and nylon 6 of a certain weight ratio were dissolved in a mixture of formic acid/methane sulfonic acid (3:1 v/v) forming a homogeneous solution with a concentration of 5 mg polymers per 1 mL solvent.
With such a structure, crystalline PIPD did not melt until its degradation at 500[degrees]C, which was far beyond the decomposition temperature of nylon 6 (12), (13).
It was clear that the presence of PIPD influenced significantly the crystallization and melting behaviors of nylon 6.
A PIPD press release said #MyPalestine is a crowd-sourced photography campaign that ran from March to September 2018 under the hashtag #MyPalestine.
PIPD's Executive Director Salem Barahmeh noted, "#MyPalestine gave people a chance to show the beauty of Palestine to the world and tell stories of their own realties that are missing from public discourse, coverage and perceptions of Palestine.
PIPD is an independent, non-governmental organization based in Ramallah with the mission of sharing the story of Palestine with the world and investing in capability building at home.