Hay Baladna – Gaza City’s first female truck driver

Hay Baladna – Gaza City’s first female truck driver


Lina Ibrahim is a young woman in Gaza City who decided that she could earn a living driving trucks as she finished her university degree.

Though neither her family or the driving school supported the idea at the beginning, Lina Ibrahim’s positive attitude, determination and passion to confront the challenge eventually won over detractors.

10 Comments on "Hay Baladna – Gaza City’s first female truck driver"


  1. one day men are going to realize that allowing women to work bring more prosperity for everybody, including themselves.
    what's the deal with stopping women to have any close contact with a man, just to talk, learn something, exchange ideas? Each time I listen that Arab men don't allow interaction between men and women, it tells me that men don't trust their own women. That's a men problem. Why should women pay the price by staying at home all day long?

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  2. Men should talk between themselves and agree that this is their problem and they should deal with it. They should talk to a therapist or something like that. Aren't Arab women faithful? aren't men faithful? You can stop a women from any contact with men "just in case something happens between them". If men don't trust their own women they shouldn't get married.

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  3. @Pnutt5100 she can take the scarf off in any place not just in America but she choose to wear it because she is Muslim

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  4. Good for her for wanting to drive a truck! I wonder if her veil messes with her peripheral vision?

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  5. Its a primitive culture of the death cult Islam. They never had an age of enlightenment/reason. So they're still stuck in the dark ages. Of course with tech since we buy their oil and give them tech.

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  6. SMH some of ya'll are really daft.  There are female truck drivers who wear niqab in america helping you to get your OJ to the table on time every morning. Wearing niqab doesn't prevent you from driving ask the thousands of niqabi drivers in america and the hundreds of thousands around the world.  The only thing backwards I see is the assumptions of a few ignorant commentators here.  If you don't know anything about Islam feel free to stay quiet please.

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