Just outside what is now East Jerusalem, in the city of Silwan, which has been renamed the City of David, Wadid refuses to move. Her house sits with three others, fenced off from what some dub a Jewish Disneyland.
Tour groups parade past her window. Tourists from all over the world come here, stopping at signs identifying historic areas and snapping photographs many will later post on Facebook.
It is very difficult to live in this place, but we do not move from here. I stay here because it is our land. It's Palestinian land.
Wadid says she doesn't mind if people come to pray in front of her house, but the Israelis who yell and spit at her, she tells to go away.
Her small, well-kept home is filled with much-loved furniture, and framed pictures of children and grandchildren cover the stone walls.
A painting hangs above a table, on which there is often freshly baked cake. It shows a young man on the ground with a stab wound on his chest. It is Wadid's son. He was murdered by a settler.
An artist who was at the scene took a photograph of his body and then painted the likeness for Wadid and her family.
His killer remains free and his family lives just a few houses away.
"The boy who stabbed my son was not charged with anything. He was a minor," Wadid explains. "We know his father very well and we knew the family very well. The family is still around. The boy went to jail for a very short time, but he is free."
Despite losing her son and the mounting efforts to displace her, including offers of cash from the Israeli state, Wadid insists she is staying put. "They can't kick me out," she says. But they are giving it their best shot.
She remembers the veranda that used to be outside. It is now a movie theatre in the amusement park that shows documentary films about the City of David to visitors.
"I was born here. I am 78 years old," she says defiantly.
It was Wadid's husband's dying wish that she stay. "My husband was in the hospital. [H]e said, 'Never take money for the house. If they kick you out that is one thing, but don't take money.'"
A loud fan hums on her table, trying to dispel the hot air. Outside, a large group of tourists pass by and a camera flashes just beyond Wadid's window. The painting of her son stares back at her.
Yusef was 15 when some settlers chased him for wearing a shirt with a Palestinian pin on it. He fled, but they caught and stabbed him. His body was taken to the Abu Khbir forensic institute in Tel Aviv, where all of his organs, and even his tendons, were taken without his or his family's permission.
"They took his eyes," Wadid says, looking off into the distance. "My son slept with his eyes open."
She later buried what was left of her son.
Sitting in her house, staring at the painting, Wadid reflects: "It is very difficult to live in this place, but we do not move from here. I stay here because it is our land. It's Palestinian land."
In June 2014, Susan Rahman interviewed these and other Palestinian women about their acts of resistance and quest for a free Palestine. They asked that their stories be shared with people outside of Palestine in the hope that perhaps they would inspire action.
Susan Rahman is a mother, activist, and professor of sociology, psychology, and behavioural sciences. Her research took her to the West Bank in the summer of 2014 where she connected with her family and conducted interviews with women who resist the Israeli occupation. Her work is inspired by the people of Palestine, who show great strength, resiliency, and sumud (steadfastness). Follow her on Twitter @susanrahman. Her book, with detailed interviews of the women presented here, is called To resist is to exist: voices of the women of Palestine.
Tara Dorabji is a writer, strategist at Youth Speaks, mother, and radio journalist at KPFA. Her work is published or forthcoming in Tayo Literary Magazine, Huizache, Good Girls Marry Doctors (Aunt Lute 2016), Center for Asian American Media, Mutha, Censored 2016, So Glad They Told Me (Spring 2016), and Midwifery Today. Tara is working on novels, set in Kashmir and Livermore. Her projects can be viewed at dorabji.com.