From Tel Aviv back to Riyadh

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Palestine came to a harsh finish.

In my last week in Birzeit, our neighbor was assassinated by Israeli forces in his home.

I never expected to run into Israeli army in Birzeit, it had seemed like such a quiet town. But I found myself standing right in front of 3 soldiers on my walk to the University. They shot their guns in the air and tear gassed us…we were just confused students on the way to class and a few shop keepers.

We were in Area A, supposedly illegal for Israeli citizens to be in, the red signs are posted all over the entries into the West Bank: “You are entering Area A under the Palestinian authority, entry is dangerous to your lives and illegal for Israeli citizens”. Ironically, as you pass the sign it will only be a matter of minutes before you pass an Israeli settlement. The whole…

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