THIS PRETTY MUCH SUMS UP THE CAUSE OF THE CONFLICT
My neighbor recounted his attempt to see his parents – a journey that required him to pass through an Israeli checkpoint.
“Where are you headed?” the guards demanded. “To [my family’s village],” he answered.
“Where is that?”
“Near [a larger town],” he replied.
“And where is that?”
“In the north.”
“And where is THAT?”
“In Palestine,” he said.
“What did you say?” the guards bellowed. “This is Israel, not Palestine…. You’re not getting through until you say, “In Israel.” My neighbor never saw his family.
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