“I could always justify it to myself, but those eyes, their anger, and their fear were what helped me overcome that.”
For Israel’s gargantuan bureaucratic structure that has ruled over Palestinians for five decades, this was just another routine error. One mishap among many that day.
How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed? The terrifying ordeal – a child realizing she had not been taken home but discarded in a place where she knew no one – is hard