Five police officers were among the casualties.03:00 28.11.15 | 0 comments
I am not sure how many Palestinians you have actually met, but during the weeks I spent in Jerusalem and the West Bank last August/September I did not meet even ONE Palestinian that wanted to 'burn down the Western industrial democracy...' Instead I met families that were trying to get their children into good schools, women lamenting that they could no longer travel to Tel Aviv to go shopping or to Jerusalem to go to the family church as it is too difficult to get a pass to get through the checkpoint just for Sunday church. I met people that live in Bethlehem/Beit Sahur that work in Ramallah - what was once a 20 minute car trip, now takes 2+ hours and three changes in shared taxis. What I noticed in meeting both Palestinians and Israelis (Jews and Arabs) was the desire for peace. Hopefully the upcoming elections in both countries will see governments elected that will work together towards that end.