Sayed Kashua dodges bullets on Independence Day
'I can’t feel my legs,' said my wife. 'Don’t move,' I yelled to her and my daughter until the gunfire stopped.
On the morning of Independence Day, my mother fried tomatoes and eggplant for a late breakfast. Soon everybody would wake up and go to eat at their parents’ house. In Tira, too, it is a holiday vacation day -- the territories are under closure.
“It’s cold today,” said my mother, opening the kitchen window to let the smoke out.
“They say it’s going to rain,” said my father, who...