The Most Surreal Place in the Occupied Territories

On a roof seized in a refugee camp by the army, the two sides - Palestinians and Israelis, locals and soldiers - met by chance and engaged in a disturbing conversation.

It is perhaps the lowest point in the occupied territories: the roof of the home of the Abu Aqar family in the Al-Aida refugee camp outside Bethlehem, which Israel Defense Forces soldiers took control over earlier this week. Briefly, it was also perhaps the most phantasmagorical place in the occupied territories.