Tell me a little about yourself.
I’m 25, and I was born and raised in the Muslim Quarter of [the Old City of] Jerusalem. My father is a truck driver, my mother is a housewife. I’m the eldest; I have six sisters. We’ve always lived together, the whole extended family – I don’t want to say in poverty, but modestly. A simple life. No restaurants, no traveling. Actually, we did go to Mecca a few times – by bus.