A woman in Ramallah wearing Western-style clothing and a hijab. Michal Fattal

Millennials’ Lives in Ramallah, as Told by a Banned Palestinian Novel

Abbad Yahya’s ‘Crime in Ramallah,’ not yet available in English or Hebrew, provides a rare glimpse into the world of young Palestinians for whom despair is an integral part of their identity.

“When I came out of school, I was facing a poster of Arafat in army fatigues. He was clutching a rifle, which looked like a giant penis . The cheap white glue they used to stick the posters to the gate was...

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