The Digital Journalist
Abu Dis. Abdullah Badir stands on top of the wall hoisting his son Jusuf up from the arms of a helpful passer-by. The little boy suffers from a heart ailment and his father is taking him to the hospital which is normally five minutes from this neighborhood. First however he must find a spot along the wall where he can pass with his son and not be stopped by the soldiers on the other side. "My family has been living here for 200 years and now it is as if I was a stranger in my own land!" he says. He explains that it is not unusual in this context, where frustration and humiliation are the daily diet of Palestinians living under this "apartheid" system of the Israelis, that extremists are able to find recruits to carry out their kamikaze actions.