Abu Mohammed

…sold me a pair of sandals today.

He didn’t use any of the typical, universal, salesman ruses –promises of above-par quality. Rather, he shrugged off my question of whether the sandals would hold up to serious walking with: “don’t walk too much.”

I bought them.

Abu M deigned to be photographed.


While we talked, he revealed his skepticism on peace. Then again, he is a pre-1948 Palestinian now living in the divided Ar Ram, has seen decades of promised peace, and is fatigued enough with the run-around that he simply wants to get on with his life.


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