They Hassle People at Whim

Nafez Nazzal is a Palestinian who became a U.S. citizen and earned a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. A part-time reporter for TIME since 1977, he lives in the town of El-Bireh with his wife and two sons. His account of what life was like for one Palestinian on the West Bank last week:

An army truck screeches to a stop in front of our neighbor's house. Twelve soldiers jump out shouting. Clutching their clubs and guns, they barge onto the porch. They think that some boys who threw stones are hiding there. Our neighbor insists that there...

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