Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Trees of Beit Hanoun

One of the most remarkable features of Gaza has long been the imponderable contrast between beauty and harshness: stunning beaches, interrupted by squalid refugee camps; verdant farmlands, bordered by fierce fences; gentle personalities, broken with exhaustion. What struck me yesterday as I toured Beit Hanoun--the northernmost town of the Strip hit hard during the recent war--were its vibrant trees.

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