2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Character Descriptions

David K. Shipler
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Amal Abu al-Jamiyya - This person is a cute, freckle-faced Palestinian girl whom Shipler interviewed about the views on Jews that she had picked up in the Dheisheh camp.

Majdi and Suhbi Abu-Jumaa - These are two Palestinian terrorists, cousins, responsible for a 1984 attack on a commuter bus in the Gaza Strip. They were taken prisoner by Israeli commandos and tortured to death in captivity.

Albert Aghazarian - This person is an Armenian living in the Old City of Jerusalem, who considers himself by culture and affinity a Palestinian.

Jamil Ahmed - This person is a survivor of the Deir Yassin massacre, he was interviewed by the author during a pilgrimage to his home, and painted a naive idyll of conditions before the war of independence set opposite an ideologically correct depiction of the Jews acting like Nazis in 1948 and still.

Shimon Avidan - This person is...

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