The Lemon Tree - Section Four - Chapter Six and Seven Summary & Analysis

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One hundred thousand Arab refugees are going hungry, sleeping in the streets, succumbing to outbreaks of diseases, and some have been separated from their families. Ahmad and Zakia have managed to find a room and Ahmad has been going back and forth between al-Ramla and Ramallah to bring his family food. Zakia sells her jewelry to feed the family. Some of the citizens of the town taunt the refugees, calling them cowards for leaving their homes. People resort to begging and eating trash. Arab soldiers demand retaliation against the Jews. The people feel abandoned by the king and by army leaders, who know if they divert troops to Ramallah that other towns will suffer the same fate as Al-Ramla. Israeli policy makers don't want Arabs to return, even after the war is over; some claim that no Arab...

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