The Lemon Tree - Section Five - Chapters Eight and Nine Summary & Analysis

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1967 - Bashir is now 25 years old and a lawyer. In Ramallah, refugees are not allowed to build permanent housing because it will seem like an admission from the government that they will not be returning home; neither are they receiving permanent funding from the UN for the same reason. Bashir believes force will be the only way to get back his peoples' lands and dedicates himself to this pursuit. He is inspired by Egypt's President Gamal Nasser, who argues for a great Arab nation. People begin undergoing secret guerrilla training. Various attacks are orchestrated which force King Hussein (of Jordan) to become involved despite his policy of peaceful coexistence, though many Arabs still believe it is not enough. Retaliations by the Israelis cause them to lose support from foreign powers. Syrian and Israeli forces begin to fight one...

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