The Lemon Tree - Section Seven - Chapter Twelve Summary & Analysis

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April, 1996. Bashir returns to Palestine with his sister Khanon. Secret talks have been taking place about territory disputes. Israel's minister of defense, Yitzhak Rabin, agrees to recognize the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people, and Palestinians hope these talks will lead to them getting their own state, as well as other important negotiations. Palestinian refugees begin to return, amongst them Bashir, who is glad to come back, but who fears that Palestine may have negotiated away ever gaining their country back completely. He will get to see his family again, but they will still not have their home in Al-Ramla back. His family eagerly awaits him and welcomes him home.

Others agree with Bashir that the new treaties have sacrificed too much. Tensions have been high since recent attacks, including an attack on a mosque, a civilian car...

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