Travel to West Bank: Hebron: Photo 8
At a crossroads in the market, a vendor dilutes tamarind syrup with water and ice. The drink is sold by the glass. He lives very close, in a small house atop the ruin of his former house, destroyed by Israeli security forces. In his living room there is a painstakingly reconstructed model of Jerusalem's Aqsa Mosque. The quality is slightly rough, until one realizes that the model is made from the shiny inner wrappers of thousands of candy bars. It was given to him, he says, on a visit to an Israeli prison, where it had been made by the prisoners.
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