18 Jun, 2015
By Marwan Asmar
Dust flew as I kicked the ground, little particles of dirt slowly settling around me. It was then that I realised I was standing on the land of Palestine — a land that I was away from for the past 30 years, a land that’s a distant memory. After nearly two decades of refusing to give in for fear of being branded as getting close to the enemy, I eventually applied for an Israeli tourist visa through a travel office in Amman. For me, this was the ultimate irony. A Palestinian going to Occupied Palestine, where the doorkeeper is Israel.
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