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Seven Days, One Never-Ending Night

A journalist records a week in the life of the West Bank resident

Seven Days, One Never-Ending Night
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Seven Days, One Never-Ending Night
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My wife is busy storing water, in buckets, in whatever utensils she can lay her hands upon. There's food to be stocked. I drive down to the city centre. It's milling with people, frantically buying canned food and oil lamps for the bleak days ahead. Friends embrace and talk to each other in whispers. I talk to 35-year-old Mirvat Osta about her purchase. "I have bought vegetables and flour to make bread, just in case the invasion drags on," says Osta, breaking away to hug her friend Zahida Toqan.

"Take care," says Osta. "Let this be our final goodbye," replies Zahida, "just in case we aren't alive to say hello again."

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