A New Book Tells a Palestinian Story from Behind the Wall

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 "A Day in the Life of Abed Salama" is a book written by journalist Nathan Thrall.

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The book focuses on a difficult story involving a father searching for his five-year-old son after a fiery school bus crash.

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Nathan Thrall argues that there is too much focus on abstract statistics, political discussions, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict's complexities, which distracts from the actual reality of people in the region.

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 The story unfolds in the territory historically known as Palestine, which has been a complex and disputed area for the past 75 years.

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In 1948, Israel was established by a Jewish army on part of this land, followed by the conquest of the rest 19 years later.

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Israel has developed as a nation while the Arab population in the same territory has been subjugated, leading to ongoing tensions and conflicts.

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 While the 2012 school bus crash is a central event in the book, the primary focus is on the control of Palestinians by Israelis.

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The book delves into the life stories of Abed Salama and his family, as well as the roles played by officials, passersby, and first responders who were involved in the events of that day.

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 Nathan Thrall's work aims to shed light on the everyday realities and human experiences in the region, amidst the larger political and historical context.

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