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June 19, 2014

Israel/Palestine: What's Up

I thought the tone of this photo was simply perfect.

If you hadn’t heard, three Israeli girls have disappeared and Israel suspects Hamas is behind it.The other wire shots I saw related to the story were taken outside, showing Israeli soldiers walking the hills. In this instance, they have turned this child’s room in a West Bank refugee camp upside down.

But with the Israel/Palestine situation at a stalemate, and world attention on fresher things, such as the drama in Iraq or the World Cup, what else can this girl, or anyone do but look to the heavens?

UPDATE: One of the girls turned up.

(photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images. caption: Palestinian girl stands in her bedroom after Israeli forces searched her family’s residence in the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli troops searching for three kidnapped teenagers have turned their attention to the northern city and surrounding areas, arresting 41 Palestinians, the army said.)

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