“I get a lot of fruit from my trees, but there has been nothing this year. It’s as if they feel our sorrow.”

By EA Adrian

“I get a lot of fruit from my trees, but there has been nothing this year. It’s as if they feel our sorrow.” Yousef stares at the fig trees in front of his home. “There is no future for us. I’ve worked hard all my life and now I’ve lost everything.” His wife Zara concurs: “It’s not fair. You build your home with your own money and they decide it’s no longer your house.” Zara’s face is proud and full of defiance, but the cracks show. 

“There is no future for us. I’ve worked hard all my life and now I’ve lost everything.” His wife Zara concurs: “It’s not fair. You build your home with your own money and they decide it’s no longer your house.” Zara’s face is proud and full of defiance, but the cracks show.

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