But what language can I use to tell my sister that Palestinians suffer real pain? And that, as an Israeli, she is part of the Palestinian Nakba – their loss of freedom and of much of their native land? Because of the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian lands, Palestinians have lost their homes, their movements and rights are restricted and controlled in many ways, and their economic prospects are diminished. My fear is that the longer this terrible conflict goes on, the harder it will be for my sister and her baby as he grows up to comprehend just how much the terms of their secure existence in Israel have at the same time caused a never-ending disaster for the Palestinians.

via Looking Beyond the ‘Safety’ of the Hate Narrative : ISLAMiCommentary.