Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Samera remembers a time, during the tumultuous and violent years of the first intifada (1987-1993), when her Jerusalem was a place quite different than it is today. Though tens of thousands of Palestinians under Israeli occupation were imprisoned in those years, many of them tortured, a measure of hope and optimism pervaded Palestinian Jerusalem in ways that seem foreign to Samera and other Palestinian Jerusalemites in 2004, over three years into the costly, low-level warfare of the second uprising.

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How to cite this article:

Thomas Abowd "Carving Up the Capital," Middle East Report 230 (Spring 2004).