The Middle East Eye

In the yard of her home in the central occupied West Bank, built in 1976, 85-year-old Muftiya sat wearing a traditional embroidered Palestinian thobe, drinking coffee with her son Bassam and discussing plans for a much-awaited visit by her granddaughter.

They pondered what food to cook, whether to feed her seasonal figs and green grapes, and how they would decorate and prepare the house to receive extended family for the occasion.

Flags, lights and other decorations had been brought to the home, and several statements had been prepared to be read for the occasion.

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