I have just arrived back in Palestine. I flew into Tel aviv and easily got through passport control as my name is very easily recognizable as Jewish (this ease of entry is not usually the case for people with Arabic names). I spent the night in Jerusalem at the Citadel hostel in the old city. In the morning, shops opened as usual. So far, as of October 24, this October, 56 Palestinians and eight Israelis have been killed (Mapping the Dead).
This afternoon I will travel to Nabi Selah to stay with the Tamimi family and attend their weekly nonviolent demonstration tomorrow. This afternoon, Bassem’s oldest son, Waed, will have court. He was arrested recently in a raid on Nabi Selah. We are hoping for his release in the near future.