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Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

Guest contribution by Mohammed Yassin

My name is Mohammed Yassin. Right before the 10th grade, I moved with my family to Palestine where I stayed for the rest of high school. I expected things to be different, yes, but I did not expect the riveting life changing experiences I would quickly come to face

This is not a story of the happiness or love or joy that I felt in my years in qada Ramallah where I felt more at home than anywhere else. This is a story of heartache, a story of struggle that culminated on that cruel day of departure when my time in Palestine was up.

I decided to write a memo of each part of my rough journey back to the United States. The emotions, the anguish, the mental torture I experienced — I tried my hardest to record it all.

The Last Ride

I am…

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