Not all the news is bad

The first Palestinian shopping mall has opened. The $10 million complex is in Al Bireh, a Ramallah suburb. “In the food court, cashiers with baseball caps serve greasy hamburgers. At a games arcade, children fork over 20 cents to ride a miniature train.” On the darker side, shootings, tear gas, and roadblocks have all proved obstacles in the early days of the mall.


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