A little piece of ground – Elizabeth Laird

Life under Israeli occupation isn’t easy for twelve-year-old Palestinian Karim and his friends. They need a place of escape, so they transform a little piece of ground in Ramallah into a soccer field where they can get away from family problems and the trials of occupation. However, the escape doesn’t last long with the town put under yet another Israeli curfew, and Karim – who only dreams of a little freedom – becomes a victim of the brutality of the occupying force who poses a constant danger, even to schoolboys.

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