The eight local youths listened intently as Palestinian Khdair Najjar told them how at their age he would create and throw homemade bombs at the Israeli Army.
The action was in revenge for being jailed, tortured and imprisoned, he said.
“We used to throw stones at the army, and the army used to shoot at us rubber (covered) bullets and throw tear gas,” said Najjar in Arabic, as New Haven resident Abdel Abuseini translated.
“Don’t do this at home,” warned Israeli Adi Greenfeld, to lighten the mood. Greenfeld was a former member of the same army Najjar used to hate and attack, although she did not fight, but played in the army band.
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