Jon, a bookseller who worked at Bookmarks, has just moved to Palestine to teach English. To find out his impressions of day to day life in occupied East Jerusalem you can follow his blog Notes From Palestine.
… One of the women is a doctor who works in refugee camps and villages across the west bank. She was telling me of one village where she works which recently had half its land taken for an Israeli settlement. The villagers protest every friday, and every time the Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at them. She regularly has to deal with the after effects of this – including cases of asthama aggravated by the tear gas.