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04:30 pm the West Bank

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have you seen Shadad?

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have you seen Shadad?

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Ya Shadad

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ya Shadad, ya Shadad

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drink some tea

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what is the matter my love?

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a woman, how does she feel towards her son?

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i can tell you that a woman loves her son

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but with what intensity, what courage,

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what feeling, only she knows

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similarly with the land

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not exactly, but smilar

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its quite similar

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i have 4 sons and 2 daughters

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the eldest is 23 yrs

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than Isham, he's 18

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than Asia, 16

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Ishac is 14,

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Maisa is 9,

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and shadad is 7.

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two years earlier

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the Amers were on a family visit in their village, Mas-Ha

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when we returned

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we found 30 soldiers in here

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they did not let us into our house

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for 15 days we could not enter the house

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i found it all in ruins

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The wall was built between the Jewish settlement Elkama, and the palestinian village of Mash-Ha. The Amars were left on Elkama side, cut off from their village

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so after that, the army said

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that they would let me in through this big gate,

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and the army will open the gate twice a day

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so what did i gain from him saying that?

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perhaps he won't come

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a soldier can be a good soldier, well cultured.

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or a bad one, I am not talking about that

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It's about where the orders come from

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who gives the orders? some person?

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i feel ashamed to call him a person

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because he is not a human being

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I said, you put me in a cage and

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I want a gate, so i can come and go as i please

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the army said ok, we would fix you a gate,

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but if anyone else gets through, we will pull your house down

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Two Israeli Arabs want to cross to the Palestinian side unaware that the checkpoint is now a seperation wall

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hello to you

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will you let them pass

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how can i let them through?

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if i open the gate to strangers, they will destroy my house

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if i open the gate to strangers, they will destroy my house

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im going to bring someone you can talk to

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what do you want to talk about?

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even if you brought Said Niniah (a prophet) I wouldn't answer

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so what?

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im short my friend, If i let people through, they will destroy my house

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what else do you want me to say?

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it's not the first time, it often happens

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what else can i do?

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the gate is there, if you want, go

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there are people waiting for us, we want to see them

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they come from America and that,

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it's urgent for us to see them.

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I know what to do now, I know what to do

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may i go through?

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it is not in my hands to tell you yes or no.

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am I the one responsible? I repeat, is this matter in my hands?

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from here

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where did the y jump, from here?

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from here

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shortly after, the army decided to fence the house from all directions. it was declared a closed military zone

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hold on Shadad

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be careful of the cars.

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we suggested they put the fence west of the house,

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but it was too close to the settlers

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therefore, they didn't agree

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so now I have to put up with it,

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while it blocks the light and the breeze.

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we used to be able to see out neighbours

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and have a normal life

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we used to grow plants, and have a nursery,

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and people used to take a walk down here.

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we have no neighbours

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even in paradise

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one cannot live without people

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they came to my house,

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from the Israeli goverment (land registry officials)

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they said that they needed to build a fence

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the fence will pass right through my house.

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right through the house, thats the plan

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are you filming?

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i am asking, do not film

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we are private people

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so the said, we offer to demolish your house

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you leave this place, we will build you

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over the fence, on the palestinian side

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I said, about this, I do not need to think, at all

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maybe this would suffise, im not sure

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it will be ok

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what does it say in here

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its in hebrew

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where is it written in hebrew?

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in the beginning we were from the village of kassem

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in 1948, my grandfather was from Kassem (inside israel)

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take it, take it

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sure ill take it

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no, no , no, i can’t, its my father's

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I’ll give it back

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you asked to see it

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no problems

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no, i asked to take it

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no, i cannot read arabic

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if you let me return to Kassem

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I would leave the house, otherwise, no

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my problem is the expulsion

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every day another expulsion, Its hard

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I need this place, all the rest is not your business

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yes, but what does it say here? i will tell you what it says

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where are you registered in here?

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look here – plot 20, 4.5 acres.

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I went to the palestenian authority

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I told them that we agreed to do so and so

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and we agreed on an offer

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and I want you to get me a lawyer

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so they said, this fence is illeagal

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we cannot talk about it at all

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the land inside the fence, with the settlers and all, is ours

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we do not recognize anything but this

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and you cannot do anything

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if you make a deal, we will kill you

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ok, thank you very much. the plot is your father's, yes?

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yes, all of it is my father's

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so you can build on your dad's land forever

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All is my father's

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since Shadad has started to grow

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there is this security fence

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now he is 7 and the fence is over 3

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in the village he sees other kids and says

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i want to stay with the teacher,

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there are other kids in there,

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here, there are none

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I do not want to live here”

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life for my children is difficult at the moment.

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There are not in a good place

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my little boy, what does he say to the soldier?

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open the gate, or I will kill you

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I try to talk to him, he start swearing, and...

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I always tell them that we are all humans,

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it doesn't matter: jews, arabs or christians,

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one needs to live with and love all people

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and all people are alright

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but now, in this situation, it's very hard for me to say that,

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because when I do

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he says, you're a liar – if he was a good person,

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why does he close on us?

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how are you? fine

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Mom!

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Mom!

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Mom!

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Shadad?

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not with me!

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no,

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how was the exam?

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look, Shadad is late, he hasn't come back.

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go and look for Shadad

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Ask your dad to go and look for him

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Dad! can you look for Shadad?

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go and have a look

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go and find him

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slowly

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go and look if he's at your uncle's or your brother's

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have you seen Shadad?

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have you seen Shadad today?

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have you seen Shadad?

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let's go back

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he has probably left school by now

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whenever he sees other kids,

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relatives or friends on the street,

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he stays, he always does.

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he feels that this is a closed place with no children

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is he back?

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yes, yes

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where has he been?

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where have you been?

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somewhere

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and than?

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I came home

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I was looking for you everywhere

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which way did you come back?

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from over there

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may god help me with you

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the Amars still live in a closed military zone. Shadad keeps on disappearing from the house

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directed by Keren Shayo

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produced by Eitan Lee Al

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wow, this one is big

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when a person picks up a fight

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somewhere, no matter where

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or in another country

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they tell him: “go home, go home!”

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but when someone come to your home

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and orders you to leave

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where would you go?

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where?

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I don’t know

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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