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A POWERFUL DIASPORA 13281 KM / DAY 221 / OCTOBER 23, 2011 - 10:03 / SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS
Here I am, in what is supposed to be the most violent country in the world, and I find myself in very affluent surroundings. Palestinians here in Honduras form the elite of the society. To a large extent, they control the economy and have political influence. Almost all 200,000 of them are Christians who fled Palestine during the Ottoman empire, the creation of the state of Israel, the occupation of the Westbank and Gaza and during the two Intifada`s.
It`s strange how Palestinians can be viewed as terrorists and underdogs in some parts of the world, and are `in charge` in other parts. Without a doubt they form a vibrant community here - connected to their roots and hoping for the day that the state of Palestine will come into existence.
DAY 363 FINAL DESTINATION