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Eyewitness Palestine delegate Rahul Saksena writes about how Israeli airport officials confiscated his notebook, details what was written inside of it, and some of his reflections on Israel's mass-expelled Palestinians from their lands 70 years ago and on-going Nakba.

"On our way to Ben Gurion Airport on May 6, I had a pit in my stomach. I had a feeling that airport officials would go through my belongings, read my journal, and confiscate it. As our bus approached the airport, I took photos of all twenty-eight pages of notes I had taken over the course of our week there. I may never see my journal again, but at least I can tell the stories that Israel doesn’t want us to hear."