"There is Joy in Resistance"

We are at the Laylac Center. We are sitting at one massive table, wooden. Packed into the room lined with bookshelves, sweat. Close, but not cramped. Comfortable. A group of multi-generational, male organizers hold a rigid line, then relax. They discuss nightly raids by the Israeli military in Deheisheh Refugee Camp. A 14-year-old boy was killed last night, they say. They expect there to be retaliation tonight. But they flash smiles. 

Later that night, Lena will say, "There is joy in resistance."