I was preparing to leave Hebronâ€™s Old City one day in
August 2009 when a friend of mine, Hamzi, invited me to go swimming in Abrahamâ€™s
Well, an ancient spring located in Tel Rumeida, essentially the only
neighborhood in the West Bank city where Palestinians and Israeli settlers
physically encounter one another on a daily basis.
The thought of taking a dip in the cool underground waters of Abrahamâ€™s Well
sounded superb. In our enthusiasm as we approached, we didnâ€™t notice the
four Israeli soldiers sitting above it until they came running, screaming at
us, rifles aimed in our direction.