What is fascinating to see among Palestinian men is the holding of hands, the three kisses on the cheeks, the physicality of affection, which is so a-typical in and among Western men--gay and straight. I enjoy watching young Palestinian girls holding hands from school as well, but am especially drawn to the young adolescent males walking arm in arm. It catches me off guard, giving my background in American culture in which such affection is a no-no.
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