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Unformatted text preview: conceived was known as ‘Sumud’, “steadfastness” or “the state of perseverance”. 1 The idea behind ‘Sumud’ is to hang on tightly to their homes no matter what. According to Shehadeh, they are prisoners in their own homes and they must not yield to the temptations designed by the jailers. ‘The Third Way’ can also be referred to as the accumulation of random pages from Raja Shehadeh’s diary. He talks about a boy named Johnny, who is loved by everyone. Johnny is described as ‘hope’ by some people just like a flash of light in an extremely dark room. Footnotes: 1. Raja Shehadeh, “The Third Way: Preface”, pg. 366. 2....
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- Spring '08
- History, Palestinian Territories, West Bank, Raja Shehadeh