M: From the US
Dude: How long were you there?
M: Since October
Dude: Long trip. Do you live there?
M: For now, yeah.
Dude: You were born here?
Dude: but you grew up there?
Dude: High school here?
M: 12th grade, and then college in the US.
Dude: Like an ideological thing?
Dude: you think the army is violent?
M: Armies are violent. That's the point of armies.
Dude: what do you think would happen to us if we didn't haven't our army?
Dude: and after all that happened to us throughout history?
M: Dude, I am exhausted, and want to get to back my daughter. Am here to have an ideological discussion?
Dude: No, no. Why do you think you're here?
M: You tell me.
Dude: have you ever been arrested?
Dude: when was this?
Dude: any other arrests?
M: I was detained another time in Hebron and in East Jerusalem.
Dude: which groups are you part of?
M: what do you mean?
M: various. When I lived here, I would go to actions by groups who used nonviolent means to protest the occupation and promote equality.
Dude: Would you go to a Breaking the Silence action in Hebron? Breaking the Silence is not illegal, you know
Dude: So did you ever to Breaking the Silence actions?
Dude: And what about "All That's Left?"
Dude: What is All That's Left? Can you tell me who is in charge?
M: No one is. It's a group whose members believe in nonviolently working for equality
Dude: ok. [takes notes]. So, let me tell you why we detained you. We work on dealing with extreme right and the extreme left. For example, Baruch Goldstein, or the ones who burnt Abu Khdeir and the Dawabshe family--
M: that is an insane parallel to draw, between those folks and left wing groups who nonviolently protest in order to bring about equality.
Dude: I'm glad you keep emphasizing non-violent. I didn't say you're extreme left.
Dude: Someone slapped a nine year old boy in Hebron a few days ago.
M: what? Who did? Slapping a kid is anti-left.
Dude: an international. Anyway. That's just an--
M: i don't think nonviolent protests are slippery slopes to violence.
Dude: Glad to hear that