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David Maloof is a senior at Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit high school in Fairfield, Connecticut. He will be attending Columbia University in the fall.
April 11th, 2013
David and his father pose for a photo with teens at the Dbayeh Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon. I was looking at juxtaposition. In front of me, sitting in the middle of a dirt field, was a 7-year-old boy. His clothes were covered in dust, and as the sun baked the sweat on his brow, his mouth grimaced, and his eyes conveyed a pained thirst. He looked up to me, but didn’t hold my gaze, as I know I looked just behind him at a five-star hotel and a water park. It was a mere hundred yards away from where he sat, but a 15-foot concrete wall, a coil of barbed wire, and 60 years of political tension segregated him from it. This was the summer of 2012, and I was standing in the Dbayeh Christian Palestinian Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon.…
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