Mr. Ali Ahmad, a Trinity College sophomore described as a gifted writer, web designer and conversationalist, was shot in the chest.
The homes of Mr. Awartani’s uncle and grandmother in Burlington, a city of 45,000 on the shores of Lake Champlain, had been a welcome refuge.
“I think they were really glad to reconnect, and provide each other comfort, after a fraught few weeks,” said Rich Price, Mr. Awartani’s uncle, who hosted the friends for the holiday.
“They are normal 20-year-olds, but they’re also extraordinary 20-year-olds,” Mr. Price said.
“They have shown remarkable resilience and strength, even humor, and I think being Palestinian in this world demands those traits.
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Brown University, Trinity College, West Bank, Quaker
Burlington, Lake Champlain, United States, Ramallah, Israel, Gaza