I came across Sam whilst walking in the souk (market) on the 27th night of Ramadan:
“Today is Layla-tul Qadr. My neighbours who are Muslim invited me to their house for breakfast. I am the only one in the neighbourhood who they invited.
It’s not because I’m Christian. It’s because I’m good to them, and they’re good to me.
In English, they say a friend in need, is a friend indeed. And if you go by that, that’s all you need to live by.
Religion is very strong in this place. Maybe it’s because Palestinians don’t have a country. But religion should stay in mosque and in the church.
Before anything else, we are Arabs and Palestinians.
Oh, you want to take my picture? Ok, but let me look to the side. I like to look natural in my photographs.”