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Omar follows a sensitive young baker who becomes a freedom fighter and faces painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his long-time trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, who is also his girlfriend's brother.
Chloé is a young Canadian doctor from Quebec who travels to Israel and the Palestinian territories . She lives in Jerusalem and works in Ramallah with the Red Crescent. Chloé develops friendships with many of the people she meets, including her next door neighbor Ava; a patient named Rand, Rand's militant older brother and their younger brother, who dreams of leaving Ramallah.
After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting : imagine that, a pig! An unclean animal judged impure not only by the Faith of Islam but also by the Jewish religion. Determined to get rid of the animal, Jafaar tries desperately to sell it.
The Attack is based on Yasmina Khadra’s acclaimed best seller, and it unfolds with the patience of a novel, slowly registering Amin’s incredulity and denial and then, as the evidence becomes clearer of Sihem’s guilt, his cosmic bafflement: How did an apolitical woman who seemingly had everything, and had, through her husband, seen the best side of Israel, turn against everything around her?