Author: Elie Schalit
Elie Schalit (1921-2015) was born and raised in Palestine. A commander in the pre-state Jewish military organization, the Haganah, Schalit had a long and distinguished career in Europe, North America, and his native Israel.

Muhamed of Essafiyeh was a stevedore. His shoulders were broad and his back was solid, and ropes were slung across them. He had come from the Horan with eyes that were full of pus and with sacks which he used as clothes, which were covered with the green mold. (More…)