Palestine isn’t officially a country, although many people think it should be.  There are over 5 million Palestinians.  The Oslo Accords, signed in the mid-90’s divided the Israeli occupied West Bank into Areas A, B and C.  Area A is under Palestinian Authority, Area B is under both Palestinian and Israeli Authority and Area C, which contains the Israeli settlements is under Israeli Authority.  The intent was to delineate Palestinian population centers for self-governance.   The result has been a maze of regulations, barrier fences and walls and hostility.  Only empathy can break the cycle of violence in Israel and Palestine.  As one Palestinian put it, “It’s hard to empathize with someone when you are looking up the barrel of their gun.”