A Palestinian student attends a Hebrew language course at the Nasser al-Shiukhi college in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
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RAMALLAH, Palestine: "As the saying goes: Know the language of your enemy," says Dalal Said, a Palestinian television reporter who is learning Hebrew in a bid to better cover the conflict.She is one of about 30 journalists taking two hours of Hebrew classes a week at a college in the West Bank city of Ramallah with an emphasis on learning to read Israeli newspapers. Knowing Hebrew is also crucial to be able to communicate with Israeli soldiers, whose presence is ubiquitous across more than 60 percent of the occupied West Bank.In occupied East Jerusalem, which is home to 310,000 Palestinians, most speak Hebrew by necessity although their grasp of the language is far from that of 1948 Palestinians, who make up around a fifth of Israel's population.For Said, knowing Hebrew should be compulsory for all Palestinians.
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