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Just another oppressor wheels on the bus go round and round

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Glila Bugla, 11, was born in Ethiopia. Every night, she would awaken from sounds of shots being fired into her suburban Jerusalem neighborhood by Arab terrorists. The deteriorating situation in Israel, the land of her dreams, was causing her nightmares. She was scared to venture out anywhere she did not have to go.

On Sunday, Glila informed her 5th grade class that a kind family in America had helped her struggling immigrant family to buy an apartment there. On July 10, they would move yet again, this time to New York.

Glila's body was blown to bits and today, that which is left of it, is buried here.

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