Because of the difficulties Palestinians face under military occupation in traveling around their own country,this festival differs from all others. It is not located in one spot. It is mobile. Book lovers don't go to the festival since the apartheid conditions imposed by the Zionist occupiers make that impossible--so the festival goes to them. It will begin and end in Jerusalem, and in between it will travel to Ramallah, Jenin, and al-Khalil/Hebron.
I hope it's a smashing success. And I salute the fortitude of the organizers and participants, carrying on with the work in defiance of the occupation.