Half-Arab half-Jewish British woman's Gaza experience
14 November 2011 Last updated at 06:28 GMT
Reya El-Salahi from Oxford, who has a Muslim Arab father and a Jewish mother, was invited into a stranger's home in Gaza where a mother told her how she wanted peace but her son wanted to grow up to be a fighter.
Reya travelled to Israel and the Palestinian territories to find out what daily life was like on both sides of the conflict and to see if there was anywhere she could fit in.
She found Gaza to be a "stark difference" to the other areas she visited and the most dangerous.
Mixed up in the Middle East is on BBC Three Monday 14 November 21:00 GMT.