Palestinians, by nature, are loud and expressive. At funerals feelings are openly expressed. Love, solidarity and companionship are important values for Palestinians. Family and community are of highest importance. To drink a coffee, even in the middle of the night, with a friend is more important than reading a book at home. The doors are rarely closed in Palestine and everyone is warmly welcomed at anytime. It is not a custom to pre-arrange or announce visits beforehand.