Category Archives: gaza

March 12: When a 2nd home isn’t due to wealth

In the taxi on the way back from Al Fukhary tonight, E is on the phone checking if we can visit Abd tomorrow in Al Wafa hospital to deliver the chess set. “Fil asr.” she finishes. “Is ‘asr‘ arabic for … Continue reading

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Feb 10: Storm over Gaza

On Tuesday night I went to smoke shisha with the Red Crescent volunteers for S’s 29th birthday. There were the usual accusative cries of “wen inti?” – where have you been? These folks got used to me being round the … Continue reading

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Feb 5: Ya gotta really love parsley…

“Parsley’s good, but it’s not that good!” said a UK friend when I told him about our second day of parsley picking. Footage of shooting at ISM website and Press TV report

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The Al Haddad family’s story: Nothing left but ashes

You remember the Nadeems (I must ring and ask them how Firas’s knee operation went so I can tell you) who tried to escape from the Israel’s attacks on Tela Howa in their car, but it wouldn’t start. Also on … Continue reading

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Feb 3: Parsley Picking under fire

E and I were on the same action again today, and while I was too tired to write, she got down to work. Here is her account, with my photos. Her article was originally published on her blog InGaza, and … Continue reading

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Feb 2: to the sound of F16s…

I’m told the bursts of noise that are currently shaking the net cafe a little are probably F16 sonic booms and not rockets, so that’s nice! Last night’s attacks involved 7 rockets on the tunnel/border area Rafah and a strike … Continue reading

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Jan 20: Ceasefire-ish

Tuesday: I woke today to the sound of shelling from Israeli ships at sea. I’m not sure they really get this ceasefire concept totally, though of course it is nothing like what it was.

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