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May 25: Back home in England

I’m back in the UK. It is nearly a year since I left here to be part of making the FreeGaza project happen, pretty much expecting to end up in Israeli prison – the one thing that didn’t happen! Instead, … Continue reading

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April 16: Visiting Al Assria Cultural Centre

In one of my last Gaza days I went to visit the Union of Health Work Committee‘s Al Assria Cultural Centre . I’d meant to get there ages ago, on request of Sheffield Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, who have been supporting … Continue reading

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April: Kids on wheels in Jabalia & other farewells

Here again are the children of our Jabalia friends, one of the many lovely families I spent last week saying goodbye to. The wheelchair belongs, not to any of the kids thank goodness, but to the father of the oldest … Continue reading

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April 13: Living in the real world

When we began our first level medic course here in Khan Younis Red Crescent after the Israeli attacks, we found a lot of black humour in the training slides, developed in America, which their authors were probably unaware of. The … Continue reading

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April 11: Disarming by direct action

Last night I was playing chess in the shisha cafe across from Al Quds Red Crescent, where I am sure to find a familiar face and where they seem to have got over me being a girl in amongst the … Continue reading

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April 9: Art in the ruins

In my last post, I told you about the photo exhibition in the middle building (which I tend to call the Social Centre, possibly because someone told me it was called that) of the Al Quds Red Crescent hospital complex. … Continue reading

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April 7: It must have really happened

April 7 is World Health Day, and the World Health Organisation declared the theme for the day to be Save Lives: Make Hospitals Safe for Emergencies. In Gaza, health workers held a morning demonstration which some of my colleagues went … Continue reading

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