Friday, March 18, 2005

and off we go...again

Once more Yousuf and I have braved the labyrinths of Rafah crossing, with all that entails of hour upon hours of waiting in cramped buses surrounded by occupation soldiers that never fail to remind you whose in charge. Of course to Yousuf it was just another journey of the many he has taken-and the soldiers that control our lives behindthe glass screens another face to giggle at, which he did, despite my mother's futile pleas ("No no yousuf dear, that is the enemy...").

Anyhow-we made it safely to Cairo after 14 hours. And tonight we depart to Beirut (we are both excited that this entails an airplane, as opposed to 3 buses, 4 taxis, and lots of waiting). In addition to doing some reporting on the condition of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and on the current political events there, we will meet up with Yassine, who is ever so anxious to see his little troublemaking baby incredible. He has absolutely exhausted every iota (spl?) of sanity I thought I had left in me. The boy is a human energizer bunny-may God protect him.

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Blogger solitarioh2005 said...

to Yousuf it was just another journey of the many he has taken-and the soldiers that control our lives behindthe glass screens another face to giggle at, which he did, despite my mother's futile pleas ("No no yousuf dear, that is the enemy..."). .


I promise this post will be the last one , for today.

"No yousof Dear , that is the enemy "- You said.

Since they were born.., pali children learn israelis are the ennemy and israeli children know the palestinian blow people to pieces.

Language does divide them also since arabs speak arabic and the israelis speak jewish I guess.

At 13 or 14..., jews and arabs are ennemies.

This story has been going on for 70 years.

:((

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