Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Back to Gaza, closed in again

So my mother made it back to Gaza, finally. That means I have rejoiced, and Yousuf's menacing can once again be put in (arguable) check. Unfortunately her trip back from Khan Yunis, where she was stuck for three days while visiting her mother, after the Israelis closed down the Abo Holi checkpoint, was not so easy. The Israelis annonced they would be opening Abo Holi for 1 1/2 hours last night, from 7-9:30pm. Thousands of stranded Palestinians fled to the checkpoint to try to make it back to Gaza in time, including my mother. She was stuck in a car for 4 hours, with a 5-month pregnant woman that began to have abdominal pains for waiting so long, and most likely miscarried her baby later on, according to my mother (a physician). The Israelis were only letting through 5 cars at a time, which result in an immense backlog of cars, people, goods. We did'nt hear from her for 4 hours and were afraid something had happened-the invisible soldiers in the outpost guarding Abo Holi often shoot haphazroudly at commters (last week they killed a 14-year old boy). Thank God she made it home alive, and once again, we are sealed into Gaza. Abo Holi was closed again today.


Blogger solitarioh2005 said...

Hi :
I send you an EMail with a collage so to speak.I did not post it on your blog because I was not sure it would have been apropriate.

The " episode " of the pregnant woman is sad indeed.
I just do not know what to say really.
I could start talking about what I think about the Intifada.., the peace process..., and so on.
But we would disagree a bit.
Whats the point of arguing...? So.., well..., I keep my mouth shut.
War, armed conflicts are extremely, extremely sad.

11:55 PM  
Blogger solitarioh2005 said...

I found a picture of a traffic jam in Abo holi.
I did remember the blog and did upload it here.

click here to see the image

A traffic jam is formed at the Abu Holi checkpoint near Deir Al Balah in the central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 27, 2005, as Palestinians wait to cross the checkpoint, which has been intermittently closed in the past few days./../AP photo

10:35 PM  
Blogger solitarioh2005 said...

Another picture

Click here to see the picture. Open the browser in a new window ,please

12:49 AM  
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7:17 PM  

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