Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Picking up the pieces



Um Muneer Tawashi and her grandchildren. For 5 years, the children could not go out to play for fear of getting shot at by a nearby Israeli sniper guarding the Kfar Darom Settlement. The family has lived here for 70 years, and saw the first settlers come (in the 1950s) and go, a few days ago. Posted by Picasa

7 Comments:

Blogger ifyouwillit said...

... for fear of getting shot at by a nearby Israeli sniper ...

Please let me know when Israeli forces have fired on an innocent civilian that has not, at that moment, been a threat to security.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Laila said...

Do you really want me to do that?

I wouldn't even know where to begin. Here's a few for starters Tom Hurndall; Iman al-Hims; Noran Deeb; Mahir Walwil; and on..and on..and on. End post.

6:57 PM  
Blogger ratttu said...

Dear Laila
Mabruk from a Israeli neighbour; the day after the pullout is a happy day for me. Thanks for the stories you are bringing in your blog; they are a good antidote to the media coverage focussing totally on the settlers.
just a comment about kfar darom: it was a zionist kibutz built in 1946. Abandoned in 1948 after it was besieged by the Egyptian army. A settlment carrying the same name was built in 1989, but as far as i know, they had no connection to the pre-48 settlers.

7:41 PM  
Blogger umkahlil said...

Dear umyousuf,

So grateful for the excellent coverage from Gaza.

8:32 PM  
Blogger ontheface said...

Fascinating, well-written blog, lovely photos. Just a little fact-check, 'though: during the 1950s, Gaza was Egyptian territory - so there could not have been any Jewish settlers in Kfar Darom at that time. It was conquered by Israel during the 1967 war, and the settlement was established several years after that.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Abu Sinan said...

Alhamdulillah. I am glad these people have a chance. Leets hope that Palestinian leadership does not let them done as it so often has in the past.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Abu Shaar said...

One of my first nights in Rafah we dove for cover at Abu J_'s because the soldier in the tower decided to shoot into the house.
A simple Google search, or a visit to the Al Mezan Centre website would give plenty of examples assuming that is what you were looking for

12:43 AM  

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