Gaza under aerial siege
Didn't get a wink of shut-eye last night. After a back and forth exchange of Apache-fired Israeli rockets, and Islamic Jihad home-made rockets, Israeli forces pounded the strip with great intensity all through the night. The shelling intensified right around the morning calls to prayer. Even though it was mainly in northern Gaza, which is a few kilometres away, it could be heard all the way in the City. I honestly thought it was right outside my house-that's how loud it was. Friends in Beit Lahiya told me this morning they feared for the lives. They also said Israeli forces dropped-once more-thousands of fliers "warning" residents that they must stay in their homes-and that remaining in the area is at "their own risk", they Israeli forces are not responsible if they get hurt by the shells.
Now for some youso-therapy, I'm going to the Tuesday market in the Nseirat refugee camp to buy a duckling for Yousuf. *Sigh*.