On the way..
Well, this is just a quick post to say that Yousuf and I have made it safely out of Gaza-currently in Cairo after a pleasant and quick trip through Rafah Crossing and Sinai (I can't believe I'm actually using "pleasant" and "Rafah Crossing" in the same sentence)... the new Egyptian terminal is running very smoothly, and the Palestinian side impressed with its efficiency-and hey, Yousuf even got a toffee and a "how are you" in what I think was swedish from one of the European monitors. I couldn't help but think though of the thousands of Palestinian families who were split apart, unable to travel to Gaza because they lacked Israeli-issued ID cards.
We stopped by al-Arish for a fish lunch before continuing our journey through Sinai.
We left so quickly that I hardly had time to think about leaving Gaza...I keep thinking I'll step outside and see the ice cream place, and when I hear planes from nearby Cairo airport overhead my instinct is to take cover.
I feel lonely here. And yet, somehow, as a Palestinian, it seems lonely everywhere.
I hope to write more soon but I am still drowning in leftover work (brought my laptop with me) and of course the mandatory shopping here in Cairo... so more soon