Sunday, June 19, 2005

Sunset in Gaza. "Take me to the beach at sunset, so I may hear what the beach says; when it returns to itself quietly, calmy." -Mahmud Darwish Posted by Hello


Blogger umkahlil said...

Dear Laila,

I really enjoy your blog and the stories in Al-Jazeera.

I was sorry to see that the psychologist Mohammad from Gaza opted to quit blogging for the Jerusalem Post, and if they are still looking for a blogger from Gaza, I wish that you could do it. I think it's really important to have a forum like that.

It is great that your stories are reaching a wide audience.

Best from umkahlil to umyusef

8:17 AM  
Blogger umkahlil said...

Sorry for the misspelling of your son's name.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello ~

I just checked your blog again to see if the interview I mention below was with you (it was) and I'm delighted to see your new photos and your description of a day at the beach, Gaza style.

I just found your interview with CKUT radio about the invasion of Jabaliya last year which my friend Mohammed Omer was in the middle of, photographing and reporting. It was a terrifying time and I'm grateful that he was physically unharmed. His report is sickening (be prepared).

In any case, thank you for this blog. It's a refreshing change to read about every day life during a more "peaceful" time.

Best wishes for you and your son and your family.
~ jen.

p.s. Umkahlil, thanks for the update about the psychologist Mohammed quitting his Jerusalem Post blog project. Honestly I'm not surprised — people were not asking questions about how to deal with traumatized families, they wanted him to "reprogram terrorists".

I hope they find another blogger for the project...
I'd vote for you, Laila!

4:07 PM  

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