Sunday, June 03, 2007

Photos of life in Gaza

A young boy braves the waves

A flower shop

A view of a street in Remal

Yousuf, future horse jockey


Blogger jarvenpa said...

I think of you and Yousuf daily; you give a face to the struggle and words to what is truly going on, and in this way you are doing much good.
Yousuf definitely looks at home on the horse! I pray for your safety.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yousuf has grown so much... he has become a small kid now! I hope the relative quiet will maintain and Gaza will get back to it's relative normal life.

9:32 PM  
Blogger John Mullis said...

Praise God that you are both alive and well. I prayed with others at church this morning for you both and saw, in my mind, an image of a young boy, a little older than Yousuf, splashing and frolicking in the shallow waters of the sea: exacrly like the photo you have used at the begining of this posting. And I thought it was just a distraction!

Thank you God.

10:39 PM  
Blogger iNFaMoUsJeSt said...

=) awesome pics! hehe, weren't Arabs people of horses? that's a good pic of Yousuf

12:08 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Oh, Yousuf is CUTE!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Kiwi Boy said...

Aww, Yousuf is a beautiful boy!

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been coming to your blog for a couple of days now--after the "then we sleep" entry, I actually became worried that something happened to you because there was such a long delay until your next post! I really admire you for your courage and strength. There are few people in this world that can handle what you have handled. Good luck and stay safe!

6:29 PM  
Blogger Anne Rettenberg LCSW said...

Cute pictures.
I'll be thinking of you this Sunday in Washington DC, when I'll be marching against US support for Israel.

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Laila,
you are wonderful and youus is adorable masahAllah.

This kid's photo swimming is Gazas' beach brought back a flashback of my chilhood,Our best days when I was a kid living in gaza were the ones we wnet to swim in same beach, I always remember how we were to leave before sunset and this is when Israeli army will take control and target who ever stays there.
We always dreamt of staying there with no fear,swim, hear and smell the water of this wonerful sad sea.

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so amazed in what has happened in my lifetime. Here I am posting a comment on a blog by a Palestinian journalist - a mother - a woman trying to get by with grace and hope.

Bless you - I will visit often. There's so much to learn about the Middle East - I want to be informed. Thank you.

2:24 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

How MUCH Yousuf grew - he's such a GREAT guy!!

The picture you posted of the street at Remal bares a contradiction .. the stunning beauty of this flowering tree and the overall looming insecurity of when they will start again to kill. Beauty and horror .. so close together!

I wish your wonderful people freedom and peace, JUST peace that is - they MORE than deserve it!

Give Yousuf a "high-5" from me ...

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you, laila, for posting those pics of Gaza. We've always seen Gaza in news and headlines but your blog is a unique opportunity to see what life is really like over there. And thanks for your courage to write and share. I can't imagine what it is like to live in such a constant ordeal but your writing is a great source of inspiration. Stay safe and God bless you and your family.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"flowers of love"... with a teenager brandishing weapons glued on top.
sums gaza up pretty well.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Wow! Your blog caught my eye... for many reasons! I love the pictures. THey are really meaningful :))

I think I'll be a regular visitor from now on.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

he's so grown up now

9:27 PM  
Blogger The Sports Satirist said...

Cute kid. Great pictures of Gaza.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Quiskaeya said...

He is such a cutie! Thanks for sharing. My son is half Israeli-Palestinian. His father was born in Haifa (sp) Israel but is of Palestinian descent. Good luck in your journey

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Essalam Alaikum,

You have an awesome blog here! Masha'Allah. May Allah help you in your struggle for what is just and correct. I will frequent your blog often Insha'Allah.

Barak Allahu Feekum,

10:57 PM  

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