grace notes

It’s been too long since I’ve seen the Abu Leila’s, living in a tent in Gaza’s northern Al Attatra region. The last time I visited, 31 December, the land was drenched with long-needed rain, their tent leaky and sagging beneath the water’s weight. Only the oldest daughter is ‘home’ when I stop in, parents Saleh… Read More grace notes

Palestinian demos continue non-violent against the violent Israeli army

Beit Hanoun, April 13 demonstration against the Israeli-imposed “buffer zone” and the Israeli army brutality which comes with it.  For many months, Palestinians have been marching in Beit Hanoun and other border regions, stretching down to the south-eastern Rafah border. Armed with flags, voices, spirit, and very aware of the dangers from the Israeli soldiers,… Read More Palestinian demos continue non-violent against the violent Israeli army

relations

“My grandmother was Jewish,” a voice drifts out from behind the meagre selection of second-hand clothes. The souk al fres, a massive market in Gaza’s old district, Sahaa, carrying just about all one needs used to thrive with second-hand clothes and goods brought through open borders via Israel.  It was a thrift-shop-junkies dream.