In Gaza

From Monday through Thursday, Bill the spouse and I were in Gaza. The time there was really great: We got to talk to some really interesting people. It is so important to be able to hear from them firsthand and see the conditions in which they’re living– not least because of the terrible isolation into which they’ve been forced by the occupying power (Israel) and the quite inhumane restrictions it has maintained on their freedom of movement (and of commerce.)
I haven’t had time to blog about it, but I have done a bit of tweeting about it, and I compiled those tweets into this ‘Chirpstory’, here.
Now, we’re back in Cairo– and it is still really busy, since there are so many great people to see here, too. Anyway, I thought I’d send you to the Chirpstory. Post your comments there or here!

3 thoughts on “In Gaza

  1. Yousef

    Thank you, Helena, for taking the time to share your observations in Egypt and Gaza.
    You reminded me that the Bush administration at least tried to conclude an agreement on travel and transportation between Gaza and the West bank.
    It is interesting that Obama has done nothing on the matter, except for pleasing AIPAC, surrendering to Netanyahu dictates and complaining about the “enormous problems” caused by the reconciliation between Fateh and Hamas.

  2. Clif Brown

    Helena, you speak and write well. I have admired your work for some time. But that ability is trashed when put through twitter by the nature of the beast.
    I know it takes more time to compose for the blog but even a single paragraph is worth more than several dozen tweets full of abbreviations and on the fly phonetics that have to be scrolled through.
    In most cases, good writing is far more valuable than immediacy. I hope you will give us a summary of your thoughts on your travels. I don’t care where you are (or anyone else is) minute to minute, but I do care about your insights when you have some time to think about what you’ve experienced.

  3. Jack

    I have to agree with Clif Brown on this. Tweeting is for the birds. What the heck do all those silly acronyms mean? We realize you rare busy, but written English is much, much better.

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