17 May 2008

Hebron, Palestine- An Video

I have written much about Palestine for quite a while, but that doesn't mean that it and the people are not in my thoughts every single day. I swear that there is not one single day that passes without a thought or two stopping me in my tracks to reflect if only for a moment. In my city here there was an entire Al Nakba committee. I unfortunately did nothing with them due to being completely wrapped up in my mess of a career as a teacher with some additional personal things going on. I did get to go see one documentary filmed in Palestine during last summer. I was able to see a few of the international folks (in the film) I volunteered with and whom I miss greatly! Tomorrow they will be releasing black balloons during the Israeli Independence Day parade here. I may join in although I don't think its necessarily a good thing for the environment to release balloons.

I found this video on YouTube that shows my friend Issa talking about Tel Rumeida. It also provides a little history of Hebron and Issa's house where I spent many long days and nights keeping away the settlers, engaging in meaningless and harassing conversations with young IDF soldiers yet meaningful conversations with the Palestinians.

I miss that place!

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