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Gaza Strangled

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 September 2008 12:06) Written by John Logan Tuesday, 02 September 2008 11:42

“I hadn’t realised the sets of glasses you were sending me were decorated in Gaza, not in Hebron.” 

“Yes, they’ve supplied us for years, until this clampdown on the Gaza crossing points when Hamas took over. 

“So nothing’s coming out of Gaza at all now? “Hasn’t done for over a year now, and what you see here in this part of the warehouse is all that’s left.”

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Just my Luck!

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 September 2008 11:25) Written by John Logan Tuesday, 02 September 2008 11:18

This story is entirely fictional, but based on real situations, which arise from the current circumstances of the Palestinian people. 

‘Just my luck to be with Dad today!’ I thought ungraciously, as we waited for the ambulance. 

Dad had been unwell for most of my childhood usually related to his diabetes and we had reached a stage, in my teens, when he was on twice weekly dialysis in a hospital in Jerusalem because the diabetes had led to a level of kidney failure. 

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Catch 22

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Last Updated (Monday, 15 September 2008 12:37) Written by John Logan Thursday, 28 August 2008 11:49

This story is entirely fictional, but based on real situations, which arise from the current circumstances of the Palestinian people.
 
“So we’re up on the main road from Ramallah to Nablus?” I asked, “and we unload four blocks at each Palestinian road joining it, so as to block them off?”
 
"Yep, that’s it,” David replied, “Ibrahim will come with the gravel truck and unload more of that around the blocks. You’re aim is to get at least 8 roads blocked like that today, so you’ll need to come back here three or four times for more blocks.”
 
David drove off.

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