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Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by johnnythemonkey on 2 April 2010 7:34am
 
Good Friday ?
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by mrsteabag on 2 April 2010 8:00pm
 
(heaves heavy sigh) We have friends who lost relatives in the last go-round. I take this personally. I just wish that it would stop.
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by Wild in Africa on 3 April 2010 10:33am
 
Hello folks. I am currently on an assignment in the West Bank (Hebron) so seeing first hand the conditions under which Palestinians are living. A little nervously therefore I travelled into Jerusalem for Good Friday as I had heard tensions were running high. As it is all went well although a 20 mile journey there takes one and a half hours thanks to Israeli checkpoints etc.
It is perhaps good I am not terribly religious in the first place as the 'Holy Places' in Jerusalem bring out the worst cynic in me. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was a mess of tourists, pilgrims and unruly priesthood pushing and shoving and behaving in a most unholy manner. This combined with a heavy Israeli security presence inside and outside the church led me to make a rapid exit and head off to see the other sites away from the melee.

Jerusalem is a beautiful city messed up by politics, religion and tacky tourism.
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by johnnythemonkey on 3 April 2010 10:46am
 
Keep safe WIA.
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by bIG bLOGGER on 3 April 2010 12:52pm
 
Hello,Wild In Africa: what exactly is your "assignment",which takes you to Hebron?
Hebron,as I'm sure you know,has in the past been a notorious 'flashpoint' for tension between the small Jewish colony there and the majority Arab population.
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by Wild in Africa on 3 April 2010 5:11pm
 
Hi bIG, I'm doing some work with Arab Bedouin herders, focused on improving their food security. Yes, it is a focus for tensions but so far has been relatively quiet while I've been here. I've only experienced hospitality and friendliness from the Palestinian population.
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by kazzzz on 3 April 2010 10:41pm
 
Vincent you really do have an amazing life. Hope the work goes well. I will look forward to seeing some photos.
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by kazzzz on 3 April 2010 10:42pm
 
stupid double posts again
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by kazzzz on 5 April 2010 3:51pm
 
Vincent have seen your photos, thanx for posting they're really good :) Amazing shots.
 
Re: Israelis bomb Gaza....again. by Wild in Africa on 5 April 2010 9:00pm
 
Thanks Kazz, as they say, tough job but someone has to do it...glad you like the photos, will keep posting them.
 
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