Friday, April 06, 2007

Word from Gaza

Sami Abdel Shafi has forwarded this article which, he says, 'addresses the issue of Alan Johnston and attempts to rationalize it in the bigger picture of how it feels on the inside.'

Hopeless in Gaza by Sami Abdel Shafi
Israel must reach a compromise that will ensure a peaceful future and the wellbeing of Israelis, Palestinians and dear friends such as Alan Johnston.

It is genuinely difficult, impossible in fact, to even imagine that one is free in Gaza, for Israel's military policies continue to forbid Palestinian movement. It is truly strange, though, that we are freer than our great friend, British journalist Alan Johnston of the BBC, who resides in Gaza and has been missing since his abduction at gunpoint on March 12 in the city.


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