The army has been coming in periodically, shooting teargas onto the roof of the mosque, and shooting rubber bullets at children. I saw them shoot a teargas canister, at the mosque and miss, so that the canister landed on the back balcony of someone's home in the refugee camp where they had hung their clean laundry out to dry. The tear gas billowing up through some family's socks and pajama's was quite a sight to behold. Sometimes they drive at reckless speeds through the narrow alleys of the camp and around the UN school complex. Anyone who has ever worked with schoolchildren can imagine how disruptive it must be to the learning environment to have the jeeps of an occupying army tearing around in the elementary school yard. |
That's all for now. Thanks to all who have sent kind words of encouragement and solidarity. Keep loving, keep fighting.