Saturday, February 9, 2008

Stories from a Siege: A Peace Delegation Reports from the West Bank

From Peacework Magazine: "The AFSC/Interfaith Peacebuilders Delegation members stood on a small hill overlooking the Gaza Strip. This was as close as we could get, as the border is sealed by Israel. In the hazy distance we could see the buildings of Gaza City. Behind us was the Israeli city of Sderot, with a population of about 20,000. It was quiet and beautiful. As our guide, the local director of security, spoke to us about the rockets that come from Gaza and pointed to where they landed, his beeper went off. "That usually means a launch" he said casually. We scanned the sky while he spoke on the phone."

Read the entire report from the 2008 AFSC Olive Harvest Delegation here >