The View From My Window 21st of January 2013

For the last hour I’ve been able to see from my appartment window small fishing boats close in to shore being harrassed by an Israeli gunboat, every so often one of them is picked out by a strong searchlight and circled. They are to the north of Gaza City but clearly this side of the border some distance south of the Israeli gas platforms which now line the sea border between Palestinian Gaza and Israel.

I hope that they all manage to come back to port safely.

Today we visited Khoza’a where we were helping with the wheat sewing in December to see the damage done to the fields by the Israelis last week. They came through the fence last week for 3 nights with Tanks, Bulldozers and on one night a helicopter and destroyed half of the planting, up to around 250m, for an 8km length of the Buffer Zone. The Ceasefire agreement is supposed to allow the farmers to plant up to 100m from the fence.

Tomorrow we are hoping to visit and interview a young man who was shot in the leg today near Erez crossing. This brings the number of Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire since the cease fire to 77, not to mention the 4 killed.

This is a cease fire?

By Theresa in Gaza

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