Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Friday, October 08, 2010

She cannot walk

A BBC news story that appears to be from back in the 2008-2009 winter during, or immediately following Operation Cast Lead, Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip. A story about a young girl who was shot by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, and taken to a hospital just across the border in Egypt. The BBC reporter first meets the paralyzed girl, and then goes in search of her father.

"Kief hiyye? (How is she)"
"Btiqdarish timshi (She can't walk)"

Absolutely tragic. To lose two of your girls, and then find out, from a foreign reporter that your other daughter is in a hospital in Egypt, where you are not allowed to go, and she is paralyzed.

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