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.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A long walk home, thanks to Passover

From the blog of Maureen Jack, a CPTer from Scotland:
Yusuf is five years old.  He attends the kindergarten just across the landing from our women’s apartment.  He’s a bright little boy, who interprets in sign language for his mother, who is deaf.  He has congenital physical difficulties: he has no left arm and one leg is significantly shorter than another.Yesterday morning a friend and I happened to meet up with Yusuf and his kindergarten teacher as she took him home after class.  They unsuccessfully tried to get through two gates before going through the ladder lady’s house.
Yusuf tried to walk home from school on the first day of Passover, 20 April 2011, when the Israeli military presence in Hebron was heightened. The checkpoints he usually passes through were closed, so he tried a few alternate routes before making him home.

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