Monday, August 23, 2010

An ecumenical accompanier writes from Jayyous

"The soldier closing the gate calls out to us, `Have a good day.' (...) `A good day?'

"It’s a good day when the gates that separate farmers from their fields are closed 22 hours out of each day? It’s a good day when Israeli soldiers choose to give Palestinian farmers permission to go onto their own Palestinian land that they have farmed for generations? It’s a good day when farmers and their families are forbidden to stay on their land over night but must return through the gate between 6 and 6:30 in the evening?"

Hope you'll read the full blog post from EAPPI accompanier John Buttrick:

John is serving as an "EA" through the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) - http://www.eappi-us/

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