Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:18


For a long time I have watched, usually on Arabic/English Television, the effects that the Israeli occupation is having on the people of Palestine.


When the opportunity arose to visit various parts of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, I knew that I would have to go as I had not seen travel arrangements like these before.

While other members of the group may be able to give you a more comprehensive account of our trip, I would just like to to say that being there really brings home the struggle that the Palestinian people face on a daily basis.

I do realize that planning a trip like this would have its challenges, but I can say that with the combined efforts of Elaine and the Siraj Center we could not have asked for more. I know also that our group benefited greatly by the untiring efforts of drivers, guides, advisers and many other professionals too numerous to mention.

Let me finish by saying that it's trips like this that educate and inform.


Gerry Duffy
November 8th, 2015

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