Goody Two Shoes Responds To Abbsi
Dear Friend Abbsi,
I want to tell you that I completely understand your frustration with the injustices and humiliation you face when you have the summer permit or even anytime you have a permit to enter Israel. The time you waste and money you spend is not acceptable to me.
As a person who does not need permits to enter Palestine, I carry a certain guilt about the way you are treated and the process you have to undergo to reach my house. I am from outside this region, yet am entitled to more freedom and rights than you and your family. Completely unfair.
I wish I could change things or wield some power which could influence policy makers and make it 'right and whole' for you. I am unable.
On my trips in and out of Palestine, I see the inhuman queues of people at checkpoints waiting to go through 'the cage.' I see the settlements increasing in size (breathing fire in my mind); the water shortages, work shortages, healthcare sacrifices and the list goes on and on.
It pains me to see you suffer too. Please know you are always welcome in my house whenever you can come over.
As a fellow blog writer and friend, I stand by you, admire you, and see your life as a huge testimony of commitment to doing the right thing and perseverance.
May this year and the years to come be blessed for you and your family.
Goody Two Shoes