I called Gaza today and briefly spoke to my older sister Hanna, she is doing much better especially that she has a son with disability who's kinds of heavy and not east to move him around (Perhaps he is my favorite person in the whole world) But he was asleep when I called, it was a relief to hear that they are now doing fine.
Mother was asleep when I called, I knew that, but ti is fun to catch people when they are half awake and half asleep...you can get them to talk then.
She told me that now they started receiving food packages (mainly flour) she gave them to my brothers since they are doing a lot more baking now. She took one the littlest and newest addition to the family Mai (I named her) to the doctor because she wasn't feeling too well. The baby is much better now since actually doctors can see and offer non-emergency patients.
I really feel much better now that I know they are secure and not under constant shelling anymore...it's such a relief.
I will be taking part of a panel discussion that will take place next week at the Law Center of Georgetown here in Washington, DC, that should be an experience.
I have also being taped for some Arabic TV entertainment show, I will be doing some jokes, my first since the end of the assault on Gaza. I will try to find things to laugh about.
All the best