The Gaza Strip

December 1989

We all headed off to see the Gaza Strip. We were warned not to step on the dirt road alongside the barbed wire fence, as it was regularly checked for footprints to check for possible incursions.. On the way we had stopped to look at a dusty, old Byzantine mosaic. We threw water over it from our water bottles to try to view the pattern. The water did bring parts of it to life.

An army vehicle changed direction and headed straight for us. We were scared but some had stood their ground. To our surprise the soldiers had posed for pictures. We were warned not to go up too close to the fence. We had seen the faces of children as they had called through the fence.

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