Monday, January 11, 2010

Ramez... of the Multitude

Last night, during a visit to the Nile delta, I met Ramez. As soon as he saw me- overcome with joy- he threw his arms around me. I was not quite sure why.

This picture explains it a bit.

Many months ago- though he had never met me- Ramez protested for my release. He is a student of law. Ramez has a speech and hearing impairment, so he struggles with his studies. 

This is the multitude, that still brings a ray of hope. 

My Friend Fares... One Year On

In January 2009 Fares Akram's diary described the ordeal of life in Gaza during the Israeli military assault. A year on, he describes how he still mourns his lost father, but keeps going for the sake of a baby born in war.