Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Tue 6.7.10, Morning
Like the rest of the DCO officers, he too circulates between the checkpoints, and can be called upon for help.
9:00 Sheikh Jarrah
We were glad to return to the tent in the yard of the Kurd family. An active group of neighbourhood children are supervised by a group of volunteers; Salah (a resident of the street) and Maisoon (wife of the the demonstrator Nasser) are busy with this "summer camp."
Salah tells us that he and some others decided to keep the children busy and off the streets where they used to play freely, because the settlers don't hesitate to beat the children. We were very glad to learn of this initiative, and inquired about the program. As expected, the means at their disposal are very scant: a day trip to Silwan, the persecuted sister neighbourhood, and another day of a drumming workshop for the children run by the "Samba" drummers.
A suggestion: Are there women prepared to contribute time or money to enrich the Sheikh Jarrah "summer camp" with other activities such as a visit to the Zoo? Any other ideas? I have asked Tzvia Shapira about a day at the beach.