Saturday, December 20, 2003

I asked Judeh my friend in Jerusalem YMCA about the current hassle there ........ about a particular struggle at the moment ......
Judeh: The most difficult we are encountering now is communication, and transportation. It is very hard for us to meet as a Management Team. We have around 170 staff members and it is very difficult to meet regularly and discuss things. This is in addition to the repercussions of the violence that is practiced by the Israeli occupation authorities. We are part of the Palestinian people and that affects and influences us. We have to push very hard in order to provide the necessary work with Palestinian people. This should be a continuous thing. When we are cut off from our young brothers and sisters it becomes very hard and we really go into suffering moments, days and nights it is very hard for them too.