Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Unhappy new year, Gaza.
One hour into the new year, I couldn't find much room in my heart for rejoicing. I kept retrieving and reading a text message I received from Dr. Jemilah of Mercy Malaysia, early yesterday afternoon. It read...
"Salaam. I am leaving tonight for Egypt and onto Rafah, to set up a pipeline for aid into Gaza. Don't worry, it is safe there. Pray for us and the people who are suffering there. Happy new year, I love all of you."
Please... please pray for my friend and all the broken bodies she is going to try and mend there.
And sweet, sweet Allah, please keep her safe and give her strength. Ameen, ya rabbal aalameen.
( For more information on Mercy Malaysia, please contact 03-2273 3999 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org )