In #joiito today, ioerror linked to a news article about the eviction of the settlers in the Gaza Strip and it really stood out to me as one of the scariest possible situations to be in.
The shining quote:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œNormally we would storm a house killing everyone inside, whereas here we have to storm the house and keep everyone alive,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said one commander. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not an easy job.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Maybe it is my friendship to Jonas or the numerous stories I have heard from those with friends in the area, but the Gaza Strip holds a heavy place in my psyche. I am neither knowledgeable enough nor diligent enough in my research to pretend I know anything about the situation, but the events that are taking place evoke the deepest sense of fear I can imagine. My best wishes to everybody involved.