Tuesday, September 30, 2014

And Who Says Gaza Has No Treasure

Bakr Boys' Beach, Gaza City



The Trees of Beit Hanoun

One of the most remarkable features of Gaza has long been the imponderable contrast between beauty and harshness: stunning beaches, interrupted by squalid refugee camps; verdant farmlands, bordered by fierce fences; gentle personalities, broken with exhaustion. What struck me yesterday as I toured Beit Hanoun--the northernmost town of the Strip hit hard during the recent war--were its vibrant trees.