Marie Campbell is a retired University of Victoria professor who left on December 12, 2002 to spend a month in Palestine doing observational work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Observers from Europe and North America act not only as witnesses, but also provide a measure of protection and emotional support to Palestinians.
I’ve come quickly to the Internet cafe in Qalqilia today, before we return to Jeyyous immediately to try to interfere with the military taking revenge on the villagers. We kept up patrols all night there last night, but fortunately no soldiers came. We had to come back to Qalqilia today to get our “stuff” (toothbrushes, etc.) as we meant to be away only one night, not a week.
A competent photographer has arrived and promises me pictures and help with sending mine! Internet access is limited while we are in the villages.