At 10pm, Malaysian time today, we, the Viva Palestina 5 Land Convoy is destined by the Al Mighty to be standing in the land of the Prophet, Palestine.
To be exact, Gaza....
I cannot express my feelings as we were nearing to the Border moments before.
When I saw the sign, 5 km to Rafah Gate... I was like.... someone pinch me....
I snapped 2 photos of the road signs and sent them to my super girls- Zab, Jem and Azian.
And as expected, all the 3 cry babies started crying....
Guys, stopped crying ok... you are not helping me here..... I cannot go into Gaza crying.... not especially when I have Mr Malaysia Tough Man (who was selected among the 30 to be on the cargo vessel to El Arish Port) beside me- Dr Musa!
Then, suddenly..... I saw the infamous Rafah Border- the yellow brick shaped like an upside down half-U that if we get passed it, will bring us all to Palestine...
This is the same gate that I have been seeing all these while in the news, video clips and youtube videos...
My heart just beat so fast.
Then at 22.10, Malaysian time, I sent out a message to my 3 beloved darlings...
And they answered me...
Zab, remember what I said?
"we shall only cry if it will make us stronger"
And of course, she refused to listen to me on this matter... Azura, why can't you just let me cry!!
Ok Zab... cry away babe... I know you will anyway....
I have so much to share but for the time being, I am too busy hugging the Gazan women!
And I chocked when one of them whispered to my ears - thank you for not forgetting us...
Yes, Zab.... this time I cried....
I will leave you with these photos and will be posting more very soon, inshaAllah....
Love from, (guess where??)
Yes, you are right!
Love from Gaza, (p/s: i have been waiting to sign off this way for years!)
(posted by Sis Zabrina for Azura in Gaza!) (p/s: I have been waiting to sign off on your blog this way for weeks!)
|Egyptian Police Escorting Convoy to El Arish Port|
|El Arish Port, Egypt|
|Don't worry officers, we come in peace....|
|Dr Musa- terrified by my driving skills!|
|Closing into Rafah Border|
|Rafah - 5 km ... the sign that makes my Zab, Jem and Azian cried...|
|Looking for Palestine? Go straight ahead!|
|The yellow gate that has been appearing in my dream for years....|
|Please enter Palestine one by one....|
|My sisters in Palestine....|
|The teacher who has drawings for Malaysian children!|
|Yeah!! We broke the siege!!!|
|5000+ km of driving is worth this moment of happiness!|
|Speech! Speech! Speech!|
|Just now was at the border... now really going into the city of Gaza....|