Saturday, April 23, 2011

Daily Life in Hebron: home from school through the rooftops for 5 y.o. child

Yusuf’s way home
by Stuck with the Truth
Apr 21, 2011

Yusuf is five years old. He attends the kindergarten just across the landing from our women’s apartment. He’s a bright little boy, who interprets in sign language for his mother, who is deaf. He has congenital physical difficulties: he has no left arm and one leg is significantly shorter than another.

Yesterday morning a friend and I happened to meet up with Yusuf and his kindergarten teacher as she took him home after class. They unsuccessfully tried to get through two gates before going through the ladder lady’s house.

Think of any five-year-old boy you know. Think of all you wish for him. Then watch this video and wish it for Yusuf too.

A long walk home from school:

"CPTHebron on Apr 21, 2011

Yusuf tried to walk home from school on the first day of Passover (4/20/2011) when Israeli military presence in Hebron was heightened. The checkpoints he usually passes through were closed, so he tried a few alternate routes before making him home. Watch this video to see a glimpse of daily life for school kids in Hebron, West Bank.

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