Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer Preview

There is always an excuse for not posting and then wondering why your stats number is down on those tracking things that most bloggers use.

Everyday i have always had an idea about what to write and then find myself in some neither region where ther is no computer access, also add to the fact that I do not have internet in my apartment or a phone. With blackberrys and cell phones there seems little point in paying for something that I really do not need too.


Anyway excuses out of the way and I am in the bureau today instead of sitting in the dust on a hilltop between Gaza and the israeli town of Sderot, watching and filming Palestinians firing Kassam rockets over my head and in the distance Israeli tanks and helicopters firing back into Gaza.

I have written so many times about the sense of filming combat , the sounds, the sights and the emotions that at the moment it would just seem to be a repeat of what I have written. It seems that every summer now in the Middle East another crisis happens and once again we go to the edge of the abyss. This summer appears to be no different so the challenge for me in the coming weeks is to try and find a way of giving you a snapshot of something that somehow conveys the turmoil and efforts required to cover conflict.

So standby for the summer of bumper fun
Mal
Jerusalem

2 comments:

PLANET3RRY said...

Make sure you wear your air-rocket sun screen and Stay Safe!

21stCenturyMom said...

Sounds frightening. Why are humans so deeply geared for war? There is always war in spite of so many wishing desperately for peace.