On the way back from the hospital my dear friend left me to make her way back to where she was going and I headed for Al Quds because I am visiting one of my dear friends in Azah Camp tomorrow.
The checkpoint was closed for one hour and once eventually I got through we were stopped 5 minutes later by the Israeli Police asking for passports. I told him I was not giving him it because I was in Palestine. He told me it was Israel and I told him Palestine will be Free and it was Palestine. He shook his head and got off the bus.
A young man on the bus took my hand and said 'THANK YOU, WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO CAN SAY THESE THINGS BECAUSE WE CANNOT'
You need a reason to go to Palestine well that is it.
Two minutes later they dragged a young tourist of the bus who had taken a picture of them. He was terrified, obviously he really was a tourist. They pushed him against the wall and I got off the bus to show solidarity with him. I told them they behaved like nazis. BIG, BIG MISTAKE WITH THESE GUYS.
They let the young boy go, who obviously did not feel the need for solidarity with me and arrested me. I told the bus to go but they stayed for half an hour to eventually I demanded they go.
I still have the bandage on my arm where my drips were administered and blood on my arm, it looked quite good actually. I told them I was just out of hospital pointing to my bandage and blood where I had 2 strokes and I felt quite ill again and hoped I was not going to take another one in front of them as they would not let me go back to my supposed Hotel. Actually it is a hostel.
They told me to stay because they were taking me to interrogate me, so there I am trying to delete all my messages when the jeep came to take me to the interrogation centre.
Who needs acting skills, I nearly collapsed in front of them, holding onto the jeep, strokes and asthma comes in handy at times.
They decided not to take me to the jeep but gave me a serious telling off and said if they see me again or even with my Free Palestine t shirt which I had on they would arrest me.
So a few hours later I made it to Al Quds. So having the asthma attack today helped me out of that situation, so it was obviously meant to be.
As for the Campaign members there are so, so many friends who know all of you, even young Alan K. I do not want to name them obviously.
I read an e mail someone had sent from The Free Gaza Boat that said
When they came for the Jews I did nothing
Well I cannot do the same thing, we need to speak out for the Palestinians. They need help now. Not later, or years away but NOW.
I just think of that young Palestinian on the bus who thanked me for saying it was Palestine that is all the thanks I need and also the campaign members who would have done the same thing.
THIS IS A DIARY PURELY OF MY TIME IT IS NOT ABOUT ME BUT ABOUT THE SITUATION HERE AND MY EXPERIENCES.
Palestine will be free one day