Wonderful article. We often hear about strife in the Middle East, but distance
ourselves here on the other side of the world. Reading this personal experience
makes it all real: he could be our brother, son, husband, friend. We are so
lucky to not have air raids as a part of our daily lives. I hope we can feel
sympathy and then take action to help create peace in this world. Beautiful
writing. Thank you.
Mr Paxton is lucky not to have been on the receiving end of military terror in
Gaza, where drones and advanced plane strikes numbering in the thousands have
taken place, not a few light shows in the sky, and where dozens of children and
non-combatants have (again) paid the price for Israeli occupation. I hope his
peace and Arabic language studies progress well in Tel Aviv, and that he gets a
chance to spend significant time studying in neighbouring countries as well.