- Posted September 7, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
out of syria
Fahere Zerzore, an 86 year old woman with the attitude of a leader in her eyes, made gestures with her arms to tell a story: she lifted them in front of her belly, then closed up a circle, as if to indicate a pregnant woman. Then she lifted her arm, and vigorously dropped a virtually armed fist to rip her body.
Abdalha Hemad, Jesser Al Shkor, Abid Al Hay, from Idlib, "Idlib, boum boum last week". Ahmed Khedro, Khaled Kassouma, Yousef Sara, from Latakia, "Suria"; the children showing us a drawing of Bashar Al Assad with donkey ears, then yelling : "Bashar, gaash!" Invited to yell "gaash" after they called out Bashar, we assumed that probably means donkey. All of them had lost somebody in the shellingKhaled's children were joined by a gang of little orphans, who, shockingly, had crossed the border on their own.
In spite of poverty, and the very conditions in the camp were still decorous and clean. They were the ones who offered us the tea. We had permission to stay for the afternoon, but the young ones wanted us to come back on friday, because, we understood from hand gestures, the guards would be off to catch up with sleep and prayers.