I feel unable to post about anything narrowboaty at all, sorry. My friend is in Jabaliya tonight, travelling in the ambulances to try and ensure their immunity from attack as the Israeli troops roll in. The presence of internationals sometimes acts as a form of protection but at night and out of sight of the cameras, anything goes. No wonder the Israeli government allowed foreigners to get out - you don't want a load of people telling it like it is to the outside world. My friend and others like her, have stayed to offer what protection they can and to give a voice to the beseiged people. As she said, if you only remember one statistic, it's that 50% of the population of Gaza are children. As well as the danger of being blown up, there's very little food left.
The International Solidarity Movement website is a good source of updates when my friend and others can't get to a laptop or electricity.