5 hours ago
07 January 2010
some more news to report which I forgot to post earlier. As you all know the boys arrived last night and three of them, Eanna, JJ and Eddie, were interviewed (video in earlier post today HERE). Derek was absent. Why? Because he was suffering from food poisoning and ultimately ended up in hospital in Gaza! He's been released today and has now re-joined the other boys and is finally enjoying himself along with everyone else in Gaza city tonight. What a trip for them, left Derry on 4th December, drove through all those countries, had to turn around and go back again, then they were on the plane that had the engine malfunction (that would have ended it for me right there! LOL) then they got BACK on that same plane and arrived in Al Arish, then came under attack with stones, tear gas, sticks and batons, lost their phones, were unaccounted for whilst we all were in a panic here, then finally arrive in Gaza and poor Derek takes ill. You couldn't make this stuff up could you.