Youssef El-Khattib’s petrol station sits at the end of a dead end street in the Palestinian town of Abu Dis on the edge of Jerusalem. Israelis hope The Wall will protect them from suicide bombers. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3475347.stm
Read the full Guardian story here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jan/20/israel
Ninth December 2003 saw our first link to Abu Dis – Our meeting “Places in Palestine” at Torriano Meeting House was packed. Lovely food – a sad film about Hebron – and a discussion of twinning. Various suggestions were made about places we could link to and in the end ABU DIS was the suggestion that carried the day! Watch this space.