Israeli wake-up call service

So just because I wanted to contribute to “Al Bassaleh” (which I mistakenly thought was Arabic for “Courage” or “Chivalry” before Maureen told me that it’s the EI version of The Onion), I quickly want to jot down a thought before I go to sleep in currently-under-attack Gaza:

A friend just tweeted:

I loved it, such an excellent, free-of-charge service! So I was wondering if I can call up Israel and request a free Call-up BOMB at 8:00 AM to wake me up for work? Much more likely to wake me up than my lousy alarm!

A famous Palestinian proverb says: هم ببكي و هم بضحك

Ya3ni: A pain that makes you cry, and a pain that makes you laugh



Yasmeen El-Khoudary

Yasmeen El-Khoudary's picture

Cultural heritage, history and education. Diwan Ghazza. Palestine Writing Workshop Gaza Coordinator (Join our Gaza Book Swap Club!).

Visit my original blog at

Twitter: yelkhoudary