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Hamseen from early this morning. The heat blowing in from the dry, parched
desert pierces every nook. No refuge anywhere from its incessant presence.
Breathing is hard; your body limp. Everything looks grey. At midday the grey
Hamseen still on, and people's bodies are beginning to smell. The other night we
thought back to when we had our last real baths: Ruth and I, in Tel-Aviv, about
two months ago; the Bs. still earlier. When there was water, in winter, there was
No abatement in the Arab attacks. They say they want 48 hours to consider the
Security Council's request. Haganah cease-fire order has just been cancelled.
Teel1ng completely washed out. Dreadful hamseen. Is it worse this 1g8 24 MAY.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Polaris- - LibraryThing
I found this book in a small used bookshop in Brecon. It was a pretty gruelling read as the diarist recorded repeated accounts of hunger, constant shelling, and endless deprivation. The conditions in ... Read full review
Review: Jerusalem Embattled: A Diary of the City Under Siege March 25, 1948 to July 18th, 1948 (Global Issues)User Review - Michael Murray - Goodreads
Heartbreaking. Essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East. Read full review