I feel full to the top of my head with information, impressions and emotions. Despite my previous awareness of the situation of the Palestinian people, I have been stunned again and again by the awful reality of the effects of the occupation on their lives.

Today, our guide pointed out on the road that only Israeli towns and settlements are on the signposts. Our guide in Jerusalem, Fairouz, showed us apparently empty spaces on the street map of Jerusalem where Palestinians live.

Children learn from maps which don't show the green line, and place names are changed from Arabic to Hebrew.  Israel is swallowing Palestine and does not want to leave a trace behind.