03-Jan-2001 -- Quoted from The Degree Confluence Project Mailing List:
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 13:03:00 +0200
From: Nir Alon
Subject: [confluence] N32 E35 attempt - Live broadcast!
This is a realtime message sent from near confluence 32N 35E via my PalmPilot and GSM cellular phone.
Moti Maman, Shmuel Kohn and I are located exactly 4.4 km south of 32N 35E,
about 4.5 km east of the town Shoham in Israel. We have been unsuccessfully
searching for a path to the Confluence. Access from the North and East are blocked because of areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority. Access from the West is blocked by major road construction and from the South by a military training area (where shooting is going on at this very moment). With deep sorrow we must report an unsuccessful confluence visit, having come just 2 km away at the nearest point.
A formal submission with photos will be sent soon.
A great new year and warm regards,