Good news! Phil's friend Saed from Nablus just happened to be standing near a sweets shop when I called him and inquired about the Nablus' pumpkin situation . There's a man who makes sweets only from pumpkins, so he imports them and keeps his storehouse full of them. Saed said he could probably get me a discount, since it's for a good cause. I'm guessing a 9-kilo pumpkin could end up costing about 6 or 7 dollars. I could go for some smaller ones too. Saturday morning I will make my move, hopefully with the help of Hashem, the driver of the Al Aqaba van.