Tag Archives: Gaza City

“Genocide begins with the silence of the world.”

On August 1, The New York Times and other mainstream papers in the US and the UK published a full-page ad written by famous Holocaust survivor and campaigner Elie Wiesel. Part of a vast international propaganda offensive to justify Israel’s … Continue reading

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Inside the Gaza ‘meat grinder’

Dr Ghassan Abu Sitta:  “All the areas around the hospital were being bombed all the time. We then got a call to the emergency room and we were told that the administration and the out patients building had been hit … Continue reading

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Gaza: Why do Israel and the U.S. insist on war?

Gaza City, July 27, 2014.  Photo: Oxfam International. “For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. had repeated opportunities to opt for a diplomatic solution in Gaza.  Each time, they have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families … Continue reading

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Silence for Gaza

Shujaiyya, Gaza, August 1, 2014. Photo: Mohammed Saber. Silence for Gaza, a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, 1941 – 2008 Gaza is far from its relatives and close to its enemies, because whenever Gaza explodes, it becomes an island … Continue reading

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Gaza: what next?

According to mainstream media, the terms of a ‘cease-fire’ are currently in negotiation between the elected government of Gaza and the elected government of Israel. In a tweet posted August 5, a spokesman for the Israeli military wrote: “Mission accomplished.” … Continue reading

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STOP IT!

“In my opinion, the resistance is just a temporary phenomenon to achieve particular goals: to end the blockade and allow Palestinians to live in freedom and dignity in a state of their own.” – Nour Omar Shaban, 16 years old, … Continue reading

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A pledge…

“…to the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza…” Ilan Pappe, Israeli author, professor of history, director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, England. On Day 20 of the … Continue reading

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War crimes

Day 19 of the Israeli attack on Gaza. The toll until now: 928 Palestinians killed, 764 of them civilians, including 215 children and 118 women 4,663 Palestinians wounded, mostly civilians, including 1,358 children and 932 women 561 houses destroyed and … Continue reading

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How did all this happen?

In 1907 British civil servants prepared a report on the Middle East for the Prime Minister, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. As the United States does now, the British imperial regime treated the rest of the world as its private estate. A … Continue reading

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