Archive for 'Gaza'
Cifwatch recently flagged a most bizarre exchange between Richard Silverstein and a Gazan woman called Sally Idwedar. You can read the whole thing here on IsraellyCool. It reminded me of a post I wrote some time ago on Palestinian solidarity.
‘Solidarity’, in a political context, is used to denote a non-judgemental identification with, and support for, [...]
Recently the Electronic Intifada posted an article describing how:
Israel has blocked the international development organization Oxfam from bringing vital equipment into the Gaza Strip to help make drinking water safe.
The main source for this story is Ben Phillips, Oxfam’s Campaigns and Policy Director. He is quoted asserting, on Twitter, that:
“The blockade on Gaza prevented Oxfam’s public health [...]
I still feel unsure how to adjudicate between Marc’s passionate post and the equally passionate responses of those who felt he, or the commenters he had read, were misrepresenting the situation with regard to bus transport. Here is a much more clear cut case of discrimination
UNRWA regrets to anounce that it has had to cancel [...]
Posted: March 5th, 2013 under Gaza.
This is a cross-post by Marc Goldberg
Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 removing just under 8,000 Israeli citizens from their homes and causing Israel to suffer an unparalleled strategic disaster of a Hamas takeover and constant rocket attacks. As a result of this disaster Hamas were able to gain a solid base [...]
Posted: February 8th, 2013 under Gaza.
This is a cross-post from Marc Goldberg
This evening Hamas launched an anti tank rocket at an IDF patrol on the Gaza border and injured 4 Israeli soldiers. The IDF quickly struck back and killed 4 Palestinian terrorists. You can read the full story here.
The Hamas attack and our response hi-light once again the fact that we [...]
I posted about the case of Mohammed Abu Muailek last year. Muailek was imprisoned when he refused to fire rockets into Israel – after making friends online with a fellow computer programmer from Tel Aviv he had begun to rethink his former enmity towards Israelis. He was released last October. Now he is being denied [...]
Posted: June 29th, 2012 under Gaza.
Despite the efforts of Hamas and it apologists to blame all the problems in Gaza on Israel, it seems to be dawning on many Gazans that the real cause of many of their difficulties is closer to home.
The recent energy crisis in Gaza has enraged many of the Strip’s residents, who are now launching [...]
Another rocket was fired from Gaza to Ashkelon.
On Saturday, 35 rockets were fired from Gaza to Ashkelon, killing one Israeli civilian. Israel killed 9 members of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, and one from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
And here come some more. One intercepted by Iron Dome.
Posted: October 31st, 2011 under Gaza.
Following on from this post earlier in the year, I very much hope that both this story, which I haven’t read in full because a password is required, reporting the release of Abu Muailek, the young Gazan who refused to fire on Israeli civilians, and this story reporting that Gilad Shalit may soon be released, [...]
Posted: October 11th, 2011 under Gaza.
Antizionists like to speak of a total boycott of Israel. They are upset with mainstream supermarkets that sell Israeli goods.
There are many Muslim antizionists whose understanding of Islam motivates them, theologically, to oppose a Jewish state in the Middle East. They consider it a sin, or a crime against God and the ummah (the global [...]