Friday, November 21, 2008

The Plight of Palestinians

Related: Gaza: A Dire life Zone Still Clings to Hope

"Gazans Resist by Surviving

Ramzi Kysia

Gazan women cooking outside
The greatest act of nonviolent resistance in Gaza has been simply surviving.

"I will send fire upon the walls of Gaza…" -- Amos 1:7

In a small cafe in Gaza City, Amjad Shawa, the coordinator for the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), sips black coffee and ruminates on the Israeli blockade of Gaza. “This siege isn’t about ‘security’ or even about Hamas,” he says. “Israel’s ultimate aim is to separate Gaza from the West Bank and kill the Palestinian national project.”

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"Family’s Eviction Draws Global Outrage

Jonathan Cook

Palestinian girl collecting fire wood

A girl from the Khurd family from East Jerusalem chops wood outside a newly erected tent for them in the city.

The middle-of-the-night eviction last week of an elderly Palestinian couple from their home in East Jerusalem to make way for Jewish settlers is a demonstration of Israeli intent towards a future peace deal with the Palestinians.

Mohammed and Fawziya Khurd are now on the street, living in a tent, after Israeli police enforced a court order issued in July to expel them....

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Update: Israel police remove protest tent