Feb 19, 2014, Media Monarchy & Geopolitiks
I had an enjoyable discussion with James Evan Pilato of Media Monarchy for his new series: Geopolitiks.
“Eva Bartlett follows in the footsteps of Rachel Corrie.” As she continues her US speaking tour about human rights in Palestine, activist and journalist Eva Bartlett joins us for the second episode of Geopolitiks to talk about her years spent volunteering in Gaza documenting the various angles of life under siege, from the “peace” talks to Israeli war crimes and much more.
Now: Gaza under fire…Three Israeli occupation terrorist airstrike so far, 26 December, 2013.
#Israel has officially launched the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Operation Cast Lead War 2008 – 2009! #GazaUnderAttack
Álvaro Herraiz San Martín:
Confirmed 2 injured in Shifa Hospital, #Gaza.
Álvaro Herraiz San Martín:
#israel is bombimg #Gaza
Shiya’eya, Shekher ‘Adwan, Maghazi and Rafah Area.
child: what was that bomb mummy? mom: nothing habibi, its far child: its shaking my bed mom: yes yes sleep CONTINUE READING
Rana Baker, a Palestinian blogger from the Gaza Strip–and a very articulate, politically-astute woman–posts about threats and bigoted insults she received for blogging and tweeting Gaza’s reality:
“You’re a lowlife. And will always be a lowlife. Palestinian trash” Twitter user says to me during “Pillar of Cloud.”
December 12, 2012
Throughout the so-called “Operation Pillar of Cloud” that began on November 14th 2012 and lasted until November 21st 2012, pro-Israel apologists launched another wave of hatred in the cyberspace.
Here are screenshots of some of what I received on my personal Twitter account, timed and dated. I tried to link the screenshots to their users but it seems to me that those apologists either disappeared from Twitter or deleted their posts.
I leave it for you to decide.
roar of Zionist warplane, breaking the truce yet again, threatening to drop its bombs once again; out-of-tune tinkle of a vendor’s truck playing “it’s a small world”.
Abu Mohammed’s home is opposite the bombed Ministry of Interior complex; his family of 15 are homeless.
first published at IPS –By Eva Bartlett (**blog version longer than published)
When Israeli bombs struck the Abu Khadra complex for civil administration, they also gutted the sixth floor of the Abu Shabaan complex, located ten metres across the road. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), eight Israeli warplane-fired bombs levelled roughly half of the government compound in eastern Gaza City in the early hours of Nov. 21.
The bombings also took a considerable toll on the homes and businesses nearby, including the Gaza bureau of Al Jazeera.
Over 50 percent of the private medical centre in the Abu Shabaan building was destroyed, says Dr. Naim Shariff (42), owner of the Benoon In Vitro Fertilisation clinic.
Two weeks after the bombing tore apart the sixth floor and ravaged the fifth floor, Shariff has re-paned the windows, ordered new specialised machinery, and re-opened for clients.
“The problem with replacing my machines and equipment is that most of it doesn’t exist in Gaza. It takes months to arrive and costs more money than it would elsewhere,” he says.
“What else can I do but start again? There’s no insurance here for war damages.” CONTINUE READING
Life as normal resumes, as normal as it can be in Gaza under increasingly choking Israeli closures for years (back to the nineties even), bombed relentlessly over the yeas—with major Zionist assaults in 2006, early 2008, 2008/2009, 2012—and “minor” attacks sporadically, continuously.
With the cessation of Israeli bombings come small graces, like schools re-opening, shops re-opening, being able to walk and drive on the streets with far less fear of being bombed (though the lethally real possibility still exists), stocking up on market goods, getting a new supply of drinking water brought in. CONTINUE READING
*photo: 2:12 pm, Nov 26, Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip
Agreement of Understanding For a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip
1. A. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals. CONTINUE READING
*Nader Abu Mghaseeb, 14, killed by targeted Israeli drone bombing two hours before the “cease-fire” while going to get food for his family.
first published: Palestine Chronicle
**NOTE: contains graphic images…reality of Palestinians under occupation and continuous Israeli attacks.
Nov 21, al Aqsa hospital, Deir al Balah. At approximately 2pm, Mubarak Ibrahim Abu Houly, 24, was walking among the olive trees on his land when the drone hit him, tore off his left leg… not that it mattered…he was instantly dead. CONTINUE READING
After one week of Israel’s Nov 14th declaration of war on Gaza, a cease-fire was allegedly reached between Hamas and other resistance and Israel. Yet, 10 minutes after the 9pm cease-fire began, an Israeli warplane bombed a media office in Gaza’s southern Khan Younis city, and drones and Israeli F-16 warplanes continued to fill Gaza’s skies. Late into the night, 2 am, the drones and warplanes still pollute Gaza’s skies, psychological terror on a terrorized people who had more than 160 killed and over 1000 injured by Israeli bombing in the span of a week, and who know very well that the sound of a drone or an F-16 roaring overhead usually means death. CONTINUE READING