(*cooking fire on a patio, Gaza blackout, December 2008) Sad Gaza, with its beauty tarnished, locked away, somehow frequently provides glimpses of joy, beauty, inspiration…. The coffee shop/restaurant with a generator, and thus one of the few places with power during blackouts, is busy with other laptop-users, friends gathered at the evening, families celebrating birthdays,… Read More glimpses

What Eid?

first published: Electronic Intifada  By Eva Bartlett On Saturday, banks in Gaza were thronged by lines of disappointed Palestinians who were expecting to receive part of their salaries before the Eid al-Adha holiday, which begins on Monday. Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority’s appointed Prime Minister based in Ramallah, foresaw the cash crisis earlier in the… Read More What Eid?