I’m looking at a split photo: one side is a smiling boy, a chubby-cheeked toddler, and the other his dismembered, burnt corpse, pelvis torn apart. Islam Kraike is one of at least 15 Palestinians killed in Gaza by the Israeli military in the last 4 days.
I was going to reach out to my local Canadian media, good ole Torstar Corporation-owned Guelph Mercury –which last posted news about Gaza in 2010 (since NOTHING has happened since then) but then just figured, fuck it, the corporate media’s agenda is to either not report on the current massacre of Gaza period, or to report bil ax, backwards.
So here I am self-publishing, in the interest of getting news, words directly from Palestinians in Gaza, my feelings as a has-been in Gaza with loved ones breathing under the bombs, and as a humanely-minded person, which I’d like to dream many still are, corporate media (including the Mercury) aside. And as one who has lived through the last Israeli war on Gaza.
for now need to rant/self-publish…because loved ones, highly-educated and dignified human beings in Gaza are verging on death.
Can you imagine, as a comfortable Canadian/American/European/African/Asian what it is to know your family can in any moment be torn apart by the world’s fourth largest army? And even if they weren’t my family, the horror, the terror, of Israel’s military might against Palestinians 1.6 million civilians locked into a miniscule Strip.
But now I can’t actually find the words to describe the horror of watching this unfold, knowing that Israel is Zionistically ruthless, terroristic, biddun gelb, enough to perpetrate another war on Gaza.
So instead of reiterating what others have noted about these latest attacks (including that the Israeli army itself denies having any proof the initial attacks on Israelis were actually done by Palestinians, let alone Gazan Palestinians), I will simply post some links, photos and brief words.
“Why Israel will open Erez for international tomorrow? and why Egypt will allow foreign passports holders to leave Gaza through Rafah tomorrow? What is the deal, when there is no explicit request for internationals to leave?” Mohammed, an acclaimed Palestinian journalist from Rafah FBed.
“The Israeli army has deployed hundreds of tanks on Gaza borders, Internationals to be evacuated tomorrow. Gaza now under Israeli navy attack…Internationals in Gaza are due to be evacuated tomorrow. Israeli tanks are on the border. One Israeli killed by a grad missile from Gaza.” 15 Palestinians dead so far. The last time Israel had such a mobilization the IDF killed over 1000 Palestinian civilians, hundreds of children and injured 5300 more. ” Adie, my ISM colleague replied before Mohammed’s questions.