Dec 25 2012 (IPS) -By Eva Bartlett On Nov. 17, four days into Israel’s eight-day assault on the Gaza Strip, deputy Israeli Prime Minister Eli Yishai publicly called for the Israeli army to “blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages, destroying all the infrastructure including roads and water”. The following day, Gilad Sharon, son of… Read More The Flattening of Gaza
Dec 17 late afternoon Israeli warplanes audibly, visibly violating Gaza’s airspace, and oh yes, the cease-fire (not the first time, drones in the sky almost every day, Israeli warplanes many days a week).
first published at IPS -by Eva Bartlett Shortly after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire agreement on Nov. 21, the Israeli navy abducted 30 Palestinian fishers from Gaza’s waters, destroyed and sank a Palestinian fishing vessel, and confiscated nine fishing boats in the space of four days. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) reported… Read More Ceasefire Means ‘Nothing’ to Gaza Fishers
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… Read More The Civilian Toll of Israel’s Bombs
I go interviewing homes and shops near the repeatedly bombed Saraya complex in Gaza City and the Abu Khadara ministry complex virtually across Omar Mukthar street. The first home i enter is extravagant by the standards of most in Gaza (80% of 1.7 million are food aid dependent and, needless to say, live in barebones… Read More nicer things, Gaza
*Mahmoud Naim, 21, shot by an Israeli soldier while Naim walked on Palestinian border land in northern Gaza, Nov 28 first published at IPS, by Eva Bartlett (*blog version longer than published version) “It was the first day of the cease-fire. An Israeli soldier shot once in the air and within seconds shot me in… Read More Israeli Soldiers Fail to Cease Firing on Palestinian Farmers
Al Jazeera’s newest piece on Canada’s shameful support for the Zionist state (war crimes, occupation, illegal colonies, massacres, and so much more aside…)
The Israeli army killed a Palestinian civilian in the southern Gaza Strip and wounded 42 civilians, including 7 children along the border fence in the Gaza Strip from Nov 22-29 (source: PCHR) “The Israeli soldiers saw us. They were speaking at us, but they didn’t tell us to leave,” says Haithem Abu Dagga. “About eight… Read More stories from the border, where donkeys and carts are potential threats to Zionist security