Jan 30, 2022, RT.com -by Eva K Bartlett *Blog version longer than published version. Additional bits in Italics. Israel has apparently reprimanded a soldier for firing rounds into Gaza. That’s all very well, but what about the countless other soldiers who have done the same for years, maiming and killing Palestinian civilians? The soldier, who posted his… Read More Israel slaps wrist of soldier for Gaza TikTok video, but allows (orders) countless others to fire on/kill Palestinian civilians without reprimand
August 22, 2021, RT.com -by Eva K Bartlett Israel again illegally bombed Syria last week, violating Lebanese airspace to do so and putting at risk the lives of untold numbers of civilians. And following this, crickets in the media, again. On Thursday, just after 11pm, Israeli missiles targeted the vicinities of Damascus and Homs, according… Read More Israel’s airstrikes in Syria are not newsworthy for Western media, as a result status quo continues & civilians suffer
I spoke with Beirut-based geo-political analyst and media policy and law consultant, Laith Marouf, about Israel’s current indiscriminate bombing of Gaza, the events preceding this latest assault, and the remarkable new capabilities of Palestinian resistance in justly & legally resisting their occupier.
April 27, 2021, RT.com -by Eva K Bartlett Muslims in Montreal have endured a very difficult Ramadan this year courtesy of an 8pm curfew imposed just before it was due to start. It’s time for everyone to question why we are tolerating these authoritarian restrictions. Until recently, Montrealers could be outside of their homes until… Read More Quebec’s unnecessary curfew has ruined Ramadan. How long are people going to put up with it?
Having spent many ‘Eid celebrations in the Gaza Strip, in the years since late 2008, I thought it interesting to compare ‘Eid al-Adha (and the two ‘Eid holidays in general) in Gaza to ‘Eid in Canada. Some rather obvious observations jump out at anyone who has a sense of the collective suffering in the Gaza… Read More ‘Eid in Gaza, in Canada
[photo: Emad Badwan] So, it’s Ramadan, the most adored and revered time of year for Muslims, and Muslims throughout Palestine are suffering, as are Christians and Palestinian Jews (who call themselves such, as they were living in Palestine long before the Zionists came), but since it is Ramadan, Muslims fasting and many trying to access… Read More Gaza Ramadan a bust under tunnel destruction and impending futile “peace” talks
Sunday, the first day of ‘Eid following a month of Ramadan fasting, the older sons of the house go out visiting their married sisters, and the wives of the house stay at home, offering mahmoul (date-stuffed round or crescent shaped cookies), chocolates, and bitter Arabic coffee (a lighter brown and more bitter coffee than the… Read More ‘Eid in Gaza
Sun Aug. 19 1:05 pm I’ve been back in Gaza 4 days now and now hear the familiar roar of a Zionist warplane over Deir al Balah where I live. I was wondering where they were, knew they hadn’t gone away. Now, with the passing war-roar, things seem sickeningly normal here.
Qateyefs (pancakes) being prepare for the evening feast. (By Eva Bartlett, published at New Internationalist) The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began six days ago here in Gaza, and this year it’s scorching (it’s based on the lunar cycle, so varies yearly). I’ve dabbled in Ramadan before, but have never had the privilege of spending… Read More Gaza Ramadan, Hard, Meaningful
Sep 12, 2010 (IPS) By Eva Bartlett– “We haven’t had a single visit yet through Ramadan, what kind of zoo doesn’t get visitors during holidays?” asks Mahmoud Barghoud, 22, co-creator of the Marha zoo. The Marha Land zoo and children’s park lies halfway between Gaza and Deir al-Balah on the main north-south highway running Gaza’s… Read More A zoo without animals