Gaza has suffered the longest, most barbaric, lockdown in the world – I know, because I lived through three years of it

*Jaber Rjila’s home and farmland in al-Faraheen, Gaza’s southeast, have been attacked, damaged or destroyed by Israeli tanks and bulldozers on many occasions.   March 8, 2021, RT.com   While the rest of the world may rightly moan about the ways in which the miserable Covid-induced lockdowns have affected our lives, spare a thought for… Read More Gaza has suffered the longest, most barbaric, lockdown in the world – I know, because I lived through three years of it

Gaza flooding, blockade-manufactured crises

Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have been displaced because of severe flooding. (Eyad Al Baba / APA images) More updates from Gaza, besieged by cruel Israeli policies and now by torrential rains, Israeli-dam flash-floods, and continued power outages [yesterday’s post here]: UNRWA calls Gaza ‘disaster area,’ pleads for end to Israeli blockade Dec 14, 2013… Read More Gaza flooding, blockade-manufactured crises

the bombed coastal bridge and other unsettling things, post-Israeli-attacks

Crossing Wadi Gaza (Gaza valley) was always an event where the scenery became secondary to the odour: notorious for smelling of a vast cistern, the Wadi has for years been one of the main tributaries of Gaza’s sewage, channelling sewage from central Gaza into the sea, at a rate of roughly 80 million litres a… Read More the bombed coastal bridge and other unsettling things, post-Israeli-attacks

gaza drives

the ride back from deir al balah took the coastal road, always a pleasure.  crammed beside me in the 7 passenger, decades-old mercedes was a lively elderly woman in her hand-stitched robe and traditional light, white, stitched headscarf.  some elderly women and men still wear these traditional clothes, though most Palestinians in Gaza nowadays are… Read More gaza drives

Attack on Water Brings Sanitation Crisis

First Published (IPS) By Eva Bartlett– ‘Biddun mey, fish heyya’, they say in Arabic for a universal truth: ‘Without water, there is no life’. While diminishing water resources are a global concern, in Palestine the struggle for water is not against multinational corporations, but for access to water, and against contamination of what precious resources… Read More Attack on Water Brings Sanitation Crisis