Going Nowhere, Rapidly

On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 in Voices.

The escalation that Gaza is experiencing by now is merely resulted by internal disputes between an insufferably repressive government of Hamas and a clique of illiterate, mindless, childish partisans of “mercenary” salafist groups. Yesterday, some Salafists reportedly launched three primitive tiny little micro harmless “rockets” against adjacent Israeli cities, to seemingly harass and pressure Hamas to release some of their imprisoned fellows, without any slightest consideration of the consequences or anything at all. The harsh Israeli retaliation of 30 airstrikes (with


Stillbirth

On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 in Voices.

My youngest​, ​always cutely wide-eyed​,​​ nine-year-old brother Yousef was given an assignment at school​:​ To write about a ​personal ​experience​ that has taught him a ​positive virtue or moral value such as love, peace, helping others​. Whenever I made a suggestion, he ​replied, “I don’t have any ​thing to say​ on this​.​” ​H​e couldn’t think of any positive ideas even when I tried to give him lots of hints. His own thoughts were​:​ “Could I write about the last war and how I ran into the basement when the next building was


Magical ​Recipe to ​W​rite for the ​N.Y. T​imes

On Monday, May 30th, 2016 in Blog, News, Voices.

The following piece is a simple comment on an article that was published in the NYTimes front page under the provocative title: “As Hamas Tunnels Back Into Israel, Palestinians Are Afraid” on the 20th of May 2016. In an attempt to justify the Israel bombing of civilian areas, the article argues that the “terror tunnels” are the main and only causative of the misery of Gaza. Put ​on ​lots of makeup, wear hot tight jeans, speak so cutely with ​a


COMPETITIVE GRIEF IN GAZA: HOW HAMAS AND FATEH SHOW SYMPATHY TO EVADE RESPONSIBILITY

On Monday, May 9th, 2016 in Voices.

A sleepless night after the shadow of death reaped the souls of three angels while Gaza was, as usual, swamped in darkness. Yosra, Rahaf and Nasser Al-Hindi, three siblings, were burned to death in their house in Al-Shatti refugee camp, the poorest neighborhood in Gaza Strip, after, according to their bereaved mother, having a remarkable day at the Gaza seaport, one of the few places left for fun from the latest destruction of the besieged strip. “Macaroni, it was the



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