On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 in Voices.
On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 in Voices.
Last night, Jihadists groups in Gaza launched another “toothpick rocket” on Ashkelon-Israel, and Israel later in the night responded by targeting Hamas facilities. “The sky was lit up in the middle of absolute darkness” my sister told me, but fortunately, no casualties were reported on the Israeli side, and only one middle-level injury was reported in Gaza. “We were watching Guardians of the Galaxy, when the airstrike interrupted. We froze in place for a minute, and then we continued watching the movie. It’s nothing
On Friday, July 7th, 2017 in Voices.
Gaza has roughly the same size of Malta, but quadruple the population. Long time ago, the two lands were slightly similar in their Mediterranean atmosphere and inordinate ambition. Now, and after three major wars that have sat the city hundred years backwards, the besieged Gaza Strip differs enormously from the free EU country by a lack of livelihood and green landscape, but an abundance of ruins, rubles, warfare drones, tunnels, clerks and everything that is abnormal and can lead a
On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 in Voices.
A Ukrainian doctor’s cat with a broken jaw in Gaza has kept Abbas’s government awake for three days trying to arrange its security clearance to Israel to receive proper medical treatment. “The cat was sent to Israel through Erez in a special ambulance after three days of work on its security clearance” said the Chairman of the Agricultural Coordination Committee. As the cat was receiving its treatment in Israel, three Gazan infants died in the last 24 hours while waiting
On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Voices.
More important than “what” has changed in the new charter of Hamas, is “why taking this step,” and would it translate into anything on the ground? The dire situation that has stricken Hamas, and the repeated failure to secure a reliable survival strategy has fragmented its political structure between many conflicting opinions on three main challenges: 1- “Something must be done to secure financial support.” 2- “The Egyptian blockade must be broken.” 3- “Gaza must be spared a fourth war
On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 in Voices.
Our boy is in the White House! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! He finally made it! He’s there! He shook hands with Trump! OMG! He gave him a gift… He’s signing his name up in the book of history… He’s now standing behind the microphone… He’s not tall enough to reach it, but never mind, just look how happy he is! He almost looks like a stranded child who has just got new bike on a Christmas eve. But why is he shaking so
On Sunday, April 16th, 2017 in Voices.
Once again, Gaza has to endure yet another fantasy of “Abbas restoring balance to the universe”,,, Last week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AKA the toothless bombsheller) decided unexpectedly on cutting %30 of the salaries that go to his head-nodding minions in Gaza, under the pretext of “fighting the blockade, Israel and Hamas;” Neither of which Abbas has any evidence that he’s making a progress about, but still, his muppets will always buy it anyways. This decision, which affected nearly 70 thousand
On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Voices.
At this point, the script writes itself: Hamas threatens to moderate its position by amending its Charter, so Israel assassinates a senior Hamas militant. Whenever a credible Palestinian force threatens by political moderation to undermine Israel’s pretexts for diplomatic rejectionism—by offering/adhering to a ceasefire; signalling acceptance of the international consensus framework for resolving the conflict; or participating in an internationally-acceptable national unity government—Israel resorts to violence in order to destroy it, or at least provoke it into abandoning its pragmatic
On Friday, March 17th, 2017 in Voices.
First, it was said that ‘a large proportion‘ of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) specifically and the Oxford student left in general ‘have some kind of problem with Jews’; indeed, that the ‘student left’ is ‘institutionally antisemitic‘. John Mann MP condemned ‘rife’ and ‘[o]vert’ antisemitism ‘amongst certain elements at Oxford University’. ‘It’d be so much easier if these were just two rogue cases’, Jonathan Freedland sighed, but the allegations implicate ‘many’, while ‘Jews themselves… have been warning of this phenomenon for years, lamenting
On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 in Voices.
New Left Project, July 2013: “we are approaching a potentially historic moment. Why? Because Palestinians are now the weakest they have ever been… Regionally, the Arab world is completely shattered and ready to do whatever the U.S. demands… It’s a shrewd move by the U.S. and Israel to exploit this opportunity to impose a settlement… the Palestinians and the Arab world are at their feeblest, and if we are ever to impose our will, now’s the time.” New Left Project,