Tag Archives: Gaza

The mercy rule

While I’ve spent the last two weeks on a road trip to the Chesapeake Bay and Smoky Mountains with my family, Israel has spent that time nobly defending itself from rocks and accuracy challenged, manually fired rockets that “lack guidance … Continue reading

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Israel’s War Crimes in Gaza

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:
http://consortiumnews.com/2014/07/15/israels-war-crimes-in-gaza/ Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu knows he has Official Washington so deeply in his pocket that he can get away with almost anything including the stealing of Palestinian land and the slaughtering of civilians…

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The giant and the boy who threw stones

Originally posted on Deconstructing Myths:
(Photo credit: al-saber) Most American Christians are familiar with the biblical story of David and Goliath. This story has all the features of the underdog coming out on top that Americans love to lap up…

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Gaza, where you have 58 seconds to live

Originally posted on Sixteen Minutes to Palestine:
The sky is clear. There are no clouds to hide the drone coasting above your home. Despite being thousands of meters above you, its camera sees everything. You wonder if the drone operator,…

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“operation” bomb-the-hell-out-of-Gaza-this-has-nothing-to-do-with-security

Originally posted on In Gaza:
People gather around a vehicle targeted in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on July 8, 2014 that killed four Palestinians. (Photo: AFP – Mohammed Abed)http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/israeli-war-jets-bomb-50-sites-gaza The Zionists are again bombing Gaza, in another sadistically-named…

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Words of mass deconstruction

When words fail me concerning the unfathomable depths of suffering and misery being inflicted upon citizens around the world by American exceptionalism, I am grateful that there are others whose voices have not faltered. Nia Allen-Lee’s poem “Prayer for Gaza” … Continue reading

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Israel Opened the Gates to Two Dams. Now Gaza is Sinking

Originally posted on rana "palestinian child":
My name is Rana. I have lived in the city of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip all twenty-one years of my life. What is happening in Gaza is not fiction but…

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Blurred

A thin line between occupied and free that loses focus under direct scrutiny and wilts before the truth A road nevertheless traveled between the illusion of freedom and the reality of the chains shackled to the heel of the suppressor … Continue reading

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We are all Palestinians

Well, it’s February in the land of milk and Honey Boo Boo, the ruling class is ruling, the working class is barely working and the middle class, well let’s just say it was fun while it lasted. One of the … Continue reading

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Blown glass

(For Gaza) Broken like glass but not torn asunder the spirit recoils and rises from the ashes as the colors swirl Torn like shreds of cloth standing in a land of blood stained rocks waiting for the sun to fall … Continue reading

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