Posts tagged israel
**BREAKING** Israeli warplanes have attacked Gaza in the past hour. At least 7 air strikes were reported across the Gaza, rocking the besiged strip, and causing wide spread panic. 8 people have been injured so far, many houses sustained damade, and fire is reported blazing in many shops…[via Gaza TV News]
“ We believe that Egypt is going to overcome the current wave of demonstrations, but we have to look to the future… Having said that, I’m not sure the time is right for the Arab region to go through the democratic process.”
The procession needs a witness. Please help tell this story, or at least help me tell this story.
And yes, that is really a street full of blood.
“Innocent Palestinian people are being treated like animals, with the presumption that they are guilty of some crime. … The additional restraints imposed on the new government are a planned and deliberate catastrophe for the citizens of the occupied territories, in hopes that Hamas will yield to the economic pressure.” —former US President Jimmy Carter, May 2006
This is how Israel protects itself…
The Viva Palestina convoy of almost 150 vehicles, 370 people from 30 different countries and $5 million of aid has entered Gaza.
Amidst scenes of jubilation from thousands of Palestinians there to greet the convoy, Kevin Ovenden, the convoy director, expressed his joy at being in Gaza once again. “We have driven more than 3,000 miles to bring this essential aid and to break this illegal siege of Gaza. We have been joined by supporters from Morocco and Algeria and from the Gulf States and Jordan, to make this the biggest convoy ever to break the siege of Gaza. We are absolutely overjoyed to be here and to bring with us the soil from the graves of those who were massacred on the Mavi Marmara which will be used to plant trees as a memorial to their sacrifice.”
The convoy set out four weeks and five days ago from London. It travelled through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Syria. Everywhere the reception was fantastic and the generosity of well-wishers unsurpassed. Towards the end there was a frustrating delay in Syria whilst negotiations at the highest levels were conducted with the Egyptian authorities. In the end it was all worth it as the Egyptian authorities decided to allow passage of the whole convoy, sadly excluding just 17 members of the convoy including George Galloway.
The convoy will be handed over in its entirety to the relevant bodies tomorrow and the members of the convoy then expect to leave Gaza and return home in the next 48 hours after celebrations and formal thanks are given.
American peace activist Rachel Corrie being interviewed in the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza Strip a few days before she was killed by an Israeli bulldozer. [Photograph: Getty Images]
will we ever see justice for Rachel Corrie and her family? not as long as Israel is the one dealing out justice.
An Israeli motorist runs down a masked Palestinian youth who was standing among a group of youngsters throwing stones at Israeli cars on October 8, 2010 in the mostly Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. ILIA YEFIMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images
it’s pictures like this that make me never want to be a photographer. i could never be a complicit observer of something like this (i mean i don’t know what happened after he/she took this photo, whether they helped those kids and so on, but still). all i know is i couldn’t focus through a viewfinder in moments like these, i’d smash in that guy’s windows and his face.
This is a replica of Al Aqsa Mosque (originally in Palestine) being made in Lebanon, a few hundred meters from the Israeli border, in honor of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming visit. Wait it gets better:
Bulldozers and cranes have been working for months on the site, which will also include a boardwalk and a lookout point from which Ahmadinejad plans to throw a symbolic stone at Israel. The president will also inaugurate the mosque.
wow. wait, what?
I wish I could meet these awesome guys.
greatest picket sign i’ve ever seen (well, next to the anti-prorogation protesters protesting at the Vancouver Olympics this year, those guys had some awesome signs…)