Stories about Palestine from January, 2008
Palestinian Leila Haddad takes a break from her maternity leave and attends a Gaza rally in the US, with her toddler – Noor – in tow.
Ever felt like a stranger when you returned home for a short holiday? Palestinian Sugar Cubes describes the feeling in this post.
Egyptian Nora Younis posts some of her coverage of the recent incidents in Gaza here .
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah accuses Bloggies 2008 of not including Middle East blogs in their categories for this year's awards.
Is it the Qassams, gas or Hamas that brought on the latest crisis in Gaza. Palestinian Haitham Sabbah spells out his thoughts in this post.
From Jerusalem, Gideon Lichfield writes about how much electricity Gaza consumes.”Assuming 1.4m people live in Gaza (some say 1.5m), and that its peak wintertime electricity consumption — ie, when Israel isn’t cutting off the fuel — is 250MW (UN figures, though 240MW has also been reported), then that’s 180W per...
From Morocco, Abdelilah Boukili asks who is responsible for the current situation in Gaza.
Muslim Bloggers Association has published a couple of logos[Fa] to support Palestinians in Gaza strip.One of logos says:”Gaza is a land of resistance in blood and fire.”
From Syria, Golaniya argues for the right of Palestinians to exist as a people, with a nation. She further reacts to the developments in Gaza: “So the siege is strictly practiced for political reasons and not for security reasons.”
“Right now I’m once more feeling ashamed, ashamed of Egypt’s complicity with the Israelis, ashamed because I know that everytime a human being dies in Gaza, an Egyptian has had a hand in his/her death,” writes Egyptian blogger Eman.
“Gazans have the nerve to bust out of the cage that Egypt and Israel keep them locked up in. They'll need to be severely punished for such rudeness…” writes Tom Gara, from Cairo, Egypt.
As Israel continues its blockade on the strip, humanitarian conditions dip lower and lower. And while the Middle East shivers under the exceptional weather conditions, Gazans find themselves without fuel for heat or electricity. Yazan Badran records the reactions of Syria's bloggers on the unfolding tragedy.
Israel's bloggers take to their keyboards to express their frustration at the one-sided coverage of the crisis in Gaza, Palestine. Maya Norton rounds up their reactions in this post.
Smooth Stone, from Israel, writes: “More Muslim mendacity. If children were indeed starving, why are there no photos of their swollen bellies?”
Eman Abd Al Rahman brings us the latest headlines from the Egyptian blogosphere decrying the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. A four-day blockade has plunged Gaza in darkness, sparking international calls and anger on the Arab street to stop the carnage.
As the Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues this week, the death toll continues to climb. With many of the dead being civilians and the European Union labeling the Israeli offensive as 'collective punishment', the situation has not sat well with Jordanian bloggers. Here's what they had to say in the past few days.
Bloggers around the region are adding their voices to an international outcry as the Gaza Strip falls into darkness. A four-day Israeli blockade on the strip has led to the closure of the territory's only power station because of the lack of fuel.
Every once in a while, you hear about a story that makes you stop in your tracks. One that is so outside the norm, that is seems as if the central figure has been born in the wrong time or place. Maya Norton writes about Palestinian Ayman Safieh's steps towards making it big in the world of classical ballet.
American President George W. Bush is arriving in Israel today and for once, English speaking Israelis have little to say. Views fall primarily into two camps: Complaints about the short-term discomfort that high security will cause Jerusalemites in their daily routines, and concern about new rockets launched from Lebanon and ongoing attacks from Gaza hailing Bush's visit.
OneVoice, an international movement to seek a peaceful solution to the Middle East crisis, explains its mission statement here.
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah puts together a slideshow on the suffering of Palestinian children and youth. WARNING: Some images may be disturbing to some viewers.