Stories about Palestine from June, 2007
Palestine: What's Left of the Palestinian Dream?
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah links to an Al Jazeera programme on Palestine and asks: What's Left of the Palestinian Dream?
Palestine: 7.5m Palestinian Refugees
Palestinian blogger Umm Khalil, who lives in the US, marks World Refugee Day with a post which says there are 7.5 million Palestinian refugees and internationally displaced persons.
Palestine: Baghdad Orphanage Horror
Palestinian Pundit Tony draws our attention to a Baghdad orphanage horror here. “24 boys were found naked and lying on concrete floors, covered in their own excrement, flies and sores. Some were near death..” reads the report, which has heart breaking pictures of the orphans.
Iraq: Blame Iran for Everything
“I think that when the president of the united states counted Iran among the members of the axis of evil the description was not unjustifiably incriminating, it just came before the evidence that support this claim became available,” writes Mohammed in Iraq the Model, who blames all the crisis in...
Jordan: 48 Hours to War
Shifaa from Jordan gives us a break down of the last 48 hours that led to the civil war in Gaza.
Israel: Christian Gazans are in Danger
Israeli blogger Yael says Palestinian Christians living in Gaza are in danger – after repeated attacks by Islamic militants.
Palestine: Which Ramallah Do You Prefer?
Palestinian blogger Umm Khalil posts two pictures from Ramallah then and now .. and asks: “Which Ramallah do you prefer?”
Palestine: Worsening Humanitarian Crisis
International Solidarity Movement reports on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, as well as an appeal to Israel not to “stand idly by at a time when the fundamental human rights of Gaza residents are being violated and the right to life is being threatened.”
Israel: Life in Ramallah
Not allowed to enter Gaza, Israeli blogger and journalist Lisa Goldman travels to Ramallah and reports what she saw there last Friday, the day after Hamas took power in Gaza.
Israel: Is the West Bank Next?
Allisonks, from Israel writes: “Now that Gaza is under Hamas control, all eyes are going to turn to the West Bank.”
Palestine: Fighting for Nothing
Palestinian blogger Al Falasteeniya concludes that the Palestinians are fighting for nothing and that the ongoing civil war is the doing of International powers, namely the US.
Palestine: Call to International Community
“It’s very simple: the Palestinians say “Hamas, Dahlan, and the PA should go to hell, all of them should disappear from Palestine”. The International community should stand up to its responsibility toward the Palestinians according to the International laws, and not according to the Israelis demands,” writes Palestinian blogger Haitham...
Palestine: Why Hamas Wears Masks?
Blogging live from Palestine, Charles Levinson explains why Hamas fighters wear masks.
Palestine: Psychological Causes of Fighting
Palestinian blogger Umm Khalil posts an article she received in an email spelling out the reasons for the Palestinian infighting here.
Israel: Who Next?
“(N)ow that they’ve finished slaughtering their Fatah foes, who do you think they will turn them on next?” writes Yael from Israel.
Jordan: Palestinian Conflict Update
“The coming news from Gaza is disturbing to say the least. Gaza is almost and for the first time under complete control of Hamas forces,” writes Shifaa from Jordan.
Bahrain: Lebanese Appeal
An appeal has gone out for Bahrainis to dig deep in their pockets to help Palestinian refugees caught up in the crossfire in Lebanon, reports Haitham Sabbah, who is based in Bahrain.
The Great Walls
Walls are continuing to spring up around the world, writes guest blogger Sokari on Sabbah's Blog, who discusses new and old walls which separate Iran from Pakistan, India from Pakistan, Palestine from Israel, Morocco from the Polisario front, the Spanish enclaves from the rest of Morocco and certain neighbourhoods of...
Israel: Gazans Call for Help
Israeli blogger Yael K notes that Gazans are seeking refuge from Israel to escape the in fighting between Hamas and Fatah in Palestine.
Egypt: Live from Jerusalem
The Arabist announces the birth of a new blog – Charles Levinson is now blogging live from Jerusalem.
Qatar: Israeli Troops Attack Hebron Family
Abdulrahman from Qatar posts a video showing Israeli troops shooting at a Hebron family here. WARNING: The material may not be suitable for all viewers.