Stories about Palestine from May, 2008
Jordan is gearing up for a strike on May 4, according to bloggers. Just like in Egypt, the message to strike was posted on Facebook, and later picked up by blogs, in protest against increasing prices and calling for better living conditions.
May Day is the day workers around the world rally for better working conditions and higher wages. In the Middle East, bloggers mark the day with posts and photographs reporting what happened, what the day means for them, and why it is a reason for celebration.
Talking about the “promise” 60 years ago of an Israel that will be “a light unto the nations,” Lebanese blogger Moussa Bashir links to a story about how Israeli settlements are dumping raw sewage into neighbouring Palestine.
Jordanian blogger Qwaider announces that May 15 is the Blog for Palestine Day.