Cutting through the bullshit.

Saturday, 17 February 2007

‘Gaza is sorry for these indiscretions…

…this poor taste, this unseemly topic of conversation…’ A moving and graphic piece by Jennifer Loewenstein, not for the queasy.

Most of the other bodies still had their faces intact... On this day the hospitals will be filled beyond capacity again… a tumbledown graying, decaying heap, yawning, tired, wretched, full of garbage… The joke is the cerulean blue sky illuminating the rubbish tip, the palm trees and purple flowers beaming in the November sun—natural non-sequiturs… So, 40 years after 1967 and 58 years after 1948, why is the occupation not yet over? Because Israel does not want it to end. Because Israel wants the land and the resources without the people…

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