Gaza today – the schizophrenia

A Grad or Katyusha missile fired from Gaza hit Ashkelon the first thing this morning. On Sunday, Monday, and today, the Israeli Air Force attacked — from the air — tunnels around Rafah and the southern border between Gaza and Egypt. On Monday and today, Egypt reportedly moved on the ground to demolish a number […]

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A conversation in Ramallah

In a leisurely conversation in Ramallah one recent evening, a well-connected friend spoke about Gaza now, and Lebanon from the mid-1970s until the Israeli thrust up to Beirut in 1982 — which resulted in the re-location of PLO leader Yasser Arafat and many of his fighters, and the Sabra and Shatila massacres soon after that […]

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Meanwhile, back in Dahiet al-Bariid…

Yellow numbers have been painted on all the houses in the Twilight Zone in Dahiet al-Bariid, between The Wall and a very miserable checkpoint (commonly known as the ar-Ram checkpoint). Soldiers came in the night, around 9 p.m. or so, about a week ago, and knocked on all the apartment doors, asking who lived there. […]

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