September 28, 2005

anniversary

it seems ironic to me that i started this blog and never had time or energy to post until today, sept.28th, which happens to be the 5th anniversary of the Palestinian uprising, Intifada.
i don't want to think about the politics of this issue (very hard to do) but just the pure humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territories disturbs me to a point where i feel that i cannot express this frustration, even in writing. im not as interested in what the intifada has accomplished as much as i am in how the israeli government has acted throughout this period.

major issues include:

-construction of the apartheid wall
-jailing of thousands of palestinian
political prisoners
-deaths and injuries caused by israeli attacks on palestinians
*total deaths of palestinians: 3,400 (children: 700)
- home demolitions
*total homes completely demolished: 24,678
*total homes partially demolished: 25,211
-increase in settlement construction
-checkpoint humiliations and abuses


when will justice be served?


stats from:
B'Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza

the world is watching silently

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