September 28, 2005


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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September 8, 2005

i am here... rant as much as possible. more specifically to rant about what going on in the world...mostly political issues, maybe some social and religious issues too... politics, government, international relations, international development, globalization, global justice, etc are some of my interests... i will give my two cents about everything and anything that sparks my attention... i like to argue so i welcome comments...

moving on to the next post :)

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