Cartografia crítica de la ciudad dividida de Rafah en la frontera de Egipto y Gaza, donde un sistema clandestino de tuneles constituye una parte de la linea de la vida para 1,5 millones de palestinos sometidos a un bloqueo y asedio brutal.
As I write, we can hear the dull thud of explosions in the distance. Israeli airstrikes continue to blast targets in southern Gaza. Merciless bombing of the small Gaza Strip continues into a third week. I heard some people here in Egypt wonder if the Israeli Air Force must be running out of places and people to target. But perhaps the surveillance drones we heard and saw flying over the Rafah border crossing today hunted down more spots on which bombers could fix their cross-hairs. Perhaps they spotted underground tunnels. The Israeli government has, reportedly, already destroyed 80% of the tunnels that connect Gaza with the outside world. It's common knowledge that a vast network of tunnels, some say as many as 1700, were constructed, many from outside Gaza's territorial borders... [Extend]
Mustafa Barghouti* cuts down the myths Israel spins in the media to justify its most recent campaign of slaughter.
The Israeli campaign of "death from above" began around 11am on Saturday morning and continues as I write these words.
The bloodiest single day in Palestine since the war of 1967 is far from over following Israel's promise that this is "only the beginning" of their campaign of state terror. Approximately 400 people have been murdered thus far, but the body count continues to rise at a dramatic pace as more mutilated bodies are pulled from the rubble, prior victims succumb to their wounds, and new casualties are created by the minute.
What is occurring is nothing short of a war crime, yet the Israeli public relations mac... [Extend]
A lo largo de los últimos 20 años se han abierto túneles entre las fronteras más calientes del planeta. Por ejemplo, entre México y Estados Unidos: tras la gran operación iniciada en 1994 para levantar un poderoso dique a la inmigración mexicana hacia el gran vecino del norte, se han descubierto alrededor de 70 túneles a lo largo de esa frontera. Otro ejemplo: los sótanos de la franja de Gaza, perforados por multitud de túneles a lo largo de la frontera con Egipto, ahora bombardeados por la aviación israelí. Y un tercero: los boat peoples que se lanzan incansables desde las costas africanas hacia Canarias, el sur de Italia y Grecia. La proliferación de tecnologías contra el paso ilegal de las ... [Extend]
An activist group says it will send a boat with doctors and medical aid to Gaza this weekend, despite the Israeli blockade. The Free Gaza movement said Wednesday that the Greek-flagged Arion will leave the Cypriot port of Larnaca Saturday with 30 passengers and more than three tons of aid. Last week, Israeli forces prevented a similar mission from reaching Gaza during the 12th day of the operation in Gaza. Free Gaza says the Israeli navy rammed and heavily damaged the SS Dignity, while Israel maintains the boat tried to outmaneuver a navy vessel and crashed into it. Free Gaza has made five boat deliveries of aid to Gaza since August, defying the blockade Israel imposed when Hamas won control of the territory in 2007 [Extend]