Friday, November 16, 2012

another attack on Gaza

Yesterday I marched in a demonstration against the current Israeli attack on Gaza. Predictably, the New York Times as usual describes the event as if it were a result of rocket attacks that simply came out of nowhere. The truth is quite different as Glenn Greenwald mentions as follows:
I (Greenwald) will recommend several outstanding, truly must-read pieces written by others over the last 24 hours in lieu of my own reciting of the various arguments. Begin with this article by Yousef Munayyer in the Daily Beast setting the crucial context for the rocket attacks from Gaza; then read this Daily Beast news-breaking account from Gershon Baskin, who details how the provocations from the Israelis were geared toward disrupting an imminent peace deal with Hamas ("The assassination of Jaabari was a pre-emptive strike against the possibility of a long term ceasefire"); also vital is this time-line of events leading up to the rocket attacks from Gaza, with ample documentation from Ali Abunimah...