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Gaza: ‘the place where we are right is hard and trampled like a yard’

August 7, 2014

This is the most meaningful post I’ve yet read on the subject of Gaza.

That's How The Light Gets In


Gaza August 2014: ‘less pity on school children’

How does one avoid despair at the news these days?

The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

It’s been a terrible few weeks: death and destruction in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Libya, all overshadowed by the appalling events in Gaza. This morning’s Guardian adds to the gloom with news that 40,000 Kurds from a minority sect of Zoroastrians are surrounded by jihadist forces of Isis on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, known in local legend as the final resting place of Noah’s ark. Alongside that is a report by from Israel by Giles Fraser (one-time Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, who resigned during the Occupy encampment there).  In it, he paints a picture of an Israel in which there is almost total support for the war in Gaza, newspapers and TV channels are…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2014 7:48 pm

    Wow. The poetry is really strong too.

  2. August 10, 2014 8:14 am

    Yes. I’m haunted by “wildpeace”.

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