A Gaza Diary A somewhat controversial publication by Chris Hedges, titled A Gaza Diary, illustrates to the reader his vivid experiences during his weeklong stay in what is know as the Gaza Strip. Hedges’s travels, with illustrator Joe Sacco, start in Jerusalem and proceeds down south through the Gaza strip to a Palestine camp refuge called Khan Younis, where they stay for the majority of the trip. They venture over to Mawasi, also a Palestine village, located on the coast. In both these locations
Death in Gaza Death in Gaza is a documentary about the ongoing battle between Israeli and Palestinian forces who were both trying to gain control. The film was made by James Miller who focused primarily on the children who were affected and found themselves caught in the middle. Miller helped share the story of many people during his trip such as children as young as 12, who were dedicated to their beliefs and values. He shares their everyday lives, their living situation, and their families.
consensus regarding the political and legal controversies of the Israeli and Palestinian Gaza conflict has been minimal at best. At its worst it has fueled the controversies created by the United Nations Fact Finding Mission, through which, both sides maintain their positions and justification for their actions. In ordered to obtain an opinion on this issue one must examine the factual historical background of the Gaza Conflict. By identifying the major legal and political discrepancies, observing the
blockade on Gaza to put pressure on Hamas. The blockade imprisoned 1.8 million innocent Palestinians leading many of them to live below poverty levels due to limited food, medical supplies, and essential goods. The siege of the Gaza Strip made getting news coverage a near impossibility for foreign news media. In order to receive a press card to Gaza, journalists needed to undergo a security check and sign a censorship form agreeing to submit the articles they have written during their time in Gaza to the
In 2005, the Israeli government decided to give up the Gaza Strip, including Gush Katif, in an effort to bring peace to the middle east. They did not take into consideration much of the consequences of their actions. The attempt to create peace by giving Gush Katif to the Palestinians not only did not have that effect, but the exact opposite effect, creating more violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as a lack of trust between the government and some of the Israeli people. Gush
Documentary, Death in Gaza, a new perspective has been revealed to me, about the true meaning of being a martyr. Prior to viewing this meaningful, yet informative documentary, I was unaware of the constant hardship and anguish those living in certain parts of the world may undergo. Life is not only a constant struggle, but a war too, between the Palestinians and Arabs, over land, religion, and many other aspects. Providing the viewer with a somewhat biased perspective of Palestinian life in Gaza, the HBO Documentary
The Gaza Strip is a 360-sqaure-kilometer strip of costal land running along Israel’s southwestern flank of the Mediterranean Sea and on the border with Egypt. About 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs live there, and it is governed by the militant Islamist group Hamas. Gaza’s history dates back 5,000 years and for most of its existence it has been at the center of controversy. Solving this controversy could hold the key to peace in the Middle East. Gaza has been ruled, destroyed, and repopulated by various
Group 6: Danielle Podlaski Maeve O’Connor Gina Powers Spencer Potrocky Ben Oakland Women in The Palestinian Territories: It is hard for many Americans to imagine that other countries are still fighting for equality for women. Other countries face discrimination against women, and women do not have many of the rights that Americans were born with. The Palestinian territories are an example of those countries. In this research paper, we will explore the history of the Palestinian territories.
Unlikely Savior If people were asked to describe a judge or leader for the Israelites, imaginations might conjure up a pious, older man paying strict adherence to the Mosaic laws and Codes of his people. One would not call to mind a young man with superhuman strength who drinks, fights, gambles and goes whoring whenever the spirit moves him. Samson fits the latter description, a very unlikely vessel for the Holy Spirit. Even more remarkable is the realization that Samson was exactly the
terrorist insurgent group, which has assumed control of the Gaza strip illegitimately. The past conflicts between these two factions has worsened the condition of the refugees, especially in Gaza, which has an extremely large population but is completely isolated from the outside world because the Rafah crossing to Egypt is open only intermittently, and Gaza-Israel border is heavily restricted. Further, after 2006, Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip have been carried out in violation of The Additional