In some quarters, Israel can do no right, and the Palestinians can do no wrong. So we shouldn’t be surprised when The Guardian blames Israel for domestic abuse in Palestinian society:
“Before the blockade, my husband used to make good money working in Israel,” she says. “With the blockade, that all stopped. When he can’t find any work and we have nothing to eat, he blames me. He is a like a crazy animal. I stay quiet when he hits me. Afterwards, he cries and says, if he had a job, he wouldn’t beat me.”
Our readers, however, responded with the appropriate outrage, making the post one of the most read in 2012.