Tag Archives: Israeli occupation

Hamas: Israel Doesn’t Occupy Gaza

Hamas confirms that Gaza’s not occupied by Israel. YNet News quotes Mahmoud Zahar: “Popular resistance is inappropriate for the Gaza Strip,” al-Zahar said. “Against whom exactly would be rally? Such resistance would be fitting if Gaza was occupied.” However, he claimed that all forms of resistance – including the armed kind – are appropriate for

Just What Would We Do Without Mahmoud Abbas?

Asharq al-Awsat and Haaretz confirm Abbas has plans to dismantle the PA, and force Israel to reoccupy the West Bank if there’s no breakthrough in peace talks. Asharq writes: According to this official, the plan has been worked out at the request of president Abbas, and it calls for transferring the health, educational, and tourism

The Beeb’s Occupied by Gaza

Fact: Since the 2005 disengagement, there are no Israelis in Gaza — except for Gilad Shalit. Fact: Egypt’s new government isn’t cooperating with Israel on the Gaza blockade. Fact: Hamas, which rules Gaza, is an equal partner with Fatah in the running the Palestinian Authority. Fact: There is a  parallel world perversely called Planet BBC, which exists as a

Bahraini Protesters Cheapen Language of “Occupation”

Saudi military forces entered Bahrain. Anti-government protesters call it “occupation.” A NY Times dispatch (incidentally by Jerusalem bureau chief, Ethan Bronner) notes: The opposition statement said it considered the arrival of any soldier or military vehicle “an overt occupation of the kingdom of Bahrain and a conspiracy against the unarmed people of Bahrain.” If they’re

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