Tuesday, November 20, 2012

'Attacks on Gaza Unite Palestinians'

A Palestinian demonstration in Haifa in Northern Israel. Credit: Jillian Kestler-D’Amours/IPS. 
 Palestinians demonstrate in Haifa. (Photo Jillian Kestler-D'Amours)

 Jillian Kestler-D'Amours for Inter Press Service:

According to Jafar Farah, director of the Mossawa, the Advocacy Centre for Arab Citizens of Israel, the violence in Gaza is rebuilding solidarity among Palestinians who have for decades been divided by geographic location and daily circumstances.
Discussion between Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel about what’s happening in Gaza, however, is almost entirely absent, Farah said.
“People don’t talk about the issue, don’t talk about the situation. If you look at Israeli media, Jews are talking to each other and that’s it. They don’t want to listen to the voice of the Arab community, and this is also reflected on the street,” Farah told IPS.
( the whole article is here)

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