Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017: Not a year for Palestinian celebrations

I wish all my readers a good and happy year 2017.
For Palestine it is a year of sour commemorations, though: the 100th birthday of the Balfour Declaration, the 70th of the Partition Resolution of 1947, and the 50th year of the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.
A gigantic bulldozer is destroying the  more than 700 years old houses of the Mughrabi Quarter in East Jersalem, to make room in front of the ''Western Wall''. Israel destroyed the 135 houses a few days after it took the eastern part of the city. One woman died under the rubble. The inhabitants received almost a year later a sequestration order, together with an offer of 200 Dinar compensation.

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