Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Amira Hass: Gazans wonder what's new about Israel wiping out neighborhoods

Amira Hass in Ha'aretz:
Abu Aouni likes to sit outside his door, in the Shabura refugee camp in Rafah, in the neighborhood called Bureir, named after his village that was destroyed and on whose lands Kibbutz Bror Hayil now stands. Tall, with a voice that is hoarse from cigarettes (despite his bad heart) and the hands of a farmer, his memories crumbling the lost clods of earth. He, too, has stopped counting the number of houses that the Israeli army has obliterated in Rafah since 1967, even though his son, a field investigator for a human rights organization, carefully counts each such house and neighborhood since 2000.

Obliterating neighborhoods, what's new about that, people in Rafah ask.
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Israeli Interior Minister: Eradicate all towns in Gaza from where rockets are fired