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Aug 22

The actual house where they filmed The Flintstones.

The actual house where they filmed The Flintstones.

@jgriffiths:

Don’t put bald men on the front page, via @romenesko

@jgriffiths:

Don’t put bald men on the front page, via

Aug 17

@mogaza:

The #Israeli missile that hit and didn’t explode made a child smile that they are still ALIVE!

@mogaza:

The missile that hit and didn’t explode made a child smile that they are still ALIVE!

Aug 16

@iFalasteen:

Gazans children………….playing the funeral of a martyr…

@iFalasteen:

Gazans children………….playing the funeral of a martyr…

Aug 14

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Aug 13

‘My wife thinks I will come home in a box’ – and three days later Gaza bomb disposal expert was dead [The Guardian]

Rahed Taysir al’Hom was buried in the sandy soil of the cemetery of Jabaliya, the rough Gaza neighbourhood where he had grown up, at 1pm on the third day of the ceasefire.
His funeral was quick, attended by a hundred or so mourners, and accompanied by a quick sermon from a white-turbaned cleric, a sobbing father and some shots fired from a Kalashnikov by a skinny teenager.
Two breezeblocks and a ripped piece of cardboard with his name scrawled on it now mark the grave of a personable man with an easy smile, hollow eyes and a quiet intensity that was entirely understandable given his job.
The 43-year-old father of seven lies next to his brother – a Hamas fighter killed in an Israeli air strike two weeks ago. But the al’Hom who died on Wednesday was not a warrior. He was head of the sole bomb disposal unit of Gaza’s northern governorate and his job was to protect several hundred thousand people from the unexploded ordnance that now litters the streets, fields and the rubble of many homes. [Read more]

‘My wife thinks I will come home in a box’ – and three days later Gaza bomb disposal expert was dead [The Guardian]

Rahed Taysir al’Hom was buried in the sandy soil of the cemetery of Jabaliya, the rough Gaza neighbourhood where he had grown up, at 1pm on the third day of the ceasefire.

His funeral was quick, attended by a hundred or so mourners, and accompanied by a quick sermon from a white-turbaned cleric, a sobbing father and some shots fired from a Kalashnikov by a skinny teenager.

Two breezeblocks and a ripped piece of cardboard with his name scrawled on it now mark the grave of a personable man with an easy smile, hollow eyes and a quiet intensity that was entirely understandable given his job.

The 43-year-old father of seven lies next to his brother – a Hamas fighter killed in an Israeli air strike two weeks ago. But the al’Hom who died on Wednesday was not a warrior. He was head of the sole bomb disposal unit of Gaza’s northern governorate and his job was to protect several hundred thousand people from the unexploded ordnance that now litters the streets, fields and the rubble of many homes. [Read more]

Aug 12

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Father celebrates his daughter’s graduation by the rubble of their former home in Gaza, via @RachelMicheleG

Father celebrates his daughter’s graduation by the rubble of their former home in Gaza, via @RachelMicheleG

Aug 09

Aug 03

Opponents of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions claim “academic freedom.” But Tel Aviv University is threatening to punish students and staff who publish anti-war posts about Gaza on social media. (via @DrBasselAbuward)

Opponents of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions claim “academic freedom.” But Tel Aviv University is threatening to punish students and staff who publish anti-war posts about Gaza on social media. (via @DrBasselAbuward)

remikanazi:

Highlights from Netanyahu’s speech yesterday:

Netanyahu: I’m proud of our soldiers and officers, who in the most brave and valiant way, slaughtered families in their sleep.

Netanyahu: We are a moral nation. We only massacred 1700 people in 25 days. It could have been 17,000, but our moral army is so restrained.

Netanyahu: We made incredible progress. We massacred civilians and lost a lot of soldiers. This has truly been a great operation.

The “restraint” meme is the most infuriating.

"Sleeping on the floor at Shifa hospital was this kid. The only thing that survived from his home was his cat. #Gaza" (via @Belalmd12)

"Sleeping on the floor at Shifa hospital was this kid. The only thing that survived from his home was his cat. #Gaza" (via @Belalmd12)

youngmanhattanite is a beacon of solidarity with #Gaza and #Palestine in Columbus Circle on Friday. 

youngmanhattanite is a beacon of solidarity with #Gaza and #Palestine in Columbus Circle on Friday. 

Jul 31