Gaza • November 30, 2012 •Reblogged from Abagond:
In Honor of This Event
U.N. recognizes state of Palestine
The General Assembly votes by a more than two-thirds majority to upgrade Palestine to a “nonmember observer state.”
Gaza (1967- ), also known as the Gaza Strip, is a 40-km long piece of the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Israel, where an eighth of all Palestinians live. It is 6 to 12 km wide. In land and people is roughly the size of the American city of Philadelphia.
Most fled there in 1948 from what is now Israel when Jews drove them off their land. At first they lived in tents. The tents have long since become houses.
Even what little they have left Israel takes, like Gaza’s offshore gas fields, worth at least $4 billion.
In 1967 Israel took over the Gaza Strip. Although Israel pulled its military and Jewish settlers out of Gaza in 2005, it still controls the land, sea and air. It kills people and destroys buildings in Gaza at will. It has little regard for innocent Palestinian life. Every now…
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