Video Message From Gaza: We Are Still Under The Rubble
By Ali Abunimah
08 April, 2015
Last week, UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, tweeted this shocking fact:
More than 7 months after the ceasefire announcement in #Gaza, not a single totally destroyed home has been rebuilt.— UNRWA (@UNRWA) April 3, 2015
This is a point powerfully made in this video posted by the Popular Committee Against the Siege.
It features Shaima Ziara (Twitter @ShaimaZiara), a student at the Islamic University of Gaza, which was itself bombed during Israel’s assault last summer.
“People had high hopes” that after the end of Israel’s 51-day assault, which killed more than 2,200 people, “things will become easier,” Ziara says.
But with Israel’s siege tighter than ever, she adds, “we’re here to remind you that Gaza is still suffering from a catatrophe that is way more severe and grave than 51 days of war.”
Ali Abunimah is Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books.
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