A video fragment from the Çağlayan protests. Taken from Flash TV’s live broadcasting…
More than 200,000 protested in Çağlayan, Istanbul today according to Hürriyet.
50,000 demonstrated in Diyarbakır, Turkey.. More photos here.
There were also demonstrations in Çorum, Tokat and Van.. …
Beşiktaş Çarşı fan group’s opening page. "Hang on Palestine!"
Sunday. 11 am. Demonstration in Taksim Square.
The massacre Israel has been conducting with air raids and missile attacks for eight days under what it calls Operation Cast Lead entered a new phase with the land operation launched on Saturday evening.
Eva Bartlett is one of the few foreign journalists still in Gaza. Eva’s work appears on here on the In Gaza blog.
She writes in one post: I got a call 30 minutes ago, on a poor phone line, saying that Arafat is dead, killed while working by Israeli fire. He was one of the emergency medics I met two nights ago, compassionate, emotionally strong, and with an unabashedly wacky sense of humour. I’m more saddened by his death than I can express.
Please do not watch this video if you feel it may upset you as it contains film of the horrific consequences when an Israeli
missile or artillery shell is fired into Gaza, one of the most closely populated places on earth. If you decide to watch it you
will see the missile does not distinguish between armed fighters and ordinary men, women and children.
We all know the drubbing that British Social Anthropology took for writing the tribal story of Africa whilst the British Empire hacked its way through the continent. This American anthropologist doesn’t plan on following in their footsteps.
The New York Times
Anger over the Israeli assault on Gaza spilled into Times Square on Saturday, as hundreds of protesters condemned the attacks in a demonstration that stretched four blocks and clogged much of the city’s central tourist district for several hours…..
Turkey could bring Palestinian Hamas’ conditions for ceasefire to the attention of the United Nations, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said late on Sunday. (UPDATED)
Israeli tanks and infantry battled Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in a ground offensive launched after eight days of deadly air strikes, as the U.S. blocked approval of a U.N. Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire.
The Washington Post’s Grif White reports that Israeli troops have moved into the Gaza strip. Some notes:
Two weeks after the start of Israeli operations in Gaza in 2006, Hezbollah launched a strike into Israel that killed three soldiers, and two were taken hostage, purportedly to swap for Lebanese hostages still held by Israel. This set off the 2006 Lebanon War. Israeli ground forces did not have their best day in that war, but Hamas is no Hezbollah. Meanwhile, the AFP has a report in which various analysts predict that Hezbollah will not get itself involved in the current conflict.
Perhaps Barack Obama imagined that he could take office on Jan. 20 with a clean slate in the Middle East. He spoke of opening a dialogue with America’s adversaries, such as Syria and Iran, in the pursuit of peace and security in the region.
Death, destruction, indifference and defiance are some of the words that could define the current massive Israeli air and naval bombing of Gaza called Operation Cast Lead, which has been going on for the last nine days.
The Israelis are upset with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s reactions to their inhuman treatment of Palestinian people but should know that he is not in the minority in either Turkey or in the wider Muslim world.
For 18 months, the entire 1.5 million people of Gaza experienced a punishing blockade imposed by Israel, and a variety of traumatizing challenges to the normality of daily life.
This visual is submitted by Bashar Alaeddin, a freelancer photographer and visual-fx artist from Jordan.
He made this visual as a personal project describing his opnion and thoughts concerning what’s happening now in Gaza: “it’s been a 60 year long holocaust against the Palestinians”. Found in 60 years
Today, the Israeli government sent ground troops into Gaza, after an intense 8-day air offensive on Hamas. Two recent Boing Boing posts related to this topic drew intense discussions with an extremely high number of comments, so I thought I’d open up a new thread today — clearly you, our community, have a lot to say about this, and about alternative resources for news, information, and insight on the conflict.