Monday, 12 August 2013

'A Period Of Calm'?


      This is an extract from an Ajazeera article first published in 22 February, 2013. It gives some insight to what the people Gaza have to live under on a daily basis.

What a 'period of calm' looks like in the Occupied Territories

       Three months after the last major Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip, the "period of calm" is only "calm" for Israel.
        Three months have passed since the ceasefire that brought an end to Israel's eight-day attack on the Gaza Strip known as Operation "Pillar of Defence". This infographic depicts the number of attacks on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military during this three-month period, as well as the number of Palestinian attacks emanating from Gaza. Since late November, Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have averaged over one a day, everyday. These include shootings by troops positioned along the border fence, attacks on fishermen working off the Gaza coast, and incursions by the Israeli army.
Read the full article HERE:

[Illustration and design: Rachele Richards]
Ben White is a freelance journalist, writer and activist, specialising in Palestine/Israel. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.

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