Archive for the ‘Isreal/Palestine’ category

Alan Johnston Freed

July 4, 2007

Some Good news for once from the Middle East. This is a victory for freedom of the press, and also very god news for the Johnston family. Congratulations to Hamas for helping free Johnston, and this will probably be the only time Hamas is thanked on this blog.

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A petition to sign

June 26, 2007

Calling for the release of Alan johnston, a BBC journalist kidnapped in Gaza by a group called the “Army of Islam”. Sign here.

Hamastan is born

June 23, 2007

This is old news now, but Hamas have taken over the gaza strip. Unless there is a reconcilliation between Hamas and Fatah, which is unlikely, gaza and the West Bank are effectively two seperate entities. I won’t be suprised if the new hamastan becomes a failed state humanitarian catastrophe. Although this may be seen as a blow for the peace process, it can help it. Isreal can conclude a seperate peace with the remnants of the palestinian authority. With large amounts of aid, and peace, progree can be made in improving palestinain living standards. hamas will be powerless to stop this happening. With the gaza strip already surrounded by a Isreali security fence, it is almost a giant prison. Once this deal is made it will be isolated and increasingly irrelevant. However, it shouldn’t be ignored as it will be a prime recruiting ground for Islamic extremists.