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By Nina Butler, Special Correspondent | Palestine Ramallah: Israel’s largest circulation English newspapers, The Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz, have constructed an alarmingly patchy impression of Israel’s latest aerial bombardment on the already embattled Gaza Strip. Ha’aretz is seen as the most left-leaning and liberal publication with sophisticated and provocative opinionistas who routinely criticise the conservative, trigger-happy, rightist seats of power. However, while terror and devastation rained from the Gaza’s skies, flattening the bulk of the infrastructure in an already densely populated prison and killing 162 Palestinians and 5 Israelis, Ha’aretz headlines read: “Israel’s Pillar of Defence achieved its goals”; “The worst campaign

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Rushdi Tamimi's funeral procession leaves Ramallah. By Nina Butler, Special Correspondent | Palestine Photographs by Eloise Bollack/WAFA Images Days are short in Palestine. It is pitch black by 5pm and winter has not yet even solidified over the barren, beige land, scarred with barbed wire and mountains of trash. Lives are short here too. At 6 pm last night I received a call from a local friend in Ramallah to inform me that Rushdi Tamimi had passed after being shot twice by Israeli soldiers the previous day, and that people were amassing at the hospital in commiseration. Collectively in the

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  Two Palestinian youngsters look through the rubble of their destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza strip Photo: EPA/Mohammed Saber By J. Irshad For Gaza, Kashmir, Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan. For Muslims. For Islam. Body parts shake. It is not just the soul that is speckled and spotted with tiny, finite grains of anguish ripped open by bullets tearing through layers of protection and hope. It is not just the mind that slowly changes. metamorphoses Seeping dark poison, the color of a thousand dreams broken into tiny shards of glass Spread in every

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Text by Sheikh Usman | Photographs by Syed Shahriyar It was quiet and getting dark after a busy Sunday, in Lal Chowk, when students of various institutions assembled at historical Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) to protest Israel’s attack on Gaza in which several civilians have been killed so far. The protest sit-in called “Light a candle in solidarity with Gaza” was organized in the wake of current genocide in Gaza by Israeli forces. Holding placards and banners students held a peaceful candle light vigil at a public park adjacent to the Clock Tower at around 6 pm. Apart from students

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Central Ramallah protests in solidarity with Gaza. By Nina Butler, Special Correspondent | Palestine Ramallah, Palestine: At noon today in central Ramallah expressions of anger sent static shocks crackling through the airwaves and crawling up spines. A diverse crowd of locals, spanning generational, religious, racial and national lines congregated in Al-Minara (‘Lion’) Square to display their solidarity with the people of Gaza who have fallen victim, yet again, to the brutal barrage of Israeli bombardment. Since the start of ‘Operation Pillar of Defense  on Wednesday 14 November Israel’s army has carried out some 700 airstrikes, killing 45 Palestinians and leaving 345

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Palestinians carry the body of Matar Abu Al-Atta, a victim of the military attack. Photograph: Anne Paq /Al Jazeera This is a statement given by international academics who recently particpated in a conference on linguistics at the Islamic University of Gaza which decries major media outlets’ failure to report on recent killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces in Gaza.  Media reporting on Gaza: Nous accusons. While countries across Europe and North America commemorated military casualties of past and present wars on November 11, Israel was targeting civilians. On November 12, waking up to a new week, readers at breakfast

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