Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Gaza: Beneath the Bombs – a 'page-turner of the year'

Bless Google Alerts. This morning I found that Ian Sinclair has chosen Gaza: Beneath the Bombs as one of his ‘page-turners of the year’ in the Morning Star, saying that:

“Following in the courageous footsteps of Rachel Corrie in Gaza and Jo Wilding in Falluja, this book collects Sharyn Lock’s blog entries from her time as a solidarity activist in Gaza during the December 2008 to January 2009 Israeli offensive, which killed approximately 1,400 Palestinians. Lock, who assisted the emergency services during the attack has produced a harrowing and humanising eyewitness account of Israeli aggression that puts the mainstream media to shame.”

Thanks Ian!
As we’re coming up the second anniversary of Israel’s invasion of Gaza in December 2008/January 2009, it’s as important as ever to highlight the scale of the human rights abuses that Israel is still committing – imposing collective punishment on Gaza, denying access to medical, construction and educational materials and regularly bombing and shooting Gazans.

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