Gaza Strip 101: World’s Largest outdoor Prison

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“The Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave wedged between Israel and Egypt, has been under blockade since 2007, shortly after elections brought the group Hamas to power.

After repeated bombings by Israel – including one last summer which left over 2000 people dead – Gaza is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe.

However, in spite of the hardship, the Palestinians of Gaza have stayed resilient.”

Middle East Eye: “An Introduction to the Gaza Strip”

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  1. Occupied people have the legal right to resist occupation. It should be appreciated that in December 2014, “A European Union court…removed the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from its terrorist list…Hamas appealed a 2001 decision by the E.U. to place it on the list which followed similar actions by the United States and Israel. The E.U.’s General Court found the decision was ‘based not on acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities but on factual imputations derived from the press and the internet.’” Nevertheless, the E.U. is keeping Hamas on the list until an appeal process is complete. link to

  2. Thank you professeur Cole for providing that video of the dire situation of Gaza, that Israeli-made biggest open-air prison and the many other videos allowing us to really see the destruction caused by zionist Israel. Unfortunately the US mainstream media will not broadcast, publish, or write about all this destruction, being forced to tell only the Israeli so-called ”truth of defending itself from terrorists swearing to destroy Israel”…

  3. Israel’s military incursions have primarily focused upon destroying civilian infrastructure, housing, and public buildings which are “soft targets” – akin to the “search and destroy” tactics used in the early stages of the Vietnam War. Militant operations and infrastructure of Hamas and Islamic Jihad of Palestine have been largely unscathed despite the IDF pouring billions of dollars in defense costs toward eradicating militant groups in Gaza.

    The parallels between these actions and the Vietnam War cannot be ignored.

    The IDF, for instance, has been unable to destroy smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza that have been used to replenish weapons arsenals of militants. Hamas has had only a small percentage of its armed militants suffer casualties over the years – thus the cycle of violence between Gaza and the IDF will likely continue indefinitely.

  4. Behold the glorious harvest of eternal religious war. Israel treats Palestinians even worse than America treats its black population.

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