Life in Gaza, live from Gaza

Thursday, January 08, 2009

For the second day in a row, Israel has halted its military strikes in Gaza for three hours. The three-hour break is meant to allow Gaza residents a brief window to stock up on food, fuel and supplies before bunkering down again. Muhammad Abushaban is a 22-year old Gaza resident who left his house for the first time yesterday since the start of the military action. He joins us now for an on-the-ground report.

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Muhammad Abushaban

Comments [4]

Thinker

The Palestinian Territory, where Arabs and Jews lived, was controlled by Turkey,then by Great Britain. After WWII, the United Nations divided the Palestinian Territory, based on the ratio of Arabs to Jews. 83% of the land was decreed an Arab homeland, Jordan, 17%a Jewish homeland, Israel. The Palestinian refugees are Arabs from the 17% who didn't stay in Israel or go to Jordan, 83% of the land, because they opposed the king the United Nations appointed. They fled to Arab countries. Jews who lived in Arab countries who fled to Israel were granted Israeli citizenship. Arabs who fled to Arab countries were refused citizenship in those countries, became permanent refugees, disenfranchised and politically manipulated by their fellow Arabs. There is a Palestinian homeland, Jordan. Palestinians are not paying for the crimes of Europe. They are paying for their opposition to the non-Palestinian king of Jordan, and for crimes of their Arab neighbors. Do the research. Learn history.

Jan. 10 2009 10:16 PM
freetalk

why did you cut my last sentences censorship is your job? and yet i didn't insult anybody but said a historical truth
i said "if the jews pretend that israel is a pomised land and they has to go back in israel and stole the land of palestinians then the cherokees and mexican can do same with usa taken and ask the lands stolen from theire ancestors by usa !!! what s first amendment ???

israel is a land given to jews who was killed by nazis in europe WW (40-45) palestine has been stolen from arabs, why palestinians has to pay for europeans crimes in 40-45 that s the real question !!!

Jan. 09 2009 10:46 PM
bill

israel is a land given to jews who was killed by nazis in europe WW (40-45) palestine has been stolen from arabs, why palestinians has to pay for europeans crimes in 40-45 that s the real question !!!

Jan. 08 2009 09:09 PM
Herb

Why dont they use the tunnels to import food instead of weapons?

Why dont you take hamas to task for putting civilians at risk?

How long should Israel wait before they stop the missels?

Is running for shelter from missiel attacks for eight years excessive?

Why doesn't the press enter Gaza from the tunnels or from the Egypt border crossing?

Send one of your Jewish reporters to Gaza to get the story. When he is there he should take pictures of the nonexistant churches.

When the palistines crossed into egypt why did the loot TV's. I thought they were hungry?

Hamus's mission is "No Isreal". They say on your NEWS reports. They Target civliians, they say so, it is policy.

I have more to say. Call me 646-458-2036. All the best, Herb

Jan. 08 2009 08:57 AM

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