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Israel's Subjugation of the Palestinians Must End Now PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Dec 28, 2008 at 06:52 PM

Israel pounded Gaza Strip in retaliation for rockets fired at its Southern borders, killing over 280 Palestinians and wounding hundreds more, over half of whom were civilians, and bringing destruction to the already deteriorating Palestinian infrastructure. Israel used F16 bombers against an essentially defenseless population. The greatest weapon in the Palestinian arsenal is inaccurate makeshift rockets with extremely short range that often miss their targets.  

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Palestine: From Prophecies to Prophetic Principles PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Oct 08, 2008 at 01:25 PM

The conflict in Palestine threatens to destabilize world politics and embolden fundamentalist demands for religiously exclusive political states. The principle of rule of law has suffered immensely under the climate of fear that followed the terrorist attacks on the American homeland on September 11, 2001. Extremists in both the East and the West are working hard to deepen the divide, and turn a political conflict into a religious war. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is being used by the far right in both Muslim and Western countries to justify bigotry and to demonize people on the other side of the divide.

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Gaza Exodus Symptom of Grave Situation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Jan 24, 2008 at 03:00 PM

The Palestinians of Gaza have been under a tight blockade since June 2007 when Hamas consolidated its control over Gaza's security. The blockade, aims at forcing Hamas out of power, has been strongly supported by the Bush administration, and reluctantly by the Mubarak's government in Egypt. After Israel decided to tighten the blockade last week, by cutting the supply of fuel used to generate electricity, Palestinians broke out of the walls that separate the Gaza's portion from Egypt's portion of Rafah. Deprived of life's essentials, including food, medicine, and fuel, Palestinians desperately flooded the stores of Egyptian Rafah to buy every thing they could lay hands on.

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Imposing the Way of Peace PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Jul 08, 2001 at 09:49 AM

In a report filed from Jerusalem, Barbara Plett, a BBC correspondent, described the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as thus: “Palestinians refuse to acknowledge the past suffering of the Jewish nation. Israelis no matter how left-wing, cannot take Palestinian demands on par with their own because to accept Palestinian rights is to deny Israel’s right to exist.”

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