Egypt flooded Gaza tunnels at Israel's request: minister
An Israeli minister said Egypt flooded tunnels on its border with the besieged Gaza Strip at the Jewish state's request, before a spokeswoman on Sunday said the remarks were misinterpreted. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a member of the ruling Likud party, said on Saturday that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi "did flood a large part of the tunnels between Gaza and Sinai", calling it a "good solution". The Palestinian coastal enclave's southern border with Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is significantly shorter than its eastern border with Israel.

anonymous asked:

Do you think Palestine can survive the monster of geopolitics? It seems to me that the US, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia and their interests will overrun the goal of Palestinian self determination. I may be overly pessimistic

I fully believe that by 2048, there will be no more Palestine, and that Israel will reign supreme from the Golan Heights to the Sinai Peninsula, from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. 

Jerusalem will be its capital, with a thriving tourist economy, and a population that is decidedly more conservative and religious than the more secular and liberal Tel-Aviv. Of course, the people of Jerusalem would say, it is no wonder that those in Tel-Aviv are so liberal, because they do not have to suffer the indignity of sharing the East side of their city with undesireables who keep throwing rocks at the APCs that patrol the ghettos.

Arab Muslims will be a second class minority in the Jewish State, and thriving Israeli settlements will dot what was once known as the West Bank but will then be known as Judea and Samaria.

Gaza, once a bombed out ruin, will have been rebuilt into a bustling, majority Ashkenazic glass and steel metropolis, the gateway between Western Europe and the Middle East. They might even erect a large statue of Judah Maccabee off the coast, holding aloft a humongous Menorah to light the way for Jews around the world.

Palestine at that point will be a memory. Perhaps the American liberals of the time will find themselves free to chastise Israel in the media for the “potential acts of genocide” that had transpired, once it is too late to stop them. Israeli liberals likewise may find themselves so overcome with guilt, if they acknowledge that there had been any wrongdoing on their part at all, to fund comprehensive welfare and affirmative action programs for those Arabs that desire to live and attend university outside of their reservations.

At such a point, I can only hope that the evangelicals were right, and that Christ, the Son of Man, will descend from the heavens and kill us all, because if we let this happen, none of us deserve to live.

[Heartbreaking!] - Can you imagine what this child wish for the new year!!

  • The correspondent asks him “What is your wish for the new year?
  • His answer shocked her, he said “I wish I die
  • She asked him “Why? You are still young
  • He said “I hate this life, I left school and go in the streets and sell things to help keep my family alive. I want to go to school like all children but I can’t”
    Jan. 1st, 2016

A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family’s house.

‘A sand storm approached the Gaza Strip, and the first thing that came to my mind was the people living in the remains of the houses that were destroyed by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war in 2014. The densely-populated Shejaiya neighbourhood was almost empty, like a ghost town. The picture of the boy asleep there shows how difficult life is for these people. No one can imagine a boy could sleep in these conditions. But it’s normal for the children now.’

Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters