Profiting from War: A Look Into the World of Israeli Arms Dealing By Eilat Maoz

27 July 2013 — Haokets

War in Israel has become a constant source of profit, with the West Bank and Gaza Strip used as experimental sites for arms dealers backed up by intellectuals. These are the protagonists of ‘The Lab,’ a new film by Yotam Feldman. In its exceptional interviews, the film reveals that the image of the arms dealer operating in the shadows is a thing of the past.

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Video: Operation Cast Lead – a testament

13 January 2010 — Source: Youtube

An extremely rare example of the mainstream media going where few dare tread these days, revealing the lives of Palestinians imprisoned in the Gaza Strip. But heartbreaking as the beautiful Palestinian girl’s tale is, the interviewer still managed to introduce, right at the end of the interview the following voiceover, reinforcing the stereotype of the Arab as terrorist:

“I wonder how anyone can heal the despair and the pain that these children feel and how hard it would be to stop some of them from wanting to take some kind of revenge.”

PCHR E-Narrative 3 January 2009: Motee’ and Isma’il as-Selawy

 3 January 2012 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

“What affected us a lot psychologically is the fact that we were all praying in the mosque when we were attacked. The mosque is a place where we go when we need relief or when we are sad. We could never imagine them targeting us while we are praying in the mosque.”
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Brothers Motee’ (49) and Isma’il (53) as-Selawy in front of al-Maqadma mosque

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A nightmare that lasted three weeks; memories of Gaza massacre By Rafat Abushaban

29 December 2011 — The Electronic IntifadaDiaries: Live from Palestine

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Israeli leaders threatened to wipe Gaza off of the map during the first hours of bombing

Here comes that difficult time of year again: the anniversary of an event that changed the taste of life for Palestinians inside the Gaza Strip and throughout the world. It is three years since the Gaza massacre, or what Israel called Operation Cast Lead.

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PCHR E-Narrative 31 December 2008: The Abu Areeda family

 31 December 2011 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
 

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“Before my mother’s death we used to be very happy on 1 January, have celebrations and visit people. Now we are all silent in the last hour of each year and on 1 January we don’t celebrate the new year. We visit our mother’s grave. We remember.”

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PCHR E-Narrative, 30 December 2008: The Hamdan Family

30 December 2008 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

“When I wake in the morning the first thing I do is remember my children. I come and sit outside and picture them where they used to play. I don’t want to go out and interact with other people anymore. I largely stay inside the home”

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Iman and Talal Hamdan standing in front of a picture of their killed children Hiya, Lama and Ismail.

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3 Years After Operation Cast Lead Justice has been Comprehensively Denied; PCHR Release 23 Narratives Documenting the Experience of Victims

27 December 2011 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Press Release Ref: 145/2011 

Today marks the third anniversary of the commencement of Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s 27 December 2008 – 18 January 2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip. 27 December also marks the anniversary of the single bloodiest day in the history of the occupation; on this day three years ago 334 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces, 76.6% of whom were civilian.

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