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This ebook examines the background of “the issues” in Northern eire within the 1970s-1990s and compares it with the location within the Gaza Strip. The publication takes as its cue the tragic occasions in Gaza in July 2014, whilst Israel introduced Operation protecting side which started seven weeks of bombardment of Gaza and which resulted in rocket assaults through the Palestinians on Israel. In in all places 2,200 humans have been killed. The e-book presents a quick historical past of the violence in either international locations. It then analyzes the Northern eire Peace technique that led to the nice Friday contract in 1998, which ended many years of violence and resulted in relative peace in Northern eire in the course of the means of “talking to terrorists.” The booklet indicates seven inventive classes for a relaxed method ahead among the Israelis and the Palestinians.

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An eye-witness who survived the attack testified: I had a close look at the bodies. Only the upper part of my 9-year old daughter’s body was left. My son Mohamed had his intestines coming out. My 16-year old cousin lost his two legs. My son Mustapha, who was 5 meters from me, had received shrapnel that almost completely severed his neck. My 16-year old nephew lost both his legs and arms. He asked for my help. I just really wanted him to die quickly. I didn’t want him to go through so much suffering.

In terms of the state response, violence is often met with more violence; terror with greater terror. ” The notion of who are the “terrorists” is a slippery one. ” First, the media have used the term with little exactitude. Almost any type of violence has been termed “terrorism” from school violence by children on children, to insurgency-guerrilla warfare, to mentally ill gunmen. Second, governments around the world have used the threat of terrorism to label any dissenters or opposition groups within their borders as terrorists.

39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. , 227. Khaladi, Before The Diaspora, 189. , 305. Ibid. , 22. For commentary on the denial of the Nakbah, 1948 as the catastrophe in Palestinian memory, see Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé, Gaza in Crisis, 57–77.  99. Khalidi, Before the Diaspora, 15. See Shvit, My Promised Land, 227–36. Martin Bunton, The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 2013, 87–88. , 89. , 91. Tanya Reinhart, The Road To Nowhere, 2006, 52. For a critical analysis of this period drawn largely from the Israeli media, see ibid.

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