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Friday, July 18, 2014

Plus ça change . . . Gaza 1956

The second part of the Hester Stanhope post is taking a while and probably won't go up until Monday. I thought I'd leave you for the weekend with a historical video (though it doesn't count as nostalgic: it's a grim reminder of the present). UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold visits Gaza in 1956 after  flare-up along the border, before the outbreak of the 1956 Suez war. Gaza was then administered by Egypt.

1 comment:

Paul Mutter said...

Also see this letter by Ghassan Kanafani of the PFLP on the 1956 shelling of Gaza City. h/t DailyKos user "Assaf" (http://www.dailykos.com/blog/assaf).

http://www.newjerseysolidarity.org/resources/kanafani/kanafani5.html, http://www.haokets.org/2014/07/17/%D7%9E%D7%9B%D7%AA%D7%91-%D7%9E%D7%A2%D7%96%D7%94-%D7%9B%D7%95%D7%95%D7%99%D7%AA-1956/