Lecture 21 text-only version

Lecture 21 text-only version - History 20 Lecture 21- Chaos...

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History 20 – Lecture 21-- Chaos in the Morning News ISRAEL SENDS TROOPS INTO GAZA, DECEMBER 2008 THOUSANDS OF GAZANS REMAIN HOMELESS GAZA CITY, 17 February 2009 (IRIN) - Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain homeless after their houses were badly damaged or destroyed during Israel's recent military offensive there. The Israeli army began with aerial bombardments of the enclave on 27 December and added a ground assault from 3 January. Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire on 18 January while Hamas, the de facto ruling authority in the Strip, declared its own ceasefire later that day. According to a 16 February report by Save the Children Alliance “at least 100,000 people, including 56,000 children, remain displaced with many continuing to take shelter in tents or crowding into remaining homes with other families, one month since the Gaza ceasefire was declared.” As of 5 February, the Gaza health ministry said the Palestinian death toll from the three-week conflict had reached 1,440, including 431 children and 114 women. Some 5,380 were injured, including 1,872 children and 800 women, according to the ministry. Source: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=82965 IRIN -- humanitarian news and analysis UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs DOCTORS STRUGGLING TO TREAT GAZA WAR WOUNDED GAZA CITY, 5 March 2009 (IRIN) - Patients have begun trickling back into Gaza, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health ministry and people interviewed by IRIN. WHO official Mahmoud Daher in Gaza estimates that 470 patients are still receiving care abroad, but it is not clear how many of them are war wounded. Salman Salama, aged 14, sustained a traumatic brain injury after his home in Beit Lahiya was hit by Israeli tank-fire on 14 January. Shrapnel in his skull caused bleeding in his brain. After lying in a coma in al-Shifa Hospital he was taken to Egypt for neurosurgery. Salman returned to Gaza last week, partially paralyzed on his right side.
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“We tried to run from the house when the tanks entered,” said Salman from his hospital bed at al-Wafa. Source: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=83312 IRIN -- humanitarian news and analysis UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Meanwhile, in Iraq…and Washington… …and even at UC-Irvine… LA Times 11 students arrested after disrupting Israeli ambassador's speech at UC Irvine February 9, 2010 | 7:01 pm Soon after Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren began his speech Monday night at UC Irvine, the first student rose. “Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of free speech,” the student in a gray hoodie yelled.
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The remainder of his words were drowned out by an uproar of cheering and clapping from students sitting around him before he was led away by university police. It was the first of 10 interruptions throughout the speech, and by the end of
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