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Shooting The Messenger

Palestine Monitor | 21.01.2010 12:28 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | Palestine | World

2009 began with a determined effort from Israel to destroy their enemies in Gaza, claiming the lives of 500 children in the process. It must have been an irritation to the military that they could not so easily wipe out the journalists, activists and relief workers who made their atrocities public. As a new year dawns, it is these voices of conscience who are becoming an endangered species.

Sheikh Jarrah protest
Sheikh Jarrah protest

There is growing evidence to suggest a co-ordinated campaign to lessen international presence in the Palestinian territories. This week the Ministry of Interior announced there would be no new work permits for NGO employees, forcing them to rely on tourist visas that prohibit employment. The impact on the work of aid organisations like Handicap and Save the Children International is likely to be severe.

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