Saturday, June 22, 2013

Gaza's Cultural Deficiency is...Israel's Fault

Amazing to what extent people will go to demonize Israel.

Israel's Shares Responsibility

In recent years, a lot of blame has been put on Hamas for the worsening educational and cultural conditions in the Gaza Strip..However, Israel's own intrusions on cultural and intellectual freedoms are almost completely omitted from any discussion concerning culture and education in Gaza. This, of course, plays into the hands of Israel, which falsely depicts itself as the sole beacon of democracy in the Middle East...Israel's violations of Palestinian rights to education and freedom of movement inhibit cultural life not only in Gaza, but in the West Bank as well, indeed, in all of Palestine.

In fact, Israel had an embarrassing track record of assassinating Palestinian intellectuals and arresting students long before Hamas assumed power in 2006...


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