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Gaza: Beneath the Bombs


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The Israeli offensive in Gaza was described by Amnesty international as '22 days of death and destruction'. Sharyn Lock's eyewitness account brings home the horror of life in Gaza beneath the bombs.

Sharyn went to the Gaza strip with the Free Gaza Movement, thinking the greatest danger she faced was making it past the Israeli sea blockade in a fishing boat, but soon after her arrival Israel attacked Gaza's 1.5 million inhabitants by land, air and sea. With others from the International Solidarity Movement, Sharyn volunteered with Palestinian ambulances, assisting them as they faced overwhelming civilian casualties. Her candid and dramatic blogs from Gaza gave the world an insight into the conflict that the mainstream media - unable to enter Gaza - couldn't provide.

Gaza: Beneath the Bombs provides a view of Gaza difficult to glimpse from outside - of a people who face their oppression not only with courage but with humour.


Perfect as an introduction to Chomsky's broader thoughts, this will be of particular interest to students of media studies and the general reader.

About the Author

Sharyn Lock has been volunteering in Palestine since 2002. She has accompanied Palestinians in their nonviolent resistance to the West Bank Wall and volunteered at a Palestinian medical clinic in Lebanon during the 2007 attacks on Nahr El Bard refugee camp. She was also involved in planning to take boats through the sea blockade to Gaza with the Free Gaza movement. She has written for New Internationalist, Red Pepper and the Big Issue North.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction By Sarah Irving * Preface * 1. Breaking The Siege: August 21 - November 18 2008 * 2. Escalating Violence: December 3 - December 26 2008 * 3. The Sky Falls In: December 27 2008  - January 4 2009 * 4. No Safe Place: January 5 - January 16 2009 * 5. Aftermath: January 17 - February 2 2009 * 6. Farming Under Fire: February 3 - March 19 2009 * 7. Badri! March 23 - April 20 2009 * Further Information * Index *

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Lock, Sharyn
Pluto Press (UK)
Falk, Richard
Irving, Sarah
Afterword by:
Falk, Richard
Falk, Richard
Personal Memoirs
Middle East - Israel
Middle East - General
Biography - General
Middle East/Israel & Palestine
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7.8 x 5.08 x 0.5 in

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