Tunnel Vision | News from the Gaza-Egypt Border | Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

January 10, 2009

Tunnel Vision

By Kathy Kelly  kathy@vcnv.org

kathy_kelly-printKathy Kelly, a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, is writing from Arish, a town near the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza. Bill Quigley, a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola New Orleans and Audrey Stewart are also in Egypt and contributed to this article.

Arish, Egypt–As I write, we can hear the dull thud of explosions in
the distance. Israeli air strikes continue to blast targets in southern Gaza. Merciless bombing of the small Gaza Strip continues into a third week. I heard some people here in Egypt wonder if the Israeli Air Force must be running out of places and people to target.  But perhaps the surveillance drones we heard and saw flying over the Rafah border crossing today hunted down more spots on which bombers could fix their cross-hairs. Perhaps they spotted underground tunnels.  The Israeli government has, reportedly, already destroyed 80% of the tunnels that connect Gaza with the outside world. (more…)

GAZA EMERGENCY: Stop the Killing NOW!

Please join with CODE PINK in calling for an immediate U.S.-backed ceasefire in Gaza!

Click here for a direct link to the petition that will be given to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice next week.

“We Don’t Know If We’ll Live Until Tomorrow” — Witness in Resistance to the Israeli Invasion of Gaza

Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. As the Israeli army stormed to the edges of Gaza City and the Palestinian death toll topped 500, the tell-tale shells could be seen spreading tentacles of thick white smoke to cover the troops' advance. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

By Art Laffin

For 22 years now members and friends of the Catholic Worker in Washington, D.C. have conducted a peace vigil every Monday at the Pentagon. We call for an end to all US warmaking, for the abolition of nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction on earth and space, for an end to all US arms sales and military training and assistance to other nations, for an end to using military intervention to steal resources from other countries, for an end to torture, and that all soldiers lay down their weapons and refuse orders to kill.  (more…)

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