Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Trending: Slow Genocide

Israel has opened the floodgates of one of its dams in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, flooding Palestinian houses and causing severe damage.

The Israeli authorities opened the dam's floodgates without any prior warning or coordination with local authorities in Gaza, stunning the residents of the area, the Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported late on Monday.

There has been heavy rain in the region over the past 24 hours. It seems the Israeli authorities could not handle the huge amount of rainwater and decided to open the floodgates without prior warning.

Because Gaza is located in a low-lying area and the elevation decreases on the way to the Mediterranean Sea, water gushed into the area, flooding two Palestinian villages and displacing a hundred Gazan families.

The locals say Israel intentionally caused the floods, the Press TV correspondent said.
The waters from the dam, called the Valley of Gaza, flooded houses in Johr al-Deek village, which is southeast of Gaza City, and Nusirat in the eastern part of the territory, where the Al-Nusirat refugee camp is also located.

The Valley of Gaza is about 8 kilometers long. It starts on the eastern Gaza border with Israel and ends in the Mediterranean.

The houses of many Palestinians have been flooded and a number of people are trapped inside or on their roofs, while many have also gone missing, the Press TV correspondent said.


  1. Anonymous11:24 AM

    It seems bathetic to mention but I am put in mind of these teen books The Hunger Games now. There is the imperial core, the zones of comforts and hope, and increasingly all around are the devastated districts of constructed catastrophe. Now these areas don't look orderly like Auschwitz, they don't look built and micromanaged. Rather the situation inside looks somehow natural or accxidental, the result f "neglect" by the allgiving All, the omnipotence that is the Imperial Elite, whose gaze animates the world, whose care infuses humanity with capacities and nature with life; when it "neglects" or looks away, all life withers, people become helpless. Capital/Capitol presents itself as the life force and humlanity parasites on it (I think Shaviro of Pinocchio theory actually advanced this thesis, that humanity are parasites on the rich imperialist elite.) So Haiti, Gaza, we are invited to view these as scenes of people (of colour, signficantly) left to their own devices, abandoned, neglected. Without the paternal care of the Imperial Elite, whose attention animates the world, this is how they live. The deliberate, informed, premeditated proactivity of the Imperial Elite in creating these postapocalyptic landscapes, for correctly anticiapted gains, is less and less admissible in the mainstream. It's still possible at least among dissidents to attribute malice aforethought and calculation to Israel, but to the US never; the first impulse of Americans and Brits is to dismiss, with contempt and ridicule, what Haitian activitsts like Marguerite Laurent said at once about the invasion as "wild claims" and "conspiracy theories" and to defend the honour of the white house, the US military and the US ruling class from these mad, raving aspersions. They're not always generous and efficient, sometimes they are even shamefully neglectful, but aggressive for profit? Deliberately harming innocent Haitians for gain? Possessed of a general strategy that is thought out and effective in securing and furthering the interests of the owners of everything? Libels. Cause of such delusions: paranoia.

  2. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Cause of such delusions: paranoia.

    Yes, exactly. Much like yours.

  3. Anonymous1:00 PM

    I hardly ever read Fisher's or Arpege's blogs because of their immense stupidity.