Saturday, December 26, 2009

Excerpts from Joe Sacco's 'Footnotes From Gaza'

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  1. <span>A review of the book by Patrick Cockburn in the NYT:</span>
    <span>‘They Planted Hatred in Our Hearts’ 

  2. "It was an atmosphere filled with hate. Few Israeli leaders showed any empathy for the Palestinian tragedy. But early in 1956, the Israeli chief of staff Moshe Dayan made a famous speech at the funeral of an Israeli commander killed on the border with Gaza. What, Dayan wondered, explained the Palestinians’ “terrible hatred of us”? Then he answered his own question: “For eight years now they have sat in the refugee camps of Gaza, and have watched how, before their very eyes, we have turned their lands and villages, where they and their forefathers previously dwelled, into our home.” He added that Israelis needed to be “ready and armed, tough and harsh.”