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February 18, 2010

This Time We Went Too Far

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The Silent War: Israel’s Blockade of Gaza

Israeli Mossad Assassination footage in Dubai Hotel

Dubai has said it will issue an arrest warrant for the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if Mossad is proved to be behind the killing of a Hamas leader in the sheikhdom.

The Israeli premier would have been the first one to have signed the order to kill, Dubai’s police chief Dahi Khalfan said on Thursday.

According to the police chief, the method used in the assassination is one used by Mossad.

The senior Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was killed in his hotel room in Dubai on January 20th.

According to the Times of London, the hit men subjected Mabhouh to an injection which induced a heart attack, photographed the documents in his briefcase and left a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door of the hotel room where the crime was committed.

Hamas has accused Israel of carrying out the hit. In a statement, the movement said, “We hold Israel responsible for the assassination of our brother and leader.”

The 50-year-old Mabhouh was one of the founders of Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.


“The first results of a joint investigation by Hamas and the (United Arab) Emirates show he was killed by an electrical appliance that was held to his head,” Fayed al-Mabhuh said.

“Material was sent to a Paris laboratory which confirmed he was killed by electric shock,” he added.

Still Life: Scenes in Gaza Time

by Atef Abu Saif

Discovery He discovered suddenly that Gaza had a sea-a big sea too. It was blue-like a dark-colored painting-and in the evening the sun resembled a giant orange plunging into the watery abyss as it disappeared into the sea.

Similarly, he discovered that a few kilometers from the shore a number of ships rode the waves at the heart of the sea and that their lights shone by night, like street lamps, illuminating a path through the sea. It was unmarked but afforded him an avenue to see far away.

He also discovered that the taxi fare from his home to the sea was merely a shekel, that the distance took five minutes by taxi and a quarter of an hour by foot, that the shore was only a few meters from his office, and that if he stood by its window he could imagine full well that he might touch the wave’s foam.

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