Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

All We Want in Gaza Is to Live

October 27, 2023
“As a Palestinian journalist born, raised, and still living in Gaza, I have witnessed a harrowing, never-ending reality composed of two pillars: blockade and occupation,” Mohammed Mhawish writes. “This is the fifth war in my lifetime; I assume it will not be the last.”

Meanwhile, Ahmed Abu Artema, poet and journalist who wrote for The Nation from Gaza last week, has been injured, and his family has been killed. Our hearts go out to him and we admire the bravery of his reporting.

In the midst of ideological disagreements, finger-pointing, and hand-waving stateside, the most important thing we can do as engaged readers is step back, recognize our position in the world, and pay attention to what’s happening on the frontlines.

All We Want in Gaza Is to Live
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