Breaking: Hamas and Israel reach a long-term ceasefire agreement. The terms look very much like the November 2012 agreement, including a lack of implementation mechanisms. These terms include: easing the blockade, opening Gaza’s crossings, & extending the nautical miles available for Palestinian fishermen. In one month the parties are slated to reconvene to discuss disarmament in Gaza, building a sea port and an airport, and releasing prisoners released during Shalit prisoner exchange who were recently rearrested.
In addition to the lack of implementation mechanisms, from what we know, the agreement lacks precision. So for example, what does “easing” the blockade mean and who gets to make that determination? It’s an incredibly vague and subjective directive that does not guarantee the rehabilitation of Gaza or the [potential of] prosperity for Palestinians there. Similarly, what does opening Gaza’s 5 crossings mean? Who oversees that they are in fact open? The Israeli High Court mandated that the passage ways along the Annexation Wall be opened regularly to allow humanitarian passage (i.e., family, education, health, livelihood)…Palestinians are still waiting for that to happen and in the meantime, no meaningful redress is available.
This is all speculation and based on available information in news reports. Eager to learn more. Please share if you come across something.
I hid my deepest feelings so well I forgot where I placed them.
People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.
We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.
AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!