Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gaza Under Ceasefire (*and the Siege Remains)

The big shots of the international corporate media are gone. No more Anderson Cooper proclaiming, "That one was really close," as a bomb blast reverberates in the background and another Palestinian family is buried in the rubble. The 24 hour news cycle has moved on.

1200 injured Gazans face a shortage of drugs and medical equipment. Doctors and nurses are working double shifts everyday to help the wounded. Hundreds are children. Some, with crippling injuries, amputations, and head trauma will suffer for the rest of their days. Some, horrifically injured in bombing raids or drone attacks, have passed away today. Some will die tomorrow, some the day after.

Families are left clinging to memories, while the whole world forgets.