This is a recent post from Ashley Bates' blog "Dispatches from Gaza". A former Peace Corps volunteer, and an Arabic speaker, Ashley serves as Program Director at Hands of Peace, a dialogue camp for Israeli, Palestinian, and American teenagers. She has been working as a freelance journalist in Gaza for the last few months. Her posts provide a fresh and fascinating perspective from inside Gaza itself, an angle we are rarely exposed to. This particular post discusses the debate over humanitarian tragedies in light of the flotilla incident. Highly recommended!
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