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Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land: And The Slaughter Goes On

In History, Photography, World History on January 13, 2009 at 5:04 am

The Gaza Strip

The Gaza Strip is a rectangle along the Mediterranean coast between Israel and Egypt. The majority of its approximately 1.4 million residents are Palestinian refugees, many of whom have been living in refugee camps for decades; 80 percent were estimated to be living in poverty in mid-2007, a figure that has doubtless grown. Its population density is among the world’s highest, at an average of more than 3,000 people per square mile.

In 1967, following a war between Israel and the countries of Syiria, Jordan and Egypt, Israel military occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. That year, The United Nation Security Council passed Resolution 242, calling on Israel to withdraw the troops from the occupied territories. Israel never complies. Today, 3 million Palestinians live under illegal military occupation. Today, the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians are plagued by daily violence and insecurity.

Under the Oslo peace accords signed into 1993, Gaza was turned over to the newly created Palestinian Authority, to form one wing of a nascent Palestinian state, along with the West Bank and a potential land corridor between them. Yassir Arafat, the president of the authority and leader of the Fatah movement, ruled both areas. But as the years passed, it became clear that the Fatah party had less of a hold on Gaza than on the West Bank. Hamas, the political party denounced as a terrorist group by the United States and Israel, became steadily more popular in Gaza, both because of the social services it provided and because of its more militant stance.

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Israel In Gaza: Such Barbaric Acts I condemn Most

In Photography, World History on January 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

This is absolutely a genocide

Smoke from three days of Israeli air strikes against Hamas militants blends with brewing storm clouds to create a dramatic sunset over the Palestinian territory on December 29, 2008 viewed from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

A New Year Postcard made by one of the Film Directors at the office to commemorate the New Year’s attack.

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Motorcycle Madness

In Automotive, Photography on November 24, 2008 at 3:24 am

Motorcycle Madness:

I swear I was gonna photograph the house, using my bike as a foreground, but I ended up taking pictures of my bike with the house as the background. Here are the pictures, at least you can still see the house, it’s big, cozy and nice.

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“One World, One Dream”: 2008 Summer Paralympics

In Amazing, Photography, Sports on November 3, 2008 at 6:10 am

2008 Summer Paralympic Games:

The 2008 Summer Paralympic Games, the thirteenth Paralympics, took place in China from September 6th to September 17th, Beijing is once again hosting athletes from around the world. Over 4,200 athletes – from six different disability groups – from 148 countries are taking part in the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games. Not only are the sports divided into events, but the events are divided into different disability categories, to even out the playing field as much as possible. The slogan for this year’s Paralympic Games is the same as the one for the Olympics held just last month: “One World, One Dream”

This 2008 Summer Paralympic Games, according to Phillip Craven, The President of International Paralympic Committee, is quoted as “The Greatest Paralympic Games Ever”.

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The restoration of a 2004 black honda tiger

In Automotive, Photography on September 21, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Back in the late 2005, one of my aunts offered me her son’s Honda Tiger, February 2004 Edition, she wanted to sell it. It was standard all over, with minor scratches on the left side of the headlight, turn light and went all the way to side body until rear turn signal, it was once fell during a ride and bumped on the asphalt. This was somehow a close call, since previously my boss also offered me if I wanted to buy a motorcycle knowing that I live farther than previously. After a long negotiation and some consultations with my fellow workers, I bought the bike, in installments for the price of 11.000.000. It should be finished in a year. It wasn’t a good one in terms of paint work and maintenance, but the odometer showed 8000 KMs travelled. Not bad for a 2004 edition.

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