Saturday, March 07, 2009

Ground zero

Israel annexing East Jerusalem, says EU

"Israeli 'facts on the ground' - including new settlements, construction of the barrier, discriminatory housing policies, house demolitions, restrictive permit regime and continued closure of Palestinian institutions - increase Jewish Israeli presence in East Jerusalem, weaken the Palestinian community in the city, impede Palestinian urban development and separate East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank," the report says. (World News | The Guardian)

Facts are always on the ground, that's where they fall. Strewn there are broken walls, carcasses of the expelled, hands far away on their own, eyes that blink for thirty seconds beside new walls that have no corners, dying of invested weaponry, smashed by national contentment, burst by tribal righteousness, torn into strips by proprietorial zeal, ever changing colourscape of blood and shit and roasted flesh:- These are some of the facts that keep changing on the ground.


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