Roundup of news about Gaza
"I don't work here so I don't know what you're talking to me about"
Jazmine Hughes and Jamie Lauren Keiles went on Democracy Now to discuss their recent resignations from the New York Times Magazine after signing the Writers Against the War on Gaza letter:
From n+1, a transcribed collection of voice memos from people living under siege in Gaza:
Today, in the morning, I did my daily mission: finding bread and water. When I was at the market, they did four strikes, with one minute between each strike. There were a hundred people in the street: panicking, running. Whenever we heard the rockets coming, we started to run, but we didn’t know where to go. We took a rest for one minute and then another rocket dropped, then one minute more, then another one, and then another one. We woke up, but I think our hearts died from what happened yesterday.
"First of all, imagine being on the side of a bank"
From The Intercept, Hind Khoudary on being displaced from Gaza City:
Everyone was happy we evacuated; everyone was hugging us. We had safely made it.
But I did not feel the same. A piece of my heart was left in the city, and I may never be able to go back to get it. It is impossible for me to imagine I abandoned my father’s house, left it alone....Fifteen minutes after we arrived, the people walking behind us were bombed.
Not news, but, this is the mosaic floor taken from the 6th century Byzantine synagogue in Gaza, depicting King David Playing the Lyre. It has been in a museum in Jerusalem since 1967. It's from the floor of the same synagogue where IDF soldiers prayed on November 8. It's partially reconstructed because sources say, vaguely, that "shortly after the mosaic's discovery, the main figure's face was gouged out."
It seems as though only one official Israeli archaeologist got to publish about them directly. His name was the most effective way to dig up materials that I found: "A. OVADIAH" if you have journal access:
But that's up to you.