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Sara Roy

Rebuilding Gaza Needs Freedom and Normality – Not Just Aid

[Housing damaged by Israeli air strikes, Gaza. Image by Marius Arnesen.]

In the near three decades that I have been involved with Gaza and her people, I have never seen the kind of physical and psychological destruction that I see there today. In all Gaza’s long and tormented history, there is no precedent for its extraordinarily dangerous position in 2014. The situation is dangerous not only for Gazans, but for Israelis as well; as the scholar Jean-Pierre Filiu recently wrote: “If there is ever to be Israeli-Palestinian peace – with all other ...

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Sara Roy is an Associate of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.