Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gaza Under Fire


On January 27th, at 7 p.m. at the student center in DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus there is an event open to the public entitled “Gaza under fire, addressing the humanitarian crisis.” The event will co-sponsored by The Cultural Center Students for Justice in Palestine and the Society for International Affairs. This event was organized in order to first help raise awareness on the recent fighting between Gaza and Israel and secondly to open up discussion among students on this topic. My of the recent and upcoming events are focused on humanitarian causes and it is refreshing to see students not only getting a good education but participating in causes focused on helping better the world.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story behind the Gaza and Israel conflict I will bring you up to speed. Israel has carried out a series of ground attacks upon Gaza and recently a bombing involving phosphorous gas. Israeli forces attribute their actions to the years of Hamas rocket fire. These acts have meet heavy opposition from world leaders and humanitarian groups like those at DePaul.

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