Because of a Vanunu connection, this muckraker met Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire, who emailed me today:
TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE OF GAZA
By Mairead Maguire - Nobel Peace Laureate
I never cease to be amazed at the power of the human spirit to survive. During my last visit to Gaza in October 2008 I was amazed and deeply moved by the power of the people I witnessed. In a triumph of hope over adversity and tremendous suffering, love still abides.
small strip of land 27 miles long and 6 miles
wide. This coastal strip is bordered by Israel on the one side, the Mediterranean Sea on the other and to a lesser extent by Egypt at the southern end. With one and a half
million inhabitants Gaza is
the fifth most densely populated place on the planet, 50% of which are under the age of 18.
Two thirds of the total population hold refugees status, and comprise the
victims and their descendants of previous acts of Israeli aggression.