Public Comment

New: Gaza Superimposed on the San Francisco Bay Area

Alice Diane Kisch
Sunday July 20, 2014 - 12:52:00 AM

The red area of the map below represents the Gaza strip, home to 1.8 million people. Because of the Israel-imposed blockade of Gaza which was begun in 2007, Gazans are not permitted to leave Gaza except under rare and special circumstances. Although sustainable fishing practice requires a fishing area that extends at least 30 miles from shore, Israel permits the fishers of Gaza to fish only within three nautical miles of the coast. Gaza has intermittent electricity and not enough food; most Gazans suffer from malnutrition. Building supplies are generally not permitted. As of January 1, 2014 unemployment in Gaza was at 38.5%. 

And now this. 

One wonders how many holocausts the world will allow, and with what frequency, 


This is a map of what the Gaza strip would look like if placed directly on top The Bay  Area. The Gaza strip is the red zone. It's really sobering to realize how small the Gaza strip really is, and gives an understanding of the borders that the people who live there have to follow. </p><p>May Allāh grant ease to all the oppressed around the world, including those unjustly incarcerated right here at home.