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352 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 2008
There is no single, isolated crime in Gaza. Each one is linked to many others, you'll see.
In Gaza, nothing is what it seems. The truth will be far below the surface. You can't predict how deep it will go, but you can be sure that it will reach out to touch other victims and other crimes. (p. 30)
Omar Yussef's...hands shook with rage.... "You put out an order for me to be killed."
"That was a lesser thing than the murder of [...]. Do you think anyone at the United Nations would worry about your death? ... Even so, [...'s] killing will come to nothing. If the UN found out that I was involved with his death...their diplomats would hush it up."
"One of their colleagues is dead."
"Oh, yes, you might expect them to want justice for their departed comrade. But they'd be far more concerned about the peace negotiations. They aren't about to blame a senior member of the Revolutionary Council for the murder. ... The UN will close its eyes to this (and) agree that it was the result of some internal battle between criminal gunmen...." (pp. 324-325)
Just recently, though, my anger at the way our people are governed began to outweigh my fear... (p. 174)