By Amira Hass
In 1993, Amira Hass, a tender Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to hide a story-and stayed, the 1st journalist to reside within the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised through so much Israelis that, within the neighborhood idiom, "Go to Gaza" is differently to assert "Go to hell." Now, in a piece of calm energy and painful readability, Hass displays on what she has noticeable within the Gaza Strips's gutted streets and destitute refugee camps.
Drinking the ocean at Gaza maps the zones of standard Palestinian existence. From her neighbors, Hass learns the secrets and techniques of slipping throughout sealed borders and stealing via evening streets emptied by way of curfews. She stocks Gaza's early euphoria over the peace approach and its next melancholy as desire offers strategy to unrelenting trouble. yet whilst Hass charts the griefs and humiliations of the Palestinians, she bargains a striking portrait of a humans now not brutalized yet eloquent, spiritually resilient, bleakly humorous, and morally courageous.
Full of stories and tales, proof and impressions, Drinking the ocean at Gaza makes an pressing declare on our humanity. appealing, haunting, and profound, it's going to stand with the good works of wartime reportage.