Five reasons why 2014 is important for Palestine ~ Ramzy Baroud, Ummid.com, Saturday December 27, 2014.
In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and 2009, when an Israeli war against the Gaza Strip killed and wounded thousands.
While some aspects of the conflict are stagnating between a corrupt, ineffectual Palestinian Authority (PA), and the criminality of Israeli wars and occupation, it would also be fair to argue that 2014 was also a game changer to some degree – and it is not all bad news.
To an extent, 2014 has been a year of clarity for those keen to understand the reality of the ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict’ but were sincerely confused by the contrasting narratives.
Here are some reasons that support the argument that things are changing.
A Different Kind of Palestinian Unity
Although the two leading Palestinian parties Hamas…
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