Gideon Levy | A Perspective From the Palestinian Side on the Terror Attack | published April 10, 2022

"Raad Hazem was born on Kaf Tet B’November, 1993 – November 29, the date of the 1947 United Nations vote to partition Mandatory Palestine. He was born into the hope of the Oslo Accords and grew up in the catastrophe of Operation Defensive Shield. He was nine when the Israeli tanks invaded his refugee camp, destroyed its center and killed 56 of its inhabitants. This boy saw in the streets bodies that could not be buried until the army left, tanks that crushed the homes and cars of residents whose lives were wretched and a bulldozer that flattened the camp and 'turned it into Teddy Stadium' – the home field of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team, whose most vocal supporters are the notoriously anti-Arab La Familia group – as the digger’s driver bragged."

Gideon Levy
Ha'aretz, April 10, 2022 (GMT +3)


Gideon Levy is an Israeli journalist and author who worked from 1978 to 1982 as and aide and spokesman for Israeli Labor Party leader Shimon Peres prior to Peres becoming Israeli Prime Minister in 1984. 
Levy's biographical information from Ha'aretz:

Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board.

Levy joined Haaretz in 1982, and spent four years as the newspaper's deputy editor. He is the author of the weekly Twilight Zone feature, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza over the last 25 years, as well as the writer of political editorials for the newspaper.

Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008; the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001; the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997; and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.

His new book, The Punishment of Gaza, has just been published by Verso Publishing House in London and New York.