The Faces of Globalization Post II

After the bombing of Palestinian homes earlier this year, the Israeli government has refused to allow Palestinians access to the materials needed to rebuild. They say it is because home made bombs can be made with the same materials. While they have said they will not let any more Israelis move into the area, they have also refused to ban expansion by those who are already there. They, of course, have access to building materials.

The Palestinians have not simply given up and become the world’s homeless, relying on the same global capitalist networks that look the other way when they are bombed to rescue them. Instead, they are rebuilding with free materials: mud bricks and old tires from bombed or abandoned vehicles.

gazarebuildBBC News/Alexel Kidel

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