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Ghosts of the Golan Heights

By Michael Kurtz | 2 Comments » May 29th, 2008

QUNEITRA, Syria –Sixty kilometers southwest of Damascus lies the remains of the once prosperous town of Quneitra. Destroyed by the Israeli military during Israel’s occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights, Syria has left the rubble intact as a reminder to all of Israel’s military ferocity. See the ghost town of Quneitra in today’s photo gallery.

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2 Responses to “Ghosts of the Golan Heights”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Its so important for all Americans, Jewish or not, to understand how devastating the effects of war and this conflict is on BOTH sides. Its great to see photos of a region that we only hear about in our news, and don’t really understand. This is one of the more moving series of pictures I’ve yet seen.

  2. GD Says:

    i have to agree with jessica, although despite claims of anti-Israeli bias, our media does aim to show some of the roots of the problems that we see today, from both sides. I guess this is more down to where you get your news from, and the inherent bias shown by any and all organisations.

    The recent celebrations of Israel’s 60th birthday were covered in great detail in our press, yet there was very little around the Palestinian peoples commemoration of al-nakba, which is essentially that same event, from different sides.

    have you two been chilling in the old country and taking it a little bit easy? keep the posts coming regularly or we’ll be getting nervous and despatching search and rescue teams!

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