Noise from Gaza

Nadin Brzezinski
11 min readDec 14, 2023

So, overnight, we had an interesting post on Israeli Telegram. It shows some desperation on the part of Hamas. Fun fact: this would require deep edits in that charter of theirs. However, it points to how badly they are losing in this war:

Senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk made an unusual statement that Hamas must recognize the State of Israel. In an interview from Qatar to the Al-Monitor website, Abu Marzouk added: “The official (Palestinian) position must be respected, the PLO recognized the State of Israel.” He also said that Hamas is interested in being part of the PLO and must respect its commitments on the matter. Abu Marzouk even said: “Israelis deserve rights, but not at the expense of others.”

Why is this? First, there is a likely sense of change in Gaza. People are finally getting more vocal, short of a couple of protests a couple of years ago. I am sharing this because it matters. After this piece, here is a little context from somebody who lived in the strip and has since moved on. But first, this via Twitter:

Heartbreaking testimonies from residents of Gaza who are speaking out against Hamas:

Nour: ”Hamas are cowards who hide like rats in tunnels. They appear when someone has a can of petrol, take it, and disappear back into their tunnels. They are to blame for this war. We were happy before the war. And now they have put…

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Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB