Remi Brulin is a visiting faculty at New York Universities Journalism Institute, the analysis and studies about how Americans treat terrorism. He believes that terrorism is wider term which cannot be explained using a standardized definition. He says that most people agree on the basic terms and conditions of what all it involves and how it is a threat to humanity, however he also suggests that there are many aspects which are left out in doing so.
Brulin points out how politics deranges the concept as a whole. He remembers an incident from 2004, when a school in Russia was seized by Chechen terrorists. He recollects how the media as a whole went to greater steps to ensure that the word “terrorism” was not used; and rather they were described as militants and seperates. However we are forced to agree with Bruin here, as he says when a group of innocent children are made to suffer, it can only be terrorism. He leaves the debate there , saying terrorism is only a subjective word that’s used by the media .
In Gaza, people are suddenly excited because of the availability of a special fish which they have not gotten to eat in a long time. The locals were quoted saying that when you eat that particular fish, it feels really rich. The locals love it on the grill with a lot of spices and it is also loved because it has fewer bones than others. There was a strict restriction imposed on Gaza’s coastline which made it inaccessible for the fish lover’s palette. Israel had restricted the fishing to three nautical miles thereby limiting the supply of fish and also a steep increase their prices.
The ceasefire that took place last week was welcomed by everyone with celebrations and festivities, as they could all buy the plenty of fish that would be available. Even though local residents are calm now, they do not have a lot of hope in the war and violence ending soon. They are deeply frustrated in how politics and war affect even the most mundane part of their lives. All they want is a solution and relief from this political instability.