Adapting to targeted assassinations

A year later. My message to President Obama and members of Congress: “Don’t the Palestinians have a right to defend themselves?”

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

My lecture today was about adaptation to climate change —- a very important topic for the new generation of engineers in Gaza to understand.  We were in the middle of discussing the relative merits of adaptation versus mitigation, and I was trying to explain that its not an either/or situation.  We need to do both.

All of a sudden we heard a very loud voice over the microphone outside announcing that Israel had just killed the #1 military leader in Gaza.  Since I don’t speak Arabic, I had no idea of the message but I could tell by the students’ body language that it was something serious.

The students recommended we cut the class short because “the cars will leave the streets and it will be difficult to get home.”    And because there would certainly be more military actions following this assassination.   No one seemed upset, or particularly alarmed.  But…

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