Interview with Haidar Eid by Lea Frehse, AIC
Eid: what is happening now in Gaza is a slow genocide. Dr Haidar Eid is Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Dr Eid is a founding member of the One Democratic State Group (ODSG) and a member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. The world looks to a new round of negotiations under US Secretary of State Kerry – where is Gaza in those talks? Gaza is diverse and I cannot speak for Gaza as one, but clearly most here are opposed to negotiations.... ....For me, there is one proper vision: A solution for Palestine as a whole that implements UN Resolution 194 which calls for the right of return for all refugees and compensation for their decades in exile. Gaza should become part of one secular democratic state called Palestine. Israel has another vision: it wants to get rid of Gaza. It wants Gaza to become part of Egypt like it was before 1967 to get rid of all its Gaza problems. The Egyptians do not want and will not allow that. Instead, what is happening now is a slow genocide in Gaza.!