Al-Ahram Weekly Online   8 - 14 January 2009
Issue No. 929
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Children under fire
Aside from its direct killings, Israel's continued siege on Gaza and the psychological trauma of its war offensive are destroying life, especially children, writes Saleh Al-Naami
No going back now
Israel may be seeking to destroy Hamas, but what it is actually doing is destroying any possibility for peace, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Assistance already delivered
The ghosts of Israel's war on Lebanon in 2006 hang over Gaza's battlegrounds. Omayma Abdel-Latif writes from Beirut on Hizbullah's options
Who uses whom?
Syria has a history of supporting militant Palestinian factions, but some say it uses them as pawns, Bassel Oudat writes from Damascus
End of the affair
Turks take to the streets in record numbers to protest once-near-ally Israel's onslaught in Gaza, reports Gareth Jenkins
Forward ever
Ghana has a grip on the tricky business of African democracy, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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