Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).
It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.
@samarkeolog tweets on the destructon of cultural property elsewhere (than Cyprus, Greece or Turkey) are here.
Egypt: destruction of cultural and community property
‘security forces & thugs clash wi Christians protesting Muslims’ church attack, Egypt; 19+ dead, 150+ injured @AP‘ (9th October 2011)
Germany: destruction of cultural and community property
‘Digital images bring synagogues destroyed by Nazis to life’ (9th September 2010)
Iraq: destruction of cultural and community property
Israel/Palestine: destruction of cultural and community property
‘I don’t think I have ever been in a conflict where so many media buildings were deliberately targeted by a government #Israel #Gaza’ (@pdanahar, 20th November 2012)
‘2/2 now, Israel plans to destroy Palestinians’ new #Susya; Rabbis for Human Rights defending village v @eponymousthing‘ (6th July 2012)
‘1/2 1948, #RamatArad’s villagers ethnically cleansed&displaced to #Susya; 1986, Israel demolished Susya&turned it into #archaeology park‘ (6th July 2012)
Ukraine: destruction of cultural and community property
- I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
- I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
- I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
- I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
- Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.