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Category Archives: Gaza
Gaza 2013: Snapshot [with infographics] Gaza Gateway 2 June Gisha — Discourse about Gaza tends toward the extremes. If on one end of the spectrum you hear that Gaza is nothing but an “open-air prison”, others will claim that “there … Continue reading
‘This time we were not forced to swim naked in the sea’: Gaza fishermen left jobless after illegal arrest in Palestinian waters
A young Palestinian fisherman was arrested together with his brother within Palestinian waters on May 19th by the Israeli navy and released the following day. Their boat and all equipment were confiscated by the Israelis, leaving them with no means to make a living. This is another serious blow to the livelihoods of individual Palestinians whose lives depend on fishing, not to mention the whole population, which has been for years subject to siege as collective punishment, illegal under international law. Above, the Israeli military harasses Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza.
Gaza is neither just a refugee camp nor a heap of cement as always portrayed in the media. On the contrary, Gaza is a historic city with a 5,000 years old history, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. So, if Gaza has this long history with all these past civilizations, why do we only see cement, cement, and more cement photos of Gaza? Where did the archeological and ancient face of Gaza go? Who is responsible for losing huge parts of the “old city of Gaza”?
Alice Walker to Alicia Keys: Boycott, because Palestinian conditions are worse than they were in US South
Open letter from Alice Walker to Alicia Key: You are putting yourself in danger (soul danger) by performing in an apartheid country that is being boycotted by many global conscious artists
Haidar Eid writes about his mother: “May, 2005; my mother, Amneh Abdullah Ahmed Eid, made a decision that she could no longer endure her ongoing Nakba! Was it a coincidence –though I hardly believe in such coincidences — that she, with the rest of the Eid clan, was forced out of her paradise, Zarnouqa, in May, 1948, 57 years earlier? S”
A photo essay of a rally in Gaza to mark the 65th anniversary of the Nakba.
‘Newseum’ folds under pressure, will not include Gaza cameramen in program honoring fallen journalists
Last week we reported that Israel supporters were pressuring the Newseum (above) to drop two Palestinian journalists, Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama, from its yearly event honoring reporters killed in the line of duty. Although the Newseum originally defended their inclusion, this morning the Washington, DC-based museum announced that al-Kumi and Salama would not be a part of today’s ceremony stating, “Terrorism has altered the landscape in many areas, including the rules of war and engagement, law, investigative and interrogation techniques, and the detention of enemy combatants. Journalism is no exception.”
Israel fires at Palestinian fisherman in Gaza and confirms military-controlled buffer zone three times larger than previously reported
Gaza siege IDF: ‘Forbidden zone’ in Gaza three times larger than previously stated [with map] 972mag 12 May by Noam Sheizaf — The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories has clarified that the ‘forbidden’ buffer zone in Gaza strip … Continue reading
The Israeli narrative about the attack on Gaza in November 2012 was that they used “precise” and “surgical” air strikes to ensure limited harm to civilians. But a new report by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem calls that narrative into question. The group found that more than half of all Palestinian casualties during Operation Pillar of Defense, the army name for the assault, were civilians.
‘Newseum’ comes under pressure from Israel supporters for honoring Palestinian journalists killed in Gaza
On May 13th, the Newseum in Washington, DC will be holding an event to honor “newspeople who died or were killed in the pursuit of news” in the past year. Among the 84 journalists who died are Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama who were killed in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip this past winter. Their inclusion in the ceremony has sent parts of the Israel lobby into overdrive as both worked for Al-Aqsa television which is affiliated with Hamas. The neocon think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies is threatening pull an annual policy summit out of the venue in protest.
Greek Orthodox Christians marked the beginning of Easter Sunday with a four-hour midnight service in Gaza’s 1,606-year-old Church of Saint Porphyrius.
Down with Veolia: The University of Sheffield Palestine Society celebrates university’s decision to drop Veolia
“So proud of my University and especially the Palestine Society which I have had the pleasure of being a part of over the last few years. Today marks a huge achievement in the student BDS campaign and hopefully more Universities … Continue reading
Greek Orthodox Christians at Gaza’s Church of Saint Porphyrius, which recently commemorated its 1,606th anniversary, celebrated Palm Sunday yesterday according to the Eastern church calendar.
Miko Peled describes entering Gaza by tunnel.
Thousands demonstrated in Gaza this morning, marching and rallying to mark the fortieth Palestinian Prisoners’ Day.
April 17 is Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. The Center for Political and Development Studies explains the day is about “expressing the continuity of struggle to liberate detainees in the occupation jails. It’s a day of freedom. A day of refusing injustice, chains, and the dominance of occupiers over their life and dignity.”
A cartoon by Katie Miranda illustrating the Morsi government’s approach to Gaza.
The Israeli attack on the al-Dalou family home killed 12 people, and instantly became a grim symbol of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense. But the Israeli military will not open a criminal investigation, according to a report in Haaretz. The decision to not open an investigation comes despite the fact that Israel repeatedly changed its story on who they were targeting in the strike.
[Ed. note: This is the followup of My first journey abroad] I spent the whole of the fifteen days and nights alone. I did not go back to my habitation. This was my first time away from my land, my … Continue reading
The BBC reports 19 year old Gazan writer and Mondoweiss contributor Rawan Yaghi, known by her many Twitter followers as @MyFreePal, is headed off to Oxford University this fall. Rawan is the recipient of the Jesus College Junior Members’ Scholarship, a pioneering student-funded initiative which finances a full undergraduate degree at Oxford University for a student from Gaza.
The open air prison is being used by Israel as a prison: thus its freeing of Ayman Sharawna on condition that he be held in Gaza for ten years
Peter Smith and Catherine Thick write about their experiences in the occupied territories volunteering as humanitarian health workers.
Malaka Mohammed writes about her first time leaving Gaza.
In photos: On eve of Obama visit, Rafah children remember Rachel Corrie and protest US aid to Israel
On Saturday, Palestinian children held a vigil in Rafah to commemorate the death of American activist Rachel Corrie in the Gaza Strip border town a decade ago. Twelve-year old Heba Saqir read a letter to US President Barack Obama, due in Tel Aviv, asking that the president “sincerely speak out against military occupation, demand an end to the siege, don’t send more guns to Israel, and don’t oppose our unity. Please don’t empower those who have tormented my family and me for so long.”
A shouting match broke out in the chambers of the New South Wales (NSW) Legislative Council chambers on Thursday during a motion debate about a ‘Study Mission to Israel’ hosted by the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel under the auspices of the NSW Jewish Board Of Deputies, attended by a delegation of NSW Parliamentarians last January 6-10.