Adie Mormech writes that direct action has always been a key component of international solidarity with liberation movements that were fought and won, and we haven’t used enough of it for Palestine: “We know it works and we know what the Palestinians are facing – so we have no excuses.”
A wave of suicides in the Gaza Strip over the summer including the death of Hamza Abu Al-Tarabeesh’s cherished friend Suleiman al-Ajoury at 23 has led to endless questions among his peers about disappointment, loneliness and unbearable living conditions.
Aya Al Ghazzawi shares a day in the life in Gaza during the COVID-19 pandemic, “The coronavirus is just another siege, a quarantine inside a quarantine.”
After months of recording remarkably low rates of COVID-19 infection, the Gaza Strip is witnessing a worrying outbreak of the virus, recording nearly 300 new cases in just the past week — and it’s just the beginning.
“Despite going through two wars as a doctor in 2012 and 2014, the fear of this experience was greater than what I’ve been through before, its terms are way more than I imagined.” Three Palestinians in Gaza – an engineer, a doctor, and a fashion designer – share their personal diaries about what has changed about life in Gaza during the coronavirus pandemic, and what hasn’t.
Israeli snipers shot nearly 8,000 protesters at the Gaza fence, killing 214, including 59 on the day that the US moved the embassy to Jerusalem; and advocates for Israel such as Dennis Ross ignore this river of suffering when they say that “Nothing happened” when we moved the embassy.
Cultural workers in Gaza call on the world to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Tel Aviv, and announce the creation of the Gazavision festival: “Even when Israel bombs us, imprisons our men, women and children, kills and maims thousands of Palestinian protesters on the Great Return March and does everything to silence our voices, we will continue to sing.”