The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege
Expert Q&A: Amnesty International & Human Rights Watch on Being Denied Entry to Gaza
Gaza in Crisis
Fact Sheet: Gaza Crisis Update
Putting Palestinians “On a Diet”: Israel’s Siege & Blockade of Gaza
Israeli warships open fire at Gaza fishermen off coast of Rafah Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli warships open fire at Gaza fishermen off coast of Rafah

Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said.

8 hours ago
Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land Media Roundup
Haaretz

Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land

The appropriation of 3,799 dunams (988 acres) of West Bank land between the Etzion settlement bloc and Jerusalem was announced on Sunday by the Israel Defense Forces' Civil Administration. The appropriation was decided on by the cabinet last week as a response to the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish teens by Hamas militants in the area in June, according to the administration's announcement.

about 2 days ago
Israeli driver ‘deliberately’ runs over Palestinian near Hebron Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli driver ‘deliberately’ runs over Palestinian near Hebron

A Palestinian man was injured on Thursday after being run over by a bus carrying Israeli settlers near Hebron, local officials said. A spokesman for a local committee said that Muntaser al-Hurub, 25, was deliberately knocked down by the bus driver as he crossed a street near the entrance to Beit Ummar.

about 4 days ago
Israeli home demolitions leave 51 homeless near Jerusalem Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli home demolitions leave 51 homeless near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities on Thursday demolished six homes near Jerusalem, leaving 51 Palestinians homeless and bringing the year's total displaced in the West Bank and East Jerusalem up to 752.

about 5 days ago
The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege

On August 24, nearly half a million Palestinian children in Gaza who were scheduled to start a new school year were unable to do so because of Israel's latest military assault on the occupied and besieged coastal strip, "Operation Protective Edge". The following fact sheet provides an overview of the impact that Israel's latest assault and its siege and blockade have had on the children of Gaza.

about 5 days ago
Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war Media Roundup
Mai Yaghi, AFP

Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war

"She will call me Daddy and Mummy," insisted 11-year-old Amir Hamad, cradling his infant sister in his arms after the Gaza war left him and his four siblings orphans. Fifty days of bloody fighting in and around the wartorn Gaza Strip has cost the lives of nearly 500 children, but it has also turned hundreds more into orphans, who face a future deprived of their parents' love.

about 5 days ago
Israel’s Military Plan in Gaza, and the Strengthening of Hamas Op-Eds & Analysis
Taghreed El-Khodary, Huffington Post

Israel’s Military Plan in Gaza, and the Strengthening of Hamas

In Gaza today there are thousands of Anne Franks, but their words are rarely seen by Americans. The most painful feeling is when your life is not counted as fully human, is not valued as much as the lives of those who are trying to kill you. When your feelings and your soul mean nothing. When you know the world is watching and yet there are those who escape the realities by turning their heads away -- or need not turn their head at all because your story of dispossession and subjugation is not even being told. The worst is when people start by saying, "It's too complicated to understand or it will never be resolved."

about 6 days ago
New Palestinian Town in West Bank Awaits Israel’s Approval for Water Media Roundup
Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

New Palestinian Town in West Bank Awaits Israel’s Approval for Water

The Roman-style amphitheater with seating for 12,000 is taking shape against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills. Off to one side, a small soccer stadium is under construction. On the slopes below, there are plans for a water park, and in the town center, a piazza lined with arcades and cafes. A movie theater is being built with seven screens, one of them 4-D.

about 6 days ago
Israeli forces fire tear gas in Nablus elementary school Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces fire tear gas in Nablus elementary school

Israeli forces raided an elementary school in the Nablus village of Burin on Wednesday and fired tear gas and stun grenades at pupils, witnesses said.

about 6 days ago