Tagged: Blockade

Locked Out of Gaza’s Permanent Lockdown News & Analysis
Abier Almasri, Human Rights Watch

Locked Out of Gaza’s Permanent Lockdown

What return to "normal" means for Palestinians: "The pandemic will eventually subside, and the world will begin to open again. But Gaza’s two million Palestinians will remain in a man-made lockdown so long as Israel continues to impose its cruel closure."

on April 22, 2020
Israel’s caging of Gaza is a recipe for coronavirus disaster News & Analysis
Jehad Abusalim, +972 Magazine

Israel’s caging of Gaza is a recipe for coronavirus disaster

"The threat of COVID-19 looming over Gaza is perhaps a last opportunity to say what many refuse to hear: Gaza’s problem is not a lack of humanitarian aid, as urgent as it may be. It is territorial, demographic, and political."

on March 23, 2020
Coronavirus Is a Death Sentence for Palestinians Caged in Gaza News & Analysis
Shannon Maree Torrens, Haaretz

Coronavirus Is a Death Sentence for Palestinians Caged in Gaza

Hand sanitizer, toilet paper, soap— all supples that are usually readily available. In Gaza, Israel's blockade has made everyday supplies a scarcity for over a decade. With a pandemic, things could get a lot worse for Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

on March 16, 2020
Gazan Girl Fighting Cancer Died After Israel Denied Her Parents’ Visit. She Won’t Be the Last News & Analysis
Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, Haaretz

Gazan Girl Fighting Cancer Died After Israel Denied Her Parents’ Visit. She Won’t Be the Last

10-year-old Palestinian from Gaza Miral Abu Amsha died last Friday evening in a Jerusalem hospital. She died without her parents by her side because Israel barred them from leaving Gaza to be with her.

on March 9, 2020
Israeli siege of Gaza pushes youth unemployment up to 70% News & Analysis
Middle East Monitor

Israeli siege of Gaza pushes youth unemployment up to 70%

The majority of Gaza's population is under the age of thirty. New statistics now report that 70% are unemployed. Why? Because Israel's suffocating blockade keeps material and funds from entering the Strip.

on February 18, 2020
Why I March in Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Fadi Abu Shammalah, The New York Times

Why I March in Gaza

Early in the morning on March 30, my 7-year-old son, Ali, saw me preparing to leave the house. This was unusual for our Friday routine. “Where are you going, Dad?” “To the border. To participate in the Great Return March.”

on April 28, 2018
After the Gaza Killings, It’s Time to Crack Down on Israel Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, Washington Post

After the Gaza Killings, It’s Time to Crack Down on Israel

Israel’s killing of 18 Palestinian protesters in Gaza last Friday was entirely predictable. It was also entirely avoidable. The victims were taking part in the annual Land Day march commemorating the 1976 killing of six Palestinians who were protesting Israel’s confiscation of thousands of acres of their land.

on April 4, 2018
Gaza: Can You Imagine? Videos
IMEU

Gaza: Can You Imagine?

Israeli bombs. Israeli drones. Israeli-imposed power cuts. And no way to leave. Everyday life in Gaza is shaped by Israeli policy, which has turned the coastal enclave into a maximum security prison where the inmates are fathers, mothers and children whose only crime is being born in Gaza.

on July 19, 2017
My Family in Gaza Tells Me: We Can’t Breathe Op-Eds & Analysis
Muhammad Shehada, Haaretz

My Family in Gaza Tells Me: We Can’t Breathe

I talked to my family in Gaza earlier this week and asked them: "How do you sleep at night when you don't have electricity?" The temperature at night there doesn't go below 74 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity is high. My 12-year-old sister answered: "We don’t." She explained that even if they try to sleep, open all the windows, drink a lot of water - still, they can’t breathe.

on July 16, 2017
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