Tagged: Health

Killing Them Slowly: Diabetes in Palestine News Roundup
Paul Velo, Al-Jazeera

Killing Them Slowly: Diabetes in Palestine

Yatta, occupied West Bank - A mobile clinic with specialised doctors, nurses, nutritionists and podiatrists recently made a stop in Yatta, the main market town of the South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank. The clinic - a large truck stocked with free treatment options - is at the forefront of thebattle against diabetes, which has now become the leading indirect cause of death in Palestine…

on August 16, 2016
One Broken Camera Photo Essays
Daniel, EAPPI

One Broken Camera

Shuhada kindergarten may be one of the most vulnerable schools in Hebron. The school sits halfway to the crest of Tel Rumeda, the oldest site in Hebron, Palestine, where pottery shards dating to 3,500 BC have been found. Just fifty meters behind the school lies a community of Israeli settlers who employ harassment and violence to pry from the hands of Palestinian owners as many homes...

on July 11, 2016
Palestinian Children: Interrogated and Traumatized Videos
IMEU

Palestinian Children: Interrogated and Traumatized

“The life of a Palestinian child is nothing but fear, humiliation, and rage. Everything is a burden.” - Mohammad, 16 The Israeli military detains around #700ChildPrisoners each year. This video is part of the Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child.

on June 22, 2016
Palestinian Children: Taken, Arrested, and Assaulted Videos
IMEU

Palestinian Children: Taken, Arrested, and Assaulted

“They were beating me until all I felt was pain.” 3 out of 4 Palestinian children endure physical violence after their arrest by Israeli forces. The Israeli military detains around ‪#‎700ChildPrisoners‬ each year. This video is part of the Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child campaign.

on June 20, 2016
Surfing in Palestine: Everyday Life in the Occupied Territories News Roundup
Thembi Mutch, The Guardian

Surfing in Palestine: Everyday Life in the Occupied Territories

alestinians were baffled when Tanya Habjouqa first explained her photographic project to them. “They felt a political obligation to talk about their suffering,” she says. “They were startled when I asked about pleasure. They would slowly ask, ‘Pleasure? We don’t usually discuss pleasure.’

on May 22, 2016
Breast Cancer is Bad Enough – Imagine Enduring it in Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Philippa Whitford, The Guardian

Breast Cancer is Bad Enough – Imagine Enduring it in Gaza

Twenty-five years ago, during the first intifada, I was working as a volunteer surgeon with Medical Aid for Palestinians in al-Ahli hospital in Gaza when the Madrid peace conference led to the Oslo agreement and the supposed roadmap to peace between Israel and Palestine. I returned to Palestine a few weeks ago in my capacity as a breast cancer surgeon.

on May 18, 2016
Palestinian Hunger Striker Protests Israel’s Detention News Roundup
Emily Mulder, Al Jazeera

Palestinian Hunger Striker Protests Israel’s Detention

In al-Fuwwar refugee camp south of Hebron, Palestinians trickled into a tent set up more than 70 days ago by camp residents when Sami al-Janazreh, 43, launched a hunger strike against his detention and mistreatment in Israeli prison. Visitors discussed the [hunger] strike inside the makeshift tent whose walls are plastered with images of Sami's face and slogans for his release.

on May 17, 2016
Israel’s Blockade Keeps Gaza in the Dark News Roundup
Ylenia Gostoli, Al Jazeera

Israel’s Blockade Keeps Gaza in the Dark

The electricity crisis in the besieged Gaza Strip affects every facet of daily life, from making bread, to obtaining medical treatment, to earning a living. It also endangers lives: Last week, three siblings were burned alive after the candles they were using during a power cut set their house on fire.

on May 10, 2016
Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Condition Deteriorates After 68 Days News Roundup
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Condition Deteriorates After 68 Days

The Palestinian Health Ministry has cautioned about a deterioration in the condition of Sami Janazra, a Palestinian man in administrative detention who has been on a hunger strike for 68 days. Janazra, of Al Fawwar refugee camp, has been at Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva for about a week, where he has refused medical treatment in protest of his being held without trial.

on May 9, 2016
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