Tagged: Operation Protective Edge

‘Palestinian Children Live in Trauma Without End’ News Roundup
Creede Newton, Al Jazeera

‘Palestinian Children Live in Trauma Without End’

Ismail Abu Shebab, a shy 11-year-old taking a break from school, opened his mouth to speak - but the overhead roar of Israeli warplanes made his words nearly inaudible. As the aircraft came closer, Abu Shebab grew silent. "I'm ready to talk," he said after a few moments. Abu Shebab suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of Israeli bombing during the 2014 Gaza war.

on December 6, 2015
Pirouettes and Plenty of Pink at Gaza’s Only Ballet School News Roundup
Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Pirouettes and Plenty of Pink at Gaza’s Only Ballet School

The group of girls, ponytailed and dressed in pink, stretched their arms out to the sides and pivoted onto their toes, trying desperately to hold still. Eagle-eyed, the instructor surveyed Gaza's latest crop of would-be ballerinas. Fifty girls aged five to eight are now enrolled in the ballet school at the Al-Qattan Center for Children in Gaza, making it one of the most popular classes the arts institute runs, under the watchful eye of a Ukrainian teacher.

on November 30, 2015
Gaza Police Dismantle Unexploded Israeli Bomb in Southern Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Gaza Police Dismantle Unexploded Israeli Bomb in Southern Gaza

The explosives engineering department of the Gaza police force on Friday dismantled a 500 kilogram Israeli bomb left from last year's devastating military offensive in the besieged territory. A suspicious object was reported by locals in the rubble of a destroyed building in the Khuza area of Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

on October 30, 2015
Prosthetic Eye Maker Brings Relief to Wounded Gazans News Roundup
Fares Akram, The Associated Press

Prosthetic Eye Maker Brings Relief to Wounded Gazans

Imad Abu Wadi barely slept after losing his right eye during the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The 26-year-old, then engaged, was waiting eagerly for his wedding. But with a red, hollow eyeless socket, he imprisoned himself at home. "I was really suffering. I didn't go out to avoid running into someone who might say something to me," Abu Wadi said.

on October 28, 2015
Amid The Ruins, Gaza’s Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn News Roundup
Charlotte Alfred, The Huffington Post

Amid The Ruins, Gaza’s Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn

Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clashes during last year's war between Israel and Hamas militants. But even amid the ruins of Shujaiyeh, Palestinian children are back at school and ready to learn.

on October 7, 2015
Eid in the Rubble News Roundup
Dan Cohen, Mondoweiss

Eid in the Rubble

When Nidal Alareer, a 40-year-old father of five, returned to Shujaiya after Israel’s 51-day war on Gaza, he found all three of his houses destroyed. Though promises of reconstruction have proven to be hollow, his family was able to obtain materials to rebuild their home from the Qatari government. But the labor is back-breaking and until he and his young sons finish reconstruction, his family is scattered about Gaza with no money to rent apartments.

on September 30, 2015
Q&A: A Conversation with Dr. Mads Gilbert Q&As
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Q&A: A Conversation with Dr. Mads Gilbert

In his new book, Night in Gaza, venerable Norwegian physician Mads Gilbert offers a powerful firsthand account of what he experienced and saw working in Al-Shifa Hospital during the Israeli assault of 2014. The IMEU talked with Dr. Gilbert about being kept out of Gaza, his book, and how he’s able to remain an optimist.

on September 28, 2015
The Children Who Live Under Israel’s Missiles Videos
The Nation

The Children Who Live Under Israel’s Missiles

In July of 2014, during the height of Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli military launched a mid-day strike on one of the most popular beaches in the Gaza Strip. On the beach that day were many of the children of the Bakr family, killing four boys.

on September 18, 2015
Gaza Committee Demands International Intervention in Blockade News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Gaza Committee Demands International Intervention in Blockade

A governmental body in Gaza responsible for monitoring the Israeli blockade on the Strip demanded international intervention on Friday following a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which said the territory could become uninhabitable by 2020.

on September 4, 2015
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