Tagged: Siege

The Crisis in Gaza Fact Sheets
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The Crisis in Gaza

The immediate cause of the current crisis in Gaza is the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority’s efforts to pressure its rival Hamas and to curry favor with the Trump administration. However, the appalling conditions that the nearly 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are forced to endure are ultimately the result of 50 years of Israeli military rule over the tiny coastal enclave and a cruel and illegal siege and naval blockade.

about 1 week ago
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule Fact Sheets
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50 Years of Israeli Military Rule

Since militarily occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, during the June 1967 War, Israel has destroyed more than 48,000 Palestinian homes and other structures, imprisoned more than 800,000 Palestinians using a military court system that human rights organizations have condemned, and built approximately 125 official settlements on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

on May 31, 2017
Battling Cancer with Spirit in Gaza Photo Essays
Lara Aburamadan, Jadaliyya

Battling Cancer with Spirit in Gaza

One year ago, my mother came to my house for a visit. She was late. We sat together on a mattress. She opened her cigarette pack, took out two cigarettes, and we smoked together. It was hot that day. She told me that she just returned from the doctor.

on November 29, 2016
By the Numbers: Refugees in Gaza Videos
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By the Numbers: Refugees in Gaza

70% of Palestinians living in Gaza are refugees due to Israeli policies of mass expulsion. As they face debilitating conditions under Israeli occupation and siege, Israel denies them their internationally recognized right to return to their homes and land.

on November 4, 2016
Displaced Two Years After Israel’s 2014 Attack on Gaza Videos
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Displaced Two Years After Israel’s 2014 Attack on Gaza

Two years after Israel's attack on Gaza, Palestinian families remain living in shipping containers designed as temporary shelter. Yousef Najjar and his family are still displaced after Israel destroyed his village of Khuza'a.

on July 13, 2016
Summer Camp Under Siege Op-Eds & Analysis
Mohammed Omer, The New York Times

Summer Camp Under Siege

Balloons emblazoned with an Olympic-style torch bobbed cheerfully in the sky above a swimming meet. For 12-year-old Adam Nairab and the other children on the beach, they provided inspiration. The balloons meant there was more to life than drones, explosions and the threat of sudden death.

on June 30, 2016
Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World News Roundup
Elizabeth Kucinich, The Hill

Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World

This month, U.S. congressmen, including Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), were refused entry into the Gaza Strip at the Erez crossing while on a fact-finding mission in Israel-Palestine. Israeli authorities, without elaboration, claimed that their application had not met the criteria necessary to enter.

on June 23, 2016
Palestinians in Gaza March for National Unity on 9th Year of Israel’s Seige News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinians in Gaza March for National Unity on 9th Year of Israel’s Seige

Dozens of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip marched throughout Gaza City on Tuesday, calling attention to nine years of Palestinian political divisions since Israeli forces blockaded the Gaza Strip in 2007, dissociating the small enclave from the rest of the occupied territory.

on June 14, 2016
Breaking the Cultural Siege on Palestine News Roundup
Ylenia Gostoli, Qantara

Breaking the Cultural Siege on Palestine

From 21 – 26 May, the Palestine Festival of Literature toured cities in the West Bank and Israel. In attendance was Jehan Bseiso, a young Palestinian poet. With two anthologies to her name and online publications with ″Electronic Intifada″ and ″The Palestine Chronicle″, Jehan is currently working on a poetry collection called ″Conversations Continued″ – a compilation of real, misheard and misremembered conversations.

on June 13, 2016
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