Tagged: Testimony

Questions for an Israeli Soldier Testimonies
Diana Buttu

Questions for an Israeli Soldier

There isn't a week that goes by that I don't think of the events of this week, sixteen years ago. I recall, as though it were yesterday, as Israeli soldiers drove tanks through the streets of Ramallah, crushing cars and beautiful trees in their path before stopping in front of my building on Library Street.

on March 22, 2018
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
#Marking50 Series: Eman Videos
IMEU

#Marking50 Series: Eman

“We will never stop fighting for Palestine, because Palestine is everything.” Eman Abdelhadi still remembers her childhood nightmares of Israeli soldiers executing her — nightmares that surfaced after watching footage of the Second Intifada. It was the first indication that her life as a Palestinian was seen as disposable.

on June 24, 2017
Interview With Family of Fadi Alloun, Palestinian Teen Killed on Camera Testimonies
Diana Buttu, IMEU

Interview With Family of Fadi Alloun, Palestinian Teen Killed on Camera

Fadi Alloun was killed on October 3 in East Jerusalem when a group of settlers chased him and an Israeli officer shot him at close range at least seven times. Diana Buttu spoke with Fadi Alloun’s aunts, Haya Alloun, Reem Alloun, and Mervat Alloun, along with his cousin Waad Alloun.

on October 23, 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
Israeli Troops ‘Breaking the Silence’ on Gaza Ignite Debate Over Alleged Misconduct News Roundup
Vice News

Israeli Troops ‘Breaking the Silence’ on Gaza Ignite Debate Over Alleged Misconduct

Newly published testimony from members of the Israeli military who took part in last summer's assault on Gaza has painted a picture of an intervention that encouraged soldiers to shoot first and ask questions later, leading to the abuse of civilians caught in the crossfire.

on May 7, 2015
Palestinian Doctor and Architect Team Up to Rebuild Gaza’s Only School for Disabled Children Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinian Doctor and Architect Team Up to Rebuild Gaza’s Only School for Disabled Children

Doctor and human rights activist Bassel Abu Warda and architect Mostafa Asi started the Save Gaza Project (SGP) during Israel's attacks on the Strip last summer. They plan to rebuild Gaza's only school for children with disabilities, Shams Al Amal, and create an alternative space to be used for classrooms while the original school's reconstruction is in progress.

on April 8, 2015
Volunteering Under Israeli Fire: Gaza Man Recounts Rescue Efforts During Israel’s Attacks Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Volunteering Under Israeli Fire: Gaza Man Recounts Rescue Efforts During Israel’s Attacks

Khan Younis was one of the areas most affected by the Israeli military offensive that claimed the lives of over 2,100 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip last summer. Ismael Ahmed Wafi, a truck driver and father from Khan Younis, worked to help rescue victims from under the rubble during the attacks and is currently assisting with cleanup efforts.

on February 24, 2015
Palestinians in Gaza Build Makeshift Homes While Shortage of Building Materials Continues Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinians in Gaza Build Makeshift Homes While Shortage of Building Materials Continues

The damage Israel inflicted on Gaza during its 50-day attack last summer left thousands of Palestinians in desperate need of aid and home reconstruction. The process of rebuilding has been heavily impeded by the blockade, which prevents most types of building materials such as cement and steel from entering the strip. This shortage has caused many to resort to making repairs and building new homes with the limited supplies that are available.

on January 28, 2015
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