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Experts

Issam Younis Director General of the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

Issam Younis

Dr. Jess Ghannam Board member of Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Jess Ghannam

Dr. Mona El-Farra Director of Gaza Projects of the Middle East Children's Alliance

Mona El-Farra

Laila El-Haddad Freelance journalist and blogger from Gaza City

Laila El-Haddad

Updates

Gaza: Can You Imagine? Videos

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.

about 2 days ago
My Family in Gaza Tells Me: We Can’t Breathe Op-Eds & Analysis

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.

about 4 days ago
The Crisis in Gaza Fact Sheets

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.

on June 19, 2017
Battling Cancer with Spirit in Gaza Photo Essays

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

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
Farah: Scarred by Gaza’s War Op-Eds & Analysis

Farah: Scarred by Gaza’s War

Farah is a young girl from Beit Lahia, a city located in the Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border and in the midst of much of the turmoil that occurs in the area. Farah's mother, grandfather, aunt and three uncles were all killed in the same attack that injured Farah, causing her severe third-degree burns on parts of her body…

on August 1, 2016
Displaced Two Years After Israel’s 2014 Attack on Gaza Videos

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
2014 Gaza Massacre Aftermath Videos

2014 Gaza Massacre Aftermath

Two years ago today, Israel launched an assault on the Gaza Strip that would claim 2,251 Palestinian lives in under three weeks. Palestinians in Gaza are still living with the disastrous aftermath today.

on July 7, 2016
Summer Camp Under Siege Op-Eds & Analysis

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