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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

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
Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World News Roundup

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

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
Fishing to the Limit in Gaza Videos

Fishing to the Limit in Gaza

"6 miles, 9 miles, 3 miles. It's all the same." For fishermen in Gaza, Israeli gunfire, harassment, intimidation, and arrest remain constant threats to their daily lives. Whether 9 miles or 3 miles, the restricted area simply doesn't have enough fish.

on June 8, 2016