Gaza

Gaza

The Gaza Strip is a narrow strip of Palestinian territory along the Mediterranean Sea. Just 25 miles long and six miles wide, the tiny coastal enclave is one of the most densely populated places on earth and is home to approximately 1.7 million people. Three quarters of Gaza’s population are refugees who were expelled from the land that became Israel in 1948, and their descendants. A December 2011 Oxfam report showed that 80% of families in Gaza live in poverty, a figure that reflects Israel’s ongoing blockade and closure of the Strip’s borders.

The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic. News & Analysis
Neve Gordon, The Nation

The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic.

The intensity of Palestinian suffering in Gaza will not be due to natural causes, but because the Israeli military siege has put the people of Gaza at an immense disadvantage in all three categories that are considered vital for combating the virus’s dissemination: health services, social determinants of health, and physical distancing.

about 2 weeks ago
IMEU Video: How Israel’s Blockade Turned Gaza Into an Open-Air Prison Videos
IMEU

IMEU Video: How Israel’s Blockade Turned Gaza Into an Open-Air Prison

This is what Israel’s blockade means for the people of Gaza: Deferred dreams, crushed hopes and no way to plan your future. Israel has turned Gaza into an open-air prison. But Palestinians resist, invent and thrive. Imagine what Palestinians in Gaza could do if they were free?

on March 13, 2020
Democrats call on Pompeo to restore funding to Gaza News & Analysis
Juliegrace Brufke, The Hill

Democrats call on Pompeo to restore funding to Gaza

Congressional Democrats including Mark Pocan, Debbie Dingell, Rashida Tlaib are calling on the US to push Israel to lift its brutal blockade on Gaza and restore humanitarian aid to the coastal enclave where water and electricity infrastructure are collapsing.

on February 20, 2020
Trump plan said to give Israel control over all of Jerusalem and allow for annexation of settlements News & Analysis
Times of Israel

Trump plan said to give Israel control over all of Jerusalem and allow for annexation of settlements

Trump's apartheid plan will be released soon. The laughable plan, concocted by two corrupt right-wing leaders, is dead on arrival, made without even talking to Palestinians. Netanyahu handed Trump Israeli settlers' wish list--annexation of West Bank settlements built on Palestinian land, control over all of Jerusalem--and Trump signed off on it.

on January 24, 2020
Deaths and broken lives, the aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza Gaza
Doctors Without Borders

Deaths and broken lives, the aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza

Report from Doctors Without Borders on the destruction and treachery Israel unleashes on Palestinians living under occupation in Gaza.

on January 20, 2020
Bernie Sanders Escalates Attacks on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Netanyahu News Roundup
Paul D. Shinkman, U.S. News and World Report

Bernie Sanders Escalates Attacks on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Netanyahu

Senator Bernie Sanders said this during December's Democratic primary debate: "We must be pro-Palestinian as well...Right now in Israel we have leadership under Netanyahu, who has recently, as you know, been indicted for bribery, who in my view is a racist. What we need is a level playing field in terms of the Middle East which addresses the terrible crisis in Gaza, where 60 or 70 percent of the young people are unemployed."

on December 20, 2019
Israel to be investigated for war crimes in Palestinian Territories, ICC announces News & Analysis
Bel Trew, The Independent

Israel to be investigated for war crimes in Palestinian Territories, ICC announces

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced she plans to conduct an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. However, before the inquiry starts, the prosecutor will wait for the ICC to decide over its jurisdiction in West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

on December 20, 2019
Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas News & Analysis
Rami Ayyub and Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas

Living under harsh military rule = no religious freedom. Israel just decided to ban Palestinian Christians in Gaza from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas.

on December 13, 2019
‘All that’s left are their school uniforms’: Israeli air strike kills eight Palestinian relatives News Roundup
Maha Hussaini, Middle East Eye

‘All that’s left are their school uniforms’: Israeli air strike kills eight Palestinian relatives

The Sawarka family members were in bed when the Israeli attack took place after midnight, turning their homes to rubble.

on November 14, 2019