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.

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.

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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
Israel killed 222 Gaza protestors since 2018. Only one soldier has been indicted News & Analysis
Eyal Sagiv, +972 Magazine

Israel killed 222 Gaza protestors since 2018. Only one soldier has been indicted

As Othman Hiles began climbing the Gaza fence, an Israeli soldier opened fire and killed the unarmed 14-year-old. The soldier’s sentence? Community service.

on November 8, 2019
Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager News Roundup
David Halbfinger, New York Times

Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager

An Israeli soldier shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian teenager in Gaza last year during protests-- a scene captured on a video that went viral. The result of a military investigation into the sniper's actions? A one-month sentence.

on November 1, 2019
Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel News & Analysis
Akbar Shahid Ahmed, HuffPost

Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel

The presidential candidate's message to Israel: "If you want military aid, you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza."

on October 29, 2019
Americans of color find common cause with Palestinians News Roundup
Cristina Maza, The National

Americans of color find common cause with Palestinians

Americans of color and Palestinians are building on a decades-old connection to create a modern solidarity movement.

on October 18, 2019