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.

‘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.

about 5 days ago
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.

about 2 weeks ago
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.

about 3 weeks ago
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."

about 3 weeks ago
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
Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan News & Analysis
Cristina Maza, Newsweek

Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan

"Underdevelopment in the Palestinian territories is not the result of natural market forces; it is the direct product of over fifty years of Israeli military occupation and policies explicitly designed to stifle the Palestinian economy."

on June 27, 2019
Palestine: 2018 in Review Fact Sheets
IMEU

Palestine: 2018 in Review

The IMEU offers an overview of notable events and facts and figures in Palestine over the course of 2018, including important political developments and statistics on casualties, home demolitions, and the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements. Photo: Mohammed Talatene / AP Images.

on January 3, 2019
The Risk of Being a Journalist in Gaza Photo Essays
IMEU

The Risk of Being a Journalist in Gaza

"People were shot in front of my eyes.” Through photos, five Palestinian journalists in Gaza share their personal experiences reporting on the ongoing Great Return March.

on October 8, 2018
Khalil Hamra, Award-winning Photojournalist from Gaza, Exhibits in France News & Analysis
IMEU

Khalil Hamra, Award-winning Photojournalist from Gaza, Exhibits in France

Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer for the Associated Press, is exhibiting his work from September 1-16 at the Visa Pour L'image 2018 in France, a prestigious international photojournalism festival. The festival, which takes place annually in the city of Perpignan, is attended by renowned photographers from around the world.

on August 31, 2018