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Gaza Paramedics Recall Efforts to Rescue Civilians After Israel’s Attacks
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Gaza Paramedics Recall Efforts to Rescue Civilians After Israel’s Attacks

Khuza’a, a village in Khan Younis, was one of the many villages attacked during Israel’s ground invasion and aerial bombardment of Gaza in July and bore witness to horrific incidents of brutality. Two paramedics with the Palestine Red Crescent Society branch in Khan Younis share what they experienced during the few hours they were allowed to work in the village.

on December 12, 2014
Testimony from Gaza: Witness to a War Crime
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Testimony from Gaza: Witness to a War Crime

Omar Mohammed Shaheen, a father of four, describes what it was like returning to his neighborhood in Beit Lahiya, Gaza after taking shelter in an UNRWA school during Israel’s latest assault.

on September 26, 2014
Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
Art Forces, the Estria Foundation, and NorCal Friends of Sabeel

Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural

The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians.

on August 13, 2014
The Destruction of Sha’af, Gaza
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

The Destruction of Sha’af, Gaza

"After nights of watching the shelling of eastern Gaza City from my apartment window, I was able to visit one of the most heavily bombed areas on August 5 during the ceasefire. I was shocked by the scenes of destruction in Sha'af."

on August 11, 2014
Palestinians Find Their Gaza Neighborhood Barely Recognizable After Israel’s Attacks
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinians Find Their Gaza Neighborhood Barely Recognizable After Israel’s Attacks

During the brief ceasefire on July 26, I traveled to Shoja'ea, a neighborhood in Gaza that was heavily bombarded by Israel a few days prior, resulting in close to 90 deaths in just one day. Dozens of houses and streets were destroyed. It looked like everything there was a target — humans, animals, and every stone.

on July 29, 2014
Inside Gaza’s Shelters
Lara Aburamadan

Inside Gaza’s Shelters

On July 25, the first time I left my house in 20 days since the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip began, I visited an UNRWA school full of thousands of refugees from Shoja'ea and Beit Hanoun. Families were sleeping on the ground and had nothing except the clothes they wore when they evacuated their homes.

on July 29, 2014
Honoring Gaza’s Dead in Ramallah
IMEU

Honoring Gaza’s Dead in Ramallah

On Wednesday, July 23, 600 mock coffins were displayed in the Palestinian city of Ramallah to commemorate those killed in Gaza since Israel's offensive began on July 7.

on July 25, 2014
Abu Nidal: Exhuming Hope from the Graves
Vivien Sansour, IMEU

Abu Nidal: Exhuming Hope from the Graves

Thirty years ago during a snowstorm in the village of Al Walajeh, 70-year-old Abu Nidal found a broken pine tree and nursed it back to life. In 30 years, the tree grew several meters high making it a landmark in his village and a source of pride for Abu Nidal whose life’s work has been dedicated to tending the land. Today, Abu Nidal’s tree lays at the edge of one of the last remaining stone terraces on his land, which has been confiscated for the building of the Israeli Segregation Wall.

on July 22, 2014
Protests in Haifa: “Arabs and Jews Refuse to be Enemies” Chants Met with “Death to Arabs”
Diana Buttu, IMEU

Protests in Haifa: “Arabs and Jews Refuse to be Enemies” Chants Met with “Death to Arabs”

Last night, there was a huge demonstration against Israel's attacks on Gaza. The demonstration — which was supposed to be a march, was sponsored by Jabha, a socialist political party. The group applied for a permit to hold a march, which was granted. A counter-protest formed in short order, after Baruch Marzel, a right-wing politician, called on Israelis to join. The counter-protesters numbered in the hundreds, and perhaps more than 1000. We were on two sides of the street with the police atop horses, policing our side and forming a human chain around the counter-protesters.

on July 20, 2014