Tag Archives: Gaza

Inside Gaza: a first-hand account by Sami Abdel-Shafi

One resident of Gaza, who has survived the bombings, surmises that he and his neighbours are living in a pergatory that’s rapidly descending into first-class hell. I am safe, and yet I feel like a walking dead person. Everything around … Continue reading

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Action, not words for Gaza! by Karen AbuZayd

Karen AbuZayd, the commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, claims that the noble spirit of the universal declaration of human rights is being betrayed by a lack of help for Gaza As we approach the 60th … Continue reading

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There are no Checkpoints in Heaven by Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud reflects on his upbringing and the life of his father – an impoverished refugee, but a man who maintained his dignity to the last. I still vividly remember my father’s face – wrinkled, apprehensive, warm – as he … Continue reading

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Sailing into Gaza by Huwaida Arraf

Huwaida Affaf was one of about 60 international human right activists who, in August 2008, symbollically broke the Israeli seige of Gaza by sailing their two boats – the SS Liberty and the SS Free Gaza – through the blockade … Continue reading

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Fear in Gaza by Mohammed Omer

Attacks over the last few days by Israel have killed around 100 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including a number of young boys who were playing soccer when the tank’s shell landed. As the violence continues, 22-year-old journalist and photographer, … Continue reading

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Actors Change. Drama Continues Bishop Riah calls for action in Gaza

With the gap in the Gaza-Eyptian border having been closed, Professor Norman Finkelstein has called on ordinary Gazans to take up their picks and shovels and tear down the border between Gaza and Israel – an action that he says … Continue reading

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Orthodox Jews Condemn the Israeli Blockade of Gaza

  The following two letters – to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and to Gaza’s Hamas leader, Doctor Mahmud Al-Zahar – are from Rabbi Meir Hirsh, representing Orthodox Jews worldwide who oppose the Israeli blockade of Gaza and who … Continue reading

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Terror and Starvation in Gaza by John Pilger

In this article, written for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how Gaza in Palestine has come to symbolise the imposition of great power on the powerless, in the Middle East and all over the world, and how a vocabulary … Continue reading

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Rachel Corrie and Palestine by Sonja Karkar

Rachel was a peace activist who had gone to Rafah in Gaza because she wanted to help bring the terrible plight of the Palestinians to the notice of the world … and tragically, she achieved that with her death more … Continue reading

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