International activists on two boats carrying food and medicine aim to break Israeli siege on Palestinian territory.
Two years ago today, on July 7, 2014, the Israeli government launched a horrific 51-day air, land and sea attack on the people of Gaza. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired missiles, rockets, artillery and tank shells relentlessly on 1.8 million Palestinians squashed by Israeli land and sea blockades into a narrow strip 25 miles long and five miles wide, one of the most densely populated places in the world. Nearly 500 Palestinians were killed by Israeli assassin drones.
Noted Playwright/Screenwriter Naomi Wallace has been selected by the International Women’s Boat to Gaza to represent the US on the Women’s Boat to Gaza. Wallace has written over 17 plays, received numerous accolades and has been a professor at a number of universities including Yale and UCLA.
Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing into Gaza in both directions from Wednesday, allowing movement in and out of the coastal enclave ahead of Ramadan, the Times of Israel reports, citing a report in Ma'an.
31st of May has been declared as the World Solidarity Day With Gaza by the world campaign for the support of women boats to Gaza, in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara flotilla.
Twenty-five years ago, during the first intifada, I was working as a volunteer surgeon with Medical Aid for Palestinians in al-Ahli hospital in Gaza when the Madrid peace conference led to the Oslo agreement and the supposed roadmap to peace between Israel and Palestine. I returned to Palestine a few weeks ago in my capacity as a breast cancer surgeon.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — “Turn them off? Off?” asked an employee of the Rashad Shawa Cultural Center in Gaza City repeatedly as he talked on his cellphone. Once he received a clear answer from the director of the center, he headed to the small control room at the far end of the hall teeming with more than 1,000 attendees, who sat on chairs, lay on the floor or stood leaning against the walls. This was the moment the debate started — should the lights be turned off or not?
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition* (FFC) has chosen March 8th, which marks International Women's Day (IWD), to announce the launch of their Women's Boat to Gaza (WBG) project.
An Israeli military checkpoint was recreated at the University of Cambridge on Monday, as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2016.
Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP) in Britain today announced the opening of its first clean water project in a school in the Gaza Strip.