Israeli Navy surrounding Free Gaza ship halfway from Cyprus to Gaza

The latest messages from the Free Gaza expedition, received about an hour ago, in the middle of the night (about 2 am local time) in the middle of the trip (halfway from Cyprus to Gaza) and in the middle of the Mediterranean (middle) Sea: “Israeli Navy surrounding SPIRIT and threatening to open fire. ‘You Cannot […]

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Can there be investigative journalism in Palestine?

Nabhan says he thinks not. He attended a workshop last week in Ramallah on this issue, and he later explained that he came to the conclusion that it is impossible to carry out investigative journalism in Palestine — not just because of the political division between the two main Palestinian factions (Fatah and Hamas), and […]

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Getting a flat tire at Qalandia checkpoint

I once drove through the Ar-Ram checkpoint with two flat tires, just praying that the soldiers wouldn’t be more difficult than usual, so I could get to a garage to put in enough air to get to a place where I could have the tire repaired. That time, my tires were probably deliberately punctured in […]

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Shoafat refugee camp – bursting with life, bursting at the seams

Today I went back to Shoafat Refugee Camp — the only Palestinian refugee camp inside Jerusalem, and inside Israel (excluding the West Bank and Gaza). It is still part of the “Greater Jerusalem” area that was unilaterally declared by Israel after its conquest in the June 1967 war. But it is one of the places […]

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One Free Gaza boat left Cyprus for Gaza with 21 aboard

The Free Gaza movement announced this morning that one of two boats that were supposed to constitute their eighth expedition from Cyrus to Gaza actually did leave Cyprus this morning, after days of negotiations and hesitation. Israel has said they will not allow this ship to pass. The Free Gaza movement said in a press […]

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Gaza in Despair

The ICRC is not alone in saying, as they do in a new report, that Gaza’s 1.5 million people are trapped in despair. During the 22-day IDF military operation, there was no safe place for civilians in the Gaza Strip, the report says. The small coastal strip is cut off from the outside world. Now, […]

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Goldstone Mission: Open call for submissions

The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, led by Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa, has issued a call to “all interested persons and organizations to submit relevant information and documentation that will assist in the implementation of the Mission’s mandate”. The Goldstone mission, an International In...

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