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21

Oct

In the Gaza Strip, a U.N.-backed group says it will take 20 years to repair the damage caused by Israel’s recent assault. According to Shelter Cluster, Israel’s seven-week attack on Gaza destroyed 17,000 housing units. Palestinian officials say Israel has continued to ban the import of construction materials since last month’s ceasefire agreement was reached.

15

Oct

I met so many of the beautiful children of Gaza. More than 500 were killed in the fighting. Many more were wounded. What did they do wrong? Being born in Gaza is not a crime.

29

Sep

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the United Nations Human Rights Council of anti-Semitism and warned that Hamas and ISIS are "branches of the same poisonous tree."

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the United Nations Human Rights Council of anti-Semitism and warned that Hamas and ISIS are "branches of the same poisonous tree."

13

Sep

I support Israel, but what Senator Cruz did was outrageous and incendiary. He showed a true lack of sensitivity for the people he was speaking to, especially the religious leaders who were there. It was a political speech, inappropriate and, overall, an uncomfortable moment… He was speaking to people outside of the building. It was a willful and deliberate confrontation, and very self-serving.
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) in response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) telling a group of Arab Christians at a summit in Washington D.C., “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you.” Cruz was met with an angry response from the crowd and later left the stage amid continued jeering and booing, citing ‘antisemitism’ for the incident.

09

Sep

HRW report alleges that Israel has used an "unlawful coercion policy" to deport nearly 7,000 African asylum seekers.

01

Sep

This decision will lead to more instability. This will only inflame the situation after the war in Gaza.
Palestinian presidential spokesman, Abu Rdainah, in response to the Israeli announcement that it will appropriate nearly 400 hectares (988 acres) of land in the occupied West Bank just days after Gaza ceasefire. The United States has called on Israel to reverse its decision.

23

Aug

letterstomycountry:

frompalestinewithlove:

This is Amir Alreqeb’s first passport he got so he can leave Gaza to get treatment.

LTMC: A good example of what happens when you block shipment of medical goods into Gaza, bomb the only power plant in Gaza, and shell three different hospitals in Gaza until they’re no longer suitable to treat patients.
See Also: Dead Children In Gaza Crammed Into Ice Cream Freezers As Morgues Overflow

letterstomycountry:

frompalestinewithlove:

This is Amir Alreqeb’s first passport he got so he can leave Gaza to get treatment.

LTMC: A good example of what happens when you block shipment of medical goods into Gaza, bomb the only power plant in Gaza, and shell three different hospitals in Gaza until they’re no longer suitable to treat patients.

See Also: Dead Children In Gaza Crammed Into Ice Cream Freezers As Morgues Overflow

18

Aug

There is more blood than water flowing here in Gaza.
A German journalist in response to the water supply shortages caused by the incessant airstrikes. (via transparent-flowers)

15

Aug

The great-great grandchildren of my mother have lost their [Palestinian] grandmother, three uncles, an aunt and a cousin at the hands of the Israeli army. Their family apartment building in Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza was bombed on July 20 from an Israeli F16, turning the four story building to rubble, leaving every single family member inside it dead. … For me to hold on to the honour granted by the State of Israel, under these circumstances, will be both an insult to the memory of my courageous mother who risked her life and that of her children fighting against suppression and for the preservation of human life as well as an insult to those in my family, four generations on, who lost no less than six of their relatives in Gaza at the hands of the State of Israel.

Henk Zanoli, Dutch nonagenarian returns Holocaust honor after six relatives killed in Gaza.

Zanoli, an attorney by profession, heard about the killing of the Ziadah family from his niece. As a way of expressing his shock and pain, he decided to return the medal and certificate that were awarded to him and his mother (posthumously) as Righteous Among the Nations. Because of his age and poor health, he did not do so in person, but sent them by messenger to the Israeli Embassy in The Hague – the same place where he received them in an official ceremony three years ago.

His letter is really worth reading in full.

(via redphilistine)

(Source: rcabbasi)

12

Aug

peterfeld:

Father celebrates his daughter’s graduation by the rubble of their former home in Gaza, via @RachelMicheleG

peterfeld:

Father celebrates his daughter’s graduation by the rubble of their former home in Gaza, via @RachelMicheleG