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New Yorkers demand that Egypt and Israel open Gaza border

Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East 31 December 2009 Sixty human rights advocates protested outside Egypt’s Mission to the United Nations today to demand that Egypt open its border with the Gaza Strip. The New York protest ...

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Gaza Freedom March: On the March at Last

Ellen Davidson and Judith Mahoney Pasternak | The Indypendent 31 December 2009 At 9:50 this morning, hundreds of Egyptian Museum-bound tourists milled around Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. Camouflaged among them were several hundred Gaza Freedom marchers, their “Free Gaza” ...

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The rains

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza 31 December 2009 It’s pouring rain. Farmers are collectively breathing relief, finally able to begin working on their parched land, land deprived water because Israeli bombing, tanks and bulldozers destroyed virtually all of the wells, ...

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New year in Gaza reopens wounds of old

Eva Bartlett | The Electronic Intifada 31 December 2009 For many survivors of the last Israeli war on Gaza, time has not healed their wounds, physical or emotional. Halil Amal Samouni, 10, still suffers vision problems in her right eye. ...

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28 kilometers of distilled apartheid

Gideon Levy | Haaretz 29 December 2009 This highway has told the whole story. They pave a road, expropriate Palestinian land and the High Court of Justice approves the expropriation, in its words, “provided that it is done for the ...

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“I live today, but I am afraid of tomorrow”

Jody McIntyre and Sema Onbus | The Electronic Intifada 29 December 2009 The following is former Palestinian political prisoner Sema Onbus’s story as told to The Electronic Intifada contributor Jody McIntyre: My name is Sema Onbus. I am 37 years ...

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