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The names of the innocents who are killed

5 March 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Omar Maruf was killed by a soldier who was heavily armed, and well equipped with everything the latest Western military industry has to offer. Omar was wearing old, dirty clothes, and collecting ...

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The pirates of the Mediterranean

5 March 2011 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Government measures on the sea, even if they are illegal, are not an act of piracy, according to international law. The actions of the Israeli military are not likely to have been ...

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Israel’s attack on civilians: two children killed

23 March 2011 | International Solidarity Movement Until now I am doubting whether to upload the horrific pictures of the latest fatalities of Israel’s attacks on Gaza. They show what remains of 15-year-old Qasem Salah Abu Uteiwi and his 16-year-old ...

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Three killed in Gaza buffer zone

22 February 2011 | ISM Gaza Ashraf Abdellatif Iqtifan was born in Gaza City in 1980. He grew up surrounded by five brothers, two sisters, and everyday violence. When Ashraf was eleven years old, his 14-year-old brother Rami, who on his ...

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“I only have you to count on.”

Two of Nasser's children

24 February 2011 | Vera Macht, ISM Gaza “I only have you to count on. From now on, my children depend on you.” This was the desperate call of a man who sees no way out for himself and his children, ...

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Daily life in Gaza

4 February 2011 | Nathan Stuckey, International Solidarity Movement Gaza After spending six weeks waiting in Cairo I entered Gaza two weeks ago. I never would have guessed that Egypt would explode so soon after I left. Congratulations to the ...

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A Normal Day in the Lives of My Palestinian Neighbors

Paulette S. | Christian Peacemaker Team Our neighbor Haniya shrugged her shoulders as she spoke in a disheartened way: “This is all normal for us now. What can we do anyway?” Yet, when I see armed Israeli soldiers on the ...

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The price of dignity

08 February 2011 | International Women’s Peace Service By Kim Bullimore Currently there are more than 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners locked up in Israel’s jails. This week, I found out that my friend Hasan* (*not his real name) is one ...

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