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Five Years After the Cast Lead Operation: ‘Gaza Writes Back’

Five Years After the Cast Lead Operation: 'Gaza Writes Back'

28th December 2013 | Arabic Literature (in English), M. Lynx Qualey | Cairo, Egypt It was five years ago that Cast Lead began. Now a book of short stories, Gaza Writes Back, marks the anniversary. The book’s editor, Refaat Alareer, answers questions about the collection:  ArabLit: How ...

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17 January 2009 – The Al Ashqar family

Sabri with his mother Nujoud Al Ashqar (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

17 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “Madleen refuses to sleep by herself; she will only sleep in her parent’s room” says Nujoud, “she’s afraid to be by herself at all. The other day we were in the ...

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16 January 2009 – The Shurrab family

Mohammed Shurrab (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

16 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “Can I go to a court to restore my sons? No” says Mohammed. “What is the point in bringing the soldiers who killed my sons to justice when there will simply ...

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15 January 2009: The al-Nadeem family

Majda al-Nadeem with her sons Mohannad, Firas, and Bashar (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

15 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “Naser used to help the children with their school work, especially English and mathematics. Now that is my duty. Nothing can compensate me for the loss of my husband. He was ...

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14 January 2009 – Muhammed Mousa

Mahammed Mousa (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

14 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “We would stay up late at night talking with each other about what had happened over the day, we were brothers, if ever I needed anything I could go to them ...

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13 January 2009: Hibba al-Najjar

Hibba al-Najjar (17) sitting opposite her home in Khuza'a village (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

13 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “The first two years I could manage but this year I have been suffering a lot from the loss of my mother. When I see girls from my school with their ...

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12 January 2009 – The Ayad family

Mustafa, Abdel Kareem and Rezeq Ayad (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

12 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “If there is another war I won’t be moving, even if we die there, I don’t want to go through that again” On 12 January 2009, the Ayad family home in ...

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11 January 2009: The Hamouda family

Talat and Intissar Hamouda (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

11 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “I cannot even pick up another child in my arms, I had a new grandchild, he is six months old, but I have yet to take him in my arms, I ...

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10 January 2009: Wafa al-Radea

Wafa al-Radea (39) together with her son Iyad (3). (Photo: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights)

10 January 2012 | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights “When I left my children I was walking and my children had not seen my wounds. The most difficult moment was when I came back with only 1 leg and many ...

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