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International solidarity activists protest at Rafah border

The International Campaign to Open the Rafah Border 11 June 2009 The International Movement to Open the Rafah Border continues the campaign at the Rafah gate. The group consists of David Mattacchioni, Italy; Christian Chantegrel, Micheline Garreau, Jacque Denko, France; ...

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Gazans demonstrate in Gaza City for May Day

ISM Gaza 1 May 2009 Thousands of Palestinians, mainly supporters of the 3 main Palestinian leftist parties (PFLP, DFLP, PPP) gathered in Gaza City for the Workers Day demonstration, which was celebrated this year on Thursday the 30th of April ...

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Shades of Checkpoint Charlie at Rafah crossing

Haidar Eid | Electronic Intifada On Monday 30 June, Gaza was abuzz with the sudden announcement that Egypt would open Rafah Crossing — the only gateway for 1.5 million Palestinians who have been imprisoned here for almost two years — ...

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Commemoration of Tom Hurndall’s shooting

22 April 2009 April 11th 2009 marked the 6th anniversary of the shooting of British ISM activist Tom Hurndall by Israeli occupation soldiers that lead to his death 9 months later. It wasn’t possible for ISM volunteers to enter the ...

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‘I was born Palestinian’

Laila El-Haddad | A Mother from Gaza 14 April 2009 “Its not very comfortable in there is it?” said the stony faced official, cigarette smoke forming a haze around his gleaming oval head. “Its OK. We’re fine” I replied wearily, ...

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Six years without Rachel – We still demand justice

16th March, 2009 | ISM Gaza Strip Every year we remember 16th March. We remember a kind, insightful, talented person committed to the plight of the Palestinian people, who genuinely had the courage of her convictions. Her name was Rachel ...

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To the sound of F16s

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell I’m told the bursts of noise that are currently shaking the net cafe a little are probably F16 sonic booms and not rockets, so that’s nice! Last night’s attacks involved seven rockets on the ...

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