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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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Dozens mark first anniversary of double Sheikh Jarrah evictions

4 August 2010 Dozens marched to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) headquarters in Jerusalem on Monday, August 2nd, to mark the first anniversary of the eviction of two Palestinian families from their homes in ...

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Israel’s Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Israeli disinformation cannot hide the siege of Gaza.

Freedom Flotilla | Witness Gaza FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For over four years, Israel has subjected the civilian population of Gaza to an increasingly severe blockade, resulting in a man-made humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions. Earlier this month, John Ging, the ...

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DCI: Child blown to pieces, one maimed and two injured in drone attack

Defense for Children International On 7 January 2009, Husam Sobuh (11) decided to bring more food, blankets and clothes to the UNRWA school in Beit Lahiya, where he was taking refuge with his family. On his way, he met with ...

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CJPME: Canada to withdraw its funding to UNRWA

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East 21 January 2009 Last week, the government of Canada quietly announced it would discontinue its long-standing financial contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and redirect the monies ...

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Israeli forces disrupt UNRWA chief’s farewell

Ma’an News 10 December 2009 Israeli police ordered outgoing UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd to leave an East Jerusalem home on Thursday during her last official visit as the head of the relief agency. Ma’an’s reporter on the scene said AbuZayd ...

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Peace must begin with the plight of Palestine’s refugees

Karen AbuZayd | guardian.co.uk 8 December 2009 Sixty years after the UN moved to address the fate of the dispossessed, we need to accept that the injustice endures Sixty years ago today the United Nations general assembly voted into existence ...

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Human Rights Watch decries Israel’s use of white phosphorus in report

Human Rights Watch Rain of Fire: Israel’s Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza Download the entire report (.pdf / 6mb) Summary This report documents Israel’s extensive use of white phosphorus munitions during its 22-day military operations in Gaza, from ...

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NLG Members in Gaza Document Executions of Civilians, Blocking of Humanitarian Aid, and Destruction of Civil Property

National Lawyers Guild For Immediate Release—February 5, 2009 Contact: Paige Cram, NLG Communications Coordinator, 212-679-5100, ext.15 Gaza—On its second day in Gaza, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) delegation witnessed the rubble of the American International School in Gaza. An Israeli ...

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