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Farming under siege: Working the land in Gaza

The beginning of the buffer zone in Beit Hanoun in the occupied Gaza Strip. Photo by Corporate Watch, November 2013

5th July 2014 | Corporate Watch, Tom Anderson and Therezia Cooper | Gaza, Occupied Palestine Corporate Watch researchers visited the Gaza Strip during November and December 2013 and carried out interviews with farmers in Beit Hanoun, Al Zaytoun, Khaza’a, Al Maghazi and ...

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Guardian: Israel accused after Palestinian boys burned by mystery canister

3 June 2011 | The Guardian Military experts say unidentified devices found in West Bank may have contained outlawed white phosphorus. The Israeli army has been accused of leaving dangerous munitions near Palestinian homes after two boys were seriously burnt ...

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Israel snubs UN Gaza war inquiry

Al Jazeera 16 April 2009 An Israeli foreign ministry spokesperson has confirmed to Al Jazeera that it will not co-operate with a United Nations investigation into alleged war crimes during the 22-day assault on the Gaza Strip. Up to 1,300 ...

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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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When a second home isn’t due to wealth

Sharon Lock | Tales To Tell Excerpts from Sharon Lock’s blog We were visiting hospital dietitian S’s family in Al Fukhary. They all fled their home during the attacks, except for S’s dad who stayed behind to confront the tanks. ...

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Amnesty: Evidence of misuse of US-weapons reinforces need for arms embargo

Amnesty International Both Israel and Hamas used weapons supplied from abroad to carry out attacks on civilians, Amnesty International said today as it released fresh evidence on the munitions used during the three-week conflict in Gaza and southern Israel and ...

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The Al Haddad family’s story: nothing left but ashes

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell 6 February 2009 You remember the Nadeems (I must ring and ask them how Firas’s knee operation went so I can tell you) who tried to escape from the Israel’s attacks on Tela Howa ...

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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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White phosphorus damage in al-Faraheen

31st January 2009 Footage of a house in Al Faraheen village, damaged during the recent Israeli war on the Gaza Strip. Video shows the upper floor of the house shelled and burnt. Remains of the shell casing – marked “155m ...

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Reem’s Story

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell Today I met with my friend Reem. She is 21 and works with Mercycorps, and we met when she came to interview me after I arrived on the initial FreeGaza trip. She was so ...

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