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Merry Christmas from Gaza

by Shahd Abusalama 25 December 2011 | Palestine from My Eyes When I was a very young girl, I used to climb the window and stretch my arm out, trying to collect some rain in my small hand, then sip ...

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Christmas in Gaza

by Ruqaya Izzidien 24 December 2011 | Al Akhbar English This Christmas marks the third anniversary of the 2008-2009 Israeli war on the Gaza Strip; a winter in which 19-year-old Ramy El Jelda saw his home bombed just two days ...

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Farming with a grain of salt

22 December 2011 | Palestinian Center for Human Rights Farming on land that has become almost impossible to farm is now daily reality for 62 year old Naeem El Laham, also known as Abu Mohammed. Together with his wife, 6 ...

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Demonstration in the no go zone, Beit Hanoun

Photo: Rosa Schiano, International Solidarity Movement - Click here for more images

by Nathan Stuckey 20 December 2011 Every Tuesday there is a demonstration against the occupation and the Israeli imposed no go zone that surrounds Gaza, stealing much of Gaza’s best farmland.  Today, it was unseasonably warm, it felt almost like ...

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Narratives under siege: Overcrowded living

14 December 2011 | Palestinian Center for Human Rights Muhammed Salman Abu Rashad, 45, Amna Abu Rashad, 31, and their nine children live in the Jabalia refugee camp, one of the most densely populated areas on earth. The family represent ...

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