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Eva Bartlett | In Gaza “Bissa flora,” he said. “Taste it, it’s delicious!” “It’s used for stomach ailments, and is extremely healthy.  Has vitamins A, B, C and D,” Osama translated for me.  The botanist sat by his tree, his ...

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Life in the border zones

“If you stay here for five minutes, you will hear gunfire”, explain locals in Wadi Salqa. “They shoot at anything moving in the village”. Palestinian radio stations have reported that people living in Wadi Salqa are scared to death. Arriving ...

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Expanding illegal no-go zones leaves hundreds homeless

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza 30 January 2009 Imagine being grateful for the chance to return to your demolished home and sift through the rubble, to try to retrieve personal belongings, ID cards and papers, still-useable clothes and pots… Imagine ...

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Yousef Shrater

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza 29 January 2009 Remarkably, the staircase in Yousef Shrater’s bombed and burned house is still intact, as are the 14 people that make up the 3 families who were living in the house. Shrater, a ...

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At Al Wafa – Saja and Ceasefiring

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell Yesterday E and I went back to see Amer at his Zaytoun house. He told us his brother Abdullah is back home from the Egyptian hospital, and showed us his hospital records; his wounds ...

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Amid destruction, school resumes

Tara Jensen is an Australian Human Rights Volunteer in Gaza “We have no bathroom, how can we wash ourselves? How can we go to school looking like this?”, implored 13 year-old Shaima al Samouni. It’s a pertinent question, given that ...

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Will there be time to recover?

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell Back in Gaza city late last night, we met by the sea to welcome back A, who returned through the Rafah border the day before, after his kidnap off a Gaza fishing boat by ...

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Back home in Jabalia

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell This morning is the second that I woke to quietness; no shelling from the sea. E and I went today to see our Jabalia friends, F’s family. They are back in their house, one ...

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Temporary shelters in Jabalia

Sharon Lock | Tales to Tell Many people in Gaza are now homeless due to Israeli attacks on their communities. Temporary shelters are springing up across Gaza.

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