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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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First views of Attattra, northwestern Gaza

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza On January 18, the first day that Israel stopped most of the bombing all over Gaza (navy shelling continues to this moment), after learning that my friend’s father was alive in eastern Jabaliya, I went ...

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Jan 18: At the Samouni house

Sharon Lock | ISM Volunteer The planes are still buzzing overhead, but there have been no explosions near me today. However this supposed ceasefire from Israeli’s side since 2am does not seem to have extended to Beit Hanoun, where there ...

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Waiting

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza Today was the first day that medics and journalists were able to reach areas occupied by the invading Israeli troops. Palestinians by this point, by weeks ago, were desperate for any semblance of a normal ...

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Saturday January 17 – Starting again

Sharon Lock | Tales To Tell Let me start with the good news. I found it surprisingly destabilising having to evacuate the hospital. Since the strikes began, I have spent more nights here than anywhere else, and it began to ...

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7 Minutes

Eva Bartlett | In Gaza 15th January 2009 When I’d met the extended Abed Rabbo family, before the ground invasion began, they had just had their house bombed by an F-16. Their area has been occupied by Israeli tanks and ...

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Injured, denied access

By Eva Bartlett View Eva’s blog In Gaza Friday night, Red Crescent ambulances in Jabaliya collected numerous victims of smoke inhalation: a strange chemical smoke which seizes the lungs and air passage, and suffocates the victims. Many elderly were collected ...

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Working with Red Cross evacuation team in Gaza

By Sharon in Gaza To view Sharon’s blog please click here So, Thursday.. the Red Cross co-ordinated evacuation into Zaytoun. Doctor Said would look good on a Red Cross poster – black sweater, shaved head, muscles enough to keep that ...

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Sharon in Gaza: January 7th, 8th and 9th 2009

By Sharon in Gaza To view Sharon’s blog please click here I covered another ambulance shift Wednesday night, working with two guys who might turn out to be my favourites. S is a sweet EMT driver with good English, very ...

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Children under fire

By Fida Qishta – ISM co-ordinator in the Gaza Strip Visit Fida’s blog here. According to news reports, over 665 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed,and more than 2950 injured. Of those, more than 214 children and more than 88 ...

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