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Majd in Military Court

Ed Mast Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are not allowed to visit their relatives in prison, so hearings in Israeli military court are the only opportunity for many families to see their sons, brothers and fathers. Linda and I were ...

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God Bless Our Home

A Calm Day in Gaza by Ed Mast We sit on the floor of a pleasantly-colored cinderblock apartment, one of a row of buildings painted in bright Santa Fe colors, in Rafah near the south end of the Gaza Strip. ...

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Letter from Mawasi

from Carla Mawasi is a village on the coast side of Rafah (in the Gaza Strip) that is surrounded by settlements and guarded by a checkpoint that has not allowed a Palestinian through in 2 years. The villagers survive on ...

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Lutfiyeh, Hurriyeh

by Ed Mast We spent last night with Lutfiyeh and family in Ramallah. Linda and Lutfiyeh are sisters of the heart, and it’s a deep pleasure to watch the joy that Linda’s simple presence brings to Lutfiyeh’s grim weary life. ...

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Bullets Through the Wall in Gaza

by Molly Hello guys, I’m so sorry for the long time with no info. I cant believe how much has happenned in the what, 7 days since I last wrote? I’m back in jerusalem now and I thought a lot ...

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Celebrating the Sabbath

By Jennifer Today I came as close as I may ever be to attending an Islamic prayer service with about 1,500 worshiping farmers. This morning I spent at the small village of Falimia where our small band of 4 international ...

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Realities in Nablus and the Media

written by Conor The game of cat-and-mouse with the army intensifies… We’re not exactly sure what is going on here, but the army has become much more aggressive towards the internationals in Nablus. A few days ago three internationals were ...

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Letter from Dheishe Refugee Camp

Hi Folks, In the past week since I left, it’s been hard to sit down and put together some thoughts, since new experiences keep happening. Here are a few. The volunteers for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who showed up ...

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Report on Beit Fureek

By Adam Stumacher The town of Beit Fureek lies a mere seven kilometers from the West Bank city of Nablus, but under military curfew they might just as well be separated by an ocean. According to Atef Hanini, the town’s ...

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