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FGM: Spirit of Humanity resumes humanitarian mission

For Immediate Release Larnaca, Cyprus – The Free Gaza Movement vessel, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, will resume its emergency mission to the besieged Gaza Strip at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. The ship will carry desperately needed doctors, journalists, ...

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UNRWA emergency shelters and bombed schools

Across Gaza, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is setting up emergency shelters in its schools. Despite two such shelters being cynically targeted by Israeli shelling in northern Gaza last week, many families still seek refuge in UNRWA ...

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Israel is targeting medics

Eva Bartlett | Electronic Intifada On 7 January, as Spanish human rights advocate and documentary filmmaker, Alberto Arce, and I accompanied Palestinian medics to retrieve the body of a man shot earlier by invading Israeli forces, we were also shot ...

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Vittorio Arrigoni: In Gaza Hippocrates is dead

A wounded child awaits medical attention at the Shifa hospital on December 27, 2008 in Gaza City. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

Published by Il Manifesto, 10th January 2009. Translated from Italian by Daniela Filippin In Gaza, a firing squad put Hippocrates up against a wall, aimed and fired. The absurd declarations of an Israeli secret services’ spokesman, according to which the ...

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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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