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Amnesty International Calls for Halt to Gaza Attacks

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 11 April 2006 Public Statement Israel/Occupied Territories: Israel must halt attacks on Gaza residential areas – children killed Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli army to end immediately its air bombardments and shelling of civilian residential areas ...

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And suddenly, the seams of childhood disappeared

Say to her, “My dear, my dear, It is not so dreadful here.” Hadil Ghabin, 9 years old, was killed Monday night after an Israeli shell struck her family’s home. 13 other members of her family were injured, including her ...

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Just another Gaza Friday

By Laila El-Haddad I’ve always loved Fridays in Gaza. In the mornings, save for the lone garbage collector futilely sweeping the abandoned streets and Municipality park, littered with plastic cups, watermelon seeds, and strangled straws from the night before, the ...

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Family of shot journalist accuse Israel

Vikram Dodd Tuesday April 4, 2006 The Guardian The family of a British cameraman shot dead by an Israeli soldier claimed yesterday that both the Foreign Office and the Israeli authorities had obstructed their search for justice. James Miller, 34, ...

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The story of Saeed Abu Salah

by Laila El-Haddad Saeed Abu Salah is a patient man. Judging from all he has endured during the past four years at least. Abu Salah-40 years old with graying hair and eyes the color of chestnuts, and 20 children from ...

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Travelers share tales from Rafah

by Venice Buhain Originally publsihed in The Olympian OLYMPIA — For a few hours Sunday, the Olympia Eagles Ballroom was filled with friendly chatter, the enticing smells of Mediterranean food and the delicate handiwork of Palestinian embroidery. But the main ...

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How might we live?

By Laila El-Haddad From a-mother-from-Gaza.blogspot.com Tuesday, February 14, 2006 The shells are falling again. Interspersed with the occasional sonic boom. It’s like a mix and match Monday special. The army once compared it to a “hat of tricks”. Let’s see ...

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Who Really Controls the Rafah Crossing?

By Kate My friend Patrick and I arrived in Cairo last night and left early this morning for the Rafah crossing into Gaza. We didn’t leave as early as we had planned, due to a comedy of errors involving hosts ...

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Gaza, Elections, and Democracy

by Hannah January 27, 2006 Finally, after several years of wanting to go to Gaza, Dunya and I managed to spend two days there under the auspices of election observation. It didn’t take very long for Dunya to observe that ...

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