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Lebanese urged to help break Gaza siege

Josie Ensor | The Daily Star 24 July 2009 A Lebanese human rights worker with the Free Gaza Movement made a plea on Thursday for Lebanon to show solidarity over the issue of the Palestinian right of return and play ...

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‘Who will hold us accountable?’

Natalie Abou Shakra | Electronic Intifada 15 July 2009 I will never forget the image of the elderly woman whose son was dying in a hospital in Egypt. She only wanted to be with him. Crying, her hand touching the ...

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The concept of civil resistance

Natalie Abou Shakra | Moments of Gaza 31 March 2009 How can I affect what is happening and how can the world respond? The concept of civil resistance is not new at all. This non-violent, unarmed, citizen oriented strategy of ...

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Palestinian, you are on your own!

Natalie Abou Shakra | Gaza 08 He said, “Your wife is beautiful, I want to sleep with her.” During the interrogation, they would hit us extensively. They prevent us from sleeping, urinating, drinking and eating. During my friend’s interrogation, they ...

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From the ending we shall begin

Natalie Abou Shakra | Gaza 08 His green eyes divert in the opposite direction as I look into them. He smiles at me shyly, sadly, forlornly. I stand against the magnitude of a man, too great not to be noticed. ...

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One million and a half broken hearts

Natalie Abou Shakra | Gaza 08 Wednesday February 4, 2009 Tears drop on her hands, hands that he had once kissed passionately, on her engagement ring, that ring he chose for her, on her cheeks that oust the redness of ...

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