As dire and emotionally draining as the situation and daily life in Gaza can be, I like to show it’s beauty, which does abound, when I can. Gaza doesn’t need pity, it needs strong, vocal, unhindered support and solidarity, recognition of the 1.6 million lives within who continue to be largely ignored by the corporate… Read More samoud and the sea
Gaza, a city so rich in trees as to be like a cloth of brocade spread out on the sand. The other night I was flipping through Mahfouz’s Palestine: A Guide, by Mariam Shahin. In my browsing, I came across two different references to Gaza’s former fertility, so lavish that I had to note them,… Read More so rich in trees
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip, Jul 8, 2011 (IPS) By Eva Bartlett- It is another sweltering morning in Gaza. Despite the heat, a tenacious group of women, men and children gathers near the bombed Agricultural College in Beit Hanoun for the weekly march to the “buffer zone”, the 300 metres flanking the Gaza-Israel Green Line border… Read More three years of protesting Israel’s killing zone
*Palestinian farmers, fishermen and workers are regularly subjected to Israeli soldiers’ gunfire and shelling on Palestinian land and sea. Two years ago, just after Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition at 6 or 7 unarmed Palestinian farmers (and those of us accompanying them on due to such regular Israeli attacks) on land in Abassan Jadida, southeast… Read More Canada shames again: Israeli fire on unarmed Palestinian farmers is just fine
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip, Jun 6, 2011 (IPS) By Eva Bartlett– It is a scene replayed weekly in Palestine. In Gaza, groups of chanting demonstrators walk towards the border with Israel, singing, chanting, dancing. Ayat el Masari, 20, walks with the masses. An English major at Gaza’s Aqsa University, the young woman is among many… Read More Palestinians protest Israeli land theft, for years.
photo: Emad Badwan BEIT HANOUN, Gaza, Dec 2, 2010 By Eva Bartlett– “We grow on our roof because we are farmers but have no land now,” says Moatassan Hamad, 21, from Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip. “Our family is large and thankfully what we grow feeds us,” he says. They grow a variety of… Read More The Roof Is Now the Field
*cooking over olive branches bulldozed by the Israeli military in one of continuous invasions along Gaza’s borders JOHR AL-DIK, Eastern Gaza Strip, Sep 4, 2010 (IPS) By Eva Bartlett– With power cuts up to 16 hours to full days, a soaring heat wave and unbearable humidity, the Israeli-led siege on Gaza is but one of… Read More Ramadan Goes Down Under Rubble
*wheat crops bulldozed in a roughly 15 metre wide track clawed into the land by Israeli military bulldozers and tanks. A dry winter with very late rains –at the end of January, the last possible time for planting, the farmers said –followed by a dry spring evolved into the beginnings of a dry summer. Called… Read More remarkable urgency
Ahmed Deeb after he was fatally shot by an “Israeli” soldier at a protest in the occupied Gaza Strip. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages) “There was a single shot without any warning, and a young man was carried away,” Adie Mormech explained. Mormech, currently in Gaza, is a British activist with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). He… Read More The pretext of “security” along Gaza’s buffer zone
*[photo: Max Ajl] Ahmed Deeb before he bled to death from the Israeli-fired explosive bullet which severed his femoral artery. 4:57 pm April 28 An SMS informs me that the young man from Sheik Radwan who was shot by an Israeli soldier today is dead.