Gaza Farmers and Fishers Find Canadian Support

“This particular aspect of the siege is quite compelling because when a society is deprived of the ability to fish and to farm, it is deprived of its ability to sustain itself. It’s part of the ongoing Nakba, and part of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine,” says Charlotte Kates, a lawyer and one of the Day of Action coordinators.… Read More Gaza Farmers and Fishers Find Canadian Support

tweets from Gaza Under Attack

*over-crowded living, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Palestine The above photo isn’t even in one of Gaza’s numerous refugee camps, invariably aptly described as “squalid, over-crowded, under-serviced (or not at all) hell-holes”–not reflecting their inhabitants but rather the impossible standard of living in the camps. It is a district of Gaza City, families piled upon on… Read More tweets from Gaza Under Attack

Palestinian Land Day and the Global March to Jerusalem in Lebanon: the people

Yesterday, Palestinian Land Day, protests took place in Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and world-wide. In Palestine, a 20 year old non-violent protestor, Mohmoud Zakot, was assassinated in northern Gaza by an Israeli soldier. In Bethlehem, Maan news reported, in addition to mass injuries, three were critically injured, “one of whom was hit in the… Read More Palestinian Land Day and the Global March to Jerusalem in Lebanon: the people

Gaza out of the spotlight…and out of power, gasoline, and cooking gas for that matter

Every time I speak with Emad in Gaza things are even worse than the day before.  I know how hard it was during the power outages that were 6 hours, but now the power outages are 20 hours in many areas, 18 hours in others, and even entire days—24 hours without electricity. See Press TV’s… Read More Gaza out of the spotlight…and out of power, gasoline, and cooking gas for that matter

No pretense of an excuse for continued Israeli attacks on Gaza

*Palestinians injured in Israel’s latest bombing campaign in Gaza (photo by Mohamed Majdalawi) by Eva Bartlett In August 2011, when the Israeli army bombed the Gaza Strip for nearly a week, killing 26 and injuring 89 more Palestinians, they at least had a pretext, no matter how transparently false — one which was immediately proven… Read More No pretense of an excuse for continued Israeli attacks on Gaza