Zionist Attempt to Whitewash Gaza Realities

*Child’s View from Gaza Two weeks ago, while Beit Zatoun hosted “A Child’s View from Gaza,” a series of drawings made by Palestinian school children in Gaza, I spoke to a small audience about the lives of Palestinians, particularly children, in occupied Palestine, occupied Gaza under siege. Anyone who knows of Gaza under the Israeli-led… Read More Zionist Attempt to Whitewash Gaza Realities

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

the white phosphorous bombed and machine-gunned Wafa rehabilitation hospital

By Eva Bartlett The streets leading from the seriously-damaged Wafa rehabilitation centre in Sheijaiyee were filled with black filth smelling of sewage. The hospital, attacked on January 12th with a chemical bomb that may well be white phosphorus and which set fire to the roof, and whose 4 different buildings were shelled intensely on January… Read More the white phosphorous bombed and machine-gunned Wafa rehabilitation hospital

a few short updates: continued Israeli shelling, F-16s and drones after the ceasefire

**ambulance which Arafa Abd al Dayem was loading when he was shelled by an Israeli tank dart bomb, dying shortly after being shredded by the thousands of razor-sharp darts. The ambulance was unrecoverable until two days ago, when access finally became possible to the Attrata area where Arafa was murderded and where corpses lay unretrieved.… Read More a few short updates: continued Israeli shelling, F-16s and drones after the ceasefire

waiting

Today was the first day that medics and journalists were able to reach areas occupied by the invading Israeli troops. Palestinians by this point, by weeks ago, were desperate for any semblance of a normal life, though normality here is far from normality anywhere else. They were desperate to return to their homes, survey the… Read More waiting

burning al Quds: one of Gaza’s remaining functional hospitals bombed in Israel’s war on Gaza

UPDATE: at least 23 are believed to have been killed in the Tel el Hawa invasion alone. In the early hours of January 15, the Israeli army which had invaded and occupied the Tel el Hawa region, began shelling and firing heavily on the al Quds hospital and surrounding apartment buildings and shops. Residents of… Read More burning al Quds: one of Gaza’s remaining functional hospitals bombed in Israel’s war on Gaza

white phosphorous mutilated and murdered family members

–By Eva Bartlett It’s daily hard to believe it can get worse, but daily it does. Last week, I saw what seemed to be the white phosphorus clouds doctors have written about, condemned. From a tall Gaza city building, the panoramic view showed a spreading stream of poison, on eastern Gaza. The chemical burns deeply,… Read More white phosphorous mutilated and murdered family members