Category Archives: Human rights

Alaa goes home

Last week, Alaa, a young Palestinian woman and resident of the United States, exited the Gaza Strip on her way back to the US, concluding an eight-month-long wait for an exit permit. For eight months, Alaa was separated from her … Continue reading

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The Last Visit

By Omnia Zoubi As some of the travel restrictions imposed over the past months begin to be eased, questions and uncertainty around the future linger, along with concern for our loved ones and longing to see family and friends. We … Continue reading

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The Annexation Government

On Sunday evening, the 35th government of Israel, which considers itself a national emergency government, will be sworn in. Though the government was purportedly formed in response to the socio-economic crisis created by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, it … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Hudna?

By Mohammed Azaiza GAZA – Two days ago, my son asked to go down to the yard to play ball. I said no and reminded him of the danger of being infected with the coronavirus. “I know,” he said, “but today … Continue reading

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Communication Breakdown

For two months now, Israel has imposed a blanket ban on the entry of communication equipment into Gaza, including laptop and desktop computers, cell phones, tablets, network cables, internet routers, web cameras, as well as any accessories and spare parts … Continue reading

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The UN predicted Gaza would be unlivable by 2020. They were right.

While revelers around the world are making new year’s resolutions for 2020, in the Gaza Strip, a different kind of assessment is taking place as Palestinians try to determine whether, or how, they can survive the next 10 years. In … Continue reading

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Tires barred from entering Gaza for 19 months and counting

Israel has barred entrance of tires to the Gaza Strip since April 2018, in a sweeping and punitive response to burning of tires at the Great March of Return demonstrations, which began late March 2018. According to recent media reports, … Continue reading

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Grounds for denial: No cell phone

The trials and tribulations of a 31-year-old mother of three were partly alleviated last week following a petition against Israel’s decision to deny her travel from Gaza to the West Bank. Born and raised in the West Bank, the woman … Continue reading

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I’m a Neighbor of the Gaza Family Israel Killed Accidentally. I Don’t Know How to Tell My Kids They’ll Never Be Safe

At 5:45 A.M. last Tuesday the phone rang; it was the man who drives my children to school. Good morning, he said. Today there is no school. Why? I asked. They assassinated Baha Abu al-Ata, and the Education Ministry announced … Continue reading

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COGAT’s threat

In what is now part of its social media commonplace, a post published yesterday on the Arabic Facebook page of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) repeats a false, but familiar, trope: The Gaza Strip has enjoyed … Continue reading

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