Category Archives: Human rights

Learning in shifts

About 600,000 children started a new school year in Gaza last week. It might sound like the start of an elementary math problem, but the fact is that 737 schools in the Strip operate out of only 523 structures. Two … Continue reading

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Israel dreams of transfer

On Monday, a senior Israeli government official told reporters covering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Ukraine that Israel has been promoting Palestinians’ “emigration” from Gaza. Airports within Israel have already been selected and talks with potential host countries have … Continue reading

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Isn’t treating trauma a priority?

While most people tend to focus on the physical repercussions of the humanitarian situation and repeated Israeli military operations in Gaza, the unseen mental health consequences are just as grave. According to the United Nations, over 300,000 children in Gaza … Continue reading

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Get Granny to the wedding

A 62-year-old resident of Gaza we’re calling B. has three daughters who have Israeli citizenship and live in Israel with their families. This summer B. received news that her granddaughter, who also lives in Israel, had gotten engaged. The wedding … Continue reading

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The Ones Who Got Away

Gaza celebrates Eid Al Fitr in the absence of thousands of young people who traveled out of Gaza via Rafah Crossing in search of a better future. Continue reading

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Alone in hospital

Last weekend, the heartbreaking story of Aisha Lulu, a five-year-old girl from the Gaza Strip who died after undergoing complex surgery in a hospital in east Jerusalem, circulated widely on social media. Aisha died in Gaza after spending a month … Continue reading

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Years of work disappeared in one minute

The latest round of hostilities between Israel and Gaza took its toll on lives, homes and dreams. Media reports tend to focus on the stories of those killed or injured. This is the story of one Palestinian resident of Gaza … Continue reading

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The Great March of Return: One year later

March 30, Land Day, will mark one year since the first Great March of Return protests took place along the fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. In the passing year, the Israeli army has responded to protestors using live … Continue reading

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Being a woman in Gaza

Over the past two years, I got to know dozens of extraordinary women from the Gaza Strip; entrepreneurial, creative, socially committed women who managed to build impressive careers despite the many difficulties and obstacles that life and the Israeli siege … Continue reading

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The honor of helping those who help

A few years ago, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) took to social media to boast about the annual visit of a delegation of medical specialists from the USA, which it had proudly let in to Gaza, … Continue reading

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