Emigrating From Gaza to Our Death, With a Little Help From Israel

The residents of Gaza are tossed about by a constant sequence of shocks, the kind that have lowered our threshold of sensitivity to almost anything, no matter how much it hurts. This is life under a permanent sense of loss: … 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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Cookie crackdown continues

In court, attorneys for the state claimed that, in theory, Israel it doesn’t oppose exit of processed foods manufactured in Gaza to markets in the West Bank and abroad. So why won’t it accept an application from a company trying … 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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Five years after the war

Five years have passed since the start of Operation Protective Edge, the deadliest, most destructive Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. In less than two months, 2,202 residents of Gaza were killed, including at least 1,391 people who took … 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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What is missing isn’t funding, it’s political will

This Tuesday (April 30), the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) will convene in Brussels to discuss the dire situation in the Gaza Strip. In the past year, the humanitarian situation in Gaza has been further exacerbated by cuts to US … Continue reading

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