Posts tagged with ‘blockade’

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The Mavi Marmara A Re-Examination of Israel’s Use of Deadly Force

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The Mavi Marmara A Maritime Incident A Re-Examination of Israel’s Use of Deadly Force Clive Hambidge This paper concerns itself in the main with the case of the Mavi Marmara referred to the International Criminal Court by the Union of the Comoros following the murders of 9 civilians aboard the humanitarian ship which was flying […]

Taste Gaza: Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt Prepare a Dagga Salad

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Taste Gaza: Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt Prepare a Dagga Salad Posted on March 31, 2013 by dandelionsalad Dandelion Salad Image by Oxfam International via Flickr lauraflanders·Mar 30, 2013 Co-Authors, Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt prepare a Dagga Salad and talk about the making of Gaza Kitchen. Go to GRITtv.org to see the full story. “Under […]

FG is glad to be supporting Gaza Ark

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FG is glad to be supporting Gaza Ark February 2013 Dear friends, Gaza’s Ark is a project <http://www.gazaark.org/about-us/mission-statement/>that will rebuild a boat in Gaza, with Palestinian hands, which will carry Palestinian products out to the world. The main goal of Gaza’s Ark, with the support of people like you, is to challenge Israel’s illegal and […]

Syria: Report of the Arab League Observer Mission

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Syria: Report of the Arab League Observer Mission Neil Godfrey As a follow up to my earlier post Syria: what we are not being told here is an English translation of the report of the Arab League Observer Mission to Syria. Of particular interest are the statements made in it about the way the media have […]

OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity

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OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity IRIN The humanitarian community’s 2012-2013 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) has a narrower scope than in previous years, focusing on two strategic objectives: improving the protective environment, including access to essential services like health care and education, and tackling food insecurity especially in […]

Terror Attacks, U.S.-Israeli War Games Raise the Prospects for War with Iran

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Terror Attacks, U.S.-Israeli War Games Raise the Prospects for War with Iran Tom Burghardt Amid rising tensions over bogus Western claims that Iran plans to build nuclear weapons, upcoming American war games with Israel have the potential of escalating into a deadly confrontation. A miscalculation, or deliberate provocation by the West designed to maneuver the […]

Six Common Misconceptions About Gaza That Are So 2011

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In sixth place: “The civilian closure has been lifted and only security restrictions remain”. Gaza is not as isolated from the rest of the world as it was a few years ago, but it is still cut off from the West Bank and it’s hard to find convincing security reasons why. For example, Israel prohibits […]

Is the invasion in Libya legitimate or an intrusion?

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Is the invasion in Libya legitimate or an intrusion? Lilian Nyamwaro Libya is no stranger to invasion and sanctions from the international community. Since the early 80’s, there has been an expression of dissent to the Gadaffi regime. Having gained independence in 1953 and nationalised the Libyan oil, the Gaddafi regime has been under the […]

Health Care in the Gaza Strip

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Health Care in the Gaza Strip Mr S A Khan and Mrs A Drakou Arriving in the Gaza Strip, early March 2009 as part of a surgical trauma unit (Mobile International Surgical Teams, MiST Foundation) was a tremendous relief. We had spent a nervous week in Al Arish in Egypt, unsure whether our team would […]

Saving Sergeant Shalit, Condemning Palestinians to Torture and Children to Imprisonment

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Saving Sergeant Shalit, Condemning Palestinians to Torture and Children to Imprisonment Clive Hambidge A boy soldier returns home to assuage the ‘righteous indignation’ of Israel, no longer “sensitive [even] to its image of democracy.”   Palestinian soldiers and civilians of no blame, who were incarcerated and held in Israeli prisons for resisting the brutal occupation of […]

OccupiedPalestine

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OccupiedPalestine Dr Andrew Rouse I have been to Zionist occupied Palestine on two occasions. On the second occasion, March 2007, I went with a small delegation of doctors.  The delegation was sponsored by, “The Dove and Dolphin Charity”.  This charity tries to support Gaza based health and welfare initiatives.  On this occasion we were to […]

Introduction ‘From Beirut to Jerusalem’ 2009 – The Wounds of Gaza

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Introduction ‘From Beirut to Jerusalem’ 2009 – The Wounds of Gaza Dr Swee Ang I returned to Gaza in January 2009 when it sustained the worst attack since the Six Day war in 1967.  The Christmas week of 2008 was rudely interrupted by shocking scenes of Gaza being bombed by land, air and sea.  In […]