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Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

Thawing the frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Cynthia M. Lardner The frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged on almost since the day Israel achieved independence in 1948, further degrading the most destabilized region in the world.

Hamas is fighting the legitimate struggle for Palestinian self-determination

SAID KHATIB – AFP By Rupen Savoulian   We today reproduce an important article from September 2014 which can be read in line with the events of today The Islamic Resistance Movement – ‘Hamas‘ the abbreviation from the Arabic – has constituted the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories since January 2006. It swept to […]

Palestinians: 68 Years and Counting

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Every year at this time, Palestinians around the world and under occupation “celebrate” or let us say “mourn” what is referred to as “Nakba” or “Catastrophe” and it seems every day is a Nakba for Palestinians under Israeli Occupation and those who lost their homes and position to the Israeli state […]

Poetry

By Wayne F Burke

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy – Part One

  By Brian Frydenborg The cocks who crow “failure” every time the sun rises about the Obama Administration’s overall Middle East strategy—and we will be hearing their mindless crowing at its highest decibels since the competition within the Republican Party for the Party’s presidential nomination is now officially underway—have no sense of strategy themselves and dangerously substitute tactical-here-and-nows and […]

Lubna Taha – A journey into the art of illustration for children

  By Faten Daif Allah Arts such as painting, photography, sculpture, acting, music, singing, dancing and literature are all a source of education, nurturing imagination and tasting beauty. They nourish the soul and mind at the same time, while targeting both children and adults even if both target groups differ in materials.

Addressing the Palestinian Right of Return

  By Anant Mishra “You seem to be surprised to hear that there are still problems of 1948 to be solved, the most important component of which is the right to return of Palestinian refugees.”

A DEAD PALESTINIAN

  By Qosai Amamh   The Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus has seen some of the most desperate fighting and sieges of the Syrian war. Under siege themselves by the Syrian regime and watching the latest round of violence in the Gaza Strip, Syrian-Palestinians are caught up in two simultaneous conflicts.

UNFPA ADVISOR VISITS GAZA STATING THE SITUATION RESEMBLES A TSUNAMI

  By Maha Elbanna “In some places it looks like a Tsunami has hit this area”. With these words, Dr Henia Dakkak, United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Technical Advisor, who is visiting Gaza for a few days to assess the humanitarian situation, described what she had seen in the heavily populated Strip.

STORIES FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE

  By Maha Elbanna From Beit Hanoun in the north of Gaza all the way to Rafah in the south, the scene repeats itself. Everywhere you look, all you can see are piles of dusty, colorless and lifeless rubble. Walls, bricks and columns of cement are piled on top of each other as if to […]

FOUR WEEKS OF ISRAELI OFFENSIVES AGAINST GAZA: PALESTINIANS DEMAND LIFE AFTER DEATH

  By Maha Elbanna   Twenty seven days of ongoing Israeli offensives on Gaza have passed. The magnitude of death and destruction left is huge, the humanitarian conditions  no longer bearable. Entire families have been wiped out, their homes demolished while those who survived are left with an immeasurable pain and agony to deal with […]

ISRAEL’S ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’: WHY NOW?

    By Fadi Elhusseini   Another Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip; it’s not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in the region does not change. With the previous offensives launched by Israel on Gaza, several military goals were declared. This time, “Operation Protective Edge” comes within a […]