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Update from Gaza from David Schmererhorn

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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By: David Schermerhorn (B-D-S) It was a very full week in Gaza with several visits each day to farmers, professors, doctors, etc. There was a huge demonstration the day before Abbas went to the UN to seek special State status. Hamas had opposed the move in the past but agreed to support it this time. [...]

International Nonviolent Peace Activists Accompany the Farmers at the “BUFFER ZONE” Imposed Unilaterally by Israel

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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By: Maria del Mar Fernandez In spite of one of the stipulations of the ceasefire agreement of November 21, 2012 between the Palestinian Government of the Gaza Strip and Israel, in which it was agreed that there would not be  restrictions for farmers to work their land there, and that fishermen could fish up to [...]

Israel and Palestine: Who is The Victim and Who Is the Aggressor?

Monday, December 10, 2012

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By Ann Wright The Israeli characterization of themselves as “victims” is refuted by their violent, inhuman and unjust treatment of the Palestinians whom they refer to as the “aggressors.” Indeed, the Israeli government is the true aggressor and the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are the victims. :::::::: Sometimes the absurdity is more [...]

Israel’s Lesson to Palestinians: Build More Rockets?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Medea Benjamin Eman El-Hawi, a smart and perky 24-year-old business student from Gaza got teary when she told our delegation about what she witnessed during the eight days that Israel pounded Gaza. “I saw the babies being brought into the hospital, some dead, some wounded. I couldn’t believe Israel was doing this again, just like [...]

We Want It to Stop

Sunday, December 2, 2012

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by Kathy Kelly December 2, 2012 On November 15, 2012, day three of the recent eight day bombardment of Gaza, Ahmed Basyouni and his family were watching news of the attacks on TV in their home in the eastern section of Beit Hanoun. He and his wife assured his older children that they would be [...]

Truth and Trauma in Gaza

Saturday, December 1, 2012

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by Kathy Kelly December 1, 2012   Dr. T., a medical doctor, is a Palestinian living in Gaza City.  He is still reeling from days of aerial bombardment. When I asked about the children in his community he told me his church would soon be making Christmas preparations to lift the children’s spirits.  Looking at [...]

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