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Professor fired over Gaza tweets speaks out

Steven Salaita condemns “meek platitudes of civility” in a recent speech.

No shelter from winter rains for thousands in Gaza

As winter approaches in Gaza, families remain without proper housing, infrastructure and access to water.

Palestine activism grows at US campuses despite backlash

Student Palestine solidarity activists say they will escalate their direct actions on campuses despite backlash against them.

Writing to overcome trauma in Gaza

The offices of the English department professors at the Islamic University of Gaza were completely destroyed in Israeli attacks over the summer.

Chicago university latest to investigate students over Palestine activism

After initial suspension was lifted, Palestinian students at Loyola are under scrutiny for their “civil” challenge of discriminatory Birthright program.

ICC already has authority to investigate Israel for war crimes, legal group says

The international court’s investigation “should include whether certain US officials have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity in Gaza,” say legal groups.

Medical equipment sits at border as Egypt bans Gaza imports

Gaza medical professionals organize community care as number of patients exceeds available hospital beds.

Hundreds of Palestinians killed in Mediterranean were trying to escape hopelessness in Gaza

Khalil Abu Shammala of Al Dameer Association for Human Rights says Palestinians in Gaza are taking desperate, risky measures to live a normal life free of occupation and the Israeli-Egyptian siege.

Ohio student leader gets death, rape threats over "blood bucket" video for Palestine

Megan Marzec took a stand for Palestine and is facing death threats and threats of rape.

Gaza medics go door to door to treat thousands of war wounded

Half of the 11,000 Palestinians wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza this summer require rehabilitation care.

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