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Human Rights

Risking their lives to save lives: Gaza's first responders

Joe Catron
Gaza City
16 April 2013
Firefighters aim hose at building billowing with smoke

Promises of aid to civil defense services have not been kept.

Israel destroys West Bank community center, arrests 20

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Burin
12 April 2013
Man throws up his arms in front of tree damaged by settlers

Residents vow to stay put in Burin despite regular attacks from Israel and its settlers.

Witness accounts of two Tulkarem teens' killings contradict Israel's version

Abir Kopty
Tulkarem
10 April 2013

Two Palestinian teenagers were killed while protesting at the death of Maysara Abuhamdia in Israeli custody.

Hundreds of Gaza children blocked from visiting parents in prison

Joe Catron
Gaza City
9 April 2013

Almost a year after winning concessions from Israel, prisoners are still not allowed to see their offspring.

Youth move back to Palestinian village stolen from their families

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
the Galilee
8 April 2013

About two dozen young people have moved into Iqrit, a village ethnically cleansed by Zionist forces in the 1940s.

Why do survivors of massacre by Israeli soldier face imprisonment?

Sawsan Khalife'
Shefa Amr
4 April 2013

Eden Natan Zada had murdered four Palestinians by the time he was confronted by locals in Shefa Amr, yet those accused of killing him could be jailed for many years.

Dying prisoner treated cruelly by Israeli doctors over many years

Linah Alsaafin
Ramallah
1 April 2013

Maysara Abuhamdia may only have days to live; he has long complained of “intentional negligence” by doctors “treating” Palestinian detainees.

Israel's siege tips Gaza waste management to crisis point

Eva Bartlett
Gaza City
1 April 2013

Gaza municipality uses donkey carts to collect 350 tons of waste daily.

Resistance burns bright in hunger striker's village

Maath Musleh
Jerusalem
26 March 2013

More than 150 residents of Issawiyeh — home to Samer Issawi — have been arrested in the past few months.

Israel “tried to banish me for 28 years,” says hunger striker Ayman Sharawna

Joe Catron
Gaza City
25 March 2013

During the last month of his protest, Sharawna’s captors only allowed him use the bathroom twice a day.

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