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Human Rights

Gaza housing crisis worsens as Egypt restricts building material

Gaza Strip
8 November 2012

Dreams of owning a home are thwarted by Egypt’s tunnel closures as well as Israel’s ongoing blockade.

Israel forces mother to bring up children by phone

Ramallah
5 November 2012

Israeli policy has split countless Palestinian spouses while parents have been forcibly separated from their children.

Did Abbas abuse his powers in restricting election to West Bank?

Linah Alsaafin
Ramallah
2 November 2012

Local elections have been postponed for a few years so why were they called under procedures reserved for emergencies?

UN finds "crisis of dignity" as settlers destroy Palestine's olive trees

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Salem
30 October 2012
Farmers in the West Bank village of Salem have only been allowed access their olive groves for four days this year.

As Holy Land 5 appeal begins, Palestinians in Gaza praise charity closed by Bush

Joe Catron
Gaza Strip
24 October 2012
Going to university has become more difficult for Palestinians in Gaza since George W. Bush shut down a charity that helps underprivileged students with fees.

Overdoses on the rise as Gaza siege turns some to escape of painkillers

Eva Bartlett
Gaza City
22 October 2012
Black market versions of the drug Tramadol have been known to contain mouse poison.

The full story behind the war against free speech in Israel's universities

Jonathan Cook
Nazareth
22 October 2012

Is Ben Gurion University being punished because its head has opposed upgrading the status of a college in an Israeli settlement?

Protests and strikes as Israel raids Bedouin villages, threatens to destroy homes

Budour Youssef Hassan
Negev
19 October 2012
Tear gas fired at school in Naqab village of Bir Hadaj as JNF threatens to demolish Palestinian homes

Twelve-year-old arrested 10 times by Israel in three years

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Jerusalem
19 October 2012
Muslim Odeh has constant nightmares after the child’s experiences in Israeli jails.

“I don’t seek out enemies” -- A year since banishment to Gaza, a Palestinian fighter reflects

Joe Catron
Gaza City
17 October 2012
In an interview with The Electronic Intifada, Iyad Abu Khaizaran reflects on being banished to Gaza one year ago.

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