Firas al-Shirafi was admitted to the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music when he was five.
More than 20,000 homes made uninhabitable by Israel last summer.
Sixteen media workers were killed during Israel’s summer attack on Gaza.
Only two percent of the $5.4 billion pledged reconstruction aid has been delivered.
Palestinian journalist Muhammad Daher did not live to see the birth of his son.
Emad Saftawi had been shot in the head by an Israeli prison guard.
Israel continues to hinder independent investigations into possible war crimes.
Many farmers could not irrigate their trees during the Israeli assault, leading to sharp drop in harvest.
After series of local victories, activists are hoping to convince the entire United Church of Christ to support boycott Israel campaign.
Two dozen Palestinians from Gaza remain in Israeli detention; captors have threatened to rape the men’s wives.
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