Rami Almeghari

The ridiculous burdens borne by Gaza medical patients

Rami Almeghari
Cairo
30 November 2011
Though The Electronic Intifada correspondent Rami Almeghari’s family has finally accessed medical treatment for his ailing wife, unlike other less lucky families in Gaza, the obstacles they have encountered are absurd.

For Gaza journalist, more than one struggle underway in Cairo

Rami Almeghari
Cairo
22 November 2011
Rami Almeghari recounts his struggle to both cover the growing protests at Cairo’s Tahrir Square and fight his own personal battle.

The anguish of a Gaza cancer patient in Cairo

Rami Almeghari
Cairo
21 November 2011
Palestinians in Gaza needing urgent medical care are left with few treatment options because of Israel’s four-year-long blockade. Patients who are able to reach Egypt are oftentimes unable to afford or access treatment that can save their lives.

Gaza olive trade recovers slowly from siege, attacks

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
31 October 2011
Qusay al-Astal, the owner of an olive oil extraction plant in Gaza, has been in the business for seven years but even in that short period he has seen dramatic changes.

Israel stopped mother visiting prisoner son for 11 years

Rami Almeghari
Maghazi refugee camp
25 October 2011
Eid Misleh spent 19 years in Israel’s prisons until he was released as part of a prisoner exchange agreed between Hamas and Israel. Back home among family in Gaza, Misleh told The Electronic Intifada about life in prisoner and the hardship of being denied family visits for eleven years.

A day of joy in Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
20 October 2011
The sense of joy was palpable in the streets of Gaza on Tuesday as released prisoners were greeted by celebratory crowds. The Electronic Intifada’s Rami Almeghari was there when the first prisoners arrived.

Gaza families wait for release of prisoners in Hamas-Israel deal

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
14 October 2011
Families in Gaza wait to hear if their loved ones, imprisoned in Israeli jail cells, will be on the list as part of a prisoner swap deal that includes the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Gaza musicians find themselves confined to stag parties

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
13 October 2011
Amidst the ongoing Israeli blockade and an increasingly conservative socio-political atmosphere, musicians in the Gaza Strip face a myriad of performance obstacles.

Women athletes break barriers inside and outside Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
26 September 2011
A women’s tennis table team is set to leave Gaza for Jordan to participate in an international Arab table tennis tournament in October. The four-strong team is traveling for the first time since Israel imposed tightened closure measures on Gaza in 2007.

PA goes to UN without Palestinian consensus behind it

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
20 September 2011
National Palestinian consensus on the Palestinian Authority’s UN statehood bid, as The Electronic Intifada’s interviews with various factions and broader debates indicate, is decidedly lacking.

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