Rami Almeghari

Gaza families recall horror two years after Israel's assault

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
27 December 2010

Between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009, Israel used its formidable military arsenal to wage all out war against a territory whose destitute population is made up largely of refugees. More than 1,400 people were killed, including almost four hundred children. Two years later, Rami Almeghari speaks with Gazans who witnessed Israel’s invasion.

Gaza farmers pack strawberries and hope for export

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
28 December 2010

On a recent afternoon, farmers bearing cartons of strawberries lined up in front of the office of a local agricultural organization in the northern Gaza Strip. “This is a moment that fills me with hope,” said Ibrahim al-Musallami, 58, one of the farmers.

Israeli warplanes attack Gaza refuge

Rami Almeghari
22 December 2010

A heap of ruins and dust is all that remains of a dairy that Israeli warplanes destroyed yesterday in the central Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis. The ruins of the dairy are adjacent to an amusement park in the Asdaa grounds which serves as a refuge to residents of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Latest Israeli bombing plunges Gaza into darkness

Rami Almeghari
10 December 2010

Air strikes by Israeli warplanes at dawn on Thursday caused serious damage to the Gaza Strip’s only power plant, plunging the territory — which already suffers from frequent outages — into darkness.

"Return to sender" - Israel blocks the mail to Gaza

Rami Almeghari
30 November 2010

Palestinians living under siege in the occupied Gaza Strip cannot even communicate by mail, as Israel also severely restricts or delays the delivery of post including letters and packages. Rami Almeghari reports for The Electronic Intifada.

100-year-old refugee gets new Gaza home in time for Eid

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
16 November 2010

The four-member Abu Daher family lived their happiest day yet since Israeli army bulldozers crushed their cement home almost two years ago during Israel’s massive assault on the Gaza Strip. Rami Almeghari reports from Gaza.

Gaza farmers sow self-sufficiency

Rami Almeghari
22 November 2010

It was midday on a Monday when 61-year-old Hamdan Abu Shallouf bent down, laboring away in his small home garden among his okra plants. There is something special about Abu Shallouf’s crops in the rural area of Khirbet al-Adas in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip.

A refugee, single mother, worker, struggler

Rami Almeghari
al-Maghazi refugee camp
28 October 2010

Seventy-year-old Amna Hammad managed to raise three children — now grown men — despite decades of separation from her husband and despite displacement and occupation in Gaza.

Egyptian song and dance lift Gaza weddings

Rami Almeghari
24 October 2010

Samara is the name of a new Palestinian-Egyptian dance troupe that has started a craze in the Gaza Strip. Rami Almeghari reports for The Electronic Intifada.

Boy used as human shield by Israeli soldiers speaks out

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
6 October 2010

Majid Rabah, age 11, had a broad smile on his face as he relaxed at his family’s apartment in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City on Monday, 4 October. He had just heard the news that the two Israeli soldiers who had used him as a human shield had been convicted of their crime in an Israeli military court. Rami Almeghari reports from Gaza.

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