Rami Almeghari

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.

France honors educator of Gaza's children

Rami Almeghari
Gaza
26 July 2011
In a special ceremony at the French Cultural Center in Gaza City earlier this month, a representative of the French consulate in Jerusalem presented the highest award bestowed on non-French citizens to Reem Abu Jaber, head of the Qattan Centre for the Child in Gaza.

Gaza blockade keeps Saleh away from sea

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
14 July 2011
Abu Ayman Kabaja and his family have worked in Gaza’s fishing industry for many years but now their fishing boat stays on dry land.

Gaza youth still determined to welcome flotilla

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
7 July 2011
Gaza’s children are still planning a welcome ceremony for the Freedom Flotilla II, despite how Greece and other countries have connived with Israel to block its voyage of solidarity.

Student-built racing car shows Gaza ingenuity

Rami Almeghari
Khan Younis
29 June 2011
In the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, a team of vocational college students, with the help of two mechanical engineers, built a racing car — the first of its kind in the besieged coastal territory.

Gaza family exiled to Syria and Libya looks back

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
21 June 2011
Abdelhai al-Khaldi and his family were among hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by the 1967 war, or who emigrated afterwards in search of work. Al-Khaldi and his wife spoke of their life of displacement to The Electronic Intifada contributor Rami Almeghari.

Egypt's "state security" still blocks Rafah exit from Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
26 May 2011
Last week, Palestinian officials at the Rafah crossing terminal in southern Gaza suspended work unilaterally for one day in protest of the Egyptian-imposed travel restrictions. Officials told The Electronic Intifada that dozens of travelers have been turned away by Egyptian officials on a daily basis for the last three months.

A bedouin refugee in Gaza yearns for home in Bir al-Saba

Rami Almeghari
Rafah
13 May 2011
A shack made of aluminum sheets and wood, and a few cows and chickens are all that Suleiman al-Urjani, 45, owns in this world. It is the kind of dwelling that al-Urjani, his father Auda and their families have lived in since 1948 when the family was first displaced by Zionist forces from their original home in what is now Israel.

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