Rami Almeghari

Gaza celebrates fall of Mubarak

Rami Almeghari
12 February 2011

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“Masr, Masr, Masr, Masr” — the Arabic word for Egypt was the call from huge crowds on the streets of Gaza City on Friday night as Palestinians reflected on what the overthrow of Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak would mean for Palestine and the people of Egypt. Rami Almeghari reports.

New Gaza factory, jobs destroyed in Israeli attack

Rami Almeghari
10 February 2011

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“I still cannot believe my eyes as I see the machines of our new factory, scattered to all corners,” said Rabah al-Hatto as he surveyed the rubble of his recently-established plastic water tank factory in northeast Gaza, which was bombed by Israeli warplanes early yesterday.

Effects of Egypt's turmoil felt in Gaza Strip

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
2 February 2011

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The ripples of the popular uprising in Egypt that began on 25 January — demanding the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak and his regime — have made their way to occupied Gaza Strip.

Gaza family remembers grandfather killed by Israeli bullet

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
21 January 2011

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Shaban Qarmout got up early on Monday, 10 January and headed out to his farmland as he usually did. Despite there being no clashes or military activity in the area, he was killed on his land by Israeli soldiers in a nearby watchtower.

Authors of Gaza youth manifesto speak to EI

Rami Almeghari
17 January 2011

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Five members of the Gaza Youth Breaks Out group gathered in Gaza City for an interview with The Electronic Intifada. Their “Manifesto for Change” published on Facebook circulated widely on the Internet and was covered by international publications such as The Guardian and The New York Times. Rami Almeghari reports for The Electronic Intifada.

A New Year's song of hope for Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
5 January 2011

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On New Year’s Eve, my family and I planned to escape the immense pressure we and everyone else in Gaza continue to endure. We ended up at a party that contradicted the notion that conservative Gaza is being ruled by freedom-curtailing Islamists.

Gaza families recall horror two years after Israel's assault

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
27 December 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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