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“New Directions” conference discusses future of Palestinian Studies

Big names and fresh ideas meet to consider way forward for Palestine in academic studies

Power cuts force Gaza's youth to study in dark

Gaza Strip
15 November 2013

The Gaza Strip has no electricity for around half of each day.

Gaza farmers succeed in tending to olive harvest -- with international support

Joe Catron
Gaza City
13 November 2013

Workshops encourage Palestinian farmers to boycott Israeli goods and build a social movement.

Unlicensed banks provide "safety net" to besieged Gaza

Hana Salah
Gaza Strip
29 October 2013

Public sector employees are receiving their salaries against the odds.

Farmer in Palestinian "breadbasket" works in Israeli settlement to survive

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Jordan Valley
16 September 2013

The Oslo accords have left Jordan Valley communities without access to vital resources.

Israel's tax policies suffocate Palestinian Jerusalem

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
28 May 2013

High municipal taxes are forcing shopkeepers to close their businesses.

SodaStream "treats us like slaves," says Palestinian factory worker

Stephanie Westbrook
Rome
9 May 2013

An employee describes the claims on a promotional video by the fizzy drink firm as “lies.”

Cuts threaten UN food aid in Gaza

Gaza City
11 April 2013

Although the number of refugees in Gaza continues to rise, funding for the UN agency caring for them has stagnated.

Fishermen in Gaza

Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip’s fishermen are one element of the wider siege on the coastal strip.

Gaza fishermen protest as Israel breaks pledge to stop attacks

Joe Catron
Gaza City
5 March 2013

Nine boats have been captured by Israel since the ceasefire agreement in November.

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