Erez checkpoint

Waiting in Gaza, where nothing makes sense

Yousef M. Aljamal
4 October 2013

I haven’t been able to see my relatives in the West Bank for 14 years.

“Only God knows” in Gaza, under cruel Israeli-Egyptian siege

Shahd Abusalama should be flying to Turkey for graduate studies, but she and 1.7 million other Palestinians remain trapped in Gaza as both Rafah crossing and Erez checkpoint remain closed.

A humiliating start to my first tour of Palestine

The Erez military checkpoint that separates Gaza and present-day Israel is gray, empty and impersonal.

Child survivor of Gaza massacre denied medical treatment by Israel

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
4 February 2013

Amal Samouni lost both her father and brother when Israel bombed their neighborhood in 2009.

Meeting Mahmoud Sarsak: "It's not my victory, it's yours"

Last Friday, I had the honor to meet with Mahmoud Sarsak, the ex-detainee Palestinian football player was bravely on a hunger strike for three months.

Israel denies Palestinians in Gaza right to study in West Bank

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Jerusalem
27 June 2012
For twelve years Israel has imposed sweeping bans on Palestinians wanting to travel from Gaza to the West Bank for education.

Too many tears have been shed in Palestine; let us laugh again

Yousef M. Aljamal
Gaza Strip
8 May 2012
My mother recently spent 32 days in the West Bank, where she was born and raised. A day for every year she has lived in Gaza.

Palestine football star seriously ill from four-week hunger strike

Rami Almeghari
Rafah
20 April 2012
Imprisoned by Israel, footballer Mahmoud Sarsak has never been tried for any recognizable offense, and his detention has been continuously renewed every six months. He is one of many prisoners depriving himself of food to demand liberty and justice.

My trip through Israel's apartheid barriers to Jordan

Part 1: I left Gaza on the 1st of March through Erez checkpoint to pass through the occupied lands of Jerusalem and Jericho to Jordan. Here, you’ll read about my trip through Israel’s apartheid barriers and the humiliating treatment Palestinians receive there.

Traveling to the other part of home

Rana Baker
Gaza Strip
7 June 2011
For Palestinians in Gaza, the answer to “Have you ever been to Jerusalem?” is usually a complicated one.

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