Gaza health ministry declares state of emergency

14 July 2014

Frustrated aid workers stranded at border as Egypt keeps Gaza crossing closed.

Red Cross refuses to call on Israel to release Palestinian children held by army

Supposedly neutral organization shows double standard with immediate call for settlers’ release.

Palestinians trapped in Syria war denied aid, stalked by starvation

There can be no possible excuse or justification for the Syrian government to deny food and supplies to Yarmouk camp and other besieged areas.

Israel bars children over eight from visiting fathers in prison

Joe Catron
Gaza City
10 June 2013

After his eighth birthday next month, Obeida Shamali will be banned from seeing his dad.

"Every minute matters" for gravely ill hunger striker Samer al-Barq, says father

Samer al-Barq may have only minutes to live, his father explains in a telephone call with The Electronic Intifada blogger Shahd Abusalama.

“They enjoy breaking mothers' hearts over their sons”: Gaza mourns a detainee’s mother

Aisha Islieh, a detainee’s mother, died on the bus on her way to see her son Yahya after 5 years of a ban on family visits by Israel.

Rabbi who called for slaughter of a million Palestinians is to supervise Israel's 'Red Cross'

A notoriously racist rabbi who called on Israel to slaughter a million Palestinian civilians is to head a committee for Magen David Adom (MDA) – Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross.

Thaer Halahleh told he "could die any moment," as hunger strikers' condition increasingly urgent

Thaer Halahleh has been told he “could die any moment,” by an Israeli prison doctor, as the gravely ill Palestinian who is held without charge or trial by Israel, completed his 73rd day of hunger strike.

From sadness to happiness on two days in Gaza

My diaries from last Monday and Tuesday. I reflect my feelings on the death of three kids, an event for Palestinian political prisoners, and my meeting with Hana’ Shalabi.

Medicines in Gaza are hostage to political rivalry that puts lives at risk

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
23 January 2012
Gaza health facilities continue to suffer shortages of medicines and equipment because of rivalry between Palestinian political parties, as well as the siege Israel has imposed on the Strip.


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