Rafah crossing

Myths and realities about Israel's siege of Gaza

What Gaza really needs is to be welcomed back into the world.

The Month in Pictures: January 2015

5 February 2015

A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine.

Israel violates Gaza ceasefire nearly every day

Israel enjoys tighter control over Palestinians in Gaza than ever before.

Prisoner from Gaza barred from seeing son for nine years

Patrick O. Strickland
Gaza City
19 December 2014

Emad Saftawi had been shot in the head by an Israeli prison guard.

Crossing to Cairo: a Palestinian diary

The trip from Gaza to Cairo is arduous and fraught for Palestinians under heavy Egyptian regime restrictions.

Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end

A new UN assessment lays out the massive needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza, but uncertainty remains over an agreement to lift restrictions on the movement of goods and people.

Urgent call to action: Tell Egypt to end Gaza siege, refuse complicity in Israeli genocide

Dozens of Palestinian and international civil society and solidarity organizations are calling on people around the world to take actions to press Egypt to end its support for Israel’s siege and slaughter in Gaza.

Israel wants us to die, but we will remain

Rami Almeghari
21 July 2014
My family and I have been forced to leave our house, but Israel’s threats won’t frighten us.

Egyptian press repeat Israeli lies as Sisi keeps Gaza border closed

Jihad Abaza
15 July 2014

Palestinians remain trapped by Israel and Egypt as the bombing continues.

Gaza health ministry declares state of emergency

Rafah
14 July 2014

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

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