Eid Misleh spent 19 years in Israel’s prisons until he was released as part of a prisoner exchange agreed between Hamas and Israel. Back home among family in Gaza, Misleh told The Electronic Intifada about life in prisoner and the hardship of being denied family visits for eleven years. Read more about Israel stopped mother visiting prisoner son for 11 years
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An elderly mother has been waiting 22 years for her son to come home. He was not included in the recent prisoner exchange deal. Read more about "I want to hug my son before I die"
The sense of joy was palpable in the streets of Gaza on Tuesday as released prisoners were greeted by celebratory crowds. The Electronic Intifada’s Rami Almeghari was there when the first prisoners arrived. Read more about A day of joy in Gaza
Salama Mesleh was sentenced to 99 years in prison by Israel; he is not being released as part of the “swap” deal. Read more about "My husband was kidnapped by Israel"
A daughter of a former prisoner who spent 33 days on hunger strike writes from the Gaza Strip, urging international solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails. Read more about "The prisoners are the living martyrs"
Palestinian political prisoner Ameer Makhoul writes about a recent “watermelon party” amongst fellow prisoners, and the struggle for liberation that continues. Read more about The story of the watermelon and the forty prisoners
The outside world, the checkpoint-less expanse, doesn’t know why wrinkles map our faces so early. Our tears are different, and so is their cause. So, too, are the causes of our moments of happiness. Read more about Weddings without a groom; only in Gaza
I asked a few Nabi Saleh children why they throw rocks. Their responses were simple: We don’t want the army here. Read more about Throwing rocks at the occupation -- and Western prejudice too
Fidaa Elaydi’s uncle has been imprisoned in Israel for more than twenty years, and his family in Gaza have not been able to visit him for the past six. Read more about Israel's prison walls cannot keep us apart
As she exits Palestine, Dina Elmuti reflects on the oppressive apparatus that surrounds her, and on the growing global struggle to break through it with something stronger, our humanity. Read more about The most powerful weapon is our humanity