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"
As many families celebrate in Gaza and the West Bank, let us remember those Palestinians still being held in Israeli jails. Read more about "I was one day old when my father was jailed"
Israel is still restricting imports of material need to repair mosques bombed during Operation Cast Lead. Read more about Tunnels prove vital in rebuilding Gaza mosques
Families in Gaza wait to hear if their loved ones, imprisoned in Israeli jail cells, will be on the list as part of a prisoner swap deal that includes the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Read more about Gaza families wait for release of prisoners in Hamas-Israel deal
Amidst the ongoing Israeli blockade and an increasingly conservative socio-political atmosphere, musicians in the Gaza Strip face a myriad of performance obstacles. Read more about Gaza musicians find themselves confined to stag parties
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"
As reports come in that the US may be preparing to cut a substantial portion of the aid it gives to the Palestinian Authority because of its bid for statehood, people in the occupied West Bank and Gaza are bracing for possible consequences. Read more about Palestinians brace for US aid cut following PA statehood bid
A women’s tennis table team is set to leave Gaza for Jordan to participate in an international Arab table tennis tournament in October. The four-strong team is traveling for the first time since Israel imposed tightened closure measures on Gaza in 2007. Read more about Women athletes break barriers inside and outside Gaza
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
Throughout Gaza, children take on responsibilities of adults to help their families, and adults revert from skilled labor to doing nearly anything to bring in a salary. Read more about Odd jobs help Gaza families scrape by