Up until now, oxygen supplies have still not yet arrived to Rafeedia hospital in Nablus. Read more about Oxygen, and other critical supplies still not arrived
From the point of view of a water engineer involved in emergency relief efforts, the latest Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has been devastating. The IDF’s April takeover of the West Bank resulted in a total of $342M in physical damages, $7M of that in the water sector alone. Read more about IDF infrastructure destruction by bulldozer
Ayman missed his second birthday. He was only 18 months old. Mohammad did not pass the age of four, Diana was only five, Mona was killed with her children, four-years old Subhi and six-years old Mohammad, Mohammad al-Shawa died with his five-years old son, Diana Matar was only two months old and Ala Matar did not even get into high school, he was only eleven. Read more about 15 Palestinians killed, Sharon: 'A great success'
Heaps of concrete, broken pillars with wire sticking out, people’s shoes, clothes, bedding, strewn haphazardly among the rubble, dust everywhere, a hole in the landscape where a two-story apartment was just yesterday: ‘the hardest part for me is how familiar it has all become’. Read more about Letter from Gaza: Rising Up from the Dust
Wednesday night, I went to a concert of Vusi Mahlasela. He was performing in at the Jerusalem festival, a musical festival under the theme of ‘songs of freedom’. Vusi Mahlasela was born in Lady Selbourne in Pretoria, during the apartheid regime of South Africa. Read more about 'When you come back'
“Welcome to the Erez Crossing”. The sign on the way out of Gaza really says this. Yes. Greetings. Welcome to a half a mile of concrete barriers and barbed wire. Welcome to electrical wires and fortified soldiers’ bunkers. Read more about Welcome to the Erez Crossing: Glancing back at Gaza
435 Israelis are nestled within the city limits of Hebron in co-habitation with approximately 180,000 Palestinians. The settlers are “guarded” by approximately 1,500 to 2,000 Israeli soldiers costing Israel millions of dollars in operations cost; the ratio is 1 settler to 4 soldiers guarding the post. Read more about Hebron Settlers
Armed Israeli settlers who went on a rampage throughout Hebron yesterday shot dead Nevine Musa Jamjoum, a 14-year-old Palestinian from the town. Read more about Settlers attack Palestinians in Hebron killing a child, seriously injuring others
As the Israeli army has reoccupied Palestinian towns and cities in the West Bank they have imposed complete 24-hour curfews for days at a time. Occasionally they lift the curfew to enable the civilian residents who are trapped in their houses without water, electricity, telephones or food, to buy provisions. Read more about Casualties of the Lifting of the Curfews
Unprotected, that is what Palestinians are. Palestinians are unprotected against war crimes being committed against them, they are unprotected against assaults on their lives, health, and they are unprotected against torture, degrading treatment, and humiliation. Read more about We fear summary executions in Jenin refugee camp