Gazans suffer, and the world looks away It is no wonder in such a violent, chaotic region that the torments confronting the people of the Gaza Strip are essentially ignored. After nearly 10 years of a sustained and unlawful Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza, it is scandalous that the world takes such little notice of this people so long beleaguered.
Too dangerous to play: Dozens of West Bank children killed by Israel forces Luaiy al-Baw said his nephew Haitham was more interested in animals and football than politicsParents in the occupied West Bank say they can no longer allow their children to play outside because of fears that they could be shot dead by Israeli forces.
What Zionism has meant for Palestinians “IF THERE ARE OTHER INHABITANTS THERE, THEY MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO SOME OTHER PLACE.WE MUST TAKE OVER THE LAND. WE HAVE A GREATER AND NOBLER IDEAL THAN PRESERVING SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSANDS OF ARAB FELLAHIN.” MENAHEM USSISHKIN, CHAIR OF JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, 1930. There is a lot of discussion about Zionism at the moment: how to define it, what it means to be anti-Zionist and whether that equates to antisemitism, and so on.
Ata Sarasra crunches slowly over the cracked, gray-marbled tiles and ruptured pipes where his kitchen used to be. A week before, Israeli soldiers came to destroy his seven-bedroom home, a day after his son Hazim, 17, blew himself up in a Jerusalem suicide attack that wounded five Israelis.As the 47-year-old father of five balances himself on the debris of his home, he looks tired. He is worn by a week of mourning for his son, "who died a martyr, thank God," and for his house.
Environmental Terrorism Cripples Palestinian Farmers Israeli settlers are hacking down Palestinian olive trees in an act of environmental terrorism aimed at intimidating their Palestinian neighbours and economically crippling many Palestinian farmers who rely on harvesting olives to make a living.
Israel prevents Palestinian cancer patients from treatment. Muntzer is 8 years old and from the Gaza Strip. He suffers from Lymphoma, a blood cell tumour developing from lymphatic tissues.Israeli Major General and coordinator of Israeli government activities in the Occupied Palestinian territories,