john pilger on Gaza and Obama

 At 7.30 in the morning on 3 June, a seven-month-old baby died in the intensive care unit of the European Gaza Hospital in the Gaza Strip.
His name was Zein Ad-Din Mohammed Zu’rob, and he was suffering from a
lung infection which was treatable.
Denied basic equipment, the doctors in Gaza could do nothing. For
weeks, the child’s parents had sought a permit from the Israelis to
allow them to take him to a hospital in Jerusalem, where he would have
been saved. Like many desperately sick people who apply for these
permits, the parents were told they had never applied. Even if they
had arrived at the Erez Crossing with an Israeli document in their
hands, the odds are that they would have been turned back for refusing
the demands of officials to spy or collaborate in some way. “Is it an
irresponsible overstatement,” asked Richard Falk, the United Nations
special rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian
territories and emeritus professor of international law at Princeton

Gaza: Living in the rubble

Gaza: Living in the rubble

Mohammed al Attar, his wife and five children's home in Beit Lahiya was completely destroyed along with all their possessions in the recent conflict. Clancy Chassay spends 24 hours in the rubble with them in the tent they now call home



The Gates That Keep Gaza Hungry by Rachel Shabi

KEREM SHALOM, ISRAEL // Pallets loaded with cream biscuits, soya bean oil, surgical gloves, dates, apples and peaches sit on a dusty stretch of desert encircled by high, grey concrete walls.

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Settlers or squatters? by Edward Platt

The politics of demolition and construction in East Jerusalem have always been fraught. Now Israeli settlers are using archaeological excavation as cover for a programme of expansion and dispossession – but the inhabitants of one Palestinian village won’t go quietly

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Pathways to Palestine / Slí Phalaistín

Pathways to Palestine / Slí Phalaistín aims to raise funds medical aid and awareness for citizens of Gaza. Four Irish students will journey from Glasgow to Gaza in 40 Days.  All monies will go directly to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) a charity set up by healthcare professionals with operations that continue during the ongoing blockade of Gaza.


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