(InfoClearingHouse) – Seven years after Rachel Corrie, a US peace activist, was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza, her family was to put the Israeli government in the dock today. Continue reading
As many of you know, a civil lawsuit in the case of our daughter Rachel Corrie is scheduled for trial in the Haifa District Court beginning March 10, 2010. A human rights observer and activist, Rachel, 23, tried nonviolently to offer protection for a Palestinian family whose home was threatened with demolition by the Israeli military. On March 16, 2003, she was crushed to death by an Israel Defense Force (IDF) Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza. Continue reading
Despite declarations that it has “disengaged” from the Gaza Strip, Israel maintains control of the Strip’s overland border crossings, territorial waters, and air space. This includes substantial, albeit indirect, control of the Rafah Crossing. Continue reading
So much has appeared in the international press and on the Internet that it would seem to be an exercise in redundancy to offer a perspective on the tragedy that befell the people of Gaza last year, especially the Gazan children. A devastating and colossal tragedy it certainly was; the Israeli attacks by sea, air and land were more brutal than anything the inhabitants of Gaza had ever endured previously. Continue reading
(Haaretz) – Ninety percent of casualties brought to Gaza’s main hospital during Israel’s winter offensive against Hamas were civilians, according to a new book by one of Norway’s most famous and controversial physicians, Dr. Mads Gilbert. Continue reading
(PressTV) – At approximately 1820GMT on July 15 2009, the Viva Palestina US Convoy finally crossed into Gaza from the Rafah Crossing in Egypt. Headed up by the British Member of Parliament, George Galloway as well as former Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney, the convoy was due to bring over US$1million of AID and humanitarian assistance into the besieged Gaza Strip. Due to problems created by the Mobarak Regime in Egypt they were finally only able to cross with half of that amount of aid. Continue reading
The convoy got through!!!!! While we gathered at the Egyptian Mission to the UN one of the women got a call from Galloway, Barron & McKinney announcing that an agreement was reached – everything could go through but the trucks. They could unload the trucks and bring everything into Gaza at the crossing but the trucks couldn’t be donated. Continue reading
Egyptian authorities have refused to allow ‘Viva Palestina’ activists trying to carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip to cross into the Sinai Peninsula. Continue reading
Israeli tanks have crossed the border into the southeast Gaza Strip after the regime’s gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast across the strip. Continue reading
Resistance takes as many forms as life itself dictates.
Life in Gaza could not be more impossible. Its tunnels are a symbol of resistance. Continue reading
Israel Gaza blitz kills 290, as ground troops mobilize
Israel continued one of its biggest ever air assaults on Gaza today, bringing the overall number of Palestinians killed to around 290, amid indications that a large-scale ground incursion was being planned against Hamas militants.