Gaza

  • Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza

    Mads Gilbert, an outspoken Norwegian doctor and activist who treated patients at Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory this summer, has been denied access to Gaza “indefinitely” by Israeli authorities. Gilbert told Al Jazeera on Friday that he was turned away from the Erez border crossing...
  • AP journalist and media worker killed in Gaza

    New York, August 13, 2014–Simone Camilli, a video journalist for The Associated Press, and Ali Shehda Abu Afash, a freelance translator, were killed in the northern town of Beit Lahiya today when an unexploded missile blew up, the AP reported. The explosion also injured AP photographer Hatem Moussa. Camilli, an...
  • Beautiful dream of Israel has become a nightmare

    Everyone ought to be sad at what the beautiful old dream of Jewish redemption has come to. Everyone ought to grieve the death of innocents. As I write, the unspeakable tragedy in Gaza continues to unfold. By Gabore Mate — As a Jewish youngster growing up in Budapest, an infant survivor...
  • U.S. Should Stop Funding Israel, or Let Others Broker Peace

    As Israel’s primary patron of economic, military and diplomatic support, the United States has a duty and the capacity to help resolve the Palestinian-Israel conflict. It should either comply with its domestic laws and cease military aid to Israel or simply step aside and allow international mechanisms to function...
  • Video From Gaza Documents the Killing of Journalist Ramy Ryan by Israeli Missiles

    A graphic video showing the killing of journalist Ramy Ryan in Gaza and an attack on an ambulance and rescue workers by Israeli air strikes has surfaced online. Warning: This six-minute video is very graphic. Viewer discretion is advised. The video uploaded onto YouTube by Abu Shaar shows two...
  • Hamas's Chances

    »The talks never took place. The lesson for Hamas was clear. Even if an agreement was brokered by the US and Egypt, Israel could still fail to honour it. Morsi was formally charged with conspiring with Hamas to destabilise the country. The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and hundreds...
  • 64 public figures, 7 Nobel laureates, call for arms embargo on Israel

    Tutu, Chomsky, Waters, Pappe, others accuse country of ‘war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.’ Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, have called for an international arms embargo on Israel for its “war crimes and possible crimes against humanity” in Gaza. The statement came in a...
  • Norwegian Doctor "Mr Obama, Do You Have a Heart?"

    Dr Mads Gilbert who volunteers in Gaza is helping to bring international attention to the crisis. Ramallah: In an open letter, a Norwegian surgeon who volunteers at a hospital in Gaza, Dr Mads Gilbert, has invited US President Barack Obama to spend a night in Al Shifa’a Hospital in...
  • Over 400 Dead and Thousands flee Gaza Violence

    Intensity of Israeli raids prevents emergency services from accessing area; dead bodies said to pile up in streets. At least 50 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces pounded northern Gaza Sunday, sending thousands fleeing on day 13 of the deadliest assault on the enclave in five years. The intensity of...