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Maher Fakhoury: Erinnerungen eines Überlebenden

  Es ist zum ersten Mal, dass ich über das Massaker schreibe. Ich habe diese schrecklichen Erinnerungen immer unterdrückt. Beirut besuche ich nicht gern, obwohl ich dort meine Kindheit erlebte. Meine Mutter und viele meiner Freunde leben dort. Wenn ich in Beirut bin, muss ich an die schrecklichen Tage im September 1982 denken. An die vielen Opfer, die kaltblütig ermordet wurden, nur weil ...

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Haggai Matar: Anti-Prawer ‚Day of Rage‘ – Chronicle of a Violent Confrontation Foretold

Heavy clashes at anti-Prawer protests were anything but unforeseeable. Unfortunately, the way the media and politicians are responding is only likely to make things worse. The Hura demonstration before the violence. Not the pictures you saw in the mainstream media. (Photo: Haggai Matar) HURA — “Can you please explain what it is you’re so angry about?” That was the question an Israeli ...

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PCHR: Gaza Leukemia Patients Without Medicine for 11 Months

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Leukemia patients in the Gaza Strip have been without medicine for more than 11 months leaving them in grave danger of complications and death, according to a report released Sunday by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights. The Center called upon Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to "immediately intervene in order to save these patients by instructing the Ministry of Health ...

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Sarah Salibi: Turn the Gaza Lights On

Imagine that you have to spend your night in utter darkness, to arrange your plan for each day according to a power-cut plan, or to force yourself into bed as there is nothing you can do other than to sit in the dark. Picture yourself studying for your exams using a candle, or spending all day long waiting for the electricity to come back, or walking in streets at night that are only lit by cars' headli ...

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Ma´an News Agency: In Photos – Gaza Strip Plunged Into Darkness as Fuel Runs Out

Fuel shortages have caused daily life in the Gaza Strip to grind slowly to a halt, as power plants and water pumps are forced to shut down, cutting off access to basic necessities for 1.7 million residents. The lack of diesel fuel is a result of the tightening of a 7-year-long blockade imposed on the territory by Israel with Egyptian support. Until July of this year, tunnels connecting Gaza to Egypt provide ...

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Gaza – Slow Death and Collective Punishment (Report September 2013)

Geneva - Gaza A field report has been issued by the EuroMid Observer for Human Rights in cooperation with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in London and the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations (MAPIM). The report cites re-newed and developing grim realities that are imposed by Israel on Gaza in the form of an illegal blockade since 2006.  This field report recapitulates ...

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Dina Elmuti: Palestinian children -The invisible workers of Israeli settlements

The summer air grew considerably hotter as we drove down to the Jordan Valley. Its red fertile soil radiated heat beneath our feet as we walked toward the lush agricultural field dotted with young boys picking vegetables. Wearing a red hoodie over his baseball cap, Omar, 17, quickly jumped off a tractor to greet us. He appeared thin and sun-burned and his hands felt calloused from picking vegetables bare-ha ...

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