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Archives by Tag 'Gaza'
The Siege of Gaza Must End
KATHY KELLY
In late June 2011, I’m going to be a passenger on “The Audacity of Hope,” the USA boat in this summer’s international flotilla to break the illegal and deadly Israeli siege of Gaza. Organizers, supporters and passengers aim to nonvi...
Subversives
MARK CHMIEL
“Don’t give up, don’t give in, don’t give out.” –John Lewis, one of the 1961 Freedom Riders My friend Hedy Epstein joined the “Move over AIPAC” protests in Washingto...
Did Egypt Really Open Rafah Crossing?
RAMZY BAROUD
For most Palestinians, leaving Gaza through Egypt is as exasperating a process as entering it. Governed by political and cultural sensitivities, most Palestinian officials and public figures refrain from criticizing the way Palestinians are treated at the R...
Gaza’s New Youth Movement
JOE CATRON
On a warm, sunny afternoon, I met Eman Sourani and Rana Baker in an airy outdoor caf? several blocks from the port of Gaza. Both are members of the Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (...
One Missile, One Playground
RAMZY BAROUD
Gaza. A “Hamas commander” drove a beat-up gray van in northern Gaza and theatrically spoke on his walkie-talkie as I sat in the passenger seat. The van was almost barren, save for the most basic equipment propelling it to m...
Walking to the Buffer Zone
JOHNNY BARBER
We marched to the buffer zone with about 20 others including members of the Beit Hanoun Local Initiative who have been organizing non-violent demonstrations for the past three years, as well as several members of GYBO (Gaza Youth Break Out). Carrying flags ...
The Future of Gaza
RIZ KHAN
RIZ KHAN (Al Jazeera): Hello and welcome. Could Hamas be a key to peace between the Israelis and Palestinians? In spite of the U.S. condemning the democratically elected organization as terrorists and Israel launching a prolonged military campaign against Hamas in Gaza, t...