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The Lancet

By suzanna, July 6, 2011

LONDON, 5 July 2011 (IRIN) - For three years now a UK medical journal, the Lancet, has been working with Palestinian health professionals and researchers to document the effects of stressful living - coping with economic difficulties and shortages, restrictions on movement, political tensions and fear of outside attack - and has just published its latest findings.


Boats to Gaza

By suzanna, June 29, 2011

I stand in admiration to those who have organised and facilitated the latest flotilla to Gaza. The hundreds of people on board are supported by thousands more from many, many countries around the world including Israel. The money they have raised for this phenomenal civic protest comes from individual donations and fundraising. They have no support other than from civil society.


The Promise

By suzanna, February 28, 2011

Last night I watched the final part of The Promise. I hadn’t seen the previous episodes.


Amnesty International

By suzanna, February 4, 2011

I read today that Amnesty International have called Israel's so called enquiry into the attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla a 'whitewash'.

This is an extract from Amnesty's statement:

'Israeli inquiry into Gaza flotilla deaths no more than a “whitewash”

Amnesty International has condemned the findings of an Israeli inquiry into last year’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla as a “whitewash” which failed to account for the deaths of nine Turkish nationals.


The Price of Resisting

By suzanna, January 4, 2011

The Price of resisting by Jody McIntyre

On New Year’s Eve, as people across the world celebrated together, Jawaher Abu Rahmah lay alone, struggling for breath in a Ramallah hospital. The day before, the people of her village, Bil’in, in the West Bank, had marched to Israel’s wall, which cuts through half of the village, to non-violently demonstrate against the theft of their land, just as they have done every Friday since construction on the wall began in 2005.