Noam Chomsky Delivers Gaza Speech

By Sahar Zivan, October 19, 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguistics professor and prominent Israel critic Noam Chomsky has spoken at a conference at the Islamic University in Gaza.


Rockets and mortar rounds fired from Gaza

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 11, 2012

More than 60 rockets and mortar rounds — the highest number since June — were fired from Gaza towards Israel over the Simchat Torah holiday following an Israeli strike on jihadist terrorists in the Strip.

The Israeli attack was carried out from the air in a joint IDF-Shin Bet operation last Sunday afternoon.


Peace at Israel/Gaza fence as internet cables laid

By Anna Sheinman, October 5, 2012

For a brief period there was peace along a half kilometre stretch of the security fence between Israel and Gaza on Wednesday and Thursday, as Palestinian and Israeli companies worked together to lay high speed internet cables for Gaza.


Gaza charity posts ‘Nazi Zionists’ link

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2012

A co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement (FGM), who redistributed an antisemitic video, issued a public apology on the pro-Palestinian charity’s website yesterday.

Greta Berlin shared the video, which accuses Jews of orchestrating the Holocaust, on her private Facebook page as well as FGM’s Twitter feed.


Boy's death sparks anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza

By Anna Sheinman, September 27, 2012

The death of a three-year-old boy in a fire has sparked a rare anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza.

Over 500 protesters in the Bureij refugee camp called for the toppling of the ruling group after the child died when a candle, which had been lit during a power cut, burned down his family’s house, Reuters reported. The fire also caused critical burns to his infant sister.


How bad is life in Gaza?

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 13, 2012

Although partisan views dominate much of what has been said about the lives of the 1.6 million people in the Gaza Strip, a recent pair of conflicting reports have a degree of truth to them.


TUC will go to Gaza with PSC

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

An anti-boycott group has criticised the Trades Union Congress’ plans to visit Gaza alongside Palestine Solidarity Campaign members.

Delegates voted unanimously to back a motion for a Gaza trip, moved by Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes at the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday.


Trade union group asked to send delegation to Gaza

By Marcus Dysch, August 30, 2012

Delegates at the Trades Union Congress will push for an official delegation of British trade unionists to visit Gaza.

Only one motion on Israel and the Palestinians has been tabled for the four-day congress, which begins in Brighton on September 9.


Teenager says residents should work in the West Bank

By Sandy Rashty, August 22, 2012

A 15 year old girl, who has acted as the first female mayor of a West Bank town since participating in a summer-long youth empowerment programme, said residents should work locally rather than illegally cross the Green Line.

Bashaer Othman took the role two months ago and is reportedly responsible for all decisions, except financial ones, that govern the 9000 resident Allar town.


Peace activist who rejected Hamas denied entry to UK

By Simon Rocker, June 28, 2012

A peace activist from Gaza who has been denied entry to Britain plans to address a London audience next month —by internet.

Former Palestinian militant Mohammed Abu Muailek used to fire rockets at Israel but renounced violence, leading to his arrest and imprisonment by Hamas.