Elias Isquith: Author of “The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza” tells Salon what he saw in the rubble of a land under siege.
Carolina Miranda: The exhibition’s title, “Gaza: Mowing the Lawn,” takes its name from a term that has been used by Israeli military strategists to describe the every-few-years bombings of Palestinian territories.
While Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are subject to strict limitations on movement into East Jerusalem, part of the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel has historically made gestures ahead of and during Ramadan, partially easing restrictions.
Ali Abunimah: Israeli forces boarded and commandeered the Marianne on Monday, one of four boats that were bound for Gaza in the latest attempt to break the tight Israeli siege of the occupied territory.
In the report, the commission urges all actors to take immediate steps to ensure accountability, including by guaranteeing the rights of all victims to an effective remedy.
Silvia Boarini: In the narrow alleys of Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Muaath Atef points to a rooftop. “There, that’s a nice bit of plastic,” he laughs. Behind that bit of plastic lies a garden set up by Karama, a volunteer community organization in the camp.
Communications Ministry instructed to look into ways to stop the broadcast, investigate funding legality.
Barak Ravid: Commission chair urges international community to act on conclusions of the report – primarily by supporting an investigation by the International Criminal Court in The Hague in to the status of the occupied Palestinian territories.
Philip Farah: While the media has mostly focused on the violence, labor and student unions, women’s groups, and village committees have always played a prominent role in the struggle. However, civil society leaders have always had to contend with Israeli repression.