Palestine Briefing June 2017

Palestine Solidarity Campaign  Palestine Briefing June 2017 Download a PDF version of the Palestine Briefing June 2017. __________________________________________________ Illegal Israeli Settlements There are 588,000 Israeli settlers living on stolen Palestinian land. Since 1967 Israel has established over a hundred settlements in the West Bank, and dozens more settlement outposts. These settlements are established on vast tracts of land…

Gaza Lives: Students tell their stories

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. Photo: al-Aqsa University My name is Abd Albawwab. I’m a senior student at al-Aqsa University of Gaza. Like thousands of undergraduates, I’m worried about unemployment after graduation. Because of the…

Gaza Lives: Abdalaziz’s story

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. Photo: Erez Crossing by amillionwaystobe (Flickr) My name is Abdalaziz. I’m one of thousands of Palestinian graduates who are stranded in a never-ending queue of unemployment. I might sound…

Gaza Lives: Hazem’s story

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan My name is Hazem and I’m 23 years old. Israel’s siege severely impacts education in the Gaza Strip. Education requires an environment that stimulates children to…

Gaza Lives: Hayat’s story

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan My name is Hayat. Johr Al-Deek is an area that many have not heard of. It is somewhere between Gaza City and outlying camps. This village,…

Gaza Lives: Shuja’iyya

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. On 20th July 2014, as many as 150 Palestinians were killed in Shuja’iyya after Israeli forces devastated the area. Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam – Shuja’iyya, July 2014 Read four…

Gaza Lives: Intimaa’s story

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. My name is Intimaa and I’m a student from Gaza. During the last war on Gaza in 2014, I was in the United States finishing my master’s degree. I…

Gaza Lives: Nour’s story

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. My name is Nour Sulaiman. I’m a student at al-Aqsa University in Gaza, an activist with the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, and the coordinator of the Palestinian Students’…

Gaza Lives: Haidar’s story

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. My name is Haidar and I’m a professor at al-Aqsa University in Gaza. I have witnessed three huge massacres committed by apartheid Israel, almost lost my life more than…