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…

Photo: Anas al Baba/Oxfam – damaged school in Gaza, November 2014

Gaza Lives: Ahmad’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. On 20th July 2014, as many as 150 Palestinians were killed in Shuja’iyya after Israeli forces devastated the area. Photo: Mohammed al Baba/Oxfam – destroyed greenhouse in Gaza, July…

Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam – Shuja’iyya, July 2014

Gaza Lives: Wiaam’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. 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 My name…

Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam – Shuja’iyya, July 2014

Gaza Lives: Story by Anonymous

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 By Anonymous,…

Gaza Lives: Abdelrahman’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. On 20th July 2014, as many as 150 Palestinians were killed in Shuja’iyya after Israeli forces devastated the area. Photo: UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan – Scenes from Gaza After Israeli…

In Actions

Film: Where Should The Birds Fly

Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the…

Image by Mohammed Al Baba/Oxfam

Background: End the Siege on Gaza

End the Siege on Gaza Background For the last ten years, the densely populated occupied Gaza Strip has been besieged by Israel, by land, sea and air. 1.8 million Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are refugees, are effectively trapped. After three major military assaults by Israeli forces in the last eight years, resulting in…