Ivan Karakashian – Russell Tribunal 2014 – 24/09

The mass traumatization of children in Gaza during the 51 day Israeli offensive. This is shocking & harrowing testimony. “In Gaza those who have suffered most, inevitably say the least. It is the hallmark of victims everywhere but in the teeming coastal enclave the reminders of Palestinian dispossession, of repeated military assaults, of irreplaceable loss…

Testimony from Gaza: Witness to a War Crime.

Omar Mohammed Shaheen, a father of four, describes what it was like returning to his neighborhood in Beit Lahiya, Gaza after taking shelter in an UNRWA school during Israel’s latest assault. “During the first humanitarian ceasefire, I set out to go back home to check on the area and to collect more clothes and necessities for my family. I drove my car from the UNRWA school shelter where we were…

The Threads that Bind Us.

Threads that connect us all If you ask me what i remember of the Israeli assault on Gaza November 2012, there is one memory that springs immediately to my mind. It had been a night of relentless bombing. The constant whine of F16s returning with yet another cargo of death. Hearing their engines, harbingers of…

The Grandparents House ~ Gaza

Help Age International. This article was in fact written in April 2013 prior to the Israeli Offensive that began on the 8th July 2014 and rained bombs down on Gaza for 51 days. There are 191,000 people aged 60 or over living in the occupied Palestinian Territory, thats 4.4% of the total population. These are…

Ezz Al Zanoon ~ Photographer, Gaza

There are very few photographers who create art in the way that Ezz Al Zanoon does. His photographs are astounding in both composition and vision.  For me, this is an artist expressing his deepest inspiration that unfurls skywards from the rubble and dust of an apocalyptic devastation that is Gaza. Every photograph inspires me to write…