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…

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Take action: Contact FIFA about the demolition of Umm Al Khair village

Take action: Contact FIFA  On Tuesday 9th August 2016 the Israeli army demolished five homes of the Al Hathaleen family in Umm Al Khair, continuing the cycle of demolition-rebuild-demolition over eight recent years.  Three of the demolished structures were funded by the European Union. FIFA has recently produced a video featuring Umm Al Khair, entitled “Football…

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,…

The fate of two Palestinian villages

This is an urgent request for action as the communities of two Bedouin villages are under the immediate threat of demolition. Earlier this year we wrote to you about two Bedouin villages under threat of demolition. Almost six thousand of you wrote to your MPs asking them to demand the foreign secretary protests in the strongest terms…