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In Gaza, justice delayed is justice denied

Ahmad Abu Raida (Photo courtesy of DCI-Palestine) Israeli army investigators have not even contacted the teenage victim of one of the few alleged war crimes it says it is probing. More than two months after Israel’s assault on Gaza began, victims of the air, land, and sea invasion continue to have no recourse against their occupiers. It’s been nearly two months since 17-year-old Ahmad Abu Raida says he was ...

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‘Clock Is Ticking’ for War-Ravaged Gaza; Promises on Rebuilding Must ‘Quickly Materialize’

  Human Wrongs Watch On the heels of last week’s visit to Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 21 October 2014 told the Security Council today that promises made at a recent donor conference on rebuilding the war-ravaged enclave must “quickly materialize” into concrete assistance on the ground, especially as winter approaches. “Nothing could have prepared me for what I witnessed in Gaz ...

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Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

  Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Weibel (UNICEF*) – For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery. GAZA, State of Palestine, 30 September 2014 — Ten-year-old Shaima lives in Shuja’iyeh in eastern Gaza City, a crowded neighborhood now mostly reduced to a vast expanse of rubble. The threat of explosive remnan ...

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​’20 years needed to rebuild homes in Gaza because of Israeli restrictions’

Human Wrongs Watch By Russia Today (RT)*, 3 September 2014 — It will take 20 years to rebuild only houses in Gaza, not schools, not hospitals, not other civilian infrastructure, which has been damaged during Israeli operations, Ruth Allan of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told RT.* A long-term truce in Gaza was agreed with Israel last week. Israel Defense Forces began operation Protective Edge in the Hamas- ...

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In 2008 Israel Agreed to a Protocol for the Port of Gaza. Why not now?

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children In August, 2008, I and forty-three other participants motored into Gaza by sea in two converted fishing boats, becoming the first to openly succeed in doing so since 1967.  The entry stamp in our passports reads “Gaza port” and was created for the occasion.  We carried a modest cargo of hearing aids for the children of the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children. Israel tried m ...

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10,000 protest in Tel Aviv for a just peace, end to occupation

"Under a coalition of Israeli left-wing political parties and organizations, thousands gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in the largest anti-war demonstration since the outbreak of violence in Gaza. Some 10,000 Israelis flooded Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square under the slogan “Changing direction: toward peace, away from war” in the largest anti-Gaza war demonstration in Israel since the outbreak of hostilities mo ...

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Vigil for Peace in Gaza and Israel

NYC August 15 - In front of Gandhi statue in Union Square, a vigil was held to ask for a nonviolent solution to end the conflict in Gaza and Israel, followed by a ceremony for people to send their best wishes of peace and hope to those affected by the conflict in the region, as well as here in NYC. Emiko Nagano, one of the organizer of the event says "I have been deeply affected by the news and images comin ...

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Jews & Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies

New York, 08/11/2014 The social group #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies got together today outside of the United Nations for a silent protest to hold the leaders of the world, the professionals who promised peace and security, accountable for their failures and in the memory of those who have lost their lives in the recent war in Gaza. ...

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It’s doable: Peace Israel-Palestine (1)

This article was first published on TFF PressInfo Violence is a dead end Look at the violence in Gaza today, DR Congo (6 million dead), Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia etc: Isn’t it obvious that the world needs a completely new approach to conflicts? We’ll never rid the world of conflicts, conflicts is part of human and social life. Conflict-prevention is a meaningless term. But we can rid the world of mo ...

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