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Running In The Rubble Of Gaza (Video)

info-pictogram1 Palestinian Olympic runner Nader Al-Masri isn’t letting the destruction left by the Israeli attacks on Gaza keep him from training and running for Palestine.

UK government to block arms exports to Israel if military action resumes

Announcement comes after lengthy dispute between leading Tories and Liberal Democrats over restriction of arms sales

A girl sits on the ruins of her family's home in Gaza

A girl sits on the ruins of her family’s home that witnesses say was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in the Beit Hanoun neighbourhood of Gaza City Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

By: Rupert Neate


The British government will suspend some of its arms exports to Israel if hostilities resume in Gaza due to concerns that the British-made products could be used by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).

The business department said a review of UK exports to Israel had identified the 12 licences for “components which could be part of equipment used by the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza“. They include equipment for military radar, combat aircraft and tanks.

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Ali Sha’boub ash-Shinbari, 9 years old, was killed on July 23, 2014, in an Israeli bombing of a UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. The attack killed 15 others and, critically injured many more.

In this video, Ali shares his aspirations of becoming a lawyer. His exact words: “I am Ali Shinbari. I live in Al Amal Orphanage in Gaza. When I grow up I want to be a lawyer.”

This video is sponsored by the Olive Kids, an Australian charity foundation that seeks to facilitate financial support, education and medical assistance to Palestinian children.

Source: Olive Kids and IMEMC