On July 8th 2014 Israel launched a 7-week military assault on the Gaza Strip. AJ+ followed three Palestinians living through the war: a doctor at Al-Shifa Hospital, a student at the Islamic University of Gaza and the first female spokesperson for the Hamas government. We follow these three twenty-somethings as they cope with the chaos and uncertainty caused by the bombardment. And we watch as they each try to help Gaza in very different ways.
By: Evrim Ergin, Seda Sezer and Jonny Hog
REUTERS – Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz Holding plans to send an electricity generating vessel to Gaza to provide urgently needed power in the enclave left reeling by Israel’s Operation Protective Edge that began last month.
Cutting the Grass – A bloody ritual in the Israeli Palestinian conflict: Israelis watch the ‘spectacle’ of the bombardment of Gazans (Video)
On a hill on the Western neighbourhood of Sderot, many residents come to look over the Gaza strip, to watch the lunching of rockets from Gaza to Israel, and the attacks, of airplanes and canons of the Israeli army. The views expressed in this video are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of PassTheKnowledge. Let your opinion know below in the comments:
Apartheid #Israel massacred 1913 Palestinians but 4500 babies were born in Gaza during the bombardment
By: Seumas Milne
Global revulsion at the mind-numbing carnage of Israel’s onslaught on Gaza seems finally to have spurred some of the western political class to speak out. The resignation of Sayeeda Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim cabinet minister, in protest against her government’s “morally indefensible”stance, emboldened Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, to demand thesuspension of arms export licences to Israel.
Israeli aircraft have struck a major university in the Gaza Strip as troops continued their military campaign on the Palestinian enclave for a 27th day.A large part of the Islamic University in Gaza City was damaged by Saturday morning’s air strike. Glass of broken windows and notebooks belonging to some of the thousands of students who attended this university were scattered on the ground. No casualties were reported in the bombardment.“This underscores how unpredictable and volatility of the situation in Gaza,” Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from in front of the scene, just two hours after the bombardment, said.
Zulhilmi Zainal: “It is not HAMAS that the Israeli forces are truly trying to target. What they’re truly after is the HOPE of the Gazan people to live. It’s psychological warfare in the most brazen of forms. It’s a systematic ouster of the Gazans from their homeland and demolishing their infrastructure for Israeli occupation all in due time. And all these will only cease when all of Gaza is wiped out into the Mediterranean sea and the world applauds at the Machiavellian spectacle.“
Hamas and Israel have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire beginning on Friday at 05:00 GMT, but that truce cannot come quickly enough for those coping with the consequences of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. Hospitals are facing a shortage of medical supplies, while hundreds of thousands of people have been left without power or water. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
An Israeli tank advances in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border on Thursday. Photograph: Tsafrir Abayov/AP
Shelling continued in the Gaza Strip minutes before the ceasefire began at 8am local time and four Palestinians reported killed by Israeli tank fire
By: Harriet Sherwood, Jason Burke and Paul Lewis
A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict. The United States and United Nations brokered the temporary truce to allow for humanitarian relief and bring both sides to the table for talks on a longer-term halt to hostilities.
After a night of heavy bombardment, shelling continued in the Gaza Strip and rocket fire from Hamas hit Israel minutes before the ceasefire began at 8am on Friday local time. An Israeli army spokesman said it was looking into reports four Palestinians were killed and 15 wounded by tank fire nearly two hours after the truce began.
Delegations from Israel and Palestine are due to convene in Cairo for negotiations to be mediated by the Egyptian government.