On February 19, 2020 Rep. Pocan and Rep. Dingell sent a letter, signed by an additional 33 members of congress, to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that he reinstate US assistance to Palestine and support an end to the blockade of Gaza.
AFSC's Jehad Abusalim and Raji Sourani from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights talk with Amy Goodman about Israel's latest attacks on Gaza on Democracy Now! on May 6, 2019
Ahmed Abu Artema is a Palestinian writer and activist who believes in civil nonviolent struggle to achieve justice, freedom, and equality.
During my visit to Israel and Palestine earlier this month I was able to spend five and a half hours in Gaza. I intended to spend several days visiting AFSC’s staff and partners in Gaza but the Israeli military didn’t approve the permits I required to enter Gaza until the day before I was scheduled to return to the United States.
On June 1st, 2018 Palestinian medic Razan Najjar was shot and killed by Israeli snipers while providing assistance to Palestinians injured during nonviolent Palestinian protests near the Gaza fence in Khan Younis. Razan was wearing a uniform that clearly identified her as a medic when she was shot.
During the Great Return March, university student Muawiya Alai volunteered with a Palestinian Red Crescent medical team providing assistance to those injured during the protests. While in the field and wearing his medical uniform, Muawiya and a colleague were shot by Israeli snipers.