Headed to the beach this summer? Long car trip or airplane ride? Print out these articles to learn more about the situation in Gaza.

Take your Gaza Unlocked tote bag and head to the beach with some summer reading!

Summer Reads on Gaza


Not interested in reading - but want to view some films on Gaza instead?

Here are a selection of films to watch.

  • Multimedia: Obliterated Families This website by Anne Paq and Ala Qandil contains the stories of families who experienced catastrophic loss of multiple family members in the 2014 assault on Gaza, including photographs and interviews, as well as a movie entitled Gaza: A Gaping Wound, and analytic pieces by Amira Hass and Raja Shehadeh. https://obliteratedfamilies.com/en/
  • Movie: Killing Gaza Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen’s documentary on the Israeli army assault on Gaza in 2014 presents a “chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors.” https://vimeo.com/ondemand/killinggaza
  • Movie: Gaza in Context Made in 2016 by a team of Palestinian academics, filmmakers, and activists, this movie and its corresponding website connects the issues of Gaza to those of all Palestinians, and how violence against Gaza fits in with the various forms of oppression that Israel uses against Palestinians. http://www.gazaincontext.com/film.html
  • Movie: Flying Paper This film from directors Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill tells “the story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying” and their attempt to break a world record for kite flying. http://flyingpaper.org/watch/
  • Podcast: Palestine Now & Then On AFSC’s podcast Palestine Now & Then, Toufic Haddad and Jehad Abusalim discuss the history and current state of Gaza, covering the economic and political factors that have lead to the blockade of Gaza specifically and the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people. https://soundcloud.com/afsc-audio/palestine-now-then-e3-understanding-gaza-interview-with-toufic-haddad