Please take a moment to watch this important video on the ongoing water crisis in Gaza caused by the Israeli blockade. This video from Rakan Abed El Rahman was published by the Middle East Eye on March 5, 2020.
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.
Over the last twelve years I have traversed this path into Gaza at least once each year, often more frequently, and I have watched as the rubble that remained after Israel destroyed the Erez industrial zone has disappeared into the surrounding landscape, ground down by tanks during multiple invasions and grown over by weeds.
Two years ago I interviewed Samar Zaanin in Gaza. Samar, then 24, worked as an English teacher in a United National Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Gaza.
Join us in Washington, DC! We are looking forward to a discussion about Gaza and advocacy efforts during the upcoming gathering in Washington, DC “Preparing for 2020: Advocating for Rights, Justice & Freedom” planned for Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8.
From Brooklyn to Chicago, supporters of Palestinian rights organized actions in solidarity with besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip this month. This summer marks five years since the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza and 12 years since the imposition of the blockade on the Gaza Strip.
This summer marks the fifth anniversary of the attack on Gaza in 2014 which lasted for seven weeks. During the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, 2,104 Palestinians were killed, including 1,462 civilians, among them 495 children and 253 women.
Marking five years since the Israeli army assaults on Gaza resulted in widespread death and destruction, Chicago activists are planning three days of action to highlight the ongoing blockade and Israeli military occupation 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
Since his return to the Gaza Strip following his national speaking tour in the US, Palestinian writer and activist, Ahmed Abu Artema has appeared twice in events in Gaza about the tour.
AFSC's #GazaMarchTour, featuring Palestinian writer and peace activist Ahmed Abu Artema, came to an end in the last week of March. Yet Ahmed's tour of more than ten cities in the United States, left significant footprints in all the places he visited.
March 30 marks the first anniversary of the start of the Great March of Return. Please join us in action on March 30 by organizing an event in your community.
Ahmed Abu Artema is the Palestinian writer, refugee, nonviolent advocate, and visionary who inspired the Great March of Return. In March, he will share his experiences with people in cities across the U.S. as part of the AFSC speaking tour “Hashtags to headlines: How the Gaza Great March of Return challenged the world.”
Ahmed Abu Artema is a Palestinian writer and activist who believes in civil nonviolent struggle to achieve justice, freedom, and equality.
Conversation Across the Fence: Abu Artema Speaks to Israeli Conscientious Objectors - +972 01/02/2019
A rare event took place in Tel Aviv. It gathered Israeli conscientious objectors and Ahmed Abu Artema, one of the leaders and key organizers of the Great March of Return, who spoke to the objectors virtually.
On December 30, 2018 New York Times readers received their morning briefing and it read “Shutdown, McKinsey, Gaza.”
"A Palestinian Instagrammer in the Gaza Strip wants to show us a different side of life there..."
“There’s going to be a party tonight!” It’s 12 a.m. The entire house had gone to sleep and I’m sitting lazily on my desk studying, trying my best to ignore the infuriating buzz of the drones roaming above my head...
"At times of war you become extra alarmed. You become a navigator as you try to predict how far each bombing is from your house and who of your beloved lives near the area you’ve predicted. And when you’re done with your calculations, you pray you were wrong..."
"Dear Blockade, I was 14 when I first met you. You never asked me to be friends, you just took over my life. You grew as I grew. I'm writing to you because you're a part of my life..."
A US Congressional briefing focusing on mental health in Gaza will be held at noon on Thursday, November 29 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203 in Washington, DC.