Israeli military denies shooting into large crowds of hungry people and says most were killed in crush or run over trying to escape
Conscientious objector Sofia Orr explains why she never wavered in her decision despite the crackdown in Israel against opponents of the war.
The attacks on Basel Adra and Yuval Abraham illustrate the repressive forces working to silence those who speak hard truths about Israeli apartheid.
The idea for the “This is Gaza” series came a few days after the war on Gaza started in October. The images we were all getting in the media were similar to the images we got from Gaza in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2019; they were images of killed people, mostly women and children, and of destroyed buildings. Despite the importance of conveying these images to the world, we felt that they were missing something important: images of life. We saw dead people without seeing what they did when they were alive, and we saw destroyed buildings with- out seeing them when they were schools, mosques, theatres or sports clubs. Just as the images were only of war and death, the voices talked only about war and death. As an organization that works in arts and culture, we asked ourselves: where are the voices of artists and writers? Do these voices, and the images they convey, have a place amidst such terrible tragedy? We decided to launch this modest attempt at presenting some of the literary voices in Gaza, first because they deserve to be heard, because these voices go further and deeper than media reports and political statements, and because the voice and image of Gaza are incomplete without those of artists and writers. In Gaza there are hundreds of literary writers, theatre practitioners, musicians, film-makers and visual artists, and tens of theatre and music groups, galleries, museums, libraries and cultural centres, just like in any other urban community in the world.
Exclusive: UN special rapporteur on the right to food Michael Fakhri says denial of food is war crime and constitutes ‘a situation of genocide’
Yuval Abraham criticises German officials, saying statement devalues term ‘antisemitism’ and puts Jewish lives in danger
GENEVA (23 February 2024) – Any transfer of weapons or ammunition to Israel that would be used in Gaza is likely to violate international humanitarian law and must cease immediately, UN experts* warned today.
This brief outlines key violations of the ICJ provisional measures over the past month.
New incident with medical evacuation at Al Amal hospital marks unacceptable security conditions for humanitarian aid delivery
Statement by the Humanitarian Country Team in Palestine
Systematic Violation of Human Rights: The Incarceration Conditions of Palestinians in Israel Since October 7 | Report
PHRI’s newest report thoroughly investigates the incarceration conditions of Palestinians since the implementation of the “lockdown” measures following the war’s onset. It extensively explores the restrictions and the systematic violations of the rights of Palestinians in Israeli custody.