MECA's Palestine Blog

Jul 23, 2014

Here is an update from Dr. Mona El-Farra, our project director in Gaza, on how she is providing aid to children and families in Gaza with your support each and every day of the attacks. 

Jul 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, Gaza City

Today is not that much different from yesterday.  Except you read new names of the dead and the wounded and you see more patients with needs. 

Jul 22, 2014 Senior Editor Joshua Pringle spoke with Ziad Abbas, MECA's program manager for cross-cultural programs, about some of the work that the organization is doing, and how that work can be difficult to conduct in a theater of war.

Joshua Pringle: Gaza is experiencing a serious water crisis. In 2009 the Alliance launched the Maia Project, to bring clean drinking water to Gaza. What has this initiative been able to achieve so far?

Jul 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, by Safaa El Derawi writing from the Gaza Strip

In Gaza, if we do not die from Israeli military attacks, we will die from the lack of basic needs and rights.

We have been living in a bad situation for years due to the siege, but since the beginning of these intense Israeli attacks, the situation in Gaza has severely deteriorated.

Jul 21, 2014

At least 60 Palestinians were killed in Al-Shajaiya neighborhood of Gaza City today and thousands of people fleeing their homes.

Sunday, July 20, by Safaa El Derawi writing from the Gaza Strip

Jul 17, 2014


July 17th, 2014

3:22 PM PST

Jul 16, 2014

Gaza, July 16, Day 9 of the attack

Successive very strong explosions by F16 and helicopters and warships against Gaza City, mainly to the west. It is so loud. Artillery shelling to the east of the city too. And I'm told Rafah is also under heavy shelling.

Jul 15, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 3am by Safaa El Derawi writing from the Gaza Strip

I tried to write two days ago, but I did not know where I should start.

Do I start talking about the terror and the fear that we feel due to continuous bombardment of houses and agricultural lands across Gaza by Israeli warplanes? Or do I tell you about the bombing by marine boats all that make us feel that we are threatened with death at any time?  

Jul 13, 2014

Gaza – Sunday, July 13, Day 6 of the attack

3:30 am
Arafat Police Headquarters which is opposite the Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip has been hit with 4 missiles at least. Shelling is continous against Gaza city center. Both east and west. Again the Israelis are bombing so close to my building. My neighbors are all fine; they are on the floor. Broken windows and rubble every where. They hit many buildings close to my apartment. I am not there but everywhere the sound was so loud and shaking. The shelling continues...

Jul 12, 2014

Gaza – Saturday, July 12, Day 5 of the attack

The insane Israeli bombardment has not stopped. It has been going on all night and all day, every day and everywhere, coming from the sea, from the air and from land canons. Naval bombardment is pouring its lava, targeting the coast of Gaza City and further north. Numbers of the killed and injured continue to go up.

More homes are being destroyed.

A whole population is being subjected to collective punishment. This is not only a matter of war crimes. We are now facing a real genocide in Gaza.

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