The report details the widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. From meals prepared in a makeshift kitchen to adult prisoner "caregivers," the report also gives a rare glimpse into Palestinian children's daily living conditions in Israeli prisons.
For Syrian refugees in Jordan, the burdens of violence are present in their scant belongings, heavy mementos to remind themselves of those they lost in the war. The women keep their mobile phones like talisman, they carry within them voice messages of love, lullabies, and hope.
Shop Palestine has a great selection of bath and body products - all perfect for a Mother's Day gift! With your purchase of these high quality gifts, you are supporting women's cooperatives and businesses in Palestine.
100,000 people in Gaza are cutr off from the water network, 95% of the population relies on desalinated water which costs 5 tiems more than network water, now is the time for action to end the blockade of Gaza
On International Women’s Day, we, the Palestinian women living under Israeli occupation, announce our solidarity and extend our compassion to you. We understand what you are going through because we face similar hardships in Gaza.
The Israeli military is a constant presence in the lives of Palestinian children. Almost every night, the soldiers raid houses, wreck community buildings, fire tear gas and sound grenades, and use deadly weapons.
But in every Palestinian refugee camp, village or big city, people are making sure children have ways to experience the childhood that the Israeli occupation has stolen from them.
Israeli police invaded a Palestinian home at 2am and assaulted family members before arresting a 16-year-old boy and his parents. The toddler younger brother spent 4 hours outside the police station in his pajamas until he was released into the custody of his grandparents.
When I was growing up in a refugee camp in occupied Palestine, my parents’ time and energy was focused on just surviving. Most of the kids’ time was too. There was barely any place to play—inside our tiny house or in the alleys of the crowded, cement camp. Israeli soldiers entered the camp often and military curfews kept us inside for weeks at a time.
Congrats to Hanan Al-Hroub! She was selected as one of ten finalists for a prestigious teaching award. Hanan has developed her own approach to working with children traumatized by the physical, psychological, and emotional trauma of life under Israeli occupation. Watch this video to learn more!
“Sometimes I don’t know if my children will come home alive or not. Kids are being killed on the spot by Israeli security as criminals. This can’t last. It is getting worse and worse. The Israeli government [is] blaming the Palestinians for everything and feeding the violence."
An enormous amount of high quality work is produced in the midst of aggressive Israeli settler expansion supported by a huge military presence that is a constant threat to the family, the workers, and their very existence.
MECA and Alliance Graphics are so proud to announce that our Art Director Jos Sances was awarded the 2015 Art is a Hammer Lifetime Achievement Award by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. It’s a fitting honor for Jos who has devoted his entire life to using art as an instrument for peace and justice.
Safaa writes from Gaza: "My job at MECA takes me to communities all over the Gaza Strip—to check on water systems in schools, observe our psycho-social support program, and distribute basic necessities. I see the destruction all around, the suffering in people’s eyes, and their hopelessness about the future. The feelings of pain, loss, and sorrow are still there in the depth of our hearts."
MECA works with local community organizations on the ground so that children in refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon get food and medicine, create art and perform dances, learn about their rights, get counseling, check-ups and academic help, write hip-hop songs, and make videos. And so much more.
The Middle East Children's Alliance joined 300 organizations in signing this statement which speaks to the urgency of committing to and upholding human rights for migrants in the face of racist and xenophobic statements which demonize migrants and their families.
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