MECA and Gaza's Ark partnered on this effort. Our Gaza Project Director Dr. Mona El-Farra commented, “This is an innovative and positive example of how people around the world can work in partnership to support Gaza. Through this small aid effort, we are helping the local producers as well as needy families in Gaza. These families have been impoverished by decades of occupation and years of a tight blockade; many were also hit savagely by the latest Israeli offensive.”
Dania Husni al-Jaabari, 14, from Hebron won first place in The Mental-Arithmetic International Competition in Singapore. Ahmad Ayman Nashwiyeh, 8, also from Hebron, came in second place. Some 3,000 participants from more than 15 countries took part in the competition.
There is something strange about the death of these children passing without the uproar we’ve gotten used to, an uproar that in actuality never got us anywhere. But still, having someone scream in the face of this death is necessary, it tells us that there is still a pulse beating in this world. The absence of any noise, however, killed this pulse.
Othman, 15, from the Old City in Jerusalem, has been under house arrest for the past 11 months on suspicion of throwing stones. “The longer the house arrest lasts, the greater the psychological impact,” says Hassan Faraj, a psychologist for the charity Médecins Sans Frontières. “The family must play the role of prison warden and parents at the same time.”
"I am Rama. I wish I could have my old classroom back. I am 10 years old and in fifth grade. My classroom in Gaza has been destroyed. I hope that it is rebuilt one day soon so I can study with my friends inside it once more. I have so many fond memories in this place."
When Israel’s national water company operates more than 40 wells in the West Bank, appropriates Palestinian water resources and controls the valves, is it any surprise that priority is given to Israeli settlements?
However, 18 UNRWA schools still house more than 30,000 people who have no home or temporary solution. They are waiting for Gaza’s promised reconstruction while living in classrooms that were modified into small one-room apartments. - See more at:
In 2013, the UN children's fund (UNICEF) reported that Israel was the only country in the world where children were "systematically tried" in military courts and gave evidence of practices it said were "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment."
The story of Atta, a Palestinian boy who was shot by Israeli soldiers and is now paralyzed. Atta's friend Mohammed explains what happened and invites viewers to see bits of his life in Jalazone Refugee Camp.
A benefit concert by Christy Moore for the children of Gaza has raised €27,871.41 ($34,338.60). The concert held at Vicar Street in Dublin on Sunday 12th October featured musicians Declan Sinnott, Vickie Keating, Jimmy Higgins, Mick Blake and poet, Paula Meehan, along with Christy Moore, and was enjoyed by over 1000 people.
Listen to recording from the concert: http://bit.ly/gig4gaza
Orwa is the third Palestinian child killed by Israeli soldiers or settlers in 8 days. Defence for Children International-Palestine says he is the tenth Palestinian child gunned down by Israeli forces in the West Bank this year.
Five year-old Enas Khalil died after an Israeli settler hit the Palestinian girl with his car in the town of Sinjil, near Ramallah Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, the settler fled the scene after the incident.
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