Shattered bedroom in Beit Hanoun, Gaza

“Last Night She Was 32 Weeks Pregnant, This Morning She Is Dead”: Gaza Not A War, But A Massacre

Each day I have been in Gaza, Israel has shelled the place at least once, sometimes thee or four times, daily.  This didn’t constitute a breach of the ceasefire, Hamas kept talking. Yesterday afternoon, as I arrived back to my hotel from the shattered town of Shejaia, reports came in from IDF (Israeli military) sources…

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“They Gassed Us In Our Beds” – Residents Among The Ruins Of Shejaia, Gaza

Today, I am in Shejaia, a large Gaza town of some 150,000 inhabitants. On 31st July, Israel launched a full scale assault on its residents, using poison gas, F-16 and ground troops. Whole neighborhoods have been flattened to rubble, many others are littered with shattered buildings, leaning precariously, their innards exposed to the elements. Four…

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In Pictures: This is What Israel Did to the Gaza Town of Beit Hanoun

Today I have been speaking with families in Beit Hanoun, Gaza. The town sits on the northern tip of the Gaza Strip, just kilometres from Israel’s Apartheid Wall.  The 8m high wall, controlled by the Israeli military, encircles Gaza, creating what United Nations under secretary general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes…