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Victims of Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla fear legal case will be dropped over new political deal

There is concern from plaintiffs that ‘politics is trampling on justice’ following an agreement to restore diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey, writes Robert Fisk  890 more words


It Starts to Feel Like Home

Its 2am, the power is out, feeling the breeze coming from the sea

Very dark outside, you hear nothing except the waves lapping at the shore,The weather is changing I can feel it, it will be cold soonNot sure if I am ready for it… 297 more words

My Thoughts

We must avoid the risk of sleep-walking into another violent conflict in Gaza

On 19 October I briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East. Although international focus on the Question of Palestine may have been overtaken by the tragedy in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, but it cannot be allowed to be relegated to a secondary problem. 1,459 more words

Middle East

ISIS Battles Israel From Gaza Strip

ISIS says it was behind a rocket strike against Israeli civilians launched from the Gaza Strip on October 5th.

While it’s been reported for some time that the Islamic State has sympathizers and even cells operating from Gaza, now the movement is making official its presence in the Palestinian coastal enclave. 142 more words


Israel slates Gaza for fighting back but why the double standards on “resistance”?



Hamas fighter, Gaza 2014 (from Chris Hughes, Daily Mirror) and Jewish Resistance fighter, France 1944 (WW2 website)

The Palestinians of Gaza consider themselves to be living within “occupied territory”, a fact recognised by United Nations Human Rights Council and Human Rights Watch due to the fact that Israel maintains control of Gaza’s airspace, waters and borders. 1,634 more words

Disaster risk reduction project launched in Mozambique

The project launched in Gaza province in central Mozambique by the organization’s national director Graham Strong and the Gaza province governor Stella Zeca was aimed at strengthening local communities with skills to cope with disasters. 213 more words