Monthly Archives: February 2009

Feb 25: Soldiers kneecap 17 year old Khoza’a girl

We went to see 17 year old Wafa Al Najar, who was shot yesterday, in Naser Hospital today in Khan Younis. In Palestinian tradition, both her family and neighbours were keeping her company. But they were able to do little … Continue reading

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Feb 24: Teenage girl shot in leg in Khoza’a

Today (footage here) the farmers were mostly elderly folk and mostly women and the bullets were so close they could only face 5 minutes of them. You could feel the thud of the air on your body as they flew … Continue reading

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Feb 23: The wrong way round

Today is the second day I have gone to spend the hour before sunset on a small pier that juts into the waves of the silver Gaza sea. Small lights bob from fishing boats brave or desperate enough to brave … Continue reading

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Footage of farmer being shot

So here is the footage of Mohammed being shot on Feb 18.. We haven’t been out farming again yet because rain cancelled play on Saturday, Tuesday looks like the next day.

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We saw this all before…

Gaza’s emergency shelter camps fail to meet humanitarian or political needs– first posted by my colleage T at her blog Writing from Gaza. Tuesday 10th February saw the first real rain in Gaza since the supposed “ceasefire”. Whilst most of … Continue reading

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Deaf Palestinian Farmer is 4th shot in 3 weeks

The following by my colleage E, first posted on her blog In Gaza yesterday, Feb 18. What caused the Israeli soldiers to shoot a deaf farmer today? Was he threatening? Was it because the group of farm labourers had successfully … Continue reading

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Feb 18: One of our farmers shot in foot today

There’s a preliminary report up on the ISM page, and there will be a more detailed one later, along with footage of the shooting that A and G took. As Murphy’s law would have it, this was actually the first … Continue reading

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