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Gaza Seige

Palestinian Woman Fights Back And Attacks Her Harasser (Video)

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 12.04.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Earlier this week, a group of Palestinian students kept away from their schools and universities by the closure of the Rafah crossing organized a prot...

Gaza Is a Battleground for Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli Fish

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Hani Almadhoun

Most of Gaza's fishermen will complain about the restrictions in the Gaza sea. They are currently only allowed to fish about three miles away from shore, though according to previous treaties, Gazan fishermen should be allowed to go up to 12 miles in the water.

Medieval Times Are Alive and Well in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Hani Almadhoun

No power, no fuel, and little water: darkness is everywhere, the public is deeply distrustful, and the only people making a living are those who walk around town flaunting big guns often accompanied by a huge entourage.

Cloud Computing & Outmaneuvering the Gaza Siege

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

While the siege in Gaza has a harmful impact on all business sectors, one sector might have suffered less than all the others. The Gaza Information Technology sector might have thrived due to the siege.

Ramadan In Gaza: Short on Cash, Not Chicken

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Israel's policies towards Gaza may actually be empowering Hamas as the governing party. Lifting the siege of Gaza during Ramadan would be a powerful symbolic gesture and shift the pressure on Hamas to reciprocate.

Gaza Insomnia: No Rest For The Besieged

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Due to the constant power cuts and limited access to the World Wide Web, people who live outside Gaza are more informed about what goes inside it than those who call it home.

The Environmental Toll of the Gaza Siege

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Humans are not the only ones paying a toll for the policies toward Gaza -- the ecosystem of this narrow strip of land is suffering too. Here are few areas where the Gaza siege leaves its footprints.

The Sequel for the Gaza Siege Coming Soon

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The Israeli government's easing of the siege on Gaza was approve on Sunday days after Jerusalem had issued a non-binding declaration supporting such a move last week; whether the siege itself will end is another question.

The Siege on Gaza is Israel's Greatest Gift to Hamas

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The Gaza siege is not helping to make Israel safer; it is only giving their "enemies" breathing room and a chance to reorganize.

The Freedom Flotilla, Winners and Losers

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The difference between the Somali pirates and the Israeli ones is the quality of their press releases. The Israeli pirates also happen to have much better uniforms.

Egypt's Wall Should Protect Egypt, Not Punish the People of Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Name calling and tarnishing the image of frail Gazans by casting them as monstrous smugglers is unfortunate and has to stop.

Smoothies in Gaza: In Defiance of Nature and the Siege

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

As you know, people in Gaza lose their jobs, others lose loved ones and even their own lives, but that does not mean I have to lose my mojo. I am not going to let an international embargo kill my smoothie buzz.

The Endless Adventure of Trying to Leave Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

If Hamas has a reason to ban you from traveling they will, and occasionally they'll detain you.

No Way Out: I'm Trapped in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

I am being told that it will be "unlikely" for me to make my way out of Gaza due to the ongoing Israeli-Egyptian siege that has closed borders on every front. Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world.

God, Painkillers, and Politics in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Israel's siege is achieving the exact opposite of what it hoped. The tougher life gets, the more spiritual Gazans become, thus driving the people toward religion -- an area Hamas knows a lot about managing.

Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah: Israel Might Attack Lebanon

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The head of the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said Sunday that he had asked his fighters to be on alert for any possible Israeli attac...