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The Agonizing Reason I'm Unable To Visit My Husband And Parents

Deema El Ghoul | Posted 03.31.2017 | World
Deema El Ghoul

In Sweden, where I was born, all that's needed to travel is a Google search for hotel deals and a few clicks to book a flight. Yet in the Gaza Strip, where my parents were born and I live now, being able to travel is akin to achieving a miracle.

A Vacation and Family Reunion in Gaza? If Only...

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 10.20.2016 | World
Hani Almadhoun

My situation is not unique. People coming from the Gulf and Europe to visit their families in Gaza lose their jobs, scholarships, or miss their classes -- all for wanting to see a sick parent or meet a new family member.

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...

Egyptian Activists Cross Into Gaza

The Huffington Post | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

A convoy of about 500 Egyptian activists crossed into the Gaza Strip last week to deliver medical supplies and show solidarity with Palestinians as th...

Egypt Blocks 1,200 From Entering Gaza To Protest Israeli Closures

AFP | Adel Zaanoun (AFP) – 8 Hours Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip -- Hundreds of people including international activists protested on both sides of a Gaza Strip border crossing on Thursday ...

Gaza Freedom March Blocked by Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry just informed us that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January.

Allowed No Passage, Laila El-Haddad Returns to the U.S.

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

As the saga of journalist and blogger Laila El-Haddad moved into its 36th hour at the airport and her tweeting and blogging ceased, fans, friends, and readers became concerned.

Hamas Rejects Israeli Cease-Fire Demands

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas will not accept Israeli conditions for a cease-fire in Gaza and would continue armed resistance until the offensive ends, Khaled Meshal, the lea...