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Gaza memorial and community vigil

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friday, August 21 at 6:00pm
Masjid An-Noor 1117 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA
Also see this event invitation on Facebook.

In Gaza, mock Israeli checkpoint highlights HP boycott campaign

Young Palestinians active with AFSC’s Palestine Youth: Together for Change project have been pro-actively advocating for their right of free access and movement and issues of Palestinian identity under the name Mutaharakeen (movers). One campaign being run as a part of this advocacy involves calling for Palestinians to support the international boycott Hewlett Packard (HP).

EYEWITNESS GAZA: From Trauma to Resiliance

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dr. of Peace, Alice Rothchild

Dr. Rothchild

Dr. Alice Rothchild

Dr. Rothchild reports back on her visit to Gaza in March 2015

AFSC Carolinas August 2014 Newsletter

Updates for our office as of August 8, 2014. These include reflections on the summer camps we co-hosted, perspectives on the situations in Gaza and at the US-Mexico border, and more!

Children on my mind...

Gaza children

Brothers in Gaza

It is the children who tug at my heart.  Children at the border, crowded together on mats in a huge room. Children, bloodied, with stunned faces in Gaza.  Children caught in the madness of situations they didn't create, just wanting to be with their mom and dad, just wanting to be safe.  Sometimes if feels so overwhelming.

National Day of Action to End the Assault on Gaza and to Lift the Gaza Blockade

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 11:55pm

The Remains of the Al-Dula Family Home

Al- Dula Home - A child stands amid the rubble of the destroyed Al Dalu family home, Gaza City December 3, 2012. Ten members of the Al Dalu family were killed, as well as two neighbors, by an Israeli air strike on their three-story home on November 18, 2012. Four of those killed were children, and four were women.

This Thursday, July 24, join AFSC and more than 50 other groups in protesting the ongoing attack on Gaza by writing to your government representatives and President Obama, organizing community actions, or otherwise making your voice heard.  

U.S. corporations complicit in military attacks on Gaza

A list of corporations complicit in the current attacks on Gaza. If you are interested in organizing economic activism campaigns in response to the attacks, these are companies to target. 


Gaza Writes Back: National Speaking Tour

Contributors to "Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine" are touring the San Francisco Bay Area this week.

Gaza writes back: Google hangout January 2014

Gaza Writes Back, edited by Refaat Alareer, is a compelling collection of short stories from fifteen young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel's siege and blockade. In this video, some of the authors discuss the book.

Drowning under the Gaza blockade

Gaza Flooding

An emergency worker provides assistance to Gaza residents trapped by flooding.

An emergency worker provides assistance to Gaza residents trapped by flooding caused by recent winter storms. 

One of the strongest winter storms in decades hit the occupied Palestinian territory in December. The storm brought new hardship to an already exhausted population in the Gaza Strip and exacerbated the existing humanitarian crisis caused by the seven year long Israeli blockade of Gaza.

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