Gaza

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

This video is from the Google Hangout organized by AFSC and Just World Books with five of the contributors to the book Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine

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.

Restricted Movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Beit Jala Prayer Protest

Palestinians meet for Prayer during a protest against the building of the Wall

Palestinians hold a Catholic mass as a weekly nonviolent witness against the Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Beit Jala, September 7, 2012. If completed as planned, the wall would cut off the Cremisan monastery from the Beit Jala community, blocking access to one of the Bethlehem area's last remaining green spaces, and a source of employment for area residents.

The Jerusalem Wall

The Wall around Jerusalem

The Separation Wall snaking around occupied East Jerusalem and separating it from the rest of the West Bank. 

At the Bethlehem Checkpoint

Two women talk with entering the checkpoint between Bethelehm and Jerusalem.

Two women stop to talk while walking through a long encaged walkway at the entrance to the checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. 

Control of Palestinian movement has been a feature of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territory since its inception in 1967.  However, over the last 14 years the draconian system of movement controls used by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory has become increasingly institutionalized and restrictive.  The permit system put in place in the early 1990s which requires that all Palestinians obtain military issued permits to move between the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem or to travel abroad is now complemented by a permanent system of roadblocks, gates, checkpoin

TODAY'S REALITIES & TOMORROW'S LEADERS: Delegation to Palestine and Israel

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, August 23, 2013 - 8:00am

This delegation will explore current realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians, including settlements, the occupation, and the peace process—by learning directly from those living there. We will also explore issues relevant to young people in the region, including efforts to educate and empower future generations working towards a just resolution to the conflict. Our itinerary will feature meetings with leaders of civil society groups, grassroots organizers, Palestinian and Israeli youth, religious leaders and more. 

August 2013 Interfaith Peacebuilders Delegation Flyer

TRAVEL TO PALESTINE/ISRAEL WITH INTERFAITH PEACE-BUILDERS AND AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
This delegation will explore current realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians, including settlements, the occupation, and the peace
process—by learning directly from those living there. We will also explore issues relevant to young people in the region, including
efforts to educate and empower future generations working towards a just resolution to the conflict. Our itinerary will feature meetings

Hold Those Who Profit From Occupation Accountable

The last week of violence, bombings, and death in Gaza, make clear that we must redouble our existing efforts to organize effective campaigns against those who profit from and are responsible for enabling Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestine.

Voices from Gaza

We are collecting stories from Palestinians whose lives are affected by the current conflict. We will continue to add more voices as our staff and partners in the region are able to collect and share more.

Learn more about AFSC's response to the crisis in Gaza.

End violence between Gaza and Israel

Gaza demonstrations across the U.S.

Gaza Demonstration in Chicago
San Francisco: United for a just Middle East peace
Gaza Demonstration in San Fransisco
Gaza Demonstration in San Fransisco
Gaza Demonstration in Chicago
Gaza Demonstration in Chicago
Gaza Demonstration in Chicago
Gaza Demonstration in Chicago
Gaza Demonstration in Chicago
Gaza Demonstration in Chicago
Gaza Demonstration in Chicago

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Images from around the US of demonstrations against the conflict between Gaza and Israel.

Gaza demonstrations across the U.S.

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