Gaza

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The "massive and unprecedented harm" inflicted on the population of Gaza during last summer's 50-day Israeli military assault stemmed from the top of the chain of command, which gave orders to shoot indiscriminately at civilians, according to the anonymous testimony of more than 60 officers and soldiers who took part in "Operation Protective Edge...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
During a brief 12 cessation of hostilities, families returned to Shujaiya in eastern Gaza, scene of some of the heaviest Israeli bombing. July 27, 2014. (Photo: Oxfam International/flickr/cc)
Just six months after donors from around the world pledged $3.5 billion towards...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A child stands in the aftermath of a shelling in Jabalia, Gaza. An estimated 500 children were killed in the 2014 attack. (Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives).
The state of Palestine on Wednesday was officially welcomed as a member of the...

Further

Job-like, Gazans get yet more bad news: Even as they squat in rubble and tents battling to keep their children alive - a fifth just froze to death - amidst cold, wet, wind, and food, fuel and power shortages, U.N. officials say a program to rebuild over 100,000 destroyed homes will end this month because ignoble world donors oblivious to their fate have reneged on funding promises. With a heartrending plea from those forgotten in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon: "We are slowly dying here."