Stories about Palestine from July, 2014
#GazaNames: Celebrities and Activists Remember Gaza's Dead
GazaNames campaign features dozens of celebrities and activists holding signs with the names of the victims of the war on Gaza which has so far killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.
Israel's Protective Edge Has Killed More Palestinians in Gaza Than Operation Cast Lead Did in 2008
A total of 1,437 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as Israel continues its offensive against the enclave for the 24th day, surpassing that in Cast Lead, six years ago.
[Warning: Graphic] Video From Gaza Documents the Killing of Journalist Ramy Ryan by Israeli Missiles
At the time of writing, Gaza's death toll is 1,361, among whom 315 are children.
As Another School and Shelter in Gaza is Bombed, a UN Spokesman Breaks Down in Tears in a Video Interview
"Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza. Today the world stands disgraced."
‘Shots Started Ringing Everywhere. Then What? Then People Being Hit, Screams, Utter Chaos’
A young Gazan man recalled on Facebook the death and devastation he witnessed during the Israeli assault on Khuza'a, which killed two of his cousins.
Under Bombs, Gaza's Doctors Are Saving Lives and Tweeting Heartbreaking Stories Between Shifts
Doctors at an overcrowded hospital have safely delivered a baby from the corpse of a nine-month pregnant mother killed in an air strike.
Palestinians Accuse Israel of War Crimes, Push for ICC Trial Gets Support Online
Palestinian officials have started legal proceedings to put Israel on trial in the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes. Online, netizens tweet their support.
PHOTO: Palestinians Teach Life
Palestinian Sayel tweets to his 1,800 plus followers on Twitter the following photograph of Gazans planting flowers in Israeli shells. He notes: Palestinians from the Gaza planting flowers in Israeli shells being thrown at their houses.We teach life,Sir! #Gaza. pic.twitter.com/V04x0nVXTa — صايل (@Falestinianism) July 26, 2014 Today is Day 19...
Gaza Survivor's Twitter Timeline Reveals the Slow Horror of the Massacre at Khuza'a
Reports out of Khuza'a, which has no water, food and shelter, suggest Israel forces weren't letting residents leave the village during the offensive.
Photo: Watching Rockets Fly Over Gaza from Space
From outer space, astronaut Alexander Gerst watches as Gaza erupts in flames. He tweets: My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel pic.twitter.com/jNGWxHilSy — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 23, 2014 This photograph has been retweeted 33K times so far.
Shelling of a School Where Gazans Had Taken Shelter Kills Women, Children and UN Staff
A total of 800 Palestinians have so far been killed and more than 5,200 injured since clashes between Israel and Gaza started 18 days ago.
Timeline of Israeli Air Attacks on Gaza in 2014
CrowdVoice, a user-powered service that tracks voices of protest from around the world, lists a timeline of Israeli air attacks on Gaza in 2014. Here's an excerpt from their “explore the backstory” section: A series of abductions and murders has inflamed age-old tensions and sparked armed unrest in Gaza. It...
Israel Struggles to Win “Hearts and Minds” in Media War on Palestine
Israeli social media strategist Niv Calderon is waging a war of words on Palestine. “There is a media war, and each citizen, each computer user, is a soldier,” he says.
The Death and Gloom of Donetsk and Gaza
How did RuNet users react to the twin events of July 17, the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17, and the beginning of Israel’s ground assault into the Gaza Strip?
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Seems to Have Forgotten His Country's Ill Treatment of Journalists
Khalid Alkhalifa took a dig at NBC after it pulled Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza for "doing his journalistic duty." Twitter users quickly reminded Alkhalifa of Bahrain's own shoddy record.
Day of Horror in Gaza as Israel Bombs Residential Neighbourhood, Death Toll Crosses 450
Day 13 - Confirmed - 437 Palestinians killed.
Twitter Users Call the NY Times Out On Shifting Coverage of Israeli Bombing On Gazan Children
"Joan of Arc drawn to stake, and into center of large fire." Find out how this relates to the Press coverage of the Israeli offensive on Gaza.
The World Stands With Palestine: Protests On Every Continent
Protests have sprung up in numerous cities around the world to support Palestine and call for an end to the ongoing attacks. Here are photographs from some.
Palestinians are Friends with Journalists
Marcelino Torrecilla N. has started a series in Spanish called Stories from Gaza. The first installment by this United Arabe Emirates based Colombian was published on El Tiempo of Bogotá and tells a story of two Gulf News journalists in Abu Dhabi. Taking pictures in the Gulf is challenging and...
Jews and Arabs in Chile, Home to One of the Largest Palestinian Communities, Call for Peace in Israel and Gaza
Palestinian and Jewish communities have called on each other to speak out against human rights abuses, while politicians are urging the government to take its condemnation of Israeli shelling further.
It's Raining Fire in Gaza: Israel Starts Ground Invasion
Palestinians say it is raining fire in Gaza, after Israel started ground operations into the besieged enclave tonight.