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· August, 2014

Stories about Palestine from August, 2014

30 August 2014

As Bombs Go Silent, Testimonies Mount That Israeli Soldiers Used Gazans as Human Shields

Accusation made by Palestinians, several NGOs, and the United Nations against Israel for its use of Palestinian civilians as human shields.

Between Bombs and Rebuilding in Gaza, Palestinian Activists are Fighting for the Environment

What is it like to be a climate activist in Palestine living under occupation? We speak to a West Bank-based environmental activist.

27 August 2014

Ceasefire Reached in Gaza After 50 Days of War and Catastrophic Damage

Seventy-two percent of the 2137 Palestinians killed in this offensive were civilians. One-third of Gaza's population has been made homeless.

26 August 2014

Scholars and Experts Are Urging the German Government to Rethink Its Unconditional Support of Israel

Due to several anti-Semitic outbursts from some protesters, reporting on Gaza in Germany over the past few weeks has been overshadowed by a debate on anti-Semitism.

24 August 2014

‘We Are All Numb': Gazan Woman Recalls Israeli Attack That Made Dozens of Her Neighbours Homeless

"Within the minute we heard two huge bombs. We were all in shock. My brother went to check and immediately came back downstairs to announce that it's completely gone."

Neighbours Tweet the Terrifying Moment Israeli Forces Destroy a 12-Storey Gaza City Apartment Tower

Twenty-two civilians, including 11 children, were injured. Israel used its infamous 'knock on roof' method to warn residents.

23 August 2014

Over 300 Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants Condemn Israel's ‘Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza’

Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities or depriving people of electricity and water, say Jewish survivors, their descendants and victims of the Nazi genocide.

22 August 2014

Indian Broadcaster NDTV's Report on Gaza Rocket Launch Becomes Fodder for Propaganda

NDTV journalists caught militants assembling a rocket in Gaza on camera, but the story has been "distorted by the twin forces of internet virality and the Israel-Palestinian spin machine."

20 August 2014

Another Ceasefire Collapses in Gaza, Death Toll Rises Above 2,000

Yet again, both Hamas and Israel exchanged blame for the failure of the so-called peace talks.

“I Don’t Love You Death, But I’m Not Afraid of You”: Palestinian Resistance Poet Samih Al-Qasim Loses Battle to Cancer

Given his importance, it seems only fitting that upon hearing news of his death, Palestinians immediately took to social media to mourn their “resistance poet.”

18 August 2014

Mother-Daughter Duo Walk the Sarajevo Red Carpet in Palestinian Flag Dresses

Sabina Šabić, executive producer of Sarajevo War Theater, stirred comments when she appeared with her daughter at the famed Sarajevo Film Festival in gowns made from the Palestinian flag.

16 August 2014

Jewish-American Journalist Max Blumenthal Visits Gaza and Tweets Images of a Devastated City

Jewish-American journalist, author and blogger, Max Blumenthal, visited Gaza's Beit Hanoun, accompanied by Palestine-based journalist Dan Cohen. They share photographs of the "completely flattened" town.

14 August 2014

Palestinians Tweet Tips to Ferguson Protesters Dodging Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets & Police Aggression in Missouri, USA

As soon as police used teargas on protesters in the U.S. suburb Ferguson, Palestinians on Twitter responded with advice on how to deal with it.

12 August 2014

20-year-old Dalia Alnajjar is Blogging About Life and Death in Gaza

"Writing is the anchor I use to keep me from drowning inside myself," writes Palestinian blogger Dalia Alnajjar, 20, from Gaza.

On the First Day of Gaza's Ceasefire, a Visit to a Shelter Under a Supermoon

The Bridge

As the bombs go silent in Gaza during another 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, 20-year-old Dalia Alnajjar ventures out to meet some families living in a crowded make-shift shelter.

5 August 2014

Following a Ceasefire in Gaza, Infographics Show the Scale of 30 Days of Death and Damage

A 72-hour ceasefire started today after 30 days of an Israeli invasion of Gaza, which was met by Hamas rockets. Here's a tally of the damage in charts.

How a Jewish-American Author's Facebook Page Became a Hub for Citizen Reporting on Gaza

The Bridge

Naomi Wolf and her growing 79,000 followers are curating and verifying content as well as sifting through the propaganda and media bias on Gaza.

4 August 2014

A Sick Game: Bomb Gaza on Google Play Removed After Complaints

An Android game which allows gamers to carry out airstrikes on Gaza has been removed from Google Play after much criticism and anger

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