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Gaza Fire – frontline documentary

20 Aug

Short video documentary: ‘Gaza Fire’

The Palestine Chronicle, 19 August 2015.

More than a year since Israel’s devastating war in Gaza, whole communities remain affected.

The conflict left more than 2,000 Palestinians and 71 Israelis dead, while Israel’s aerial bombardment of Gaza left 18,000 homes destroyed.

The Palestinian enclave’s fire service was on the front line – desperately trying to save people caught in the fighting. One year on, Gaza’s firefighters are battling not just flames – but politics, salary shortages and a chronic lack of equipment.

This is their story.



Witnessing Israel’s war and destruction of Gaza

11 Aug


AJ+ video

One year on: when Israel started its invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014, the pictures of death and destruction were all over our screens. But Max Blumenthal travelled there to see for himself. So many of the stories he witnessed were never talked about in the news.

Has the world abandoned Gaza?

9 Jul


Democracy Now! report, 8 July 2015

As Gaza marks one year since the launch of Israel’s devastating 50-day assault, it remains in a state of crisis. The assault killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 550 children. On the Israeli side, 73 people were killed, all but six of them soldiers. A year later, none of the 12,000 homes destroyed in Gaza have been rebuilt, in part due to the ongoing Israeli blockade. The World Bank is warning the Gaza economy is on the verge of collapse. Overall unemployment now stands at 43 percent — the highest in the world.

We speak with Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer, author of “Shell-Shocked: On the Ground Under Israel’s Gaza Assault.”



One year on: Gaza still subsisting in rubble & ruin

7 Jul

A continuous barrage of Israeli bombs rained down in Gaza for 51 days from 8 July 2015. Associated Press video report, July 2014.

The destruction of Shujaiyeh & Rafah – Surviving Palestinians still subsist among the rubble. To date not one house has been rebuilt – thanks to the tight 9 year siege imposed by Israel & Egypt. Reuters video, 4 June 2015

BBC video report with drone footage of the aftermath of Israel’s 51 day war against Gaza. September 2014

Drone footage reveals the devastating destruction to Shuja’iyeh (Shejaia), a neighbourhood district in Gaza, the result of the Israeli assault that lasted 51 days. Between 8 July and 27 August 2014, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge bombardment killed at least 2,200 Palestinians (mostly civilians) along with 66 Israeli soldiers and 7 civilians in Israel. And according to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), more than 300,000 Gazans had been sheltering in its schools and up to 500,000 people have been displaced by the conflict. The extensive destruction caused means that many Palestinians have no home to return to. Many faced a harsh winter in emergency shelters. Most still remain without adequate shelter today.

One night at Al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s war on Gaza

20 Apr


PressTV Documentary, 2015

Gaza was attacked yet again by the Israeli Occupation for 50 days during July-August last year. PressTV Documentaries visited Al-Shifa hospital on 19 July 2014 hospital and heard the graphic accounts of patients, doctors, nurses, activists, and journalists and witness heartbreaking scenes, the results of the escalating brutality of the Occupation.

Al-Shifa hospital is the largest medical complex and central hospital of Gaza. It assumed other functions amidst the conflict; here is how doctors describe Al-Shifa, “a de-facto refugee camp, shelter, local hangout, and target.” Through this exclusive documentary we experience a full range of casualties during a night at Al-Shifa. Here we smell blood, death, and faraway torture. We see how innocent people from different ages die every day and night.

The moving documentary features interviews with international witnesses, including Huda Julie Webb-Pullman from New Zealand.

Disregarding Gaza

19 Mar


A short documentary examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli elections.
Shot during Operation Protective Edge, this film is an examination of what’s missing from the mainstream media.

Documentary: Gaza fixer – a chronicle of survival

19 Mar


Witness: Gaza fixer – a chronicle of survival. Al Jazeera documentary 25 Feb 2015

A memorial event for Rachel Corrie – what could go wrong?

17 Mar


VIDEO: Israel soldiers attack Palestinians

US peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer as she tried to halt the demolition of Palestinian homes in Gaza on 16 March 2003.

A little memorial event planting olive trees for Rachel Corrie in Qaryout (Nablus) ended abruptly yesterday as Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinians preparing the food. Two were kidnapped, one of them needing medical attention …the incident was captured on amateur video.

Israel is the only country…

13 Mar


VIDEO: Israel is the only county… The hard truth.


After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza

11 Mar

VIDEO: The Guardian, 9 March 2015

In response to graffiti artist Banksy’s ‘Make this the Year YOU Discover a New Destination Gaza’ tourist video, the Gaza Parkour team show us what real life is like there and their dreams beyond the border.

See Banksy’s video posted on kiaoragaza.net – scroll down to 26 February 2015.

Video: Path to Gaza

6 Mar


This short documentary, by the Women’s Media Centre in Gaza, interviews international activists who are in Gaza to discover the reasons behind their strong support for the Palestinian cause. Published 2 March 2015

Why is Jerusalem always on edge?

20 Nov


AJ+ video: published 17 November, 2014

It seems like every violent incident in Jerusalem could spark another massive flare-up in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But what are the policies keeping the city on edge?



‘We are trained to not see Palestinians as humans’

13 Nov


RT video report: ‘We are trained to not see Palestinians as humans’ – former IDF soldier

A video has emerged online showing Israeli police putting handcuffs on a Palestinian boy in the city of Hebron in the West Bank. The boy is mentally ill, but it didn’t prevent the soldiers from arresting him while blindfolded.

Between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are detained EVERY year by the IDF. Around 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in Israeli military courts in the last 14 years.


Rebuilding Gaza: World donors finally meet in Cairo

13 Oct


Elizabeth Hagedorn, Newsy, 13 October 2014

Palestinians in Gaza have been waiting for seven weeks since Israel’s deadly bombardment stopped. On Sunday a group of international donors met in Cairo to discuss funding reconstruction efforts in Gaza. The area was devastated by this summer’s 50-day assault – over 2100 Palestinians perished, and over 11,000 injured.

Gaza welcomes reconciliation government

10 Oct


Report by Deborah Gembara, Reuters, Gaza, 9 Oct 2014

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah meets with Hamas leaders in Gaza to kickstart a unity government after years of discord.


Palestinians continue to suffer as Egypt closes border

8 Oct


Ashraf Shannon reports from Gaza for PressTV, 6 October 2014.

Egypt has sealed off its crossing with Gaza Strip for five days. Egyptian officials have allegedly closed their border with Gaza for Eid al-Adha holidays. But Egypt’s crossings with Israel will remain open during that time. The Rafah passenger terminal which is Gaza’s only gateway to the outside world bypassing Israel has been closed since Saturday as Eid Al Adha or the or Feast of Sacrifice observance began in Palestine. 

Uncut Chronicles: Blood & Tears – Gaza August 2014

5 Sep


RT documentary, 2 September 2014

Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed to an open-ended ceasefire on 26 August after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that halted the Protective Edge operation, with more than 2,200 killed.

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