• Israelis react to rocket fire from Gaza

    Al Jazeera English, November 16, 2012 At a commercial center in Kiryat Malachi, a short walk from the apartment building where three Israelis were killed Thursday morning by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, an elderly man selects tomatoes at a small produce stand. The 74-year-old man, who immigrated to Israel from Algeria with …

  • Israeli policy splits Palestinian families

    Al Jazeera English, November 7, 2012 To Westerners and Palestinians, Gaza “is hell”, says Ali Batha. “It’s a scary place … It’s the last place in the world [people want to go].” There’s Gaza’s 30 per cent unemployment rate, and the Israeli blockade that restricts imports and exports. Clean drinking water is increasingly scarce. Fuel …

  • Israeli promises of family reunification fall short

    IRIN, November 2, 2012 Until “that day” in 2007, Nisreen Asaid was a wife and a mother. She was also a hairdresser. But life as she knew it came to a sudden end when Asaid was sent, against her will, from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. The Israeli authorities have not allowed Asaid …

  • Israelis fight over neighborhood’s soul

    Al Jazeera English, September 27, 2012 Just like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the ongoing struggle for Kiryat Yovel began with a small strip of land. Residents of this predominately secular neighbourhood of West Jerusalem call it “Warburg Lot”. Located in the heart of Kiryat Yovel, locals have taken to holding cultural events on Warburg on Friday …