Category Archives: News

Reflections of War

On December 27, 2008, Israel’s already crippling siege on the neighbouring Gaza Strip escalated into a brutal war. Al Jazeera was the only global news network reporting from both inside Gaza and Israel for the entirity of the conflict. Throughout Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros brought news of the human tragedy unfolding to living rooms throughout the English speaking world. They found themselves as vulnerable as the civilians of Gaza and now they give their full accounts of what it was really like to report that war.

US activists urge boycott of Israeli companies

International outrage at the war on Gaza has triggered calls to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. Just this week, student activists at a small US college said they persuaded their university to…
International outrage at the war on Gaza has triggered calls to boycott, divest and sanction Israel.

Just this week, student activists at a small US college said they persuaded their university to divest from corporations that support Israeli occupation.

A movement like the one that ended South African apartheid may be tough to build in the US. But it could be gathering steam.

Al Jazeera’s Josh Rushing reports from New York city.

Chronic shortages in Gaza fuels black market

While the gates remain closed, much needed aid is piling up on the Israeli side of the border. Inside the Strip, one million Gazans rely on food hand-outs to survive. But they’re also desperate f…
While the gates remain closed, much needed aid is piling up on the Israeli side of the border.

Inside the Strip, one million Gazans rely on food hand-outs to survive.

But they’re also desperate for other every day items – and it’s leading to a thriving black market.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports from Gaza city.

Breaking News: Five Israeli soldiers pirate on a civilian aid “brotherhood ship”

Al-Jazeera reporter, Salam Khoder, said Thursday morning to Al-Jazeera broadcast, that about three Israeli soldiers stormed into the medical aid boat “brotherhood” attacking civilians on board.
The aid boat was shipping medical aid, children toys, cloths and blankets to civilians in Gaza suffering inhuman condition due to the blockade and the last war on Gaza. Israeli forces endeavoured to prevent the boat from reaching Gaza, trying, in vain, to compel the boat to return back to Lebanon.
Before the phone line was disconnected, Salam Koder, in a phone call to al-Jazeera, was entirely terrified saying: ‘they stormed into the boat, three…. Three soldiers pointing their weapons toward us… they climbed the back of the boat… they are attacking us… they…. Kicking the passengers… beating us.. they are beating us.. they…”.
All contacts with the boat are disjointed.
The boat is carrying reporters, doctors, Christian priests, Muslim clerics and human rights activists.
Israeli army announced that their soldiers led the boat to Ashdod harbour to investigate passengers and inspect the boat.
International media did not mention a word about this incident till this moment.