Category - gaza

  • 27 Dec 2008

    Vigils are being organised in London this weekend to protest the Israeli military strikes in Gaza today, which have killed around 200 people and injured scores more.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    The humanitarian gesture proved short-lived, say observers in Gaza. Israeli war planes and combat helicopters have pounded the area, killing around 200 people.

  • 26 Dec 2008

    Following widespread international criticism, Israel has re-opened crossings into the Gaza Strip to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.

  • 15 Nov 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has urged for Gaza border crossings to be kept open so that emergency food aid can reach people in need.

  • 6 Nov 2008

    British Parliamentarians are to lead a voyage on a 'peace ship' which will breach the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip. The boat - the 20 foot SS Dignity - leaves on Friday, and will travel from Larnaca to Gaza.

  • 11 Sep 2008

    Human rights activist and journalist Lauren Booth has been trapped illegally in the Gaza strip as a result of a legal campaign calling for an end to the Israeli government blockade there, say Palestinian activists.

  • 27 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will enter Gaza later this week to conduct a United Nations investigation into the killing of 19 Palestinian by Israeli shells in November 2006.

  • 8 May 2008

    Ex-US President Jimmy Cater, now devoting his time to human rights and peace work, has condemned as a "crime" the treatment of people in Gaza.

  • 23 Mar 2008

    US Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's recent visit to Gaza brought her a deeper understanding of the humanitarian crisis that is impacting the 1.5 million Palestinians in the region.

  • 6 Mar 2008

    A group of senior British development agencies, including Christian Aid and CAFOD, have said the humanitarian situation in Gaza is worse now than at any time since 1967 and have denounced Israel's "collective punishment" policy.