An 85-year-old survivor of the Nazi holocaust has begun a hunger strike in response to the Israeli authorities' denial of human rights in Gaza. Hedy Epstein is part of a group who have been refused access to Gaza to join a peaceful solidarity march.
One year after Israel's major military offensive on the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International has again urged all parties to meet their obligations to pursue accountability for war crimes and serious human rights violations which occurred during the conflict.
On 31 December 2009, a Gaza Freedom March will gather 1,400 people from across the globe, including faith leaders, to march nonviolently alongside Palestinian peoples to seek an end to the siege of the territory.
Amnesty International Secretary General, Irene Khan has urged the US government to examine the findings of Judge Richard Goldstone’s report on violations of international law committed in Gaza and southern Israel.