Category Archives: In the media

Art exhibition of works from inside Gaza to tour the country

The Irish Times

Paintings and photographs lauded as ‘authentic view of cultural life’ inside region

An exhibition consisting of photographs and paintings by 11 Palestinian artists based inside Gaza was described by the actor Stephen Rea at its launch last night as an unfiltered glimpse of humanity inside the besieged region.

Windows into Gaza is an art exhibition curated by Irish painter Felim Egan. It will be open to the public at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin, this weekend, before embarking on a six-month tour of the country.

Israeli Siege Disrupts Projects Worth $19m

Friday April 11, 2014 20:42  by Chris Carlson – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group.

Minister of Local Government Mohammed al-Farra said that the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, since 2007, disrupted 21 projects in the fields of water and sanitation.

The projects were negatively affected due to the closure of the crossings with Gaza and the ban on entry of construction materials which are necessary to fulfill several halted projects, al-Farra clarified Thursday, according to Al Ray.

Sweet and sinister images from Gaza’s hottest artists

A university museum in northeast England is not perhaps somewhere you would expect to find an exhibition of two of Arab art’s hottest young talents.

But in hosting Traces and Revelations, a viscerally exciting new show of paintings by Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha, the Oriental Museum at the University of Durham has shown that Palestinian art can attract and inspire audiences outside the usual metropolitan circuits.

2014 Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run

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UK Foreign Secretary Publishes Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013-14

LONDON, April 10, 2014 – (WAFA) – UK Foreign Secretary William Hague launched Thursday the Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Thursday said a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

“The human rights situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) continued to be of serious concern in 2013, with the trends of 2012 largely unchanged,” stated the report in the section devoted to Israel and the OPTs as an area of concern.

Video: Eva Bartlett on Gaza in Crisis – An Eyewitness Report

This is a video of a talk Eva gave a few weeks ago in Austin, with big thanks to Jeffry Zavala [ZGraphix http://zgraphix.org] who filmed and edited the talk and put it out there. Link re the Amira Hass reference. Link re IOF attacks even as far as 2 km from border. Link re the remotely-operated machine-gun towers. Link to Farmers routinely under Israeli army fire.

Israel Refuses to Let Gaza Athlete Run in Bethlehem Marathon

by Chris Carlson – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group

The Bethlehem marathon will host hundreds of runners from around the world in the ancient West Bank city next Friday, with one omission: The Palestinian Authority's top runner, who happens to reside in the Gaza Strip.

Long-distance runner, Nader Al Masri, Gaza, May 6 2011, Photo by Reuters
Long-distance runner, Nader Al Masri, Gaza, May 6 2011, Photo by Reuters

Israeli Military Vehicles ‘Enter Gaza,’ Warships Fire at Fishermen

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several Israeli military vehicles entered the Southern Gaza Strip early Tuesday, witnesses said.

Locals said six military vehicles entered Gaza East of al-Qarara. No shooting was reported, Ma'an reported.

Separately, Israeli warships opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Northern Gaza City, causing damages to one fishing boat.

A fisherman said that an Israeli naval squadron fired at Palestinian boats near the al-Sudaniyya neighborhood. No injuries were reported.

U.N. decries dire Gaza conditions, calls for action

By Mohamed Maged, Monday, April 07, 2014

James W. Rawley, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, has described humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as among the most difficult in the world.

James W. Rawley, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, has described humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as among the most difficult in the world.

GAZA CITY – James W. Rawley, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, has described humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip as among the most difficult in the world.

At a Monday press conference near the Israel-Gaza Karni border crossing – closed by Israel for the last ten years – Rawley said Gaza's humanitarian situation continued to worsen despite ongoing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.

‘This is Also Gaza’: Art Show Opens Window on Palestine

Gaza/Palestine News Network

A new exhibition of paintings and photography by artists in Gaza opens at the RHA Gallery in Dublin on Friday, April 11, before touring Ireland for the next few months, Gaza Action Ireland said in a press release Thursday.

'Windows Into Gaza' is curated by well-known Irish painter Felim Egan, who made the difficult journey to Gaza last year in order to meet artists in the besieged Palestinian territory.