Yousef Alhelou Reporting From Gaza

Closure of Lone Power Plant Cripples Already Besieged Gaza Strip

November 24, 2013

Al-Helou: The international community has failed the nearly 2 million residents of the Gaza as Israel and Egypt tighten the siege

Hamas Concerned Over Losing Grip On Gaza

September 29, 2013

Hamas carries out military parades in response to external and internal threats

Restrictions at sea deprive Gaza fishermen of fishing freely

September 25, 2013

Already facing Israeli naval blockade, Gaza fisherman now under attack from Egyptian forces

Egypt’s Military Regime Shuts Gaza’s Main Border Crossing

September 20, 2013

Egypt’s coup regime limits access to the Rafah border crossing, stranding thousands of patients, students and business people

Gazans Say No To Foreign Intervention in Syria

September 17, 2013

Palestinians are united in opposing any foreign-led intervention in Syria, including a possible US actions

Palestinian Critics Say “Peace Talks” Only Benefit The Israeli Occupation

September 8, 2013

Critics say a weak Palestinian leadership is continuing a two decade old so-called “Peace Process” that harms their national interests

Unrest In Egypt Squeezes Gaza

August 30, 2013

Turmoil and unrest in Egypt harming Gazans who are relient on the Rafah crossing as the lone way to circumvent Israeli blockade

Gazans Use Social Media to Break Media Silence

July 30, 2013

Palestinian citizen journalists use social media to tell harsh realities of life under Israeli military occupation

Palestinians in Gaza react to Morsi’s ouster, closure of Rafah crossing

July 14, 2013

The Egyptian army’s decision to close the Rafah crossing, Gaza’s only terminal to the outside world, and the demolishing of the underground tunnels along the border added more hardships and suffering to Gazans

Palestinians Mark 65th Anniversary of Nakba (Catastrophe of 1948)

May 16, 2013

On Nakba day, Palestinians commemorate the annual anniversary by holding rallies asserting their right of return. 65 years have passed since historic Palestine was occupied in 1948

Skateboarding: Gaza’s newly established leisure sport

May 15, 2013

Gaza’s young population in isolated Gaza connect with other young people worldwide through sport, this time through “skateboarding” but border restrictions and measures imposed by the local authorities in Gaza is a challenge

The prolonged Israeli naval blockade has destroyed Gaza’s fishing industry and marine sports

March 22, 2013

The number of Gaza fishermen has dropped from about 10,000 in the year 2000 to about 3500 today due to Israeli imposed restrictions on fishing limit

Hamas Offers Amnesty to Palestinian Collaborators Spying for Israel

March 11, 2013

Hamas tries to end collaboration with what it says is due process, but some NGO’s say accused rights are violated in Hamas prisons

Disabled in Gaza

February 21, 2013

Disabled people in Gaza fight for their rights, proving they are producers not consumers amid ignorance from the local authorities

Aid Dependency, Unemployment Remain High in Gaza But Some Get Rich

October 4, 2012

For the majority of Gazans, life is unbearable under the Israeli blockade. But there’s an emerging wealthy class, a group of new millionaires benefiting from the tunnel smuggling business between the Gaza-Egypt border.

Gaza’s People Blame Poverty on Israeli Blockade and Hamas Leadership

September 28, 2012

For Gazans life remains unbearable, Amnesty International estimates that 70 percent of families live on less than one dollar per person per day

Gaza to be Unlivable by 2020 – UN Report

August 30, 2012

Gaza may not be ‘‘a livable place’’ by 2020 unless intensive efforts are made to improve infrastructure and services in fields like energy, health, water, and sanitation, a United Nations report concluded this week

Humanitarian Crisis Continues in Gaza

April 29, 2012

Dr. Mads Gilbert: The siege of Gaza continues to make life unbearable

One Dies, Dozens Injured in Palestinian Day of Protest

April 2, 2012

March 30th marks the Palestinian annual "Land Day". This year protests were organized under the banner of a “Global March to Jerusalem”, to mark the point that millions of Palestinians are prevented from reaching the holy city from Arab countries, Gaza, and the West Bank. In solidarity, tens of thousands protested in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and in the occupied Palestinian Territories. The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky reports from East Jerusalem where Israeli forces met protesters with policemen on horses. At least one demonstrator died in Gaza and dozens were injured in the various demonstrations.