Three Years after the War: Gaza Youth Speak Out

September 6, 2017 Ramzy Baroud

There is a whole generation of Palestinians in Gaza that grew up knowing nothing but war and siege, and have never seen the world beyond Gaza’s deadly borders. These are the voices of some of these young Gazans, who kindly shared their tragic personal stories, hoping that the world would heed their calls for freedom and for justice.

Syrian boy brings bread back from underground bakery in severely damaged opposition-held area of Aleppo. August 2014. Photo credit Shelly Kittleson/IPS

Civilians Have Become the Primary Casualties of War in the 21st Century

September 4, 2017 Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim

The war in Syria has now entered its 6th year and is becoming the world’s worst man-made disaster. The high civilian tolls witnessed in this area's conflicts reveal that civilians are increasingly bearing the burden of armed conflicts in the Arab region. Since the end of World War II, it is estimated that between 60-90% of the world's war-related deaths are primarily among civilians.

The aftermath of a previous demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb (Getty Images)

The Resistance of Al-Araqeeb Village: How Palestinian Bedouins Refused to Surrender 116 Times

August 21, 2017 Ramzy Baroud

On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. If the repeated destruction of the village is an indication of Israel's stubborn insistence to uproot Palestine's Bedouins, the rebuilding is indicative of the tenacity of the Bedouin community in Palestine.

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