Randomly-chosen quotation:
"You say my house has been enriched by the strangers who have entered it. But it is my house, and I did not invite the strangers in, or ask them to enrich it, and I do not care how poor or bare it is if only I am master in it."
(Arab witness to the Palestine Royal Commission, 1937)

Prof. Mona Baker's appeal:

I am trying to raise £9,900 to help fund a Palestinian scholar from Gaza with a Fulbright postdoctoral scholarship that only covers his costs but not his family to accompany him.

Mahmoud Al HirthaniMy former PhD student, Mahmoud Al Hirthani, stands to lose a once in a lifetime opportunity to take up a Fulbright scholarship he has worked very hard for. Given the situation in Gaza he cannot leave his family behind but the scholarship only covers his costs. We need to raise the equivalent of $12,000 dollars to ensure they can all make their way to Rutgers University and live together in dignity for the duration of the scholarship. Please give generously, and circulate to others who can help. I can vouch for Mahmoud and his family personally and Mahmoud has worked very hard for this opportunity. You can see a summary of Mahmoud's doctoral thesis here.


If you would like to donate an amount, however small, please visit:
crowdfunding.justgiving.com/mona-bakerforGazascholar
 
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Recent events
30 Jun 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace farmers with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade towns/villages, provoke confrontations; storm dozens of houses; murder teenager, kidnap at least 27 Palestinians. Settlers destroy crops/seedlings and greenhouses; storm and ransack house; vandalize cars.
29 Jun 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace border area with gunfire, damage houses; menace fishing boats. WB: Israeli military invade villages, storm dozens of houses; block road; harass farmers; kidnap at least 8 Palestinians
28 Jun 2016
General chronic harassment Israeli military invade villages, provoke confrontations, storm houses; seriously injure 1, kidnap at least 22 Palestinians. Large contingent of settlers and soldiers provoke confrontation at Al Aqsa mosque; settlers raze and steal yet more land.
27 Jun 2016
Suicide bombers target a church in Qaa, and later target mourning services; at least 5 killed.
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace farmers and fishing boats with gunfire. WB: Israeli military provoke confrontations; storm and take over house; seriously injure 1, kidnap at least 15 Palestinians. Large contingent of settlers with military escort invade Al Aqsa mosque, assault Palestinians.
26 Jun 2016
General chronic harassment Israeli military invade towns, storm houses; seriously injure 9, kidnap at least 20 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage violent action at Al Aqsa mosque, and enter mosque; assault and injure worker; block off road between villages.
26-29 Jun 2016
Projected INoGS Conference on Genocide
26 Jun 2016
Israel and Turkey Announce Agreement to Restore Diplomatic Ties
25 Jun 2016
General chronic harassment Israeli military storm houses; block off village; announce stealing of yet more land; kidnap at least 9 Palestinians.