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Three steps to achieve a lasting truce in Israel and Gaza

By Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. We have seen, over and over again ceasefires dissipate in the dust of renewed bombings. Here are three basic human rights which must not be … Continue reading

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‘Nowhere in Gaza is safe’ – A snapshot of life under the bombs

Interview with a human rights fieldworker in Gaza This morning as I brushed my teeth I could hear the familiar buzzing of a drone circling above our building. I ignored the sound. Drones circle overhead all the time; you never … Continue reading

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Investigating rocket attacks in Israel

By Ann Harrison, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme It was dawn when we arrived in Israel to begin our investigation into rocket attacks from Gaza which by the end of the latest flare in … Continue reading

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Civilians caught in the crosshairs in Gaza

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Researcher The children are playing outside again, despite the torrential rain. They were stuck indoors during eight days of relentless Israeli bombardments. By the time that ended in excess of 160 people were … Continue reading

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