Mohammed Omer

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Human Rights
08 October 2009
As the 456,000 schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip start their academic year, they face chronic shortages of everything...
Human Rights
07 October 2009
As the 456,000 schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip start their academic year, they face chronic shortages of everything...
Human Rights
08 January 2009
"We sleep in fear and wake up in horror," cries Zahrah Salem, her voice shaking and distraught. The 64-year-old mother...
Human Rights
28 August 2008
In Gaza, flies swarm by day and mosquitoes bite by night as an ever-present putrid smell thickens the air. The smell of...
Middle East
22 May 2008
The siege of Gaza has many layers. I work here as a journalist, amid near-daily air and land assaults from Israel, amid...
Human Rights
06 March 2008
Through the streets of Jabaliya refugee camp, the nauseous smell of burning tyres mixes with the sickening smell of...
International Politics
28 January 2008
Rafah, Occupied Palestine: A dark brown putrid sludge snakes through Gaza’s streets. Fumes of methane and bacterial...
Human Rights
10 December 2007
Traffic in the Gaza Strip slowed to a trickle last week, and this week medical centres have scaled back treatment in...
International Politics
01 November 2007
Late last Monday evening, after an eight-hour wait at Gaza's Erez crossing, 20-year-old Mahmoud Abu Taha's repeated...
Middle East
27 September 2007
"Ten toes on the nose", "hang ten" were not expressions heard in Gaza until recently. But 87-year-old Jewish physician...