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A video showing how Palestinian refugees play near the beach.
Footage from Gaza
Footage of Gaza Strip
A Video showing the the beauty of Gaza Strip by Drone.
Footage from the daily life of a refugee camp in Gaza Strip.
A Fisherman in Gaza Seaport footage.
The Gaza Strip is a densely populated and impoverished region inhabited primarily by Palestinian refugees; the majority live in large, overcrowded refugee camps.
Gaza Strip has been under a tight Israeli blockade for more than 11 years now. 2 million Palestinians in the coastal sliver are living in an open air jail.
The Israeli occupation and blockade have a lot of effects on the economic and socioeconomic conditions in Gaza.
This collection will gather different footage about Gaza Strip, the sea, people, markets, and neighborhoods.
Footage from how Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are living under occupation and 11 years of blockade. Showing Gaza from Different angles.
Farmers and Farms Footage from Gaza Strip.
Gaza Seaport footage with drone without music.
January 28, 2015
Readers and researchers in Gaza Strip face a difficulty in accessing books that defy conservative Islamic norms. The director of Gaza’s municipal library Hassan Abu Ataya said that his staff avoid presenting books “that harm society” to the public. The library was founded in 1999 and contains about 25,000 books. However, it lacks basic academic references, especially in foreign languages. This lack also affects universities and often hinders the work of researchers and graduate students.
The owner of Yazigi bookstore, considered the largest in Gaza city, also said that his business provides books that abide by “our customs and traditions.” While books about Islam can be anywhere in Gaza, a customer at the bookstore said that it was very difficult to find books that discuss Marxist ideology.
Hamas is governed by the Islamist Hamas movement, which imposes conservative rules on society. In 2011, the ministry of culture banned several Arabic novels written by well-known writers, such as Egyptian novelist and essayist Alaa Aswani.
1- Wide of street , Gaza municipal library
2- Wide of Gaza municipal library building from outside
3- Various of bookshelves inside library
4- Close up of books
5- Wide of Hassan Abu Ataya organizing bookshelf
6- SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Hassan Abu Ataya, General director of Gaza’s municipal library
“Concerning censorship on books, we examine the titles and we also classify the books according to their content. Why should we have books that might harm society? They might not be suitable for people. There is another policy. Books that contain criticism or things that might conflict with Sharia law are stored aside and could be shown only to very specialized readers.”
7- Wide of Yazji Bookstore
8- Wide of woman (Amal al-Haj) walking into Yaziji Bookstore
9- Various of woman (Amal al-Haj) inside Yaziji Bookstore
10- SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Amal al-Haj, bookshop customer
01:59 – 02:28
“I noticed that more than a third of the books in this bookstore are religious books. There is also a large section for novels and poetry. Many things that interest specialists do not exist in the bookshop. Language books are almost completely missing from this bookstore, which is the largest in Gaza. Philosophy books and other references are also missing. It is difficult to find books written by Marx or Hegel. “
11- SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Hatem al-Yazigi, Owner of Yazigi Bookstore
02:29 – 02:41
“There is no censorship on books, but we try to provide books that suit our customs and traditions.” 12- Various of books displayed on the street
13- Wide of Al-Sairafi Bookshop façade
14- Wide of university bookshop
15- SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Muhannad al-Khairi, a resident of Gaza
03:19 – 03:42
“I brought about 20 or 30 books in a suitcase, including books that critique religious thought, atheism and similar topics. An officer at the border crossing objected that I had such a book. I had a very long argument with the officer. I was only able to convince him of letting me take the book inside Gaza after I told him that I also carried religious books with me.”
16- Various of library study hall and bookshelves. NAT Sound: Call for prayer.
17- SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Sakher Katkat, University Students
04:08 – 04:38
“I had a research assignment about Napoleon’s life for a class in the second year of sociology. I could not find the book that I needed. I had to change the entire topic, even though I was eager to learn Napoleon’s history. I said to my professor that the information can be found online, but he refused that I take any information from the Internet. He wanted me to use that book and include all the relevant information. I said, ‘How can I get this information?’ the professor then told me to change the topic.
18- SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Hani Habib, University Lecturer
04:39 – 05:24
“Palestinian universities do not have libraries that meet academic requirements. University libraries lack important sources required by master and PhD students. The same applies to references in Arabic, but this lack is prominent in foreign languages, especially German or French. There are some books in English, but their number is very limited and insufficient.”
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
August 14, 2014
OPEN NATS, SUNRISE OVER GAZA CITY/WATER MOVING, THEN WATER UNDER BOAT AND FISHERMEN.
ON CAMERA/OPEN SOT: FARES EL-HESSI, GAZA FISHERMAN, then to PUTTING WATER COVER ON:
I am fares Murad Rahab El-Hessi. I work as a fisherman and learned from my ancestors. I have worked this profession for 20 years.
VOICE OVER/FARES, BROLL OF FISHING, ARRANGING BOAT, CREW AS WELL FISHING OUT ON WATER, OTHERS PASSING
SOT: We are catching fish to sell it to a trader. The trader will sell it in the market.
SOT: We don’t know what the average daily income will be catching fish. Sometimes we collect 800 or 900 dollars. And sometimes the situation is very bad and we cannot even get 100 dollars.
ON CAM/SOT: (start) We sail the boat from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next day, we work on two shifts, my brother and me.
NATSOUND, FARES AND NEPHEWS LOOKING OUT, BENDING OVER, SHOUTING LOOKING FOR FISH, PROGRESSION TO PUTTING OUT THE LINE AND SARDINE PILE...
SOT: Now we have see the fish, we observe the fish in the sea, and when we see it we throw the nets, all the time we observe the fish...to let us can catch.
(butt to) SOT: In the areas we sail, we can only catch small sardines, we throw the nets into the sea, the small sardines are so small we cannot see them,
/QT DIP TO BLACK/
EM-ABED SOT ONCAM: -- THEN BROLL FARES WALKING IN TO EAT AFTER FISHING
Palestinian women depend on their husbands , and because of the bad economic situation we [the family] cannot depend on anyone other than my husband, and even kids feel sad if there is nothing to eat or money in the house.
DIP UP - START ON CAM/BUTT TO SOT FARES /THEN/
COVER W/ VO OF HIM, FISHING DOCK, (THEN BACK TO ONCAM):
I have been detained in a prison in Ashdod, we stayed for 9 days don't know what caused our detention. (butt to) We were sentenced for 1 month and fined 500 dollars per person, and then they transferred us to the Negev prison. After we finished our sentence, then we had to pay the fine and go back to our homes.
ON CAM/EM-ABED SOT:
I felt sad because my husband was arrested by the Israeli army, and I am afraid of them because they use bad methods with prisoners.
VO OF BOATS IN THE MARINA, SHOWING BIGGER ONES WHICH DONT GO OUT -
FARES SOT: I own two boats, one of them is 20meters long, and works in waters after 12miles, we are fishing in Saltan Ibrahim [finding] shrimp and loucos and all kinds of fish, but because of the [Israeli] siege, it does not work.
ON CAM/END ON EM-ABED SOT - THEN LAST COVER OF WATER W/ GAZA IN BACK TO END:
i am glad that [there are negotiations in cairo - i hope they get results, God willing, and let them [the fisherman] go out further than before,
DIP TO BLACK OUT
Fares al-Hessi: Palestinian Fisherman, Gaza
Em-Abed al-Hessi: Fares’ Wife
Produced by: Ashley Gallagher
Shot by: Mohammed Alnajar & Ashley Gallagher
Edited by: Ashley Gallagher
July 27, 2014
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Protesters gathered in Sao Paulo for an event organized by the Palestinian community, to protest against the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip.
July 18, 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
Residents of Johannesburg protest against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, demanding their government freeze relations with Israel, expel the Israeli ambassador from South Africa and recall the South African ambassador from Tel Aviv.
July 17, 2014
Civilians in the Jabaliya, Gaza inspect the ruins of their homes that were destroyed in Israeli airstrikes. The destruction of homes in Gaza has become of hallmark of Israel's latest offensive in the territory.
In Gaza, hospitals are suffering from a serious lack of medicine and medical equipment. As Israel bombs the Gaza strip, doctors and nurses from al-Shifa hospital treat the injured with the little equipment and medicine they can get their hands on. Gaza is still under an Israeli blockade.
1. Om Mohamed Ayash from Al Nosirat camp in the middle of Gaza
“I do not know what happened, they dropped a bomb next to the house, and two died, and my son got injured, I do not know what happened”
“How old is your son?” “He is eighteen years old”
“Where do you live?”
Did they drop the bomb on your house or your neighbour’s house?
“They dropped it next to the house, on the ground”
“Two of my neighbours died. The house that got bombed is next to her house, two of her neighbours died and her son got severely injured, and they brought him to the hospital, I hope he gets well”.
“She is my daughter, her last name is Ayyach. Her son got injured and they brought him to the hospital. They bombed the house next to theirs and his injury is serious, his entire body was injured, and now he is in surgery.”
Doctor Ashraf Aqedra - Spokesman of the Health Ministry
“The number of martyrs received here at the hospital in Gaza over the last three days has reached 28. The last of them was just now when a child from al-Shaaf area, Mohamad Bou Ghreib, died. He was 13 years old. There have also been over 250 injuries in Gaza. The cases vary from small to medium to extremely severe but we treated them all according to the ability of Ghaza hospitals. The severity of damage and injuries that are occurring clearly indicates that the weapons used by Israel are untraditional and definitely internationally banned and this requires the international community to act.” “Now we are at risk, due to a 30% lack in medical supplies, and 55% of medical equipment, especially the equipment used in emergencies, intensive care and surgery.” “We might not be able to provide medical services over the next few days and the health department is going to witness many problems if we do not receive medical aid from the concerned parties, especially the Red Cross, the UN, and all other humanity related organizations."
A man from Al Dohar family who had their house bombed by Israeli jets in Al Shejaeia neighborhood
“We were sitting and suddenly a missile dropped on us. 7 houses were destroyed, all full of children, women and the elderly. We took them to hospital but there are no medications or equipment to treat them, or even treat the children.” “Where are all the Arab countries? Where are all the people with conscience? Aren’t they watching people dying everyday? Nobody cares about us.” “Abu Mazen yesterday did an interview with an Israeli. Their children are precious and ours are not precious? They die everyday on the streets. Where are the presidents and the countries? Where are the Muslims?
Here is a martyr child just as we speak, look.”
Egyptian security forces continue to block the Rafah Crossing border, which leads to the Gaza Strip, for the fourth day in protest at the recent incident of kidnap.
Seven Egyptian soldiers were kidnapped in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, including a member of the armed forces, four port security officers and two state security officers.
The Egyptian police angered by the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues stressed that they won’t open the crossing until the kidnapped soldiers are freed. Security forces at El-Ouga crossing, bordering Israel, began a strike also on Sunday.
The scope of the protests expanded in northern Sinai on Monday after Central Security Forces conscripts at five police stations have gone on strike to demand the release of the Egyptian soldiers kidnapped in the region.
North Sinai Traffic Department workers join the strike against the kidnap.
Egypt's army sent dozens of armored vehicles and personnel carriers across the Suez Canal into North Sinai early on Monday.
Major-General Ahmed Wasfy, commander of Egypt's Second Army (a regional sub-division of the country's armed forces) later arrived in Al-Arish city in northern Sinai with a delegation of military leaders.
The move comes as speculation grows that force could be used to rescue seven Egyptian soldiers kidnapped last week.
President Mohamed Morsi's office released a statement late on Sunday vowing to secure the release of the soldiers swiftly and safely and in a manner that would maintain the state's prestige.
The statement was released after President Morsi met with the Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, Head of the General Intelligence, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Chief of Operations of the Armed Forces and other army officials.
A security source said the kidnappers have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained for almost two years.
The militants, who allegedly belong to Tawhid wal-Jihad, were convicted of killing five security officers and one civilian during attacks in June/July 2011 on an Al-Arish city police station and a North Sinai branch of the Bank of Alexandria.
Early on Monday, unidentified gunmen stormed an Egyptian security base in the Sinai Peninsula and exchanged gunfire with forces inside the base. The attack did not result in any casualties.
President Morsi said that "all options" remained open to secure the release of the kidnapped soldiers, stressing that Egypt would "not be blackmailed" by the captors.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 20, 2013
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 20, 2013
Video Size: 113 MB
- Various shots of Arish's first police station, North Sinai
- Various shots of Central Security Forces conscripts join the strike as a sign of protest against the kidnap
- Various shots of Central Security Forces and police vehicles outside the Arish's first police station
- Various shots of the North Sinai Traffic Department workers who join the strike against the kidnap
- Various shots of President Mohamed Morsi meeting with Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, Head of the General Intelligence, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Chief of Operations of the Armed Forces and other army officials
- Various shots of North of Sinai
A Shopkeeper sells bread and other basic items in his shop in Gaza.
Ten-year-old twin girls do their Arabic lessons at home in Gaza, as the schools are closed during the latest hostilities with Israel.
An Israeli airstrike killed 11 members of the same family on 18.11.12 in an attack aimed at Hamas official Jamal Al Dalou. The casualties included four children. Here, the local community and emergency services try to remove the rubble of what was previously a four-story building to find the bodies.
An Israeli airstrike killed 11 members of the same family on 18.11.12 in an attack aimed at Hamas official Jamal Al Dalou. The casualties included four children.
Demonstrations against Israel near the Belen Wall, West Bank
A group of Palestinians throwing stones and burning tires in a control tower in Beit Jala, West Bank.
A Palestinian boy walks in the smoke of tear gas launched by the Israeli military.
Un niño palestino camina entre el humo de los gases lacrimogenos lanzados por los militares Israelies
A group of Palestinians throwing stones and burning tires in front of the "security fence" control tower enclosing Beit Jala and Bethlehem, West Bank
Palestinian kid with stones in front of the control tower on Belén`s wall , West Bank
Demostraciones contra Israel en Belén, West Bank
A Palestinian throws sand on a tear gas canister, launched by the Israeli military, to stop the smoke
Palestinians protest military action in Gaza in a neighborhood of Beit Jala, West Bank.
Palestinians protest Israeli Military action in Gaza in a neighborhood of Beit jala, West Bank.