Archivi giornalieri: gennaio 12, 2009

Guantanamo Bay protester speaks about fast

On the seventh anniversary of the first inmate arriving at Guantanamo Bay, protests took place around the world for its closure. In Washington DC a rally also marked the start of a nine day fast by 60 protesters, in support of US president-elect Barack Obama keeping is campaign pledge of closing the prison. Al Jazeera spoke with one of the people participating in the fast – Bud Courtney of New York City. This is his view – in his own words.

Gaza: The road to war

The people of the Gaza Strip – one of the world’s most densely populated strips of land – have experienced it all: military occupation, civil war, an economic blockade and international isolation. Yet back in 2005, Gazans celebrated a new era of peace and even prosperity. So, how did it all go so wrong? Gaza: The road to war investigates.

Shelled family recounts Gaza horror

The International Committe for the Red Cross alleged that the Israeli army had refused to let them help a family trapped in a shelled house.

When paramedics were granted access, they say what they found was shocking: starving children were sitting beside the bodies of their dead parents and family.

Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros has gained exclusive access to the survivors.