The internet holds a vast amount of information about Gaza and the Palestinians. Learn more by exploring these links.
- BBC News – “Fatah: Political Heavyweight Floored”
After decades as the ruling party, Fatah is no longer the only key player in the Palestinian cause.
- BBC News – “The Middle East Crisis”
Ongoing reporting on multiple aspects of the crisis in the Middle East.
- CIA – The World Factbook – Gaza Strip
Authoritative profile based on data collected by the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Council on Foreign Relations – Background on Hamas
This nonpartisan foreign policy think tank provides a primer about the Islamic movement Hamas.
- NPR – “The Mideast: A Century of Conflict”
This NPR seven-part series traces the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Palestine Monitor
Launched in 2000, this Ramallah-based website provides news, first-hand accounts and analysis about Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
- International Committee of the Red Cross in Palestine
The ICRC is a neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect and assist victims of war and internal violence.
- United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Initially planned as a temporary organization in 1949, the UNRWA has gradually adjusted its programs to meet the changing needs of the Palestinian refugees. Today, the Agency is the main provider of basic services – education, health, relief and social services – to over 4.4 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East.
- The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
This program is an integral part of U.S. efforts to advance democratic reform and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa. MEPI provides support to indigenous efforts in the areas of women’s empowerment, educational advancement, economic development and political participation.
- Washington Post – “Touring Israel’s Barrier With Its Main Designer”
Provides details about the design and construction of the barrier being built around the West Bank.
- “Gaza Strip” directed by James Longley
Filmed in verit� style and without narration, this feature documentary captures the lives of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip struggling with the day-to-day trials of the Israeli occupation.
- HBO “Hot House”
A timely and disturbing look at how Israeli prisons have become the breeding ground for the next generation of Palestinian leaders – as well as the birthplace of future terrorist threats.
- PBS FRONTLINE/WORLD “In the Line of Fire”
Reviews the dilemmas and dangers reporters have faced covering the violence in the West Bank and Gaza.
- PBS FRONTLINE/WORLD “Inside Hamas”
Gaining access to Hamas�s political leadership and to its secretive military wing, the program portrays an organization teetering between a political awakening and a familiar cycle of bloody resistance.
- PBS POV “Promises”
Filmmakers travel to Jerusalem to see what seven children � Palestinian and Israeli � think about war, peace and growing up. Through candid interviews, the film explores a legacy of distrust and bitterness, but signs of hope emerge when some of the children dare to cross the checkpoints to meet one another.
- PBS WIDE ANGLE “Pickles Inc.”
In the Galilean village of Tamra, Israel, widows lead a cloistered and restricted life and often live below the poverty line, struggling to raise their children on a monthly social security allowance from the state.
- PBS WIDE ANGLE “Suicide Bombers”
In a series of unique, powerful, and revealing interviews from inside Israeli prisons, this film examines the minds of Palestinian suicide bombers.