Global Health Justice

Palestine


June 13, 2024

Israel’s Dahiya Doctrine intentionally violates International Humanitarian Law

By Amaya Gatling

The Israeli response to the brutal October 7, 2023 Hamas killings and hostage-taking has been widely criticized by the international community. The enormous numbers of civilian deaths and injuries has prompted human rights experts to criticize Israel for its defense strategy that disproportionately harms civilians. The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to prevent acts…


February 10, 2024

Defunding UNWRA in Gaza is ‘collective punishment’ – Lancet & Health Justice Organizations

By Steve Gloyd

Health and political leaders globally have condemned defunding of UNRWA, the principle lifeline for the people of Gaza.  Sharmila Devi, in the current issue of Lancet, quotes UN leaders and aid agency leaders (including WHO) “no other entity has the capacity to deliver the scale and breadth of assistance that 2·2 million people in Gaza…


January 27, 2024

Wars are never necessary: Gaza is the best example

By Steve Gloyd

This short Lancet piece by Souza, Buss, and Alcazar notes that since the Gaza war began in October 2023, “nothing has been resolved and all impasses remain. The costs of lives lost and survivors’ lives destroyed forever are immense. The billions of dollars spent on killing so far could have saved lives, fed and immunised…


October 16, 2023

Gaza: The Past Nine Days for Me

By Rahmeh AbuShweimeh

Rahmeh is a Palestinian-Jordanian living in Amman, and was our MPH Graduation speaker in 2022       The past nine days have been an excruciating journey through time, immersing me in the anguish and fury of my ancestors who lived the Nakba [catastrophe]. They served as a potent reminder of my childhood, prompting a fundamental…


October 12, 2023

Gaza: The root of violence is oppression

By GHJ Team

This blog from the Jewish Voices for Peace condemns the violence, mourns the lives lost, and provides a context for understanding the roots of the conflict in Israel and Gaza.  The authors note that The bloodshed of today and the past 75 years traces back directly to U.S. complicity in the oppression and horror caused…


October 5, 2023

“The challenges we’re facing are man made- It’s our responsibility to unmake them.” An illuminating talk with a Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

By Alina Metje, GHJ Team

Building on the issues highlighted in our GHJ website article about medical aid challenges for Palestinian patients, Dr. Abuelaish emphasized how health can serve as a bridge to peace and that the origins of problems stem from ignorance. He stressed the importance of communication to address conflicts. Drawing on his personal experiences as a Palestinian…


March 19, 2022

Treatment of Palestinians by Israel called “Apartheid” by Amnesty International

By Amnesty International

Amnesty International released their report: “Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: a Cruel System of Domination and a Crime Against Humanity” They now join other respected Israeli and international human rights organizations in naming Israel as an Apartheid State.  The report describes Israel’s system of oppression and domination against the Palestinian people, including seizures of Palestinian land…