Emily Harris http://wboi.org en For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting http://wboi.org/post/muslims-gaza-end-ramadan-marred-fighting Um Ahmed Ahmed almost ignored Eid this year.<p>The Muslim holiday, which began Monday, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.<p>"My plans were to have no plans for Eid," Ahmed says, pausing in the Firaz market area on a main street in Gaza City. "But my son kept bugging me, 'Mom, aren't you going to buy me something for Eid?' "<p>Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday and a family celebration. Relatives offer each other gifts of cash and chocolate. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33809 at http://wboi.org For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza http://wboi.org/post/eve-ramadans-end-fighting-resumes-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+The+Eve+Of+Ramadan%27s+End%2C+Fighting+Resumes+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Eric Westervelt sitting in for Arun Rath. Israel and Hamas battled with words and weapons today. Even as international efforts to end the war continued a firm cease-fire remained elusive. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33785 at http://wboi.org The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels http://wboi.org/post/long-history-gaza-tunnels During the current round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Kareem, a 40-year-old Palestinian, witnessed a Hamas tunnel exposed.<p>"There is a chicken coop near us," said Kareem, who lives on the eastern edge of Gaza City, bordering on farmland. "We know it's a chicken coop."<p>But an Israeli attack, which destroyed the chicken house, revealed a tunnel heading east toward Israel, he said.<p>"We didn't know about it, but we faced a risk because of it," he said.<p>More than a risk. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33763 at http://wboi.org The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want? http://wboi.org/post/gaza-cease-fire-still-just-out-reach-what-does-each-side-want Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris is in Gaza, and she speaks to Audie Cornish about both sides' demands. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Gaza+Cease-Fire+Still+Just+Out+Of+Reach%3A+What+Does+Each+Side+Want%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33731 at http://wboi.org Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza http://wboi.org/post/attack-un-school-kills-over-dozen-civilians-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Attack+On+U.N.+School+Kills+Over+A+Dozen+Civilians+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTU4MDIzMDEyMzAwMTE4NTAxYzUzMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33686 at http://wboi.org In A Crowded Gaza, A Growing Sense That Nowhere Is Safe http://wboi.org/post/crowded-gaza-growing-sense-nowhere-safe Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>I'm Robert Siegel. And we begin this hour with developments in Gaza, Israel and Cairo. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt trying to forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)<p>JOHN KERRY: The loss of lives and the humanitarian impact is really heartbreaking. And we're joining our international partners in reiterating our call for an immediate end to the fighting and a return to the cease-fire that was reached in 2012.<p>SIEGEL: Also today, a militant rocket struck near Israel's main airport. That prompted U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33565 at http://wboi.org Israel Targets Tunnels, But Hits Elsewhere — Including Gaza Hospital http://wboi.org/post/israel-targets-tunnels-hits-elsewhere-including-gaza-hospital Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo today for talks on ending the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian casualties have spiraled. More than 550 people have died in two weeks, mostly civilians according to health officials there. The Israeli military says 25 of its soldiers have been killed since it launched a ground invasion last week. The military says it's targeting tunnels militants use to attack Israel. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33509 at http://wboi.org Gaza Evacuees Crowd Into Schools Remade As Shelters http://wboi.org/post/gaza-evacuees-crowd-schools-remade-shelters Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Hamas militants fired rockets into Israel today, more rockets, after the Israeli government announced it was expanding ground operations in the Gaza Strip. Thousands of Palestinians continue to flee their homes. Early this morning, some, still wearing their pajamas, left in haste to take shelter in local schools. Those schools are already packed beyond capacity. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33463 at http://wboi.org Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe http://wboi.org/post/inside-gaza-and-under-israeli-fire-family-tries-stay-safe The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/17/332347143/israel-launches-ground-offensive-in-gaza">beginning of Israel's ground invasion Thursday night</a> was loud. Explosions lit up the sky to the north and east and boomed throughout the Gaza Strip.<p>But <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/18/332499370/israeli-ground-operation-in-gaza-continues">Friday</a> started pretty quietly for Rashad Abu Tawila.<p>"It was before dawn," the Gaza resident recalls, through an interpreter. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33419 at http://wboi.org Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe The Violence In Gaza, Through The Lens Of One Family's Losses http://wboi.org/post/violence-gaza-through-lens-one-familys-losses Cloaked in black from head to toe, Iman el-Kaas cries in her mother's home in the Gaza Strip. Iman is in mourning.<p>Her husband, Anas el-Kaas, was killed by an Israeli attack that hit their apartment in Gaza early Friday morning. He was 33 years old, a pharmacist with two young children. They had just moved in a few months ago.<p>"I thought that apartment was gift, but it was the place he would be killed," Iman says. "Why? Why did they kill him?"<p>About twice the size of Washington, D.C., the Gaza Strip has sustained more than 1,500 Israeli airstrikes over the past week. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Emily Harris 33255 at http://wboi.org The Violence In Gaza, Through The Lens Of One Family's Losses