News Archive

News Archive Links – Before 2014


International Middle East Media Center: For Gaza’s Children, the Trauma Never Ends, by Mohammed Omer of,  January 23, 2011


Book by GCMHP: Live Is Worth Living, about child victims of “Cast Lead” and how they are coping with injuries and loses.

Message from Roger Waters, Roger-Waters-Solidarity-Message-GAZA_FREEDOM_MARCH, December 27, 2009

Video: Exhibition Gaza 2010 of Kai Wiedenhoefer in the Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Report: Dashed Hopes: continuation of the Gaza Blockade

Eyewitness Report by Gaza ECESG (European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza) Delegation, January 2010

Childhood Under Fire, a book of children’s drawings one year after “Cast Lead” produced by the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and partners.

Video: Two Shot Inside Israeli-Imposed “No-Go” Zone, May 2010

Article by Dr. el Sarraj in Foreign Policy: Gaza’s Agony, January 28, 2010

Article in The Nation by Dr. Nancy Murray, The Gaza I Know, January 4, 2010

Audio: Interview with with GMHF founder Dr. Nancy Murray, January 3, 2010


Video by Skip Schiel and Teeksa Photography: Free Gaza: First Night Parade in Boston, December 31, 2009

BBC: Gaza marchers on hunger strike in Egypt, December 28, 2009

Ynet News: Holocaust survivor stages hunger strike for Gaza, December 28, 2009

Post by Code Pink leader Medea Benjamin: International Participation in December 31 Gaza Freedom March Tops 1,000 as Registration Closes, December 5, 2009

GCMHP 2009 Annual Report

Dr. Murray’s Photos of Gaza, November 2009

Audio: Noam Chomsky’s address at Pressure Points: How We Can Promote Justice in Israel/Palestine, at Boston’s Palestine Cultural Center for Peace, October 14, 2010

Report of the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, September 29, 2009

On September 15, 2009 a UN Fact Finding Mission led by the prominent South African justice Richard Goldstone released a 574-page report on Israel’s war on Gaza. The report describes in often shocking detail the serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed by Israel during the conflict, some of which, the Mission states, amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity. (click here for text of the report)

Although the report also focused on actions taken by militias in Gaza and termed the firing of rockets at Israeli civilians a war crime, the US State Department has condemned it as one-sided and unfair to Israel. In reaching this conclusion, the US government ignored the fact that Israel had entirely refused to cooperate with the Mission and prevented it from entering Israel.

Video, produced by Jordan Flaherty and Lily Keber, Gaza Under Siege  August 13, 2009

Report of the Independent Fact Finding Committee on Gaza: No Safe Place, April 30, 2009

Animation: “Closed Zone”, by Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, calling on the State of Israel to fully open Gaza’s crossing, March 4, 2009

The Civil Society & Private Sector Initiative on Gaza’s Reconstruction and Development, February 23, 2009

Video by filmmaker Jen Marlowe, One Family in Gaza, 2009

This film was made just months after the 2008-2009 assault that killed 1,390 Palestinians.

Field Update on Gaza from United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, January 12, 2009

World Health Organization Report, WHO_12-jan-2009_Gaza-Health-Sit-Rep, January 12, 2009

Op-ed by Eyad El-Sarraj in Boston Globe, A 14-year-old in Gaza has one question: Why?, January 11, 2009

World Health Organization, Health Situation in Gaza Report, January 6, 2009

Video: Dr. Mads Gilbert Reports from Gaza, January 5, 2009

Situation Report from the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, January 4, 2009

Article by Luisa Morgantini, Vice President of European Parliament, Not a Word, Not a Thought, Not a Sign of Pain..., January 3, 2009


The Guardian, Israeli blockade ‘forces Palestinians to search rubbish dumps for food’, December 21, 2008

Video by Sonja Karkar, Gaza in Crisis – December, 2008

Letter on travelling from Gaza for medical treatment, Dr. Eyad Sarraj, November 18, 2008

International Conference sponsored by the GCMHP and WHO

“Siege and Mental Health . . . Walls vs. Bridges”

October 27-29, 2008, Gaza City

Announcement, Abstract, and Registration Form

Internationals Fail to Break the Siege, but GCMHP Conference Goes On
Nancy Murray  Read online or download MS Word file

International Conference ~ Siege and Mental Health ~ 2008 Statement

Conference Media (news, photos, papers, documents)

Maan News – Statement by Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur, Gaza: Silence is not an option, September 12, 2008

August 23, 2008, The SS Free Gaza and the SS Liberty reach Gaza safely from Cyprus:

The Guardian ~ Video ~ FreeGaza ~ BBC News

August 21, 2008: “Pirates” head for Gaza
“From my point of view this is some kind of pirate ship,” Shlomo Dror, an Israeli defense ministry spokesman, said of the Gaza peace boats that are attempting to break the siege and bring humanitarian supplies.

The Telegraph

Interview with Dr. el Sarraj

History and updates on Free Gaza boats at

A Demand for the Immediate Action to Halt Israeli Genocide in the Gaza Strip, March 2, 2008

Commemorating the Naksa – Evoking the Nakba, MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies, Spring 2008

JANUARY 26 : Come to Harvard Square at noon to support Gaza

Not Spin – Israel Deliberately Turned Off Lights, January 21, 2008

Poster – Gaza: Lift the Blockade, in Hebrew, Arabic, English






Gaza Lift the Blockade 01-26-08

Notice of protest convoy to Erez Checkpoint. Read our blog post about the protest at Erez, “Cockroach.”

Gaza Relief Convoy organized by Israeli activists with Boston Action, January 24, 2008

in support of the Gaza Relief Convoy

Let us know you are coming at

Please bring a food item to deliver to the consulate. We are going to present cartons of food and medical aid to the Israeli consul’s office (Park Plaza Hotel, noon Thursday 24 January) and request that it be taken to Gaza, and that the Israeli government let the Gaza Relief Convoy through the Erez Checkpoint on 26 January.

Never again(st)! European collusion in Israel’s slow genocide, Omar Barghouti, January 21, 2008

A message from Dr. Eyad el Sarraj  (January 21, 2008)

Newsletter: Palestinian International Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza, January 2008

Gaza’s Naser Pediatric Hospital besieged, Skip Schiel, January 13, 2008

Gaza’s Naser Pediatric Hospital besieged report by Skip Schiel  (January 13, 2008)

Alert for Action on International Day of Action, January 26, 2008, Gush Shalom


Dignity Denied in the Occupied Territories: Important Report from the International Committee of the Red Cross, November 2007

On International Human Rights Day Dec 2007 GCMHP Press Release, December 10, 2007

Breaking the Siege on Gaza – A United Front for Peace, Statement of the Committee to Break the Seige of Gaza, October 24, 2007

World Mental Health Day Statement from GCMHP, October 10, 2007