Hunger strikes are the most desperate form of protest and they seem to be growing in number around the world.In Bahrain, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a prominent political activist, has been on a hunger strike for nearly three months to protest his arrest.
The Greek Coast Guard on Friday intercepted a boat with Illinois protesters heading to the Gaza Strip. Greece reportedly announced it was banning vessels to Gaza from leaving Greek ports. The boat, called the Audacity of Hope, would have helped form a flotilla planned to challenge Israel’s
Yesterday it was announced that Ireland’s John Ging, would resign his post as Head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, the agency that helps Palestinian refugees in various locations throughout the Middle East. Ging had been at the helm for five years.