“I was more than terrified,” [Sena Alissa] says while holding her newborn baby girl in a bed in Gaza City’s struggling al-Shifa hospital, 20 minutes from Nuseirat. “I’m giving birth in war.” (source)
The latest Israeli attack on occupied Palestine in the form of an ongoing military assault on the people living in the Gaza Strip has made an already unbearable situation much more devastating. Women, children, and elders represent themajority of the hundreds of people who have lost their lives. The assaults are a form of reproductive violence by creatingconditions that increase miscarriages, pre-term labor, and stillbirths. Israel is currently targeting sewage systems, worsening an existing water crisis created by the Israel blockade of supplies to Gaza, and depriving hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents of clean water. Free Palestine is, and always has been, a feminist issue.
People around the world are mobilizing direct…
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