Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

A Year after Israel's Assault: Gaza Unsilenced

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

A Year after Israel's Assault: Gaza Unsilenced

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The best-selling new book Gaza Unsilenced, published by Just World Books, was featured at a riveting, standing-room-only book talk on Aug. 16 at the 5th and K St. Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC, moderated by Busboys owner Andy Shallal. Gaza Unsilenced co-editor Laila El-Haddad and some of the contributors to the book were on hand for a lively discussion on the aftermath of Israel's latest attack on Gaza.

Gaza Unsilenced brings together inspiring voices from inside Gaza and out-their photos and stories. Contributors to the book (which is hard to keep on the shelves of the Washington Report's Middle East Books store) describe the terror faced by Gaza's children during the 51 days of fire, and memories of lost loved ones.

Photojournalist Eman Mohammed contributed a harrowing description of her efforts to document the war on film while trying to juggle her responsibilities to her young children.

Co-editor El-Haddad commented that during this latest slaughter Gazan journalists like Mohammed were able to get their stories out through Twitter feeds and other social media directly to international media and readers-without being filtered by biased editors. …

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