UK arms exports to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Country overview The State of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are located in the Middle East, sharing borders with Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital, while Tel Aviv functions as its economic and technological centre. Benjamin Netanyahu, from the right-wing Likud party, has been […]

Israel shelling in Gaza war unprecedented despite inaccuracy

This report was originally written by Charlie Hoyle for Ma’an News Agency, and can be found here: The unprecedented number of Palestinians killed in the 2014 war in Gaza was linked to changes in the military rules of engagement regarding civilian protection measures by Israel’s army, a London-based NGO said this week. The unprecedented number […]

Report: Israel’s use of artillery raises risks to civilians

This report was written by Middle East Monitor and first appeared here: A new report claims that changes in the Israeli military’s rules of engagement have increased, not decreased, the risk to civilians in Gaza. Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), a London-based NGO, examined how the Israeli army has used artillery in the Gaza Strip, […]

Israeli shelling in 2014 Gaza war ‘up 533%’ compared to 2008-09

This report was written by Press TV and first appeared here A newly released study shows that the use of explosive artillery by Israeli forces in last year’s war on Gaza increased by over 530 percent compared to the Israeli regime’s military offensive on the coastal enclave six years earlier. The report, released by the […]

Israeli explosive artillery fired on Gaza up more than 500% in 6 years – UK study

This article was originally published by Russia Today on 31 March 2015, and can be found here: Civilians living under Israeli occupation in the besieged Gaza Strip face a greater risk to their lives in the wake of a recent shift in Israel’s “military rules of engagement,” a new study warns. In a report released […]

Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

Tony Birtley

Tony Birtley is a reporter for Al Jazeera. During his 30 year career, Birtley has covered conflicts in Lebanon, Palestine, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia and Bosnia, amongst others. In 1993 Birtley was the only journalist to report from the besieged Muslim enclave of Srebrenica in Bosnia, and in 2007 was the only international correspondent to enter […]

Tim Franks

Tim Franks presents Newshour and Hardtalk on the BBC. Previously, he served as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East. Franks was an embedded reporter with British forces in Iraq in 2003, and thereafter became Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem and reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite being moved into a presenter role, he […]

Orla Guerin

Orla Guerin is an Irish correspondent for BBC News. She has covered the Kosovo conflict, the disaster aboard the Russian submarine Kursk, the Basque conflict in Northern Spain, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and violence in Pakistan. Before her career with the BBC, she worked with RTÉ. During her time at the BBC, she has been affiliated […]

Nadezhda Kevorkova

Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent for Russia Today. She has covered the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts, and the anti-globalisation movement. Her work as a reporter has taken her to Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Azerbaijan, among others. She covered the ‘Gaza Freedom Flotilla’ in 2008, 2010 and […]

Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum is the International Editor for Channel 4 News in the UK. She has covered the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, along with the Arab Spring and the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. She wrote a book about the 2011 war in Libya. Before becoming a journalist, she was an […]

Janine Di Giovanni

Janine Di Giovanni Journalist Janine Di Giovanni is an experienced journalist who has covered a wide range of wars and conflicts. She first began her reporting by covering the Palestinian intifada in the late 1980s. Since then she has covered violence in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Liberia and Afghanistan. She is currently a […]