The Palestine Center invites you to a briefing
"Life in Hell: A Journalist's Account of Life in Gaza"
Gaza Correspondent, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Thursday, 5 November 2009
12:30 - 2:00 pm
The Palestine Center
"Mr. Omer will describe his interviews with Gazans trying to survive the stifling blockade on the Gaza Strip. As another winter approaches, he will discuss how Gazans are coping without electricity, water, fuel, sewage treatment and adequate health care or building materials. Gazans can't fix water tanks, windows, and doors damaged by bombs or shells during Israel's attack last winter because Israel forbids access to reconstruction supplies. Winter rains and floods will make life even more hellish for Gazans this winter unless border restrictions are lifted.
Mohammed Omer is an award-winning Gaza correspondent for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. In addition to his articles for the Washington Report, he has published articles in dozens of newspapers and magazines worldwide and his photographs are featured in various international news agencies, including the Agence France-Presse (AFP) wire service. Mr. Omer was born and raised in the Rafah refugee camp."
This briefing is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served to registered guests at 12:30 p.m. The briefing and question/answer period will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Registration is required. Unregistered guests will not be admitted. To register, click here or call (202) 338-1958 ext.11 by noon Wednesday, 4 October 2009.