Mona El-Farra

Dr. Mona El-Farra, Director of Gaza Projects for the Middle East Children's Alliance, is a physician by training and a human rights and women’s rights activist by practice in the occupied Gaza Strip. She was born in Khan Younis, Gaza and has dedicated herself to developing community based programs that aim to improve health quality and link health services with cultural and recreation services all over the Gaza Strip. Dr. El-Farra is also the Health Chair of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip and a member of the Union of Health Work Committees. Dr. El-Farra has a son and two daughters.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 12:15pm
A View from Gaza: We Have Lost So Many That We Love
GAZA STRIP - It’s been three days since Israel’s deadly attack on my cousin’s home and I still haven’t been able to go to Khan Younis to mourn with my surviving family. The Israeli bombing is ongoing and it’s difficult and very dangerous to travel 18 miles from where I’m living and working in Gaza...
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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:45am
A View from Gaza: We're Still Alive (Whatever That Means)
I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living in Gaza, luck means how close to you the bombs fall from Israel’s tanks, planes, or warships. Some...
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The view from the author's window in Gaza City. Taken on July 9, 2014. (Courtesy of Mona El-Farra) Views
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 12:30pm
A View from Gaza: The Attacks Are Coming from Every Direction
GAZA – Written on Friday, July 11, 2014 after the fourth full day of bombing. Where shall I start? How shall I start? Shall I start with the numbers which keep increasing and changing? 90 people killed, mainly civilians. 600 injured. 140 demolished homes. Or should I start by mentioning all the...
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Israeli forces killed six children when a missile struck a residential building in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (Photo: Defense of Children International-Palestine) Views
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 4:30pm
A View from Gaza: We Hug the Children as the Bombs Fall
GAZA – Written Between 3 am and 4 am early Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014. The Israeli warships continue shelling... It is dark. I do not know what is going on and I can hear successive bombing. I am thinking of all the people I know tonight, especially my colleagues at the hospitals who are...
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
A View from Gaza: This Is a Brutal Attack, Not a "Military Operation"
In Gaza last night, while Israeli army forces launched military attacks against Gaza, by sea, air and via artillery shells, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children were unable to sleep inside their roof- tinned homes, clinging to their parents, crying, and terrified. The shelling last night...
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