Exam Failure: The Price Gaza's Children Are Paying For International Blockade
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Independent
by Donald Macintyre - October 8, 2007 - 3:08pm


Unfailingly polite, and spotless in their uniforms of blue and white striped smocks, the teenage pupils from the UN Relief and Works Agency Girls' Preparatory A school in Al Deraj were initially shy about talking about why they had wound up in a remedial class. "We can't concentrate," said Kholoud Shehada, 15. "We have other things on our minds." What exactly? Kholoud paused before saying hesitantly: "My father is unemployed."


Gaza's Deadly Guardians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times
September 29, 2007 - 11:00pm


Hamas wants you to believe it has created a benevolent sanctuary where once chaos reigned. At the beginning of the journey into Gaza it’s easy to believe that things are better. There is no longer a Palestinian immigration desk after the long walk from the air-conditioned Erez terminal on the Israeli side, past concrete blast walls, and down a dusty track in the furnace heat. But further down the road, Hamas gunmen have taken over the checkpoints. They are polite and well turned out in blue camouflage trousers, clean black T-shirts, shiny black boots.


ATFP Welcomes $228 Million Middle East Investment Program
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 23, 2007 - 11:00pm

Ramallah, West Bank —The American Task Force on Palestine today welcomed the launch of the Middle East Investment Initiative Program, which will generate $228 million dollars in loans to small and medium-sized Palestinian businesses.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, U.S. Under Secretary for Public Affairs Karen Hughes and President of the American Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Rob Mosbacher, Jr. today put into motion the plans approved by President George W.


Worldwide Appeal for Donations Issued ATFP Fund to Aid Palestinian Nahr El-Bared Refugees
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 23, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., May 25 ? The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and American Charities for Palestine (ACP) today issued a worldwide appeal for donations to assist the Palestinian refugees affected by the fighting in the Nahr El-Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon. ATFP and ACP have partnered with the United Nations Relief and Works Organization (UNRWA) to direct donated monies specifically to the Nahr El-Bared refugees.



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