Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
The flotilla, like its predecessors and the ones still to come, serves the Israeli goal, which is to complete the process of separating the Gaza Strip from the West Bank.
Two Turkish-speaking Israelis who helped translate for the passengers on the 'Free Gaza' flotilla reveal their up close and personal encounters.
The Israeli media is rife with false terms and statements that distort the public's perception of reality.
69 minors complained of being beaten, four minors reported being sexually assaulted, and 12 said they were threatened with sexual assault.
Imad Bornat was acquitted over a year ago on charges of assaulting an officer, but Israeli police still regard his case as 'open'.
Speaking by video conference from Amman, Noam Chomsky explained to a Bir Zeit University audience last week the link between the Israeli occupation and U.S. global ambitions.
Chomsky will not try to travel through the Allenby Bridge border crossing a second time, after being turned back on Sunday.