It is exactly six months now that a ceasefire put an end to 51 days of war in the Gaza Strip. I am sitting with Jabber Wishah in his garden, a few kilometers south of Gaza City. We are watching the stars in the sky as we talk. “The main problem is normalization”, Jabber sighs, “people are starting to regard the situation here in Gaza as normal. Both you Europeans and the people in Gaza themselves.”
Fifteen local health activists met in the evening of March 1, 2015 with the People's Health Movement (PHM) solidarity delegation to Palestine. Among them were people from different local organizations like the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, the Union of Health Work Committees, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights. Also dr. Mahmoud Daher from the local WHO office attended the meeting.