Melissa Baumann


Melissa Baumann, a freelance journalist, spent early 1988 in the Occupied Territories on a trip sponsored by Grassroots International.

Articles by this Author
Gaza Diary

February 7, 1988, Morning

“Welcome to Gaza,” the sign reads, but the streets are not inviting. The long road into town is nearly deserted, its shops and shanties locked shut; only a few men gather sporadically for coffee or...

"When the Rest Is Quiet, There Is Revolution in Dahaysha"

We enter Dahaysha through one of several gates, past rusted oil drums piled high in a stockade and a chain-link barbed-wire fence that residents keep tearing down.

The alleyways are quiet; people must be inside. M. takes us to the home of...