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6 Palestinians Killed in West Bank amid Protests against Gaza Assault

Six Palestinians were killed on Friday as protests erupted across the West Bank in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli assault for the last 18 days. The deaths come after a Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces late Thursday in clashes at Qalandia, bringing the total death toll in the West […]

Hamas Says 10 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Beit Hanoun Ambush

he Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility on Friday for killing “at least” 10 Israeli soldiers after targeting an Israeli infantry unit with explosives in eastern Beit Hanoun. Al-Qassam said in a statement that its fighters had led an infantry unit of 15 Israeli soldiers into an ambush in the area. The statement added that al-Qassam […]

Palestinian Death Toll at 843 as Israel Announces Death of Soldier

The Israeli army said on Friday that one of its soldiers had been killed in Gaza earlier in the day, bringing the total number of soldiers dead in the fighting to at least 33 as the Palestinian death toll rose to 842. The army identified the soldier as Yair Ashkenazy, 36, saying he was killed […]

16 Palestinians Dead since Midnight on 18th Day of Gaza Offensive

Some 16 Palestinians have died as a result of Israeli attacks on Gaza since midnight, as reports of a new ceasefire proposal surfaced on the 18th day of the offensive on the Strip. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Palestinian ministry of health, said that the latest deaths brought the death toll since the beginning of […]

Israel’s Genocide in Gaza will Achieve No Goal

What Israel is sowing today, it will surely harvest tomorrow. (Safa.os/Flicker)

By Ahmed Meiloud For over two weeks, the Gaza strip (already besieged for the past 7 years) has been subjected to continuous bombardment from air and sea. This is the third war to be waged on the strip in the span of 5 years and it is more than likely going to be the deadliest. […]

Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’

The only people killing innocent people are the Israelis. (Safa.ps/Flicker)

By Sarah Gillespie What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their […]

Dozens Feared Dead as Israel Shells UN Shelter in Beit Hanoun

Seven UN schools have been hit in the last 24 hours (AA via MEE)

A spokesman for the UN’s Palestine refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said on Thursday that they had received no warning before Israeli forces shelled a Beit Hanoun school that was serving as a shelter earlier in the afternoon. The attack killed at least 17 and injured more than 200 of the displaced […]

Palestinian Leaders, Civil Society, Demand End to Blockade as Death Toll Passes 745

The leader of Hamas has declared they will not accept a ceasefire in Gaza until there is an agreement to end Israel’s punishing eight-year long blockade on the Palestinian coastal enclave. “We will not accept any initiative that does not lift the blockade on our people and that does not respect their sacrifices,” Khaled Meshaal […]

73 Palestinians Killed on Wednesday in Gaza, Total Death Toll at 695

Unceasing Israeli attacks on Gaza left 73 Palestinians dead on Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the beginning of Israel’s offensive on the Strip to 695. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman said that 13 people had been killed since sundown, when Palestinians across Gaza broke their Ramadan fast for the day. Thirty-one of Wednesday’s dead […]

Mashaal: No One Can Disarm Palestinian Resistance

Khaled Mashaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, said Wednesday that Palestinian militant groups in Gaza refuse to disarm. “No can disarm the resistance,” Mashaal said in a televised speech from Doha. Twenty-eight foreign ministers of EU member states had on Tuesday called on Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades and other militant groups to disarm. Mashaal’s speech came […]

Israeli Forces Bomb al-Wafa Hospital in Gaza City

Israeli warplanes on Wednesday bombed a central Gaza City hospital after the army claimed militants opened fire from the premises, while a UN human rights chief warned that abuses by Hamas did not justify possible war crimes by Israel. The Israeli military said in a statement that they had “targeted specific sites” in the al-Wafa […]

US Plays Decisive Role in Israel’s Attack on Gaza

'Washington must be unmasked as Israel’s abettor-in-chief.' (WH)

By Jonathan Cook Two reporters for major US TV channels were summarily “removed” last week from covering Israel’s attack on Gaza, moments before Israel launched a ground invasion. NBC pulled out Ayman Mohyeldin, who has been widely praised for the even-handedness of his reporting from Gaza, just as he landed a harrowing scoop. He had […]

Complicity in Ethnic Cleansing

There must be an immediate end to the killing as well as an immediate lifting of the illegal siege of Gaza. (Safa.ps/Flicker)

By Ron Forthofer Israel’s current attack on a basically defenseless population in Gaza is a repeat of its massacres of Palestinians in November 2012, December 2008-January 2009 and June-July 2006. This time Israeli forces have already slaughtered over 500 Palestinians, overwhelmingly civilians, while about 20 Israelis, almost all soldiers, have been killed. The imbalance of […]

Gaza Death Toll ‘Rises above 600′

The death toll in Gaza rose above 600 on Tuesday as emergency teams pulled dead bodies from the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli strikes on the 15th day of the assault. Palestinian medical sources announced the death of Ahmad Abu Seido by Israeli shelling on a park in eastern Gaza City, raising the day’s […]

Video: A Wounded Man Killed by a Sniper while Looking for His Family

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ISM volunteers and local residents went looking for survivors and the bodies of family members in the Shujaiyya neighborhood, where hundreds of Palestinians were killed and wounded in what Palestinians already see as one of the greatest massacres to be carried out by Israel throughout its wars, when they were met by the gunfire of […]

Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

In Gaza, the past and the present are intertwined.

By Ramzy Baroud On the 13th day of Israel’s so-called Operation Protective Edge, stories of entire families collectively pulverized, women and children keenly targeted by Israeli soldiers saturate the media. Until now, 430 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and children, and 18 Israel soldiers been killed at the hands of the Resistance. In Shejaiya, […]

Gaza’s Shejaiya Carnage Fills Shifa Morgue

Palestinian doctors treat a child at Gaza's al-Shifa hospital (Mohammed Asad/MEE)

By Mohammed Omer “No, it’s not him” says the brother of Mohammed Al Mobayed, as he moves on to the next body searching for his brother. Half of the family is at reception, and the other half at the morgue. The ambulance arrives, asking crowds to clear the road so as to pass through and […]

Israel Claims Infiltration Plot Foiled, as Gaza Death Toll Passes 500

The Israeli army say they have intercepted two groups of Palestinian fighters who entered Israel via tunnels from the Gaza Strip on Monday morning. A military spokesperson said at least 10 fighters had been killed, as residents of Kibbutz Nir Am and Kibbutz Erez in south Israel were ordered to remain indoors, according to Haaretz. […]

Hamas Says It Has Captured Israeli Soldier in Gaza

The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Sunday night that it had captured an Israeli soldier, the first since the release of Gilad Shalit in 2011. Al-Qassam Brigades said during a speech by spokesman Abu Ubaida aired live on Ma’an News that the captured soldier is named Shaul Aron and his military number was 6092065. “The […]

Mass Exodus from Gaza’s Shejaiya as Israeli Strike Kills over 100

Thousands were forced to flee their homes in northern Gaza Sunday after a night of fierce bombardment as Israel expanded their ground assault on day 13 of the deadliest violence in the enclave in five years. There are reports of bodies still lying in the streets after Israeli forces engaged in what has been referred […]

On ‘Human Shielding’ in Gaza: Israeli Army Tried to Justify Striking Civilian Areas

Israeli army social media propaganda. (Twitter)

By  Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitably transforms their inhabitants into potential human shields. For Palestinians living in Gaza today, simply spending time in their […]

Report: Israeli Offensive Displaced more than 135,000 Gazans

The ongoing Israeli military attacks on the Gaza Strip have so far displaced more than 135,000 Palestinians and destroyed more than 2,00 homes, the Geneva-based Euro-mid Observer for Human Rights said on Sunday. The group said in a report that Israeli artillery and warplanes continued to bombard eastern Gaza neighborhoods near the border with Israel […]

Mr. Obama, Spend One Night with Us in Shifa Hospital, It would Change History

Mads Gilbert: 'As I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flows, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear.'

By Mads Gilbert Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent. The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24 hrs shifts, […]

Suffocating Indoors Under the Rain of Israel’s Bombs

A man sits in a building in the al-Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City which was destroyed the previous night in an Israeli airstrike, 16 July.
(Anne Paq/ActiveStills)

By Ayah Bashir Three weeks before this attack, I had the long-awaited chance to spend a week in the occupied West Bank and the 1948 territories (present-day Israel). I wanted to write about this marvelous experience of life and laughter, but now I am writing about death and sorrow. Two days before the attack, I […]

Thousands Flee Gaza’s Shujaiyya after Deadliest Israeli Attack in Years

Thousands were forced to flee their homes in northern Gaza Sunday after a night of fierce bombardment as Israel expanded their ground assault on day 13 of the deadliest violence in the enclave in five years. There are reports of bodies lying in the streets after Israeli forces engaged in what has been referred to […]

Video: Footage from Israeli Massacre in Gaza’s Shujaiyya

Footage: Al Aqs TV:

Video: Death Comes Early in Gaza

CNN International reports on the latest massacres in Gaza.

Israeli Massacre in Gaza City

On the 13th day of the ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip, residents say invading Israeli forces committed “a new massacre” in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City. At least 40 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in the eastern neighborhood, medics said Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise […]

Escalation in Gaza as Land Operation Expands

Israeli airstrikes and heavy shelling have hit locations across Gaza over the past hour, following a statement Friday from the Israeli prime minister that he has ordered the military to prepare for an expansion of its ground operation. Ambulances in east Rafah are under “aggressive” artillery shelling and a massive explosion erupted in Gaza City […]

When Reporting Becomes a Weapon of Mass Deception

By Dr. Mosheer Amer – Gaza Mainstream media pursues reporting that is antithetical to the promise of ethical journalism and contributes in prolonging the Palestinian-Israeli conflict “I want to apologize now and tonight for my error on the broadcast Tuesday. We’ll correct it tonight on [ABC]“, said a tweet from America’s ABC News Diane Sawyer […]

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