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Inscribing Palestine – A Poem

By Ramzy Baroud international abandonment a horizon exploding in hideous light beneath the massacred canopy echoes of footsteps, voices, laments the tapestry unravels, threads suffocating street corners, pavements, rubble and sand melting faces dissipating in kaleidoscopic chronology smeared with crimson hues parched land, resistant territory tears trailing from the enclave nurturing remembrance in green inscribing […]

Video: Palestinian Resistance Fighters behind Israeli Army Lines

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Palestinian resistance fighters had recently carried out several operations behind Israeli army lines, some stationed in reoccupied Gaza neighborhoods and others near the Gaza-Israeli border. In this video, Hamas’ military arm, Izz al-Din al-Qassam says it penetrated Israeli army lines through a tunnel, killing ten soldiers and returned to Gaza safely.

Gaza Death Toll Hits 1380, US Resupplies Israel with Weapons

The United States confirmed it had restocked Israel’s supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza that killed 16 people sheltering there. Israeli airstrikes and shelling continued overnight and into the morning leaving 17 Gazans dead and dozens injured, bringing the 24-day death […]

16,000 Reserves Called up in Israel as US Provides More Arms for Gaza Offensive

Israel called up 16,000 additional reserve soldiers on Thursday, boosting army numbers amid their deepening military offensive in Gaza. The move comes after the US revealed on Wednesday they have restocked the Israeli army with ammunition and plans to allow them further access to an emergency munitions store based in Israel. The death toll in […]

20 Bodies Found in Gaza Rubble as Wednesday Death Toll Hits 130

The bodies of 20 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening, as Gazans took stock of a 23-day Israeli assault that has killed 1,360 people so far with no end in sight. The announcement by Gaza medical teams of the recovery of the bodies in […]

When BBC Calls, Don’t Expect Love

(Palestine Solidarity Campaign)

By Richard Falk When BBC Calls, Should you Answer? That is, don’t expect love, if you are a certified critic of Israeli policies and practices, and prepare yourself for rejection. The siren lure of big time media is partly a romancing of the ego, partly a rare moment to intrude a moment or two of […]

Gaza Ministry Calls on UNRWA to Condemn Attacks on Its Shelters

Gaza’s Ministry of Interior Wednesday called upon the UN agency for Palestinian refugees to condemn the latest deadly shelling of a UN school. “Many UNRWA schools have been targeted on the heads of people taking shelter in them,” the interior ministry said in a statement. “Dozens have been killed and UNRWA has not condemned any […]

67 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Attacks since Midnight

At least 67 Palestinians have been killed and 110 injured in Israeli attacks since midnight Wednesday on the 23rd day of the Gaza offensive, according to the Ministry of Health. In the most devastating attack, at least 16 people were killed when an Israeli artillery shell hit a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip. […]

Recruiting to Kill – It Is Not Just an Israeli War on Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Israel's President Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014 (AA via MEE)

By Ramzy Baroud To some, US secretary of state John Kerry may have appeared to be a genuine peacemaker as he floated around ideas during a Cairo visit on 25 July about a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza. But behind his measured diplomatic language, lies a truth not even America’s top diplomat […]

Gaza Power Plant Shut Down, 40 Dead in Israeli Shelling Tuesday

The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant shut down due to a large fire caused by Israeli shelling on Tuesday morning, after at least 40 were killed in a series of Israeli strikes from land, air, and sea since midnight. The strikes brought the death toll in Gaza to 1,128, with more than 6,200 injured in […]

Israeli Shrike Kills 10 Children in Gaza Refugee Camp

At least 10 Palestinian children were killed and others injured on Monday by an Israeli strike on the western Gaza City Al-Shati Camp, a Palestinian Health Ministry official said. The source, who asked not to be named, added that the bodies of at least ten children arrived at Al-Shefaa Hospital, having been killed by an […]

Jewish Poem of Contrition

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By Darren Stein There is no hiding from the screams of a child, Baby forms shredded by shrapnel, Little bodies broken by bricks; It makes me sick to look upon, ashamed as both a human being and a Jew; the tortured anguish of my conflict of loyalty and identity; Yet, I owe my integrity first […]

Children of Gaza – Jon Snow’s Experience in the Middle East – Channel 4 News

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Jon Snow recounts the scene in Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks.

Obama Tells Bibi a Ceasefire is a ‘Strategic Imperative’

Pressure is increasing on Israel to agree on a ceasefire and end their three-week-long assault on the Gaza strip. On Monday, the UN Security Council released a statement urging an immediate ceasefire, while US President Barack Obama called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to explain the importance of urgently bringing an end to […]

Gaza Bodies Pulled from Rubble during Truce as Toll Tops 950

The bodies of 85 of Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza on Saturday, raising to over 950 the overall death toll of Israel’s onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said 76 bodies had been brought to hospitals in north, central and southern Gaza, as well as […]

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 […]

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