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Jun 09 04:06

Palestinian protester hit in face by tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldier in Gaza protests

A Palestinian was on life support in a Gaza hospital on Friday after being struck in the face by a tear-gas canister fired by an Israeli soldier.
A Gaza hospital official said Abu Sabla was placed on life support after the canister was surgically removed.

Jun 08 14:52

IDF admits spraying herbicides inside the Gaza Strip

The army says aerial spraying was meant to ‘enable security operations.’ Palestinian farmers say hundreds of acres of crops were damaged or destroyed.

Jun 08 09:46

NETANYAHU RAISES IMPASSIONED DEFENSE OF GAZA BORDER TACTICS TO EUROPE

"Hamas's goal was to have as many casualties, our goal was to minimize casualties and avoid fatalities," explained Netanyahu, stating that he had instructed technological experts to develop a new method of riot dispersal that would avoid loss of life.

Jun 08 09:45

REPORT: GAZANS TO DRESS LIKE CONCENTRATION CAMP PRISONERS IN PROTEST

Palestinians are expected to protest along the Gaza border fence on Friday wearing clothing made to resemble uniforms worn by prisoners in concentration camps in the Holocaust, Channel 2 News reported on Thursday.

Jun 08 09:06

FLASHBACK - Anthony Bourdain laments ‘twisted and shallow’ depiction of Palestinians in US media

This is inspiring. Last Sunday the Muslim Public Affairs Council gave a “voices of courage and conscience” in media award to CNN’s traveling chef Anthony Bourdain for the great show he did on food in Palestine last year for his series, “Parts Unknown.”

The Institute for Middle East Understanding posted the video above of Bourdain accepting the award and thanking the Muslim Public Affairs Council “from the bottom of my heart.”

Jun 08 09:05

Palestine in Pictures: May 2018

Jun 08 08:42

Argentinian soccer team boycotts Israel — and ‘NY Times’ whitewash fails to quote a single player

The New York Times faced a dilemma. How to downplay this stinging defeat for Israel in world opinion? The Times has a correspondent in Buenos Aires, Daniel Politi, and here’s what he did in today’s sports pages; he did not quote Higuaín or any other player for Argentina. Instead, he spent 22 paragraphs partly peddling an alternate conspiracy theory: that Argentina canceled not for political reasons, but because the team feared “violence” from Palestinians.

Jun 08 05:52

Sixty Killed In Gaza And The End Of Israeli Conscience

When will the moment come in which the mass killing of Palestinians matters anything to the right? When will the moment come in which the massacre of civilians shocks at least the left-center? If 60 people slain don't do it, perhaps 600? Will 6,000 jolt them? ... Will Israel find all the excuses and justifications then also? Will the blame be laid on the slain people and their "dispatchers" even then, and not a word of criticism, mea culpa, sorrow, pity or guilt will be heard? ... If 60 stray dogs were shot to death in one day by IDF soldiers, the whole country would raise an outcry ... On the night of the Palestinians' slaughter, Zion rejoiced and was jubilant: We have an embassy and a Eurovision. It's difficult to think of a more atrocious moral eclipse ... The truth is that Israel is well prepared to massacre hundreds and thousands, and to expel tens of thousands.
Note:The count is now many more than 60 (119?)

Jun 07 19:02

Palestinian Nurse Shot Dead By Israeli Sniper: The Jimmy Dore Show

Palestinian Nurse Razan al Najjar was shot in the chest by an Israeli sniper. Her hands were up and she was helping wounded people in the fields.

Jun 07 15:12

Killing Gaza

Jun 07 11:49

Sacrificing Gaza: The Great March of Zionist Hypocrisy

The Great March of Return is a startling, powerful expression of Palestinian identity and resistance. Thousands of Palestinians have come out, bravely and unapologetically, to say: “We refuse to remain invisible. We reject any attempt to assign us to the discard pile of history. We will exercise our fundamental right to go home.” They have done this unarmed, in the face of Israel’s use of deadly armed force against targets (children, press, medics) deliberately chosen to demonstrate the Jewish state’s unapologetic determination to force them back into submissive exile by any means necessary. By doing this repeatedly over the last few weeks, these incredibly brave men, women, and children have done more than decades of essays and books to strip the aura of virtue from Zionism that’s befogged Western liberals’ eyes for 70 years.

Jun 07 11:48

The Brutality Of the Netanyahu Government Has Been Shameful

In recent weeks, scores of unarmed Palestinian civilians have been killed in Gaza by Israeli forces. Hundreds have been wounded. Most are refugees or the families of refugees from what is now Israel, and they have been demonstrating for their right to return, week after week.

The killing of Razzan Najjar, the 22 year old medical volunteer shot by an Israeli sniper in Gaza on Friday, is the latest tragic reminder of the outrageous and indiscriminate brutality being meted out, under orders from the Netanyahu government.

Jun 07 11:47

Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank

An Israeli soldier has killed a Palestinian youth during a raid in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Ezzadin Tamimi was shot dead when troops came to arrest him over alleged stone throwing, the Maan news agency said on Wednesday.

The soldier struck the 21-year-old with three bullets to the neck from a distance of around 45 metres, according to Palestinian activists.

Villagers said paramedics were prevented from treating Tamimi as he bled out from his wounds.

Jun 07 11:41

Cal State, East Bay student govt unanimously passes BDS resolution

Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) Board of Directors of California State University, East Bay voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of divestment from corporations that profit from the occupation of Palestine.

The resolution, which was authored and introduced by a coalition of diverse student organizations and individuals at CSU East Bay, spearheaded by the Muslim Student Association, calls upon the university’s trustees to review their investments and divest from any companies found to be complicit in the violation of international law. Some corporations were specifically mentioned, such as Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, G4S, and Motorola Solutions, for being directly involved in allowing the Israeli government to maintain and enforce the occupation and construct Jewish-only settlements, walls and barriers, and checkpoints.

Jun 07 11:40

Israeli police arrest Ramadan wakers in Jerusalem

The Palestinian men who chant and beat drums to wake up the faithful during Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City say they are being unfairly targeted by Israeli police over their early-morning tradition. The public wakers, known as musaharati, walk through parts of the Old City from 2 a.m., waking up Muslims for the “suhoor” meal ahead of the daily dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy month, which ends next week. But since residents began filing complaints with police about the noise, they say they have been arrested and fined for doing what they say is a part of Palestinian heritage. “They claim that we disturb them, but that’s not true. They want to erase something called Palestinian Jerusalemite heritage,” said Mohamed Hagej, 26, who has worked as a public waker for three years. He said he believes the complaints come from Jewish settlers

Jun 07 11:38

Mainstream media gets it wrong on Gaza AGAIN

The New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN are 3 examples of the selective amnesia from which nearly every mainstream media news source seems to suffer when it comes to the subject of Israel. It doesn’t take much digging to discover the actual truth – the context that completely changes the story.

Jun 07 11:16

Arab member of the Knesset Ahmad Tibi spoke about murdered medic #RazanNajjar in Hebrew then switched to Arabic & said: "Razan Najjar's shoe is worth more than Nikki Haley".

Jun 07 11:15

In another move on #BDS against the #ApartheidIsrael regime, China puts principle above economic interest for once and refuses to allow its citizens to work in occupied Jerusalem, where #Israelis wanted them to replace #Palestinian workers.

Jun 07 11:14

Anonymous Snipers and a Lethal Verdict

We know her name: Razan al-Najjar. But what’s his? What’s the name of the soldier who killed her, with direct fire to the chest last Friday? We don’t know, and we probably won’t ever know.

In contrast to the Palestinians suspected of killing Israelis, the Israeli who killed Najjar is protected from exposure to the cameras and an in-depth breakdown of his family history, including his relatives’ participation in routine attacks on Palestinians as part of their military service or their political affiliation.

Demanding Israeli microphones will not be pushed into his face with probing questions: Didn’t you see she was wearing a paramedic’s white robe when you aimed at her chest?

Jun 07 10:06

TOONS OF THE DAY UNINTENTIONAL MURDER

Israeli army says the killing of Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar was ‘just an accident’

zion contradicts themselves by adding the following (Click on link)

After saying it shot medic by accident, IDF claims she was ‘no angel’
Army releases video purportedly showing Razan al-Najjar hurling smoke bomb, saying she wants to be a human shield

Jun 07 10:05

THE ART OF WAR

A Palestinian artist is turning Israeli shrapnel from clashes into memorabilia art!

Jun 07 04:01

Israel in uproar over Argentina pre-World Cup friendly snub

The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism.
Note: Everyday in every way the Jewish Nation of Israel is making more and more and more enemies.

Jun 07 03:57

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid

The Israeli military shot dead a Palestinian during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, saying a soldier fired back after a man pelted him with a rock.......None of our troops were hurt.....The Palestinian Information Ministry, in a statement, said: "The execution of Tamimi in cold blood, with three bullets at close range, proves how much our people are in need of international protection against the Israeli war machine."
Note: The Jewish killing squads. I admit I sometimes cry.

Jun 07 03:52

As aid dries up, Gaza families pushed deeper into poverty

Large numbers of Gaza families have been pushed deeper into poverty in recent months by Palestinian "political infighting" and the freezing of U.S. aid. Life is tougher than ever for most of the 2 million Palestinians locked into tiny, blockaded territory, where electricity is off most hours of the day, unemployment approaches 50 percent and the "Islamic militant group Hamas" rules with a tight grip.
Note: Israel violates all the rules so the United States cuts off aid to the Palestinians but no matter what aid to Israel is sacred. Shame!

Jun 06 13:53

ISRAELI SNIPERS USE ILLEGAL BUTTERFLY BULLETS ON UNARMED PALESTINIANS

A report last week from Doctors Without Borders/MSF physicians & medics who are treating the injured at the Great Return March in Gaza said, “Half of the more than 500 patients we have admitted in our clinics have injuries where the bullet has literally destroyed tissue after having pulverized the bone.” Doctors say they have seen no bullet injuries comparable since the seven-week Israeli bombing & artillery siege of Gaza in 2014. The reason for the severity of injuries is that Israeli snipers are using internationally banned butterfly bullets. But Israel knows its chances of being censured or prosecuted by the International Criminal Court are almost nil or will be after the fact.

Jun 06 11:22

MONTH OF PRIDE FOR BDS

Argentina‘s national football team has cancelled an upcoming friendly match with Israel, Argentine news sources reported.

Argentinian sports website Minutouno reported on Tuesday that Saturday’s game in Jerusalem had been “suspended” amid an “escalation of violence, threats and criticism” directed at captain ‘Leo’ Messi.

Argentina, a major contender to win the World Cupthis summer, has made four previous pre-World Cup visits to Israel since 1986.

The fixture between the two teams was set to be played in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium on June 9, which is built on land that was once a Palestinian village that was destroyed in 1948.

Israeli media reported that in light of this latest development, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak to his Argentinian counterpart Mauricio Macri by telephone.

The ambassador of Palestine in Argentina, Husni Abdel Wahed, had expressed his opposition to the friendly.

Jun 06 10:35

US Ambassador Slams US, Israeli Media for Gaza Coverage

Massive death tolls from months of Israeli crackdowns in the Gaza Strip have been sparsely covered by the media, particularly in the US. But even where US media outlets have found fault with the killings, US Ambassador David Friedman is expressing anger, saying it’s “not reporting” to cover the killings critically.

Friedman says media coverage that wasn’t supportive of the deaths was “completely superficial,” and that Israeli military officials had assured him that they had to kill all of those Gazans to defend the nation of Israel.

Jun 06 10:14

All Gazan Casualties Are Intentional, Not Accidental

On June 1, Israeli snipers murdered 21-year-old voluntary Palestinian paramedic Razan al-Najjar in cold blood – threatening no one, shot in the neck and back, an exploding dum dum bullet destroying her heart, killing her instantly.

Clearly identified as a first-responder medic in the field by her white attire, she was treating wounded Gazans well inside Israel’s repressive border fence when lethally shot – a willful act of murder, nothing accidental about it.

Joint (Arab) List MK Ahmad Tibi called her killing “a heinous war crime.” Neocon extremist US UN envoy Nikki Haley disgracefully blamed Gazans for Israeli high crimes committed against them.

Since Great March of Return protests began on March 30, Israeli snipers killed two Gazan paramedics, wounding 223 others, 29 shot with live fire – individuals clearly identified as medical personnel by their attire.

Jun 06 10:02

Palestinian activist threatened with death for exposing Israel crimes

A Palestinian activist has received death threats from occupation forces for exposing human rights violations in occupied Hebron.

Aref Jaber, an activist working with Hebron-based organisation Human Rights Defenders, said that occupation forces stopped him outside his home on Saturday and threatened to kill him if he continues to document their treatment of Palestinians in the city, according to Wafa. The incident took place in the area of Hebron known as H2, which is inhabited by approximately 35, 000 Palestinians and 500 illegal Israeli settlers.

Writing on the Human Rights Defenders’ Facebook page, Jaber explained that eight occupation force soldiers arrived at his home on Saturday. Two pointed their rifles directly at him, and a third repeatedly smashed Jaber’s face against a wall, “kicking [his] legs, ankles, and feet as hard as he could”.

Jun 06 10:01

Palestinians thank Argentina for cancelling match with Israel

Palestinians have thanked the Argentinian football team and star forward Lionel Messi for cancelling their friendly match with Israel scheduled for Saturday, according to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).

Football fans and Palestinian human rights supporters had urged the Argentinian team to cancel the match, set to take place in an Israeli stadium built on the ethnically cleansed Palestinian village of Al-Maliha in response to Israel’s violent response to peaceful protesters on the Gaza border that left over 120 dead.

Initially set to be held in Haifa, the Israeli government moved the match to the Jerusalem village, offering the organisers $760,000 in compensation. Israel was reportedly already paying Argentina $3 million to play the match as part of its celebrations to mark 70 years of its independence, when it forcibly expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes.

Jun 06 09:58

Israel stops medical teams saving life of Tamimi youth it shot

Twenty-one-year old Izz Al-Din Tamimi was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh today.

Anti-settlement activist from Nabi Saleh, Bilal Tamimi, said that Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinian medical teams from reaching the youth to help him before he was taken away by the soldiers, according to WAFA.

Jun 06 09:54

UK rules government can ban public bodies joining BDS

The UK Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling which found the UK government acted improperly by curtailing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel’s violations of international law.

The UK Court of Appeal issued its verdict today after the British Government appealed, on 17 May, a previous High Court ruling which declared it had acted improperly by seeking to use pension law to pursue its own foreign and defence policy. The ruling, given in June 2017, found that the government acted unlawfully in curtailing divestment campaigns against Israeli and international firms implicated in Israel’s violations of international law.

Jun 06 09:53

ACLU issues new warning about campaign to silence criticism of Israel

On Monday, the ACLU sent a letter to Congress opposing the bill.

According to the ACLU, “the bill is part of a disturbing surge of government-led attempts to suppress the speech of people on only one side of the Israel-Palestine debate.”

“The trend manifests on college campuses, in state contracts, and even in bills to change federal criminal law, but the impact is the same: Those who seek to protest, boycott, or otherwise criticise the Israeli government are being silenced.”

The ACLU added that “these efforts to censor criticism of the Israeli government and advocacy for Palestinian rights do a disservice to the real problem of anti-Semitism in the United States.”

Jun 06 09:51

Freedom flotilla boat arrives in UK

“Freedom”, one of the vessels of a flotilla traveling from Sweden to Palestine to break an 11-year blockade by Israel on Gaza, arrived in the British port of Brighton yesterday.

The boat was welcomed by a group of activists who blew horns as the boat approached Brighton Marina before making its way to a harbour in Shoreham, where it will remain anchored for the next three days.

Zaher Birawi, chairman of the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza, said all of the boats of the flotilla left the Dutch capital of Amsterdam a few days ago and are visiting various ports across Europe.

“‘Freedom’ came to Brighton. We are here to salute it,” said Birawi.

Jun 06 09:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Member Of Hebron City Council

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, a member of the City Council in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, after storming her home and ransacking it.

The City Council member, Suzan Abdul-Karim al-‘Oweiwi, 39, has a Master’s Degree in Institution Building and Development from the Al-Quds University, and is a social activist and volunteer in advocating the right of Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, in addition to the cause of the refugees and the Right or Return.

After her election to the Municipality in Hebron, last year, she started advancing, and improving services provided to the Palestinians.

Jun 06 09:50

Israeli Forces Expel Jordan Valley Families

Israeli occupation forces expelled, on Tuesday morning, five Palestinian families from their homes in Khirbet Hamsa al-Fawqa, in the northern Jordan Valley.

Activist A’ref Draghmah said that soldiers expelled the families, including women and children, to the outdoors, under the pretext of conducting military exercises.

Israeli forces have expelled the aforementioned families three times in the last two months, under the same pretext.

Jun 06 08:25

The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

June 5, 2018 marks the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

But, unlike the massive popular mobilization that preceded the anniversary of the Nakba – the catastrophic destruction of Palestine in 1948 – on May 15, the anniversary of the Occupation is hardly generating equal mobilization.

The unsurprising death of the ‘peace process’ and the inevitable demise of the ‘two-state solution’ has shifted the focus from ending the Occupation per se, to the larger and more encompassing problem of Israel’s colonialism throughout Palestine.

Jun 06 08:18

Israeli Army Claims Slain Gaza Medic Wasn’t Shot Deliberately

While the investigation into the killing of 21-year-old Palestinian nurse Razan Najjar by Israeli troops last week continues, the military has already offered a brief preliminary statement Tuesday, saying that no shots were “deliberately or directly aimed towards her.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS!

Razan Najjar was wearing clothes that clearly identified her as medical personnel. Whoever pulled that trigger had to know they were shooting a medic ... unless the Israelis are just firing blindly into the crowd.

Jun 06 08:16

Israeli Minister Urges Assassination of Gaza Fire Kite Flyers

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is calling on the Israeli military to start treating the Palestinian fliers of fire kites as terrorists, saying they should be assassinated by Israeli snipers.

As tensions ratcheted up on the Gaza border recently, Gazans have begun flying kites that have flammable materials attached, trying to set fire to farms in the southern part of Israel, where a dry winter has left a lot of places vulnerable.

Israel’\s government has estimated the fires have caused $2.5 million in damage. An Israeli general says he’s recruited civilian drone operators in southern Israel as “reservists” and told them to fly their drones into the kites to try to down them.

Jun 06 05:56

Israel: Shooting of female Palestinian paramedic was unintentional

The White House says responsibility for dozens of deaths in Gaza coinciding with the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem "rests squarely with Hamas."
Note: That's it! the Hamas made the Jewish Nation of Israel put snipers with scopes on the rifles shoot and kill Palestinians. And before Hamas....well it was the Nazis that made them do it. holocau$t you know.

Jun 06 05:52

Palestinians say Israeli troops shoot dead stone-thrower

The Palestinian health ministry says Israeli troops have shot dead a 21 year-old stone-thrower in the West Bank. The Health Ministry says Izzideen Tamimi was shot dead Wednesday during clashes with Israeli forces near Ramallah. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.
Note: Jewish death squads again.

Jun 06 05:04

Argentina cancels Israel World Cup friendly after Gaza violence

Argentina has cancelled a football World Cup warm-up match with Israel, apparently under pressure over Israel's treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.
Striker Gonzalo Higuain said they had "finally done the right thing".
But Israel's defence minister said it was "too bad" Argentina's footballers did not "withstand the pressure of the Israeli-hating inciters".
"We will not yield before a pack of anti-Semitic terrorist supporters," Avigdor Lieberman tweeted.
Note: That's it, as always anti-Antisemitism!

Jun 05 14:10

If Americans Knew

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Jun 05 12:58

Zionist Fails To Justify Israeli War Crimes

A senior Israeli cabinet minister on Monday rejected international criticism of Israel’s open-fire policies in the besieged Gaza, saying the disproportionate number of Palestinian casualties does not reflect the true story, using Second World War tactics as a justification for Israel’s brutality.

Jun 05 11:44

The Naksa: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine in 1967

More than 50 years ago, the state of Israel shocked the world when it seized the remaining Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, as well as the Syrian Golan Heights and the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, in a matter of six days.

In a war with Egypt, Jordan and Syria, known as the 1967 War, or the June War, Israel delivered what came to be known as the "Naksa", meaning setback or defeat, to the armies of the neighbouring Arab countries, and to the Palestinians who lost all what remained of their homeland.

Jun 05 11:44

Israeli generals sued in Dutch court for killing Gaza family

A Palestinian-Dutch citizen is suing two senior Israeli military commanders for the bombing of his family’s home during Israel’s 2014 attack on the Gaza Strip.

On 20 July of that year, without warning, an Israeli airstrike destroyed the house in the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, killing six members of Ismail Ziada’s family and a seventh person who was visiting them.

Ziada, who lives in the Netherlands where he is married to a Dutch citizen, could not attend the funerals of his family members due to Israel’s blockade on Gaza.

He lost his mother, 70-year-old Muftia Ziada, three brothers, a sister-in-law and a 12-year-old nephew.

Ziada holds Benny Gantz and Amir Eshel, respectively the Israeli chief of staff and the chief of the air force at the time of the attack, responsible for the decision to drop the bomb.

Jun 05 11:43

Palestinian victim sues Dutch supplier of Israeli attack dogs

A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank is suing the Dutch company that supplied the dogs Israeli soldiers used to attack him when he was a child.

For more than 20 years, Four Winds K9, a company based near the city of Nijmegen, has annually provided the Israeli army with dozens of dogs trained to attack civilians.

The military dogs “are intentionally used by Israeli occupying forces to terrorize and bite Palestinian civilians, especially during protests and night house raids,” according to Shawan Jabarin, director of the human rights group Al-Haq.

This cruel tactic is reminiscent of how police in the United States and apartheid South Africa set attack dogs on Black citizens demanding their rights.

Jun 05 11:36

Zionist Fails To Justify Israeli War Crimes

A senior Israeli cabinet minister on Monday rejected international criticism of Israel's open-fire policies in the besieged Gaza, saying the disproportionate number of Palestinian casualties does not reflect the true story, using Second World War tactics as a justification for Israel's brutality.

Jun 05 11:31

UN "Deeply Concerned" About Israel Breaking International Law (Again)

The Israeli military says the shooting of Razan Najjar, a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic who shot dead on Friday, was unintentional. Najjar was shot as she tried to help evacuate wounded Palestinian protesters near Israel's perimeter fence with Gaza.

Jun 05 11:24

How to tell when defending Israel is actually racist

Many of the people who defend Israel are consciously racist (clearly), but others dehumanize Arabs and Muslims by reproducing unexamined assumptions about Israel’s moral or civilizational superiority. Anyway, I’m less concerned with intent than with consequences. Anti-Arab racism is normalized to the point of common sense, largely because defending Israel requires dehumanization of Palestinians, Lebanese, and Syrians (and often Muslims more generally).

Because we spend so much time debating when (or if) criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, we rarely get around to assessing how pro-Israel narratives exhibit anti-Arab racism. It seems important to rectify this problem.

Jun 05 11:22

‘How do you expect the young to forget?’: a visit to Shatila refugee camp

The heels of my shoes hit the dirty alleyways of the camp and I am instantly confronted with the harsh smell of filth. There is the awareness that the stench of death once filled these parts. This is Shatila refugee camp. To most of the outside world, a reminder of a massacre that once happened. A gravesite, a ghetto, a hub for outlaws and criminals. To the inhabitants of this camp, perhaps it is a life sentence. Perhaps it is the dying hope of a return to a home that once was. The old will die and the young will forget. Wasn’t this the plan for those who were exiled from their homes in Palestine? The old are dying, along with their frustration and memories of Palestine. The young, how do you expect the young to forget? Isn’t every minute of every day in a refugee camp enough of a constant reminder?

Jun 05 11:20

Israel soldiers who shot Palestinian teen in the back to walk free

Two Israeli soldiers who shot and killed Palestinian teen Samir Awad will walk free after indictments against them were dropped.

The pair shot Samir Awad, a 16-year-old Palestinian, in the back on 15 January 2013. Samir and his friends had been playing near the Separation Barrier outside Budrus, north west of occupied Ramallah, when he became trapped in the fence. The two soldiers from Israel’s 71st Armoured Corps Battalion then appeared from their nearby hiding place and shot the teen as he tried to flee.

A subsequent inquiry undertaken by Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem said that the soldiers in question had not been in any danger at the time of the incident. Since open-fire regulations permit soldiers to use live ammunition only in cases of real and immediate mortal danger, Samir was shot unlawfully.

Jun 05 11:18

Lieberman calls for Haneen Zoabi to be sacked

The Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman yesterday called for Arab Member of the Knesset Haneen Zoabi to be dismissed from her post.

In a post on Twitter, Lieberman described Zoabi as a “terrorist” who “promotes terror” against Israeli occupation forces.

Lieberman wrote: “The terrorist Haneen Zoabi is in the Knesset and promotes terror against IDF [Israeli] soldiers and citizens of Israel.”

He urged his followers to write to his fellow MKs to urge them to support expelling Zoabi from her post.

Jun 05 11:17

Detainee Al Tamimi’s Health Seriously Deteriorates in Israeli Custody

The health condition of a Palestinian detainee held in Israeli jails, Hassan Al Tamimi, aged 16, has seriously deteriorated on Sunday, due to medical negligence.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said, in a statement, that the health condition of Al Tamimi is extremely bad, adding that Israeli occupation authorities are rejecting to hospitalize him, under the pretext of financial aspects.

PPS added that this move aims at blackmailing the family of the child and puts him at risk of losing life.

Jun 05 11:15

It is time to levy sanctions against Israel

Why isn’t the international community punishing the apartheid state of Israel, as it did with South Africa?

Jun 05 11:13

In Memory of Razan al-Najjar

The 21-year-old paramedic was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while trying to aid wounded protesters near the Gaza-Israel separation fence. Many Israelis either refuse to believe she was actually killed or claim that her killing was somehow justified.

Jun 05 11:12

Israel’s Nazified “silent majority”

Sixty-two percent of Israelis are happy with the performance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during last week’s tensions with Gaza, and 59% are satisfied with the functioning of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, according to a Migdam poll taken for Channel 2.

Twenty-eight percent were unsatisfied with the performance of Netanyahu and Liberman, and the rest of the respondents had no opinion.

The poll found that 41% are in favor of further steps to ease the plight of Gazans; 28% back capturing the Gaza Strip and toppling Hamas; 18% prefer the status quo; and 11% had no opinion.

Jun 05 11:11

The City of Barcelona Endorses the Call for a Comprehensive Military Embargo on Israeli Apartheid

Barcelona becomes largest city to heed the Palestinian civil society call for an end to arms trade and military and security cooperation with Israel’s regime of apartheid, settler colonialism and occupation.

Jun 05 11:10

Israel digs up centuriesold Palestinian graves in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities have resumed excavation work at the historic Bab Al-Rahma cemetery, just outside the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa.

Israel's Nature And Parks Authority (INPA) reportedly began digging up graves about three weeks ago in order to establish "a national park on parts of the cemetery's land," Wafa said.

The centuriesold cemetery has great religious significance and is the site of the graves of Ubada ibn as-Samit and Shadad ibn Aus, companions of the Prophet Muhammad.

Jun 05 10:38

Does Israel have a ‘right to self-defence’ against Gaza?

On 1 June 2018, Razan al-Najjar—a 21 year-old paramedic—was shot dead by an Israeli sniper in Gaza while providing medical treatment to wounded protestors. She became the 119th Palestinian killed in Gaza since mass demonstrations against Israel’s siege began on 30 March. During the same period, Israeli forces shot more than 3,600 protestors with live ammunition, a figure which Israel’s preeminent human rights organisation B’Tselem has characterised as a ‘mindboggling number of casualties’. The onslaught has left Gaza’s strained healthcare system on the verge of collapse.

Jun 05 10:01

Standing up to the UN shows America’s greatness

t happened again last week. When the UN Security Council voted to condemn Israel for what happened along its border with Gaza — without even mentioning Hamas, let alone acknowledging the terror group’s responsibility for the violence — not a single nation joined the United States in opposing the motion. When UN Ambassador Nikki Haley then put forward a separate measure condemning Hamas, the rest of the council either voted no or abstained. That leaves Americans asking whether fears about having the rest of the world aligned against us are more important than pride in being willing to stand up and do the right thing, even if it means being alone.
Note: Always shifting the blame to Hamas. Age old trick of liars.

Jun 05 09:57

Israeli army says didn't deliberately kill Palestinian nurse in Gaza

The Israeli military said on Tuesday initial findings from an investigation into the killing of a Palestinian nurse during protests on the Gaza border showed that she was not shot deliberately.
Gaza health officials and witnesses said Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran toward the border fence, east of the south Gaza town of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty last Friday.
Note: So what did you expect no matter you get more lies by liars.

Jun 05 09:52

The Latest: Senior Israeli calls for killing kite launchers

The Latest on developments In the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A senior Israeli official has called for Israel to kill Palestinians who launch flaming kites into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Note:Let's see here we have Israel with missiles,tanks,fighter aircraft with rockets, machine guns and more against Palestinians with sling shots and kites.....the not so brave IDF make pee pee in there britches!

Jun 05 09:47

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) disqualified a bill on Sunday that called for redefining Israel as a state for all its citizens, rejecting the argument that it must recognize the rights of its Arab minority citizens as equal to its Jewish majority.

The text of the bill stated its objective as "to anchor in constitutional law the principle of equal citizenship while recognizing the existence and rights of the two, Jewish and Arab, national groups living within the country".
Note: And there you have it folks Israel is NOT the greatest or even a democracy in the middle east.

Jun 05 08:33

The Hypocrisy & Cowardice Of Zionist War Crimes

The Great March of Return is a startling, powerful expression of Palestinian identity and resistance. Thousands of Palestinians have come out, bravely and unapologetically, to say: “We refuse to remain invisible. We reject any attempt to assign us to the discard pile of history. We will exercise our fundamental right to go home.”

Jun 04 12:55

The Hypocrisy & Cowardice Of Zionist War Crimes

The Great March of Return is a startling, powerful expression of Palestinian identity and resistance. Thousands of Palestinians have come out, bravely and unapologetically, to say: “We refuse to remain invisible. We reject any attempt to assign us to the discard pile of history. We will exercise our fundamental right to go home.”

Jun 04 09:06

Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza Strip

Jun 04 07:26

Too Much Bad News Can Make You Sick, Say Researchers

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) – With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health.

The world has always been stressful, but experiencing acute events occurring thousands of miles away is a new and challenging phenomenon. On any given day, it feels like the world is falling apart.

How can we brace for disaster and find the strength to withstand it? How will we adapt to our greater exposure to trauma? And will our mental health be sacrificed in the process?

Jun 04 02:51

Norman Finkelstein Exposes MEMRI As Mossad Op

But according to its critics, it is also a dangerous, highly sophisticated propaganda operation, disseminating hate and disinformation on an unprecedented worldwide basis.
"They use the same sort of propaganda techniques as the Nazis,"
Note: Ah yes let's get the Nazis into the article....the ended 75 years ago!

Jun 04 02:47

Gaza preschoolers seen performing mock execution of Israeli soldier

Fox News was unable to confirm the veracity of the content, but a spokesperson for MEMRI said they found the footage while monitoring the Internet for Palestinian videos.
Note: See the link for what MEMRI really is. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/aug/12/worlddispatch.brianwhitaker

Jun 03 09:44

15 HAMAS TARGETS IN THE GAZA STRIP STRUCK BY ISRAELI AIR FORCE OVERNIGHT

The Israel Air Force attacked 15 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Sunday following mortar fire against southern Israeli communities on Saturday evening, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced.

The military said the strikes were a response to the earlier rocket fire as well as “terror incidents led and made possible by the Hamas terror organization over the course of the weekend” which included the throwing of grenades, improvised explosive devices, attempts to infiltrate into Israel by damaging the security fence and the burning of Israeli fields by incendiary kites.

Jun 03 09:37

With More Gaza Protests Planned, Don’t Believe the Mainstream Media’s Lies

Since the beginning of the Great March of Return on March 30, Israel has killed over 100 Palestinians and injured over 12,000. Only one Israeli, a soldier, has been injured in the context of the march.

Most mainstream western media coverage of Gaza’s march has systematically decontextualized the mass civilian protest, brushed off Israel’s weekly massacres as “clashes,” reified the boundary fence between Gaza and Israel a “border,” presented Palestinian protesters as “Hamas pawns” passively “dying for photo ops” and deployed other strategic falsehoods to dehumanize Palestinians fighting for their freedom. The net effect is the demonization of the march and the absolution of Israel of its murderous assault.

Jun 03 09:26

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank

Israeli army says man tried to run them over, while witnesses reportedly say he didn't hear commands to stop his vehicle

Jun 03 09:25

‘Disappearing Palestine’ maps must spotlight Jaffa

The Jewish Agency (/Israeli government) had agreed that Jaffa would be part of the Palestinian state — or, rather, it agreed when within earshot of the United Nations, until after UNGA Resolution 181, the UN Partition plan that effectively created the Israeli state, was shoved through the UN by the United States.

Partition’s architects acknowledged that keeping Jaffa non-contiguous with the rest of Palestine created problems for the Palestinians; but alternatives that kept Jaffa contiguous created a parallel problem for the Zionists. Resolution 181 made Jaffa a Palestinian island, accessible to the rest of Palestine either by sea or through Israel.

Jun 03 09:23

Boycott of Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival gains momentum with new cancellations

Four more filmmakers have joined a growing number of artists boycotting the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), in response to a Palestinian call.

Five artists had already cancelled their participation prior to the start of the festival, which runs between May 31 and June 9. With the latest cancellations, from two French directors and two from the Spanish state, a total of nine artists and filmmakers have boycotted the festival this year.

Despite the cancelations, TLVFest has refused to remove the filmmakers’ films from the festival’s schedule. In a statement to an Israeli daily, the festival director Yair Hochner said, “Whoever canceled, canceled. As far as we are concerned the festival will continue normally.”

Jun 03 09:22

Dr. Ashrawi: “U.S. Veto Absolute Proof Of Moral Corruption”

On Saturday, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated that the U.S. Veto against a resolution demanding international protection to the Palestinian people, is an absolute proof of moral corruption of the U.S. administration, providing impunity to the ongoing Israeli crimes against the unarmed Palestinian population.

“The United States, represented by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, have proven their corrupt and blindfolded support to Israel, so that they can ensure Israel’s crimes and violations against an unarmed civilian population remain unpunished, and continue with impunity.

Jun 03 09:21

US isolated at UN, vetoes popular resolution and finds no backers for anti-Hamas bill

The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington’s differences with friends and foes alike over the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

Later, a second, US-drafted resolution that blamed Hamas for the violence and upheld Israel’s right to defend itself failed to attract any other country’s support when it was put to vote in the 15-member council.

Blasting the council majority, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the two votes showed it was willing to blame Israel and unwilling to blame Hamas, the group that dominates Gaza.

“The terrorist group Hamas bears primary responsibility for the awful living conditions in Gaza,” Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, said ahead of the vote.

“It is now completely clear that the UN is hopelessly biased against Israel,” she said in a statement.

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Jun 03 09:19

Palestinians scale Separation Wall to reach Jerusalem

Following the tightening of Israel’s security measures and military barriers between the West Bank and Jerusalem and banning of all male worshippers under the age of forty, dozens of Palestinian youths scaled the separation wall with wooden ladders to reach Al Aqsa Mosque.

Very often, the young people who scale the wall or pass through openings, are often subjected to assaults by Israeli soldiers. Many fall in the process and suffer fractures and bruises. Undeterred, they take all the risks of injury and attacks in order to worship in Islam’s third holiest mosque. On Friday, the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, like other checkpoints, witnessed a major crisis as thousands of male worshippers tried to reach Jerusalem.

Jun 03 09:18

Video: Footballer shot in both knees tells Messi to cancel Israel match

Palestinian football player Muhammad Khalil Obeid is urging the Argentinian national football team to cancel their “friendly match” in Israel scheduled for 9 June.

In the video above, Obeid appeals directly to team captain Lionel Messi, “because he is very popular in Palestine, particularly in the Gaza Strip.”

Israeli snipers shot Obeid in both of his knees during rallies near the Gaza-Israel boundary on 30 March, ending a promising football career.

The video above also includes graphic footage – filmed by Obeid himself – of the moment he was shot by Israeli snipers.

Jun 03 09:08

Palestine in Pictures: May 2018

Around 80 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip during the month of May.

More than 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and armed civilians so far this year. Six Israelis were killed by Palestinians during the same period.

Oday Akram Muhammad Abu Khalil, 15, died on 23 May, eight days after being shot in the stomach during protests marking the annual Nakba Day commemoration.

Jun 03 08:53

FIRST THEY SHOT A DOCTOR IN HIS LEGS, THEN THEY MURDERED A YOUNG PARAMEDIC

She was about 100 meters away from the boundary fence with Israel at the moment she was shot and was wearing clothing clearly identifying her as a medic, the human rights group Al Mezan stated, citing eyewitnesses.

Al-Najjar had become known for her bravery and insistence on carrying out her medical rescue work despite the obvious danger.

Jun 03 07:54

Crimes Against Humanity: Israeli Snipers Murder Palestinian Nurse, Injure 100

Israeli forces shot and killed a 21-year-old Palestinian woman paramedic on Friday, as she was treating injured protesters during ongoing demonstrations along the Gaza border with Israel, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Jun 02 14:12

Gaza slaughter: Holy Land still denied peace and justice by cowardly international community

Stuart Littlewood examines the twisted “logic” and smoke and mirrors behind Britain’s Middle East policy, which claims to desire a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while buying time for Israel to entrench its occupation of Palestinian territory. >>

Jun 02 09:44

‘Why does Israel get impunity?’ UNSC call for protection of Palestinians vetoed by US

The United States has vetoed a Kuwaiti proposal to the United Nation Security Council (UNSC), which sought to offer “international protection” to Palestinian civilians in the wake of more than 120 of deaths in the Gaza strip.

In a speech to the council, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley criticized the proposal, describing it as a “grossly one-sided view”. Haley accused Hamas of inciting violent acts at the border between Gaza and Israel, purposefully infiltrating the ‘Great March of Return’ mass protests with its “terrorist fighters” and deliberately using civilians as human shields.

“The terrorist group Hamas bears primary responsibility for the awful living conditions in Gaza,” she said, before the UNSC vote.

Jun 02 07:35

Debunking 18 claims justifying this week’s Gaza massacre

This) is why I have decided to spare others the time, effort, and emotion, by writing out the most common claims I have seen regarding the events of the Great March of Return, followed by my responses. Those interested in fact-checking these common falsehoods, can find them in one place ... Claim 1: Israel acted with "restraint" towards protesters in Gaza ... First thing I can think of is, what border? Israel is the only country in the world with no defined borders, as they keep expanding into others' land. The line between Gaza and Israel is an armistice line from 1949 and 1967, not an internationally recognized border ... Claim 2: Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years ago. Moving the embassy is just a recognition of that reality ... Claim 3: This Great March of Return is totally organized by Hamas, a terrorist group.
Note: Everyday and in every way Israel is making more enemies!

Jun 02 05:47

Palestinian tries to hit Israeli soldiers with tractor, shot dead: army

Extreme Bias: "The 35-year-old terrorist from Beit Ummar, northwest of Hebron, attempted to run over an (Israeli military) officer and soldier with a small Bobcat tractor,"....."the terrorist turned around and continued driving with the intention to attack nearby civilians,"
Note: The Palestinian is a "terrorist" but when a large bulldozer runs over and kills Rachael Corrie he is innocent.

Jun 01 14:41

‘Why does Israel get impunity?’: US vetoes UNSC proposal to ensure protection for Palestinians

The US was the only council member to vote against the proposal. There were 10 votes in favor and four abstentions (Poland, the UK, Netherlands and Ethiopia). A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the US, Russia, China, France or the UK in order to be adopted.

“The message given by the council today, as it votes against this, is that the occupying power enjoys an exception,” the Kuwaiti representative said, after the proposal was vetoed.

"Why do Palestinians continue to suffer? Why does the international community fail to act? Why does Israel enjoy impunity? Why are all these lives lost and all this blood is shed?” he asked.

Jun 01 10:57

Israeli snipers shot to death 21 year old paramedic

Israeli snipers shot and killed Palestinian nurse Razan Najjar during the 'Great March of Return' protests in Gaza on Friday. Razan was on duty when she was shot in the upper parts of her body: while saving lives, the Israeli occupation took her life.

Jun 01 09:58

EU slams Israeli decision to demolish West Bank Bedouin village

The European Union on Thursday urged Israel to reconsider its decision to demolish a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, saying it undermines "prospects for a lasting peace".

A statement from the EU denounced the intended destruction of the Khan Al-Ahmar village which comes at the same time as the construction of more Israeli settlements on occupied land.

"Building new settlements for Israelis while demolishing Palestinian homes in the same area will only further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict," the statement said.

Jun 01 09:55

Israel to invest in neglected Palestinian areas in Jerusalem

The Israeli government on Thursday unveiled what it billed as a groundbreaking program to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in long-neglected Palestinian neighborhoods of east Jerusalem.

The "Leading Change" program aims to reduce the huge social gaps between the Palestinian neighborhoods and the overwhelmingly Jewish western part of the city. Palestinian neighborhoods suffer from poor infrastructure, neglect and subpar public services, and nearly 80 percent of the city's Palestinian families live in poverty.

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"Invest" my astrolabe!

Jun 01 09:46

Gaza Palestinians plan for mass protests to end the blockade and occupation; call for supporters around the world to mobilize in solidarity

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Protests marking two historic dates are planned along Israel’s massive “security fence” in Gaza June 5 and 8. June 5 is the 51st commemoration of the Israeli invasion and occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem and on June 7 of the same year, Israel seized control over Jerusalem's Old City. The committee of Palestinians coordinating the ongoing, mass protests in the Gaza Strip are calling on human rights advocates around the world to mobilize June 5 and 8 in solidarity.

Jun 01 09:39

France promotes rifles used in Gaza massacres

The maker of rifles used during Israel’s recent massacres in Gaza will soon exhibit its products at an arms fair sponsored by the French government.

Amnesty International’s investigations have identified the Tavor as likely to have been one of the main guns fired by Israeli snipers attacking Palestinian demonstrators over the past two months.

As the manufacturer of that rifle, Israel Weapon Industries ought to be blacklisted by every country which professes concern for human rights.

France is one such country. Emmanuel Macron, its president, officially condemned the killing of more than 100 Palestinian demonstrators since 30 March.

His condemnation was hollow. It came as preparations were underway for the Eurosatory weapons fair in Paris.

Jun 01 09:32

Abbas Refused to Meet Democratic Delegation, Led by Pelosi, That Visited Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with a delegation of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives that visited Israel two months ago, in protest of the Trump administration’s policies toward Israel. Abbas’ refusal to meet the delegation caught its members by surprise, because many of them are constant critics of the Trump administration, and they were hoping to hear the Palestinian point of view about Trump’s policies while visiting the region.

The delegation, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, visited Israel and Jordan in late March. It comprised 11 representatives, including two members of the House Intelligence Committee. They held lengthy meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan. In addition, they met with representatives of civil rights groups in Israel that are fighting against the government’s plan to deport African asylum seekers.

Jun 01 09:25

US Opposes Protecting Gazans from Excessive Israeli Force

On Friday, a Kuwait-drafted Security Council resolution to be voted on calls for protecting Gazans from Israeli high crimes, citing “excessive use of force” against (peaceful) demonstrators by IDF soldiers.

Washington intends vetoing it. Neocon extremist US UN envoy Nikki Haley falsely called it “grossly one-sided…only serv(ing) to undermine ongoing efforts toward peace” – bald-faced lies!

The US and Israel deplore peace and stability, waging endless undeclared wars of aggression, civilians in affected theaters harmed most – Gazans viciously abused for 11 years under suffocating blockade conditions.

According to PA UN envoy Riyad Mansour, Washington intends vetoing the Kuwaiti draft resolution unless it’s unacceptably amended.

Instead of even minimal Israeli accountability for horrendous high crimes, the Trump regime wants pro-Western UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to submit undefined “recommendations” on Gaza within 60 days.

Jun 01 09:21

Gaza's Great Return March massacre: A turning point?

The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May has rubbed salt into gaping wounds.

As "presidential adviser" Ivanka Trump stood gleefully next to a triumphant Benjamin Netanyahu at the heart of the illegally annexed city, Israel was engaging in yet another massacre less than 100km to the southwest. Dozens of people were killed in Gaza and thousands injured in the six weeks of the Great Return March, between Land Day and Nakba Day, and many of the injured still languish in Gaza’s ill-equipped hospitals.

The siege of Gaza, whose population largely comprises refugees, continues to choke the region, in what has been described as an “incremental genocide”.

Ongoing Nakba
This is what Palestinians mean when they say the Nakba is ongoing. The wrongs against us were not perpetrated just once, in 1948; they continue to this day, with more displacement, more land theft and more mass killings.

Jun 01 09:14

Israel approves more than 2,000 settlement units in West Bank

Since US President Donald Trump came to office, Israel has approved construction of more than 14,000 settlement units.

Jun 01 09:12

Israeli minister threatens to destroy Gaza “once and for all”

As Israel bombed it dozens of times in the past day, a senior Israeli minister has incited the total destruction of Gaza.

On Tuesday, Israeli army radio tweeted the comments of energy minister Yuval Steinitz, who stated, “I do not rule out the possibility of conquering Gaza and destroying it once and for all.”

Jun 01 08:06

8 Things I learned about Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations

First, the civil society support base for Palestine is growing exponentially, not only in the number of people who are concerned with – or interested in – learning about Palestine, but also in the nature of that engagement as well. The detachment or sense of despair of the past, has all but completely vanished, being replaced with a proactive approach – as in people wanted to be agents of change at local and national levels.

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