Tag Archives: gaza

US, UK and Australia to reject Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

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Palestinian sources say that the US, UK, and Australia have each indicated that they would reject a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council resolution setting a timetable for ending Israel’s administration of the West Bank and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 armistice lines. Haaretz reports that members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s UN delegation have met with representatives from all ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of ‘self defense’ as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week. Warren, darling du jour of American liberals, defended her vote to send more defense funding to Israel in the middle of its recent fierce ... Read More »

Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

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On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should be able to commit crimes against humanity without believing that they ... Read More »

Netanyahu asks US to help Israel avoid war crime charges

Netanyahu Israel war crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked US lawmakers Wednesday to help fend off Palestinian claims that his country engaged in “war crimes” while defending itself against attacks from Gaza, one top lawmaker told The Post. The Israeli leader later told international reporters that his country employed “extraordinary measures” to avoid civilian deaths in the nearly month-long conflict. As a ceasefire ... Read More »

Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

Palestinians carry the bodies of fellow Palestinians in the east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes. Seven Palestinians who had fled Khuza’a described to Human Rights Watch the grave dangers that civilians ... Read More »

Australian journalist forced to resign following criticism of Israel

Mike Carlton journalist

Former Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton says he resigned from the paper because he was “sick of being stuffed around” over his angry response to critics of one of his articles. Carlton’s column, which was published more than a week ago, was critical of Israel‘s actions in the conflict with Gaza. He resigned last night after being told by ... Read More »

Times of Israel – “When genocide is permissible”

Times of Israel Genocide article

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on the Times of Israel site however was later removed, but is still live on the homepage of the Five Towns Jewish Times under its author, Yochanan Gordon. More than 1,500 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed in the violence over the past three weeks, and more than 7,000 have been wounded in Israeli attacks. Sixty-three Israeli ... Read More »

Israeli sniper brags about killing 13 Palestinian children

Palestinian child in IDF Israeli crosshairs

An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. Ovadia posted his comments on the Instagram account of Palestinian Sherrii ElKaderi. The image was quickly screen captured in case Ovadia came to his senses and realized ... Read More »

Bolivia declares Israel as a ‘terrorist state’

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Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. Cancelling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a ... Read More »

UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office fiercely condemned the UN council’s decision as a “travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere.” Meeting in Geneva, the 46-member ... Read More »