Tag Archives: palestine

Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

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

IsraeliĀ forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuzaā€™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 Khuzaā€™a described to Human Rights Watch the grave dangers that civilians ... 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 howeverĀ was later removed, but is still live on the homepage of the Five Towns Jewish TimesĀ under itsĀ 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,Ā David D. OvadiaĀ posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. Ovadia posted his comments on the Instagram account of PalestinianĀ Sherrii ElKaderi. The image was quickly screen captured in case Ovadia came to his senses and realized ... Read More »

Bolivia declares Israel as a ā€˜terrorist stateā€™

Bolivia-Evo-Morales

Bolivia has declared Israel to be a ā€œterrorist stateā€ 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 BoliviaĀ ā€œmeans, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a ... Read More »

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

UN vote Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in itsĀ 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 »

Chile suspends trade talks with Israel over Gaza bombings

Chile stops trade talks with Israel over Gaza bombings of Palestinians

Chile has suspendedĀ Free Trade Agreement (FTA)Ā negotiations with Israel and is considering the withdrawal of its ambassador to Tel Aviv in protest against the Israeli bombing campaign on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. TheĀ Chilean-Palestinian parliamentary group told HispanTV that the Chilean government will also seek Israel’s condemnation by theĀ UN Security Council (UNSC) afterĀ meeting with the Chilean Foreign Heraldo Munoz. Chilean ... Read More »

Israelis gather to watch and applaud bombing of Gaza

Israel Palestine Gaza bombing

An image of Israelis in Sderot who gathered on a hill to watch and celebrate Gaza being bombed has gone viral on Twitter. The photo posted by a Danish journalist caused uproar online. Allan SĆørensen, the Middle Eastern correspondent for the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad, said that he took the image on Wednesday in Sderot, a city about two kilometers ... Read More »

Palestinian boy made to drink petrol before being set alight

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

With each day that goes by the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir becomes ever more bestial. Haaretz reports (Hebrew print edition only so far) that before he was burned to death he was doused with gasoline andĀ forced to drink the fluid. No doubt, the killers wanted him to burn from the outside and inside: According to Palestinian public prosecutor, the ... Read More »

Algeria to donate World Cup prize money to Gaza

Algeria World Cup team

The Algerian World Cup team has decided to donate their team salary of $9 million they got after their Round of 16 match with Germany to the people of Gaza, revealed one of the squadā€™s forwards. “They need it more than us,”Ā 26-year old Islam Slimani, whose club is Sporting Lisbon. The manager of the team hasnā€™t yet officially confirmed Slimaniā€™s ... Read More »