At least 62 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in Israeli shelling of a Gaza neighborhood that left bodies strewn in the streets and thousands fleeing for shelter to a hospital packed with wounded, Palestinian witnesses and officials said.
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by Jacques Attali
Once again, a conflict breaks out between Israel and one of its neighbors; this time, as in 2008, against Hamas, which still governs Gaza.
The downward spiral appears to be unstoppable: The killing of 3 Israeli teens. … Read the rest
Thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead.
Some clashes erupted at the end of the march on Bastille Square, with people throwing projectiles … Read the rest
By Norman Finkelstein.
It takes considerable talent to describe Hamas’s firing of primitive “rockets” that to date have indirectly killed one person (she died of a heart attack) as a “war crime,” while describing Israel’s killing to date of 120 … Read the rest
Thousands of residents fled northern Gaza on Sunday at the urging of the Israeli military as its ground troops briefly crossed the border on a mission to destroy a launching site.
The tumult came as the death toll from Israel’s … Read the rest
By Noam Chomsky
At 3am Gaza time, July 9, in the midst of Israel’s latest exercise in savagery, I received a phone call from a young Palestinian journalist in Gaza. In the background, I could hear his infant child wailing, … Read the rest
Egyptian Armed Forces Spokesperson Colonel Ahmad Ali categorically denied circulated reports of Israeli drone attacks behind the two blasts that hit the Egyptian city of Rafah Friday, killing at least five suspected terrorists.
“It is not true, either in form … Read the rest
An embattled UN rights expert who probes Israel’s conduct towards Palestinians on Tuesday rejected calls to step down, saying his opponents were trying to silence his criticism of the Jewish state by labelling him anti-Semitic.
“I don’t intend to resign, … Read the rest
“Victory” has never smelled so sweet — or at least that’s what they would have you believe at the shop selling Gaza’s newest fragrance named M75 after a long-range Hamas rocket.
It’s a bold move by the “Stay Stylish” shop … Read the rest
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed to support Israeli security on Tuesday while calling for a quick de-escalation of Gaza fighting that raged on unabated amid signs of an emerging truce deal.
The top US diplomat flew in for … Read the rest
Palestinian medical officials said early Saturday that a total of 12 people had been killed and 12 injured in a series of Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli raids came as Palestinians fired dozens of rockets and … Read the rest