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Aid Groups to World Leaders: Time to Force Israel to Lift Blockade on Gaza
Over 150,000 people and dozens of humanitarian organizations say it is time for world leaders to force Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza and allow its residents to recover from last year's 50-day military onslaught, in what the groups are saying is the largest global appeal of its kind. Released...
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80,000 in United Kingdom Demand Netanyahu Arrest
Almost 80,000 people have signed a petition at the UK Parliament’s website calling for the arrest of the Israeli prime minister when he comes to London for a planned visit next month. If the number of signatures reaches 100,000, then the matter will be debated in parliament, according to the...
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Gazans March for Dignity as UN Funds Dwindle and Schools Shutter
Alongside Palestinian children and their family members on Monday, several hundred employees of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip rallied against announced cuts to the agency's budget and services, especially regarding education, which have resulted in the delay of the school...
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The Palestinian Bubble and the Burning of Toddler, Ali Dawabsha
One-and-a-half year old Ali Saad Dawabsha became the latest victim of Israeli violence on July 31. He was burnt to death. Other members of his family were also severely burnt in a Jewish settlers’ attack on their home in the village of Duma, near Nablus, in the West Bank. A spokesman for Rabbis for...
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Outrage Spreads After Palestinian Infant Killed in Arson Attack in Occupied West Bank
Outrage is rippling across the occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip, and beyond on Friday as news spreads that an 18-month-old infant was killed and his family members severely injured after Israeli settlers allegedly firebombed their home overnight. The infant, identified in various media outlets as Ali...
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New Report Finds 'Strong Evidence' of Israeli War Crimes in Gaza
Amnesty International says its new report provides "some of the most compelling evidence yet" that Israel committed war crimes during its attack on Gaza last summer. 'Black Friday': Carnage in Rafah during 2014 Israel/Gaza conflict states that findings indicate that Israeli forces acted in...
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The Fire Next Time: On the Next Gaza War
"A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable,” declared Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in February. His ominous comments came just days after an anti-tank missile fired by the Lebanon-based guerrilla group Hezbollah killed two soldiers...
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Game Changer: 10 Years of BDS
Just over a decade ago, there was no such thing as "BDS". Many Palestinians and their allies have, of course, urged a boycott of Israel for decades. However, it is the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, launched 10 years ago today , that has proved to be a game-...
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Gaza, One Year On: The Body Is Tired, But Our Spirit is Strong
Often, I wake up thinking, this can’t be true – did we really survive it? How did we make it through the 51 days of bombs and missiles dropped by Israel on Gaza last year? Then I think if only these thoughts were nightmares and not the reality of long hot summer days spent in Gaza, where F16s roar...
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Permission to Kill in Gaza
In the summer of 2014, Israel unleashed unprecedented violence against the Gaza Strip. Although it was third such large-scale attack since 2008, the fourteenth military offensive since Israel’s unilateral disengagement in 2005, and the twenty-second since former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon...
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