Gaza

Common Dreams staff
Critics say it is "shameful" that a high-ranking U.S. military official suggested the Pentagon can learn lessons from Israel's 50-day attack on Gaza this summer. According the Jerusalem Post , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey made statements Thursday praising the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) for taking "extraordinary lengths to...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Erez crossing to northern Gaza is one of the terminals closed off by Israel. (Photo: Zero0000/WIkimedia/cc)
Despite widespread calls for increased humanitarian aid and economic activity,...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai announced Wednesday that she is...

Further

The carnage goes on in Gaza. Over 500 now dead. The devastation has sparked fury, with hundreds of thousands protesting around the world, Nobel laureates and other public figures demanding an arms embargo against Israel, and an emergency meeting by the U.N. Security Council just announced. Still, the sheer scope of the horror can also numb us into a sort of moral fatigue. Two individual stories of random life and death to make and keep it real: The little boy on the front, brought into Gaza...