Palestine

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Image from the deck of the Marianne of Gothernburg. (Photo: Thomas D Johansson/Ship to Gaza)
Directly contradicting initial reports from the Israeli Navy that the boarding of a Swedish vessel traveling to break the blockade of Gaza was an " uneventful " incident, campaigners reported Tuesday that several people on board, in fact, were violently treated and shot with tasers. "At least four people were tasered and one was lightly wounded,"...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
 In the words of John Dugard, special rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council concerning Palestinian affairs, "the ICC at this stage faces a real credibility test." (Photo: Reuters)
For the mere act of submitting documents to the International Criminal Court...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
During a brief ceasefire, Palestinians dug through the rubble in Gaza to unearth those killed by the ongoing siege by Israel. (Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam)
A widely-anticipated United Nations inquiry into the 2014 attack on Gaza...

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...