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Israeli Military Destroyed El-Wafa Hospital Even Though It Knew There Were No Weapons Inside
The Israeli army targeted and destroyed the Gaza strip’s only rehabilitation hospital even though Israeli authorities said they did not believe weapons were inside of the facility. El-Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital, which treats long-term injuries and physical disabilities, was heavily shelled...
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NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children
(updated below [Fri]) Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed Wednesday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave...
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Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down
It will likely take some time to determine who downed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people onboard. Initial speculation is that someone with a missile battery mistook the plane as a military aircraft, but the precise motive may be even harder to...
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Afghanistan: The Other War of Aggression That Needs to End
As violence in Iraq continues, and Israel escalates its brutal assault on Gaza, the human tragedy of boundless war and militarism could not be more clear. Yet, despite overwhelming U.S. public opinion that the so-called War on Terror (which amounts to a war on a military tactic and/or a political...
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Investigation Demanded for Plane Shot Down over Ukraine
298 people were killed on Thursday when a Malaysia Airlines passenger was shot down over eastern Ukraine
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New York Times Rewrites Gaza Headline: Was It Too Accurate?
Wednesday (7/16/14) the New York Times posted its first account of the Israeli strike that killed four young Palestinians on a beach in Gaza. The headline looked like this: That headline appropriately conveys the horrors witnessed and documented by the Times reporters. But at some point–around 9:00...
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: The Problem Isn’t Conflict, It’s Violent Conflict Management
In 2014, the growing list of suffering by violent conflict management includes (but is not limited to): more than 10,000 murders and kidnappings in Nigeria, civil war in Syria, escalated terrorism in Iraq, an asymmetrical bombardment in Gaza, and now somebody, some faction, some government shot...
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Israeli Ground Invasion Kills 28 More Palestinians, Forces Fire Unknown ‘White Poisonous Gas’
Twenty-eight more Palestinians have been killed since Israeli military forces launched a ground invasion into Gaza, according to Ma’an News Agency. Shelling apparently killed three children when “targeted shelling” killed three children in a home in northern Gaza. The three children killed in their...
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Falluja and Gaza: Why Counter-Terrorism Fails When the Problem is Political
There are such things as small terrorist groups that do a lot of harm and lack any significant social or political support. It may well be that such groups can be defeated by counter-terrorism operations. Other so-called terrorist groups are more organic, growing out of the profound suffering and...
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Israel Ends “Humanitarian Ceasefire” with New Massacre of Gaza Children
Four children were killed when Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip after the expiry on Thursday afternoon of a five-hour “ humanitarian ceasefire ” requested by the United Nations. Another child died of injuries sustained in earlier Israeli attacks. By Thursday evening...
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