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Group: Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes News Roundup
Karin Laub, The Associated Press

Group: Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes

A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday. The B'Tselem group called strikes on homes "one of the appalling hallmarks of the fighting" and said they were approved at the top levels of Israeli power.

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Palestinians in Gaza Build Makeshift Homes While Shortage of Building Materials Continues Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinians in Gaza Build Makeshift Homes While Shortage of Building Materials Continues

The damage Israel inflicted on Gaza during its 50-day attack last summer left thousands of Palestinians in desperate need of aid and home reconstruction. The process of rebuilding has been heavily impeded by the blockade, which prevents most types of building materials such as cement and steel from entering the strip. This shortage has caused many to resort to making repairs and building new homes with the limited supplies that are available.

about 1 day ago
US Nonprofit Gets Big Grant from Israel for PR News Roundup
Rick Cohen, Nonprofit Quarterly

US Nonprofit Gets Big Grant from Israel for PR

Nations of all sorts try to spin stories to their advantage and present positive information about their programs and policies. An obvious example is the RT (formerly Russia Today) news channel, which presents a Russian view on global events that is pretty clearly resonant with the policies and positions of the Putin regime.

about 1 day ago
Report accuses Israel of targeting Gaza’s water facilities News Roundup
Dan Cohen, Mondoweiss

Report accuses Israel of targeting Gaza’s water facilities

A little-publicized report released during the final weeks of Israel’s summer offensive on the Gaza Strip last year accuses Israel of targeting water and wastewater infrastructure during the 51-day assault, despite having been provided the coordinates of all water and wastewater facilities.

about 1 day ago
Israeli Naval Forces Arrest Four Fishermen in Gaza Waters News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest Four Fishermen in Gaza Waters

The Israeli army announced Monday night the arrest of four Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza Strip shores, after firing warning shots at them for fishing beyond six nautical miles. According to the Israeli army radio, the Israeli naval forces arrested four Palestinians who were fishing just beyond the six nautical miles, the limit to which Palestinians are allowed to fish.

about 2 days ago
CB Crew Brings Break Dancing to Gaza Music
IMEU

CB Crew Brings Break Dancing to Gaza

The residents of Gaza find different ways of coping with life under occupation, and for a group of young men that call themselves the CB (Camp Breakerz) Crew, dance is a hugely important outlet. The group has been an organized break dancing team for over 10 years, and in 2012, they decided to share their passion with the community by opening a school called CB Crew Academy of Art in Nusirat refugee camp.

about 2 days ago
Israeli forces deliver demolition orders south of Hebron News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces deliver demolition orders south of Hebron

Israeli forces on Tuesday delivered demolition notices for two steel structures and a tent in Yatta south of Hebron, a local popular committee coordinator said. Rateb al-Jubour said in a statement that Israeli troops issued a notice to Nasser Mahmoud Khalil for the demolition of a steel structure he is using for his sheep.

about 2 days ago
UN Agency Halts Aid to Gaza War Victims Over Lack of Funds News Roundup
The New York Times/AP

UN Agency Halts Aid to Gaza War Victims Over Lack of Funds

A United Nations agency says it suspended an aid program for Gaza residents displaced in last summer's Israel-Hamas war because of a large shortfall in funds from donor countries.

about 2 days ago
Exclusive: ICC backers defy Israeli call to cut funding to war crimes court News Roundup
Thomas Escritt & Anthony Deutsch, Reuters

Exclusive: ICC backers defy Israeli call to cut funding to war crimes court

Many leading backers of the International Criminal Court will ignore Israel's call for them to cut funding in response to an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials told Reuters.

about 2 days ago