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Israeli shelling of Shujaiyya market kills 17 despite ceasefire
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli shelling of Shujaiyya market kills 17 despite ceasefire

Despite a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire that began at 3:00 p.m., Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shelled a market in Shujaiyya as well as number of homes across the Gaza Strip, killing at least 35. Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said around 6 p.m. that an Israeli airstrike had hit Shujaiyya market, killing at least 17, including a journalist, and injuring 200, including many seriously.

11 hours ago
List of families targeted by Israeli shellings, airstrikes
Ma'an News Agency

List of families targeted by Israeli shellings, airstrikes

Israeli forces have repeatedly struck family homes throughout its assault on Gaza, and the Ministry of Health calculates that over 50 families have been targeted. Airstrikes and shellings have targeted 52 families and killed 285 members of those families since the beginning of the offensive, according to the ministry.

11 hours ago
Collective Punishment in Gaza
Rashid Khalidi, The New Yorker

Collective Punishment in Gaza

What Israel is doing in Gaza now is collective punishment. It is punishment for Gaza’s refusal to be a docile ghetto. It is punishment for the gall of Palestinians in unifying, and of Hamas and other factions in responding to Israel’s siege and its provocations with resistance, armed or otherwise, after Israel repeatedly reacted to unarmed protest with crushing force.

about 1 day ago
Death toll soars to over 1,200 amid talk of truce
Ma'an News Agency

Death toll soars to over 1,200 amid talk of truce

Over 120 Palestinians were killed by Israeli strikes on Tuesday as leaders on both sides debated a proposed humanitarian ceasefire. In the latest attack, at least 13 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli shelling on Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.

about 1 day ago
10 children killed in shelling of a park in Al-Shati Camp, Gaza
Middle East Monitor

10 children killed in shelling of a park in Al-Shati Camp, Gaza

At least ten Palestinian children were killed and 45 others injured on Monday by Israeli shelling of the western Gaza City Al-Shati Camp yesterday, a Palestinian Health Ministry official confirmed. He added that 45 injured victims had also arrived at the hospital, describing the conditions of some of the victims as "serious".

about 1 day ago
For children of Gaza, trauma can be worse than war itself
Mick Krever, CNN

For children of Gaza, trauma can be worse than war itself

For many children in Gaza, war is all they know. “In the past six years, three wars happened in Gaza,” Rifat Kassis, director of Defence for Children International told CNN’s Hala Gorani, in for Christiane Amanpour, on Tuesday. “So we are talking about a generation who only experienced war and violence.”

about 1 day ago
During Brief Lull, Gazans Return to Neighborhoods Destroyed and Bodies Beneath the Rubble
Democracy Now!

During Brief Lull, Gazans Return to Neighborhoods Destroyed and Bodies Beneath the Rubble

The U.N. Security Council has issued a presidential statement calling for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza as the Palestinian toll tops 1,000. The weekend saw a series of ceasefire announcements by both Israel and Hamas. On Saturday, more than 130 bodies were pulled from Gaza’s rubble during a 12-hour truce.

about 1 day ago
Israeli Soldier Leaks Accounts of Revenge Attacks Against Civilians by Troops in Gaza
IMEMC News

Israeli Soldier Leaks Accounts of Revenge Attacks Against Civilians by Troops in Gaza

A member of the Israeli group ‘Breaking the Silence’ has published accounts of Israeli soldiers being authorized by their commanders to carry out revenge attacks against civilians in the Gaza Strip “to enable the soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers”.

about 2 days ago
Authority: Gaza power plant damage needs at least year to repair
Ma'an News Agency

Authority: Gaza power plant damage needs at least year to repair

The only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip was knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling and will need at least a year to repair, deputy director of the energy authority in the Palestinian territory said Tuesday.

about 2 days ago