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6 Palestinians killed in West Bank amid protests against Gaza assault Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

6 Palestinians killed in West Bank amid protests against Gaza assault

Six Palestinians were killed on Friday as protests erupted across the West Bank in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli assault for the last 18 days.

21 hours ago
Sharif Abdel Kouddous: In Gaza, Unrelenting Israeli Assault Causes “Grave Humanitarian Crisis” Media Roundup
Democracy Now!

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: In Gaza, Unrelenting Israeli Assault Causes “Grave Humanitarian Crisis”

Amidst talk of a potential ceasefire, the Palestinian death toll has passed 815 in Israel’s relentless bombings of the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, at least 16 civilians died and more than 200 were wounded when a United Nations shelter was bombed in the Gazan area of Beit Hanoun.

22 hours ago
French lawyer files complaint against Israel at ICC Media Roundup
France 24

French lawyer files complaint against Israel at ICC

More than 800 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s offensive in Gaza, launched on July 8 in response to Hamas militants firing rockets into the Jewish state. The complaint targets “war crimes committed by the Israeli army in June and July 2014 in Palestine” in the context of the operation known as Protective Edge, Gilles Devers told reporters.

22 hours ago
Gaza violence spreads to West Bank with six Palestinians reportedly killed Media Roundup
Harriet Sherwood and Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Gaza violence spreads to West Bank with six Palestinians reportedly killed

The violence of the Gaza conflict has spread to the West Bank where six Palestinians have reportedly been killed and scores wounded in the past 24 hours in the biggest clashes with Israeli forces for several years.

about 1 day ago
PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi LIVE Media Roundup
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, Huffington Post Live

PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi LIVE

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi has declared Israel's offensive in Gaza a "deliberate massacre." She joins to discuss the latest ceasefire negotiations, whether an end to violence is possible and the state of Palestinian leadership.

about 2 days ago
Rabbi Dov Lior: A Case Study in State-Sponsored Incitement Fact Sheets
IMEU

Rabbi Dov Lior: A Case Study in State-Sponsored Incitement

On Wednesday, Rabbi Dov Lior, an influential leader of the religious Zionist movement and head of the Council of Rabbis of Judea and Samaria (the occupied West Bank), called on the Israeli military to completely destroy Gaza if necessary in order to quell rocket fire from the occupied, besieged, and blockaded coastal strip, urging the “extermination” of “the enemy.”

about 2 days ago
Gaza toll hits 788 as 15 killed at UN school Media Roundup
Yahoo! News

Gaza toll hits 788 as 15 killed at UN school

Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said at least 15 people had been killed and 200 wounded by Israeli shelling of a school run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in the northern town of Beit Hanun, where hundreds had sought refuge from the violence.

about 2 days ago
At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school as toll exceeds 750 Media Roundup
Nidal Al-Mughrabi & Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters

At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school as toll exceeds 750

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his horror at the attack on the school at Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip. "Many have been killed – including women and children, as well as U.N. staff," he said in a statement. "Circumstances are still unclear. I strongly condemn this act."

about 2 days ago
15 dead as Israeli fire hits U.N. facility in Gaza Media Roundup
USA TODAY

15 dead as Israeli fire hits U.N. facility in Gaza

A U.N. facility was hit by Israeli tank shells on Thursday, killing at least 15 and wounding dozens more seeking shelter as clashes between the Israeli military and Hamas ramped up on the 17th day of the conflict.

about 2 days ago