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European push for new UN resolution on Gaza Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

European push for new UN resolution on Gaza

Britain, France and Germany have launched a fresh bid at the UN to end six weeks of violence in Gaza, after Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing.

20 hours ago
Gaza Crisis Update (August 22, 2014) Fact Sheets
IMEU

Gaza Crisis Update (August 22, 2014)

Since July 7, Israel has killed at least 2087 Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 475 children and 246 women. Almost 10,500 others have been wounded. On Thursday alone, at least 38 Palestinians were killed in Gaza. The IMEU offers the latest on Operation Protective Edge.

20 hours ago
MADA: July bloodiest month in history of Palestinian media Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

MADA: July bloodiest month in history of Palestinian media

A Palestinian media watchdog on Thursday said that July was the bloodiest month on record in the history of the Palestinian press, as nine journalists were killed and eight media outlets shelled during the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza.

21 hours ago
BDS activists occupy security company offices in Portland Media Roundup
Haaretz

BDS activists occupy security company offices in Portland

Protesters try to shut down G4S, which announced in June that it would pull out of Israeli prison system, for a day.

22 hours ago
Oxfam Urges World to Suspend Arms Sales to Israel Media Roundup
WAFA

Oxfam Urges World to Suspend Arms Sales to Israel

The international humanitarian organization Oxfam urged Thursday in a press release the world to suspend arms sales to Israel to protect civilians as Gaza violence escalated anew.

about 1 day ago
Israeli airstrikes kill 38 across Gaza despite Palestinian peace offer Media Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli airstrikes kill 38 across Gaza despite Palestinian peace offer

At least 38 Palestinians died on Thursday as Israeli planes bombarded Gaza for the second day in a row after a temporary ceasefire fell apart after weeks of fighting, as the Palestinian negotiations delegation accused Israel of failing to respond to an offer for peace.

about 2 days ago
Gaza war rages, Israel quietly speeds up settlement construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem Media Roundup
Middle East Monitor

Gaza war rages, Israel quietly speeds up settlement construction in the West Bank and Jerusalem

Israel started construction on hundreds of housing units in the West Bank and Jerusalem since its assault on the Gaza Strip began in early July, Palestinian experts on settlement issues in the West Bank said.

about 2 days ago
U.S. accuses Israel Police of targeting slain Palestinian boy’s family Media Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

U.S. accuses Israel Police of targeting slain Palestinian boy’s family

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday accused Israel of having “singled out” for arrest members of the family of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian boy who was burned alive last month by Israeli Jews.

about 2 days ago
Israeli forces use Palestinian child as human shield in Gaza Media Roundup
DCI Palestine

Israeli forces use Palestinian child as human shield in Gaza

Israeli soldiers repeatedly used Ahmad Abu Raida, 17, as a human shield for five days while he was held hostage during Israel’s ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Ahmad, from Khuza'a, near the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, was just 16 years old when he was taken from his family on July 23.

about 2 days ago