Tagged: Massacres

Remembering the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre News Roundup
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera

Remembering the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

Kneeling at the back of the Ibrahimi Mosque, Hosni Issa al-Rajabeh called out to his son across the floor. "Go back a little. Right. That's it. That's exactly where I was praying," he said, gesturing to the spot where his son Ayoub stood, a few metres in front of the pulpit. "And from there, I crawled forward to check on the imam."

on February 26, 2016
New Evidence From 1967 War Reveals Israeli Atrocities News Roundup
Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada

New Evidence From 1967 War Reveals Israeli Atrocities

In the wake of the June 1967 war, the Israeli author Amos Oz, then a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, together with a friend collated interviews with Israeli soldiers who participated in the war and asked them about the emotions the fighting triggered in them. The interviews were published as a book titled Conversations with Soldiers, more popularly referred at the time by my generation as the ”shooting and crying” book.

on June 23, 2015
67 years later, Deir Yassin still bleeding wound for Palestinians News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

67 years later, Deir Yassin still bleeding wound for Palestinians

Palestinians on Thursday marked the 67th anniversary of the massacre of more than 100 Palestinian civilians by Zionist forces at the village of Deir Yassin. "The Deir Yassin massacre was a turning point in the history of the people of Palestine, and it continues to serve as a necessary reminder of Israel’s ongoing policies of displacement, dispossession and dehumanization, and its willful erasure of the Palestinian narrative and human presence in historical Palestine".

on April 9, 2015
21 years after Goldstein massacre, once-thriving Hebron is a mere memory News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

21 years after Goldstein massacre, once-thriving Hebron is a mere memory

Despite her many aches, Zahira Dandees – she has no idea how old she really is – smiles at us. Her face lights up, because so few people visit her in her home on Hebron’s main street, Shuhada. “They’re afraid to come,” she says. In any case, it’s complicated. Some 120 roadblocks and 18 manned checkpoints cut off the streets, and Palestinians are forbidden to drive cars in the entire Israeli-controlled area and forbidden to walk on most of this main street.

on February 21, 2015
As Gaza Death Toll Tops 1,800, Dr. Mona El-Farra Mourns Loss of 9 Relatives in Israeli Strike News Roundup
Democracy Now!

As Gaza Death Toll Tops 1,800, Dr. Mona El-Farra Mourns Loss of 9 Relatives in Israeli Strike

Early Friday morning, an Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis in southern Gaza killed nine members of the El-Farra family, including five children. The house was apparently hit by a rocket, causing the family and their neighbors to run onto the streets. Another rocket or missile reportedly struck the household’s members as they were fleeing.

on August 4, 2014
FAQ: The Assault on Gaza: Israeli Aims & US Involvement Q&As
IMEU

FAQ: The Assault on Gaza: Israeli Aims & US Involvement

The IMEU offers the following expert FAQ about Operation Protective Edge and the conflict in Gaza, featuring human rights attorney Diana Buttu, Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund Yousef Munayyer, and co-founder of Al-Shabaka Osamah Khalil.

on July 30, 2014
Israeli Soldier Leaks Accounts of Revenge Attacks Against Civilians by Troops in Gaza News Roundup
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”.

on July 29, 2014
FAQ: Misperceptions about the Conflict in Gaza Q&As
IMEU

FAQ: Misperceptions about the Conflict in Gaza

The IMEU offers the following expert FAQ about Operation Protective Edge and the conflict in Gaza, featuring human rights attorney Diana Buttu, former legal consultant to the Palestinian Legislative Council George Bisharat, and director of Al-Shabaka Nadia Hijab.

on July 23, 2014
Gaza under heavy attack despite truce efforts News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Gaza under heavy attack despite truce efforts

Israel has bombarded the southeast of Gaza, killing more than a dozen people and forcing residents to flee, as the death toll since the fighting began in Gaza rose to above 655 and diplomats tried to find a solution to the conflict. Sources and witnesses told Al Jazeera that Israel had bombed the areas of Khuzaa, Bani Suhaila and Absan, near Khan Younis, killing at least 17 Palestinians and injured dozens, as it attacked Hamas fighters.

on July 23, 2014
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