Tagged: War Crimes

Shimon Peres: The Legacy of Israel’s Last Surviving Founding Father News Roundup
Molly Hunter, ABC News

Shimon Peres: The Legacy of Israel’s Last Surviving Founding Father

Israel's longest serving statesman Shimon Peres died early Wednesday, leaving the country mourning the last of the state’s founding fathers and a man whose legacy as a would-be peacemaker is celebrated by supporters but eyed with skepticism by many Palestinians. The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv said...

on September 28, 2016
Arabs Remember Shimon Peres Less as Peacemaker, More As ‘Fox’ News Roundup
F. Brinley Bruton & Lawahez Jabari, NBC News

Arabs Remember Shimon Peres Less as Peacemaker, More As ‘Fox’

TEL AVIV — There was resounding silence in the Arab world at the news that Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres had died Wednesday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Peres' passing "a heavy loss for all humanity and for peace in the region" but more than eight hours after the official announcement, no other Arab leader had reacted publicly.

on September 28, 2016
Netanyahu Spars With US Senator Over Israeli Army’s Rights Record News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Netanyahu Spars With US Senator Over Israeli Army’s Rights Record

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Senator Patrick Leahy went head to head on Wednesday, after the senior Democrat and 10 other congressmen called for the US to investigate the possibility of human rights abuses by Israeli forces. In a joint letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry that was published Tuesday, the group of congressmen suggested that some US military aid to Israel should be suspended...

on March 31, 2016
Palestine: 2015 in Review Fact Sheets
IMEU

Palestine: 2015 in Review

Over the course of 2015, Israeli soldiers and police continued to use excessive, deadly force against unarmed Palestinians demonstrating against Israel's repressive, nearly 50-year-old occupation regime, as well as Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis. Live ammunition and massive amounts of tear gas were widely used against unarmed Palestinian protesters, injuring thousands.

on January 14, 2016
The Children Who Live Under Israel’s Missiles Videos
The Nation

The Children Who Live Under Israel’s Missiles

In July of 2014, during the height of Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli military launched a mid-day strike on one of the most popular beaches in the Gaza Strip. On the beach that day were many of the children of the Bakr family, killing four boys.

on September 18, 2015
Gaza Could Become ‘Uninhabitable’ by 2020, UN Report Warns News Roundup
AP/Haaretz

Gaza Could Become ‘Uninhabitable’ by 2020, UN Report Warns

A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue. The report released Tuesday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development points to the eight years of economic blockade of Gaza as well as the three wars between Israel and the Palestinians there over the past six years.

on September 2, 2015
The ‘Forensic Architects’ investigating Gaza News Roundup
Reuters

The ‘Forensic Architects’ investigating Gaza

Drawing on hundreds of photos, videos and satellite images taken during the 2014 Gaza conflict, analysts in London are using new techniques to piece together what happened.

on July 31, 2015
‘Strong Evidence’ of Israel War Crimes on ‘Black Friday’: Amnesty News Roundup
AFP/Yahoo News

‘Strong Evidence’ of Israel War Crimes on ‘Black Friday’: Amnesty

An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one of its soldiers during last year's war in the Palestinian territory shows "strong evidence" of war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The London-based rights group called for those responsible for the alleged offences to be prosecuted as it published a detailed analysis...

on July 29, 2015
Exclusive: Israel Decides to Open Dialogue with ICC Over Gaza Preliminary Examination News Roundup
Barak Ravid, Haaretz

Exclusive: Israel Decides to Open Dialogue with ICC Over Gaza Preliminary Examination

Israel has decided to reverse its policy and open talks with the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the preliminary examination the ICC is conducting into Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip last summer, as well as the situation in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

on July 9, 2015
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