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Deaths and broken lives, the aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza
Doctors Without Borders

Deaths and broken lives, the aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza

Report from Doctors Without Borders on the destruction and treachery Israel unleashes on Palestinians living under occupation in Gaza.

about 1 day ago
Israeli army razes Palestinian home and school in occupied West Bank
Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post

Israeli army razes Palestinian home and school in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces destroyed a Palestinian home and the foundations of an elementary school in the occupied West Bank. After the destruction of the Rib’i family home, all their possessions were left in a pile outside. "Israel’s planning and building policy is designed to suffocate Palestinian development in their land.”

about 4 days ago
Israeli soldiers harass family who hung Palestinian flags on the fence of their home
B'Tselem

Israeli soldiers harass family who hung Palestinian flags on the fence of their home

“What's your problem with our flag?" Israeli soldiers harassed the a-Tabib family in the occupied West Bank after they hung Palestinian flags on the fence of their home. Israeli soldiers snatched the flags and took them away.

about 4 days ago
Israeli Troops Ambush and Shoot Palestinians Hoping to Make a Living
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

Israeli Troops Ambush and Shoot Palestinians Hoping to Make a Living

Israeli troops shot 34-year-old Abdullah Abu Tehaimer as he tried to cross Israel's apartheid wall to go to work, to feed his family. He was shot without warning. He was shot the way East German soldiers shot anyone who tried to cross the Berlin Wall.

about 3 weeks ago
Story of the Year: Palestinian women rise worldwide
+972 Magazine

Story of the Year: Palestinian women rise worldwide

Whether dressed in a traditional Palestinian thobe in Congress or marching through streets around the world, 2019 was the year Palestinian women spearheaded the struggle for dignity and justice in Palestine-Israel.

about 3 weeks ago
Bernie Sanders Escalates Attacks on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Netanyahu
Paul D. Shinkman, U.S. News and World Report

Bernie Sanders Escalates Attacks on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Netanyahu

Senator Bernie Sanders said this during December's Democratic primary debate: "We must be pro-Palestinian as well...Right now in Israel we have leadership under Netanyahu, who has recently, as you know, been indicted for bribery, who in my view is a racist. What we need is a level playing field in terms of the Middle East which addresses the terrible crisis in Gaza, where 60 or 70 percent of the young people are unemployed."

on December 20, 2019
Israel to be investigated for war crimes in Palestinian Territories, ICC announces
Bel Trew, The Independent

Israel to be investigated for war crimes in Palestinian Territories, ICC announces

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced she plans to conduct an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. However, before the inquiry starts, the prosecutor will wait for the ICC to decide over its jurisdiction in West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

on December 20, 2019
Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates the Constitution
Jesse Singal, New York Magazine

Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates the Constitution

Americans have an ironclad right to protest against any country they want, for any reason they want, however they want, without the government interfering. But that hasn't stopped right-wing lawmakers from pushing bills that would make certain boycotts of Israel a federal felony.

on December 13, 2019
Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas
Rami Ayyub and Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas

Living under harsh military rule = no religious freedom. Israel just decided to ban Palestinian Christians in Gaza from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas.

on December 13, 2019