Facts & latest news on Gaza Great March of Return (periodically updated)

Israeli forces have killed 131 Palestinians, injured 14,700 … Israel is using “exploding bullets” that cause devastating injuries and often require amputation… killed at least 2 journalists, injured 90, shot deaf child in head, soccer player in knee… B’Tselem launched campaign telling Israeli soldiers to refuse the illegal orders to shoot unarmed demonstrators…Geraldo Rivera tells Fox he regrets he didn’t support Palestinians against Israeli “occupation and oppression”… We’ll post updates here as we learn of them…

UN urges Israel and Gaza to ‘step back from the brink’ of war

After IDF’s single largest bombing campaign in Gaza since 2014, & Hamas’ rocket response, a UN rep called for moderation & promised that UN would not forget people of Gaza.

Netanyahu explained Israel’s strategy of using brute strength until Palestinians get the message that incendiary balloons are unacceptable.

Meanwhile, 2 teenage Palestinian boys were killed in Israeli rocket attacks; 4 Israelis were injured by rockets.

The back story of Passages, Museum of the Bible’s program to take Christian college students to Israel

Passages is a program that takes Christian college students to Israel to make them a “voice for Israel.” Students never visit the West Bank and Gaza. The program, which promotes Christian Zionism, was suggested by Israeli government officials. A major backer is hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, a Jewish advocate for Israel and prominent LGBTQ supporter…

Senate committee approves AIPAC bill to give Israel $38 billion over 10 years, with additional perks

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the legislation, allowing it to proceed to the full Senate floor. The bill also authorizes the president to establish a US-Israeli counter-drone program, expand collaboration on the peaceful exploration of space, extended loan guarantees to Israel, etc. (Rand Paul’s call to phase out aid to Israel was voted down.)