Category: 2023 Israel Gaza War

Facts & analysis on the events of Oct. 7 and since

Mandela: “our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians” – Day 95

A special bond between Palestine and South Africa; OCHA reports on Israel’s antagonism over humanitarian aid; deadly airstrike in Deir Al Balah; white-flag-waving grandmother killed; Israel’s bombing and climate change; Blinken claims don’t pass the smell test; ADL number-crunching; Palestinian prisoner annual report

Israel is pushing the West Bank toward a “Third Intifada” – Day 94

Israel is “obligated” to bring food into the Gaza Strip; Gazan journalist killed; Israel approves 700 East Jerusalem housing units; Israeli Pres Herzog in genocide denial; Netanyahu wants cash from Emirates – the reply: “Ask Zelensky for money,”

Coverage of Gaza War in NYTimes & other major papers heavily favored Israel, analysis shows

In the first six weeks of the Israel-Gaza conflict, major U.S. newspapers disproportionately emphasized Israeli deaths; used emotive language to describe the killings of Israelis, but not Palestinians; and offered lopsided coverage of antisemitic acts in the U.S., while largely ignoring anti-Muslim racism in the wake of October 7.

The stakes for this routine devaluing of Palestinian lives couldn’t be higher: As the death toll in Gaza mounts, entire cities are leveled and rendered uninhabitable for years, and whole family lines are wiped out, the U.S. government has enormous influence as Israel’s primary patron and weapons supplier. The media’s presentation of the conflict means there are fewer political downsides to lockstep support for Israel.

Israel denies WHO’s request to deliver medical supplies – Day 93

Two more Palestinian journalists killed; Ha’aretz calls for probe into Israeli “friendly fire” on October 7th; humanitarian aid dismally slow; ignoring the whole point of Houthi resistance; South Africa’s genocide campaign picks up speed – except in Knesset; West Bank deaths; Israel top court says No to foreign journalists in Gaza; AIPAC news; Hezbollah leader killed

“4 percent of Gazans are dead, wounded, or missing” – Day 92

EuroMed Monitor reports on Israel’s profound damage to Gaza, torture of Gazan prisoners; Israeli public invited to conference on moving to Gaza; 8 Palestinians (including a toddler), 1 Israeli soldier killed in West Bank/E. Jerusalem; 2 more journalists killed, including son of Al Jazeera’s Wael Dahdouh, Blinken offers hollow condolences

Children in Gaza are dying ‘in every way possible’ – Day 91

Israel reportedly targeting random civilians, stealing 1,100 Gazan corpses from cemeteries; US senators critical of border policy for aid; 39 UPenn profs take propaganda trip to Israel; MSF evacuates hospital; Israeli settlers out of control; Chilean lawyers support Palestine; African countries deny discussing accepting displaced Gazans

Winter will bring “an unbearable avalanche of human suffering” to Gaza – Day 90

Hunger, cold, and lack of basic necessities – plus Israeli bombardment put Gazans at risk; another journalist killed; Israel’s search for a place to send ethnically cleansed Gazans – and other post-war possibilities; West Bank death; Palestinian prisoners; MacDonalds boycott