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Collective punishment: Israel closes off Gaza’s waters to Palestinian fishing

In a move widely recognized as illegal under international law, Israel has forbidden all fishing in the waters off Gaza. Israel’s blame-the-victim rationale for the ban is to punish Palestinian protest against Israel’s now 14-year-old, illegal blockade of the enclave. Palestinian resistance groups launched several dozen small, homemade projectiles toward Israel in recent days – projectiles that rarely cause injury. In the 1990s, the Oslo Accords set the Gazan fishing zone at 20 miles, but Israel has unilaterally moved the boundary again and again as a form of collective punishment that impoverishes and starves the Palestinian population.

Israel’s week-long smorgasbord of abuse against Palestinians March 9-15

For those who think Palestine is in a time of “calm” because there are no headlines, think again. Palestinians haven’t experienced calm in decades.

Here is a sampling of headlines from the last week, as meticulously reported by our friends at the International Middle East Media Center.

Friedman drove the radical overhaul of US policy on Israel-Palestine

NYT reports that Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer-turned-ambassador leaves his post having radically overhauled policy toward Israel and the Palestinians… The administration moved ahead with a raft of policies previous administrations, both Republican & Democratic, had resisted…

Pro-Israel groups reportedly break law, media & Congress look the other way

Documents obtained from the Israeli government show U.S. pro-Israel organizations secretly used Israeli money to influence US policies. Such behavior is illegal under US law. Yet, mainstream US media so far are ignoring the information, and Congress shows no interest in investigating this evidence of foreign tampering. A bipartisan Congressional caucus with 80 members is connected to one of the groups…

Foundation to ‘Combat Anti-Semitism’ will be coming after high school, college students

The Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism plans to teach high school and college students how to beat hate and embrace tolerance – except when it comes to Palestinians

Israel bombs Gaza for 11 days, US media show little interest

“We’ve been through this countless times, but it’s harder now with a global pandemic and the whole world falling apart, no electricity and no water.” A 3-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and at least two women were among those hospitalized… Two reports: a media analysis and a report from the ground…