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Debunking Israel’s Talking Points on Deadly Gaza Protests

Even before the protest began, Israeli spokespeople framed it preemptively as a Hamas production, even though it was supported by Gaza civil society organizations and all political parties. Civilian Gazans’ willingness to walk to that fence measures their yearning to express themselves as humans and claim their freedom, even at immediate risk.

Gideon Levy: The Israel Massacre Forces

Israeli military snipers fired at hundreds of civilians, hitting over 750 and killing 15, but two Palestinians who dared return fire at the soldiers who were massacring them are “terrorists,” their actions labeled “terror attacks” and their sentence – death. The shooting on the Gaza border shows once again that the killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes

Israel deploys 100 sharpshooters against planned mass Gandhian demonstration by Gaza families

Israeli forces are mobilizing against a mass peaceful protest by Palestinian families in Gaza demonstrating for their right of return to land that Israel has confiscated for Jewish only habitation… Their demands: “to be let out from the cage you have bound them in, to fish without being shot, to return to the village that you have torn down, to travel outside the barbed wire you surround them with… The Israeli cabinet has issued a “shoot to kill” policy.

A Palestinian Teen Puts His Hand in His Pocket. His Punishment: A Bullet in the Face

An Israeli soldier sees a slim teenager approaching the fence, unarmed, not endangering anyone – and shoots him in the head with live ammunition, destroying his life and that of his family, probably for all time. At first the IDF claims that the soldier had thwarted a “knifing attack;” later they say that the teen had “put his hand in his pocket in a suspicious way.”