BBC: The Pentagon is worried that Israel could become a backdoor through which China could acquire capabilities that it could not get in the US… Israeli-Chinese deals could cause artificial intelligence capabilities to find their way into a new generation of Chinese weapons that would threaten American troops. “If an American pilot were ever shot down by a Chinese missile powered by Israeli technology, it would be a real problem for the Israeli government.”
Category: Israeli governmental policies
Assault on Palestinian Bedouins continues: Israeli troops demolished a kindergarten and a women’s center in Jabal al-Baba. The village is home to about 320 individuals.
Breaking the Silence spokesperson explains snipers’ open fire policy at the Gaza border: secret regulations enable shooters to target any Palestinian with impunity.
Gaza’s fuel crisis: with blackouts of 20 hrs/day, hospitals cut critical services; water treatment centers are hampered, which may lead to water shortage, sewage overflow.
OCHA is calling on Israel to allow fuel and other necessities into Gaza, and asking for donations to cover the costs.
Palestinian leaders will seek help from UN legal authorities – in the form, hopefully of sanctions a la South Africa.
1 Palestinian teen was killed during an overnight raid on Dehaisha refugee camp; another died of wounds sustained during unarmed protests at the Gaza-Israel border.
Israel caves: Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman offered a deal to Hamas, including reopening Kerem crossing and expanding fishing zones, “if situation remains calm.”
Israel’s new Nation-State Law gives Jews exclusive right to self-determination; names Jerusalem as united capital; prioritizes ingathering of exiles and Jewish-only communities.
Israel has stolen 80 acres of Palestinian land for a settler-only road. As this practice is repeated again and again, the 2-state solution is becoming unviable.
Pro-Palestinian groups decry Israel’s new Jewish nation-state law as “racist” & “apartheid”; Jewish Knesset members claim “it doesn’t hurt the culture of minorities living in Israel.”