Category: Israeli governmental policies

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians illegal and an affront to justice: UN expert

UN expert says Israel’s strategy to control the Palestinian population violates a foundational rule of virtually every modern legal system: Only the guilty can be punished for their acts, and only after a fair process. The innocent can never be made to be punished for the deeds of others.

Israeli duplicity about 2014 invasion ‘Operation Brothers Keeper’

“Operation Brothers Keeper” has a nice ring to it, but the name represents months of duplicity by Israeli leaders, not only to their own people, but to the world, in order to perpetrate injustices on the people of Palestine.

Children’s Dreams On Hold Behind An Israeli Military Gate

“We don’t have safe places to play because we are surrounded by settlements, the separation barrier, and a military base,” said Sima. “I spend my time playing in front of the house, watching TV, or visiting relatives.” Villagers must present permits each time they want to leave and return to their village. Even children must present their birth certificates in order to cross through the military gate… A report by Defense for Children International

Israel breaks promise, demolishes homes of 65 Palestinians

The demolitions rendered 25 children homeless, despite Israeli promises not to demolish inhabited dwellings during the coronavirus outbreak. A father and his young children were asleep when Israeli forces came to destroy the houses. “Imagine what it’s like when a little boy is asleep and the army suddenly barges in…”

Israeli Spying on US, Perfecting 24/7 Surveillance Tech

Israel has long spied on the US, sometimes using backdoors into telecommunications hardware… Its high-tech sector assisted by US policies that virtually guarantee US technical innovations will be stolen and re-exported by Israeli high-tech companies… coronavirus-stimulated surveillance technologies in Israel & US…

Israel May Block Coronavirus Respirators, Aid, to Gaza

Israel’s Defence Minister threatened that Israel might not allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, until the release of Israeli soldiers, or their remains, captured by the Palestinian resistance. Linking the issue of Israeli soldiers to the issue of urgent humanitarian needs for the Gaza Strip to fight against the coronavirus is deceptive and unconscionable…