Category: Israeli governmental policies

Including West Bank, Palestinian deaths surpass 30,000; restoring Gaza’s GDP could take till 2092 – Day 141

70-80% of Gaza civilian infrastructure in ruins; massacre in Deir el Balah; prisoner negotiations are reportedly progressing; UN calls for an arms embargo on Israel; West Bank violence; Israel will send a “sparse report” on its “compliance” with orders from Int’l Court of Justice; and more

40 Gazans killed in Rafah, as UNRWA and MSF recount Israeli atrocities – Day 139

As Palestinians endure famine, at least 1,000 aid trucks wait for permission to enter Gaza; more reported white flag deaths; flour shipment is back on again; potential public health impact of the current conflict in the Gaza Strip; US investigation finds “low confidence” about allegations for which Secy of State Blinken found “highly, highly credible”; Doctors Without Borders and UNRWA take on Israeli bullying tactics; another Palestinian prisoner dies; story comes to light about Israeli killing an Israeli on October 7th; Thursday’s ICJ summary; 

The amount of force Israel is using against the people of Gaza is “staggering” – Day 138

Israeli military gets slap on the wrist for unacceptable conduct; Israel may shut down Al Jazeera; IDF kills men, women & childen in Gaza, West Bank; Palestinian olive production takes a big hit; Israeli killed near settlement; 23 Americans killed fighting for Israel; US congressman incites genocide; Day Three of Int’l Court of Justice proceedings against Israeli occupation; and more

While on trial for occupation, Israel is entrenching its military in Gaza – Day 137

Israel building a road to cut Gaza in two; food deliveries stop in north, severely limited everywhere else; still no evidence for UNRWA after Israel’s bombshell accusation; female and male Palestinian ex-prisoners report sexual assault, US unfazed; Israel reportedly opens fire on members of Palestinian press; US vetos ceasefire resolution at UN Security Council; Day Two of Int’l Court of Justice proceedings against Israeli occupation; and more

13,000+ Gazans killed since US vetoed last ceasefire; another veto expected this week – Day 135

UN Security Council to vote on ceasefire; Israeli snipers fire on Gazans congregating for food aid; hospital sinking deeper; Pope declines to pray for Israel; Israel plans 4-hour pauses in fighting so Gazans can stock up on food – but there isn’t any; Israel’s cabinet refuses a Palestinian state; ICJ case starts on Israeli occupation; estimate of how many Hamas fighters have been killed; plans to limit Muslim attendance at Al Aqsa Mosque; record hunger levels in Gaza…

No Access, No Information: Thousands of Gazans “Forcibly Disappeared” by Israeli Forces 

Testimonies obtained from released detainees indicate that Israel continues to commit horrific crimes, including torture, inhumane and degrading treatment, against thousands of Gazans detained and held incommunicado in undisclosed locations, some for over four months. Unlawfully detained persons have been stripped naked and photographed and otherwise humiliated by IDF forces. They have been sexually assaulted, attacked by dogs, beaten, starved, burned with cigarettes and denied legal representation. Human rights experts fear that detainees face summary execution in sites where conditions are chillingly similar to those established by US forces in Abu Grahib and elsewhere.

Israeli forces killed 2nd American citizen in West Bank in under a month – Day 130

Israel kills another US teen; Biden steady in support for Israel, regardless of Rafah outcome; Israel ravages hospital; blocks flour for Gaza in spite of promise to US; Israeli snipers kill Palestinians searching for internet signal; ; 2 journalists targeted in direct strike by Israeli drone; Palestinians arrested by Israel surpasses 7,000 since Oct 7; South Africa calls on ICJ to stop Israel’s planned attack on Rafah; UN special adviser on preventing genocide won’t say “genocide” for Gaza; updates on aid to Israel bill

Israel is making a profit from new AI weapons used in Gaza – Day 127

War is profitable for Israel; after ICJ ruling, Israel has failed to change course; “Iron Lady” doctor dodges Israeli sniper bullets to rescue sniper victim; Israeli bombardment reportedly killed 2 Israeli captives, seriously wounded 8; reports on Israel’s possible plans for Rafah invasion; UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese says Oct. 7th was not an antisemitic attack, but a “response to Israel’s oppression.”

“Water is life, and Gaza is out of water” – Day 121

Gaza’s journalists; Israel imprisoned for almost 2 months an 82-year-old Gaza woman with Alzheimer’s disease; Israel makes accusations, provides no evidence against UNRWA, then freezes bank account; spitting at Christian clergy in Jerusalem; West Bank demolitions; Israeli leaders lie, then come clean about an unauthorized Telegram channel that dehumanized Palestinians; Wall Street Journal’s Islamophobic op-ed; latest on US attempts to rationalize strikes in the Middle East; Israel to import workers to replace Palestinians; Bernie Sanders says”no aid to Israel” as Congress is saying yes

Over 100,000 Gazans dead, injured, or missing and presumed dead – Day 119

US has no plans to reduce arms shipments to Israel, rebuffs “immediate ceasefire,” prefers to wait for negotiated ceasefire – as Israel prepares to attack Rafah, where half of Gazans are now sheltering; meanwhile; half of Americans say Israel has “gone too far”; Rafah is “a pressure cooker of despair, and we fear for what comes next”; World Food Program still struggling against Israel’s restrictions on aid; 800 Western officials criticize Western policy toward Gaza, Israel;