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.”
Israel’s obsession with village of Khan al Ahmar is rooted in Israeli expansionism, carried out through discriminatory law. The Bedouin are in the way. It’s that simple.
After IDF’s single largest bombing campaign in Gaza since 2014, & Hamas’ rocket response, a UN rep called for moderation & promised that UN would not forget people of Gaza.
Netanyahu explained Israel’s strategy of using brute strength until Palestinians get the message that incendiary balloons are unacceptable.
Meanwhile, 2 teenage Palestinian boys were killed in Israeli rocket attacks; 4 Israelis were injured by rockets.