Israeli soldiers entered the Palestinian West Bank town of Jenin and its refugee camp on Monday, allegedly to arrest a Hamas member. Instead, they killed 4 Palestinian young men.
When the African Union chairperson unilaterally granted observer status to Israel, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called the move “appalling,” citing Israel’s recent bombardment of Gaza and attacks in Jerusalem. Other AU members also objected.
Private Israeli firm NSO Group is under fire again. Its Pegasus spyware has hacked into 50,000 phone numbers belonging to activists, journalists, and world leaders, violating rights to privacy and international human rights law. NSO founders’ roots are in the IDF. NSO Group regularly tests its technologies on Palestinians…
Israel kills Palestinian kids, then kills funeral attendee, then ransacks Defense of Children office
On Wednesday, Israeli forces killed Mohammad, the 11th Palestinian child victim of Israel in the West Bank in 2021. A few days before they had killed a 17-year-old. Today, they shot dead a 20-year-old participating in Mohammad’s funeral march. Also today, Israeli soldiers broke into and ransacked the local Defense for Children International office. Tuesday, Israeli forces killed a 41-year-old Palestinian man. In the middle of all this, the House advanced a bill to give Israel billions of Americans’ tax dollars.
Identified by Google, an Israeli spyware company has enabled government hacking of social media and email accounts of over 100 journalists, activists, and others.
The Spanish club refuses to play in Jerusalem, following calls by Palestinian leaders to boycott the match against Beitar – a team known for its openly racist fan base.
Since 2013, Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 168 Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory with live ammunition and crowd-control weapons, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International. Israeli forces shot Mohammad Said Mohammad Hamayel, 16, with live ammunition during a protest in the village of Beita in the occupied West Bank.
Multiple sworn affidavits from the past few weeks testify to rampant, systemic Israeli police attacks and brutal beatings of Palestinian citizens of Israel – protesters, minors, innocent bystanders, and even attorneys – inside the city’s police station; floor of ‘torture room’ was covered in blood from violent police beatings.
Israel just completed a massacre in Gaza, and is in the midst of ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem – so obviously, it needs to restock its military supplies. And obviously the US will be asked to pay for it.
The Israel lobby needs to turn our attention away from the slaughter in Gaza. Its strategy: deceptively edited videos and dubious allegations of “antisemitism” against Palestine solidarity activists. Thanks to dubious ADL claims and unquestioning media coverage, Jewish Americans supplant Gazan children as victims.