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.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs of the Union for Reform Judaism said the moral issues here are simple, & it’s time for American Jews to show “solidarity and love” with Israel by countering that bad press from its bombardment of Gaza…
The rabbi of New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue expressed worshipful feelings about his Israeli soldier son’s M16 because it represents the “miracle” of Jewish power.
After claiming “great accomplishments,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announces ceasefire in Gaza operation. This follows 11 days of airstrikes on the people of Gaza, leaving at least 232 Gazans dead. 12 Israelis were also killed. Both sides claim victory.
Gazans, raised amid generations of trauma, are dealing with a cascade of calamities. The territory was still rebuilding after the devastation of 2014, before this new phase of Israeli strikes once again damaged major roads, toppled high-rises, and killed children…
While the world focuses on Gaza, the Occupied West Bank has seen a surge in violence, with Israeli forces using live fire against Palestinians, rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas on protesters…
Israel is not exercising “the right to defend itself” in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the U.S.