Nides did not mention the 49 Gazans, among them 17 children, killed by Israeli missile strikes in those “relatively calm” three days in August. (Nides is a lifelong Israel partisan who was a top executive at a firm that helped precipitate the 2007–08 financial crisis)
While he was working on his land, a group of Israeli settlers armed with sticks, metal pipes, and M16s attacked Hafez Huraini and his son Muhammad. Hafez was badly injured, and both of his arms were broken. When a Palestinian ambulance arrived to evacuate him, the settlers slashed the tires, but the Israeli soldiers arrested Huraini, claiming he had hurt one of the settlers.
Two more Palestinian young men were killed near Jenin, a a city in the occupied West Bank where Israel has staged many violent invasions in recent weeks, bringing the total killed this month to ten. An Israeli soldier also died – the first Israeli killed since May 5th. At least 83 Palestinians have been killed during that time.
Yair Lapid’s brazen demand for impunity for the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh is a disturbing reflection of the US-Israeli relationship.
Another Palestinian has been killed by Israel’s shoot-first policy – the eighth so far this month. (And an additional Palestinian died in an Israeli prison from medical negligence). Hamad Abu Jilda leaves behind a pregnant wife and a child.
In her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth crisscrossed the globe, but purposely skipped Israel. In 1984, during a visit to Jordan, she found the settlements ‘depressing’ and IDF planes over the West Bank frightening… For decades, the British royal family had boycotted Israel. It wasn’t an official boycott, but it was often unofficially acknowledged by officials…
Israeli forces claimed that a Palestinian teen had ‘attacked them with a hammer’ before they used lethal force against him, and abducted his body. This is the seventh Palestinian to die at Israeli hands in a little over a week.
US media rarely report on the Jewish extremism in Israel that plays a significant role in the country. When a woman recently refused to move to the back of the bus, a group of 20 men began verbally berating her; when she still refused to leave her seat they began physically assaulting her and prevented her from calling the police.
As Palestinians in Jenin protested Israel’s illegal demolition of a Palestinian home, Israeli forces opened fire on the protesters, killing Mohammad Saba’na and injuring others. Saba’na, 29, was holding his smartphone and documenting the Israeli invasion when soldiers shot him in the chest and other parts of his body. This is the sixth Palestinian in a week to die at Israeli hands…
Mousa Haron Abu Mehamid, from Bethlehem, was arrested for being in East Jerusalem without a permit. Since 1967, 231 Palestinian detainees have died in Israeli prisons, including dozens who have died due to medical negligence.