Category: Politics

Still no evidence of UNRWA employees’ participation in October 7th – Day 198

Months after allegations, no proof from Israel that UNRWA employees were part of October 7th attacks; baby girl delivered after mom killed in Rafah; mass grave in Khan Younis contains at least 283 bodies; thousands of Gazans missing following Israeli military withdrawal; bread and baby formula at last in northern Gaza; increased drone activity worries Rafah residents; new report from Amnesty; West Bank devastation, death; Netzah Yehuda battalion’s very bad reputation; campuses across US show solidarity with Columbia’s pro-Palestine students, more

Israel shoots first, asks questions later – Day 183

Massacre of World Central Kitchen staff continues to haunt Israel; no noticeable improvement in entry of aid; trash is a serious problem in Gaza; 6-month reports on situation in Gaza; Israel drops tear gas on worshipers in Al Aqsa Mosque; Palestinian journalists call for boycott of White House Correspondents Dinner; Congress members pressure Biden, Blinken; Biden approval rating tanks over Israel, more

More aid workers killed in Gaza in a few weeks than in any of the last 26 years world wide  – Day 179

Humanitarian aid crisis deepens as groups suspend services in Gaza, citing safety concerns; survival on 245 calories a day; Israeli doctor: legs amputated due to handcuff injuries is a routine event; journalist deaths; devastation at Al Shifa Hospital; re World Central Kitchen massacre: “every commander sets the rules for himself”; UN considers resolution to impose arms embargo on Israel…

7,000 truckloads of aid reportedly waiting at Gaza-Egypt border – Day 168

Thousands of tons of aid for Gazans out of reach; US Congress passes bill that eliminates funding for UNRWA, gives $4 billion to Israel; UNSC resolutions; EU unified in call for ceasefire; on World Water Day, water crisis in Gaza; Israel will invade Rafah with or without US; Israel may not be eligible for US military aid; West Bank land seizure…

Another “flour massacre,” another Israeli lie – Day 162

Israel’s fabrication doesn’t hide the truth; 25 NGOs denounce maritime corridor as an “illusion” of aid for Gaza and a glaring distraction from the real problem; newborns in Gaza are consistently underweight, stillbirths and neonatal deaths are common; Biden anticipates unacceptable invasion of Rafah, mulls how to respond; West Bank death

Israel continues to target Gazan aid-seekers – at least 4 incidents in 24 hours – Day 160

Hunger continues to be a death sentence in more ways than one; fears that the US pier will be used to perpetuate the reoccupation or ethnic cleansing of Gaza; aid ship off Gaza shore, logistics uncertain; Sen. Chuck Schumer makes major speech on Netanyahu and Israel; Forensic Architecture evaluates Israeli “evidence” from ICJ defense; Israeli forces aggressive in Jerusalem against Ramadan worshipers; new Palestinian prime minister; a smattering of sanctions by US against Israeli settlers; US intelligence says Hamas cannot be destroyed; and more