Category: Politics

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

Save the Children: Gaza’s children suffer “complete psychological destruction” – Day 158

Save the Children report on Gaza youth; more aid-seekers killed; food reaches northern Gaza at last; sea corridor won’t make much of a splash; assassination of bike rider in Gaza; 5,000 people in Gaza have acquired disabilities over the past 5 months; at least 5 killed in West Bank; 8 US senators send letter to Biden, demand an ultimatum: expand aid to Gaza or lose US aid; advocacy for Palestinian rights faces silencing at UPenn & Columbia…

Israel has killed or wounded a “staggering” 5% of Gaza’s population – Day 152

Israel kills Gazans by every method: airstrike, starvation, imprisonment, shooting, stillbirth; South Africa calls for stronger language from ICJ to end the famine in Gaza; flour shipment from US still sitting in port after nearly 7 weeks – enough to feed 1.5 million Gazans for five months; West Bank violence and illegal construction; WaPo says the US has “quietly approved and delivered more than 100 separate foreign military sales to Israel since the Gaza war began”; poll: majority of Americans want weapons shipments to stop, more

Israel reportedly running over Palestinians with tanks while alive – Day 149

EuroMed reports that Israel regularly runs over Palestinians while they are alive; CNN reports on Israel’s criminal blockage of aid to Gaza; UNSC agrees on US watered-down statement on Flour Massacre; 2 more Israeli attacks on aid trucks, recipients; health risks multiply, especially for children, infants; Israel’s use of robots and remote-controlled dogs in the Gaza War; West Bank injustices, more

Israeli forces bomb aid truck, open fire on aid seekers again – Day 148

Humanitarian aid trucks and their Gazan clients continue to come under Israeli fire; first air drop of US aid reportedly completed, criticized as “PR stunt,” evidence of American “weakness”; Israeli spokesperson leans into lies about the “Flour Massacre”; Gaza children starving to death; Irish Senate takes a stand against Israel and US