Tags: ceasefire

Terrifying Israeli attack on Rafah, more mass graves, more int’l law violations – Day 214

Rafah nightmare; another cache of buried Gazan bodies; Israeli hostage dies from Israeli bombing; evacuation orders not compliant with int’l law; Biden drags feet on Israel report; settlers attack aid trucks (again) as famine grows; cousin of extremist Meir Kahane rams Columbia pro-Palestine protesters; US reportedly delays shipment of one-ton bombs to Israel; news on ceasefire proposal…

“This morning is one of the darkest in this 7-month-long nightmare,” “The Israeli occupation has sentenced the residents of the Strip to death” – Day 213

Terror in Rafah as Israeli troops move in – in spite of Hamas’ agreement to ceasefire deal; 600,000 children at risk; Israel’s evacuation plan for Rafah does not meet with US approval, and may be a violation of int’l law; Netanyahu is on the hook for ceasefire decision and leaked “top secret” letter from 2018; UN experts on sexual assault of Palestinians; Republican senators threaten ICC prosecutor; campus protest and Freedom Flotilla news, more

The long-dreaded evacuation of Rafah has begun – Day 212

The evacuation of Rafah, in preparation for invasion (long forecast to be a bloodbath, and denounced by the US) – is underway; UNRWA chief Lazzarini’s accusations against Israel; US may have delayed an arms shipment to Israel; top US scholar says Israel Lobby is why Biden doesn’t reign in Israel; Netanyahu reportedly doesn’t want a ceasefire; reactions to the abrupt (but expected) closure of Al Jazeera-Israel; Palestinian journalist killed; campus protest news…

Northern Gaza now in “full-blown famine,” Netanyahu rejects free speech in Israel – Day 211

Famine hits northern Gaza, will spread south; no real progress on truce; Netanyahu cabinet to shut down Al Jazeera in Israel; Sheryl Sandberg film on “rapes” is debunked; muted celebrations on Orthodox Easter; campus protest news; “Hamas hides in American universities” – Gilad Erdan

Are Israel, Hamas getting closer to a truce? – Day 205

Israeli leaders nervously await arrest warrants; Leaked Columbia Univ document reveals discriminatory policies for Tel Aviv program; Orthodox Palm Sunday; Israel puts young Christian woman in prison for 4 months (renewable), no charges; World Central Kitchen has returned; Biden ignores Gaza in Correspondents’ Dinner speech…

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…

Possible mass executions of Palestinians during Israeli siege of hospital – Day 167

Horrific scenes during 5th day of Israel’s siege on Al Shifa hospital; “ambiguous,” “hypocritical” US resolution in UN Security Council is vetoed; “even if the whole world is against us,” Rafah assault will happen; multiple Palestinian deaths in West Bank; Israel wants more US weapons, while UK considers weapons embargo; more money for Israel

Israel rejects 14-truck convoy of food aid, as Gazans starve – Day 151

Food aid convoy turned away after trend through February shows 75% rejection for northern Gaza aid; UNRWA reports on extensive abuse of Palestinian prisoners; another Gazan journalist killed; reports on ceasefire progress; Gallup poll shows Israel’s popularity is waning; West Bank deaths, arrests; New York Times piece on Hamas rape debunked again; Girl Scout troop harassed for supporting Gazan children; more