Tags: Gaza

UN urges Israel and Gaza to ‘step back from the brink’ of war

After IDF’s single largest bombing campaign in Gaza since 2014, & Hamas’ rocket response, a UN rep called for moderation & promised that UN would not forget people of Gaza.

Netanyahu explained Israel’s strategy of using brute strength until Palestinians get the message that incendiary balloons are unacceptable.

Meanwhile, 2 teenage Palestinian boys were killed in Israeli rocket attacks; 4 Israelis were injured by rockets.

Gaza women are calling for solidarity July 3rd! Here is a downloadable flyer to use

The women of Gaza are asking women and others around the world to perform solidarity actions for their July 3rd march. Since many people may not have time to organize an event, here is a downloadable flyer that people can display in home and car windows, hand out, place in cafes, distribute during other marches for human rights, etc.

Israeli war ships forcibly intercepted Palestinian boats hours after they sailed off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Palestinian boats, carrying students planning to study abroad and people wounded in recent mass protests, were forced to the Israeli port of Ashdod. Israel has been blockading Gaza for 11 years, creating a virtual prison for its nearly two million inhabitants.

Peter Beinart: Jewish leaders encase Israel’s actions in Gaza in euphemism and lies

How can American Jews endorse the strangulation of 2 million human beings in Gaza? Because Jewish leaders, in both Israel and the United States, encase Israel’s actions in a fog of euphemism and lies.The organized American Jewish community doesn’t only conceal the truth about Gaza from itself. It lobbies American politicians to do the same. The three main talking points: that Israel “withdrew” from Gaza, that its actions are decreed by a need for “security,” and that “Hamas” is to blame. Let’s look at the real facts:

Facts & latest news on Gaza Great March of Return (periodically updated)

Israeli forces have killed 131 Palestinians, injured 14,700 … Israel is using “exploding bullets” that cause devastating injuries and often require amputation… killed at least 2 journalists, injured 90, shot deaf child in head, soccer player in knee… B’Tselem launched campaign telling Israeli soldiers to refuse the illegal orders to shoot unarmed demonstrators…Geraldo Rivera tells Fox he regrets he didn’t support Palestinians against Israeli “occupation and oppression”… We’ll post updates here as we learn of them…

Join the “Tent Campaign” for solidarity with Gaza and truth-sharing

All hands on deck: the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine needs our help to help the people in Gaza educating Americans about the Great March of Return. They propose a “tent campaign,” a rich metaphor for refugees and demolished homes. Here are instructions, plus an offer from If Americans Knew for free materials to hand out.

Another Day, Another Mossad Assassination

Richard Silverstein reports on the assassination of Gazan engineer Fadi al Batsh in Malaysia and notes it resembles that of of Mohammed al Zoary last year. He asks why Israel kills academics and then protests academic boycott. His answer: An Israeli professor “would never see the equivalence between him or herself and a dead Palestinian professor.”