On December 22nd, Israeli forces shot and killed Zakariya al-Kafarna, 24, with a live round in his chest, when the army attacked protesters in Gaza. Israeli soldiers fired from military towers and tanks across the border fence, Watch the 1-minute video about Zakariya:
Israeli forces have killed two more unarmed demonstrators in Gaza. Soldiers also shot a youth dressed as Santa Claus in the legs, and injured over 40 others with live ammunition. This brings the toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to 12 since Dec. 6th. (No Israelis have been killed since September.)
The Israeli army sharpshooter couldn’t target the lower part of his victim’s body — he didn’t have one. The 29-year-old, who worked washing cars, lost both legs in an Israeli airstrike during Israel’s 2008 invasion of Gaza. He used a wheelchair to get around. On Friday the army finished the job: A sharpshooter aimed at his head and shot him dead…
Thanks to war, poverty, and the blockade, the only things abundant in Gaza are food scarcity and childhood hunger.
Questions and Answers about Gaza’s electricity crisis and Israel’s responsibility as Occupying Power from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights
Food shortages from the ten-year-old siege force Gaza residents to rely on aid from WAFA, Palestinian News and Info Agency JERUSALEM, July 24, 2017 (WAFA) – The Gaza Strip is suffering from a humanitarian crisis, epitomized by cyclic violence and destruction, the chronic fuel and water crises and the glaring absence of any sustainable socio-economic…
Five years ago, the U.N. warned that Gaza is expected to be unlivable by 2020. A new report now says conditions are deteriorating there even faster than it forecast. But the U.N. report is somewhat lacking in its portrayal of who is at fault for the crisis.
On the 3rd anniversary of the 2014 assault on Gaza, no justice has been attained for victims or survivors. Over the next 50 days, Visualizing Palestine will release a series of visuals on the crime and impunity of Operation Protective Edge.
If the Israelis were thinking clearly, everyone could benefit. All they must do is give us a window to live a normal life and all these extremist groups would disappear. Hamas would disappear. Our generation wants to make peace and it is foolish for Israel to refuse. The next generation may not be as willing as we are. Is that what Israel truly wants?
Intensified Israeli attacks against Gaza are reminiscent of the leadup to its previous wide-scale invasions of Gaza, most recently “Operation Protective Edge.” Human rights groups calls on the interntional community to prevent it.