Tags: Gaza

Israel deploys 100 sharpshooters against planned mass Gandhian demonstration by Gaza families

Israeli forces are mobilizing against a mass peaceful protest by Palestinian families in Gaza demonstrating for their right of return to land that Israel has confiscated for Jewish only habitation… Their demands: “to be let out from the cage you have bound them in, to fish without being shot, to return to the village that you have torn down, to travel outside the barbed wire you surround them with… The Israeli cabinet has issued a “shoot to kill” policy.

14-year-old Ghada was the latest victim of Israel’s dehumanising machine

How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed? Ghada’s story, like Ahed Tamimi’s and the African refugees’, is the story of the indifference that is created by an occupation machine.

Year In Review: Worst Abuses Against Palestinian Children

Defense for Children International – Palestine’s 2017 report: Israeli forces caused 14 child deaths & at least 961 child injuries, used excessive force, there was little to no accountability, an average of over 300 Palestinian children were in the prison system each month, 75% are abused, many face solitary confinement… In the US some positive legislation has been introduced…

Israeli forces kill 2 more unarmed Palestinians, shoot youth dressed as Santa Claus in the legs

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.)

Speaking about the unspeakable crime – 3 pieces on the killing of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya

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…

WAFA: UNRWA report: Gaza suffers humanitarian crisis

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…