Israel caves: Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman offered a deal to Hamas, including reopening Kerem crossing and expanding fishing zones, “if situation remains calm.”
Israeli forces Bomb 25 Sites in Gaza; One Soldier Killed By Gaza Resistance after Four Palestinians killed by Israel
Israel is escalating its attacks on Gaza, bombing at least 25 sites. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that he was planning to launch a large-scale war in Gaza similar to the one in 2014, in which 2200 people were killed. He said the ‘Palestinian people will pay the price’ for the continued non-violent protests at the border…
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.
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.
Police in France have prevented two boats from a Gaza Strip-bound flotilla from docking in Seine River, despite subjecting the vessels to extensive searches in advance.
Saree Makdisi writes boldly and succinctly about Israel’s program of ethnic cleansing, most recently in Gaza: it’s all about Jewish identity and Jewish majority.
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.
Reporters W/o Borders has asked Int’l Criminal Court to investigate Israeli sniper fire on journalists, which it regards as war crimes. 2 journalists killed, at least 90 injured since March 30.
Palestinian Journalists Syndicate plans to file a case against Israel in the ICC & other Euro courts for killing 2 Palestinian journalists in 2018 and wounding at least 90 others.
The 2018 Gaza Freedom Fllotilla, filled with humanitarian aid and activists from all over the world, is on its way. Previous attempts of this type have been stopped for the last 7 years, once with the loss of 10 activists’ lives at the hands of Israeli commandos.