Tags: genocide

UN says Gaza death toll still over 35,000 but not all bodies identified

Two recent articles explain why the death statistics for Gaza changed recently. While Israel tried to use this change to discredit the statistics, in reality it simply resulted from the massive numbers of people Israel has killed, and the time it takes to identify each mutilated body. (Israel also previously changed its own numbers)

Biden withholds weapons shipment over Rafah invasion, as Gazans flee – Day 215

Biden administration pauses shipment of deadliest bombs to Israel; new mass grave holds at least 49 Palestinian bodies; Rafah’s largest hospital shuts down as a result of Israeli invasion, as closed crossings cause severe shortages; Israeli military promise Rafah will not be the end of the war; growing number of West Bank home demolitions; Ohio may use old anti-KKK law against pro-Palestine protesters; two new bills in Congress are new-level ridiculous; almost 700 Jewish profs urge Biden not to sign antisemitism legislation; Bahamas recognizes State of Palestine

“Yes, it is genocide” –Israeli genocide scholar

In most cases of genocide, from Bosnia to Namibia, from Rwanda to Armenia, the perpetrators of the murder said they were acting in self-defence. The fact that what is happening in Gaza does not resemble the Holocaust, writes Holocaust scholar Amos Goldberg, does not mean that it is not genocide

United Methodist Church votes to divest from Israel bonds

In the first such divestment action by a major Christian denomination, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has voted to divest from Israel bonds, and those of other countries carrying out prolonged military occupations.

Report of the Independent Task Force on National Security Memorandum-20 Regarding Israel

The data demonstrate systematic disregard for fundamental principles of U.S. & international law, due to reliance on the steady flow of U.S. armaments. According to a high ranking former IDF officer, Israel’s combat could have achieved similar military outcomes “with 10 percent of the destruction [Israel has] caused.”

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…