Tags: IDF

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

Since March 30, Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip – including families, women, children – have gathered along the Israeli border to highlight their dispossession in 1948 and protest the growing humanitarian catastrophe. Israeli forces have killed about 241 and injured over 25,000 protesters, including women, children, disabled individuals, medics, and journalists, since the beginning of the Great Return March on Palestinian Land. Demonstrators are asking for the lifting of an 11-year siege and the fulfilling of their basic human rights.

Congress’s “Never Again Education Act” should call for ‘never again’ against anyone, including Palestinians

JTA reports that a bill about to be introduced in Congress “will fund Holocaust education in schools.” We wonder if this will fund education about all the holocausts, both past and present, that the world has seen… including the current violence against Palestinians in Gaza…. [UPDATE – bill has been introduced]

The Gaza Prison Uprising Continues: “The Friday of Tires,” another sign of determination by Palestinians

Crowds of young men went to the border area, setting tires on fire to create a smokescreen to obstruct the vision of Israeli snipers. They were met with gunfire and tear gas as they hurled stones at the heavily armed Israeli soldiers backed up by tanks and warplanes. Israel, which controls all of Gaza’s border crossings, airspace and waters, imposed a ban on the entry of tires, and Israeli forces brought huge fans and massive water cannons to extinguish the fires…

Israeli forces shoot deaf child in head in Gaza, Israel will not investigate deaths

PIC: A Palestinian deaf child was shot and seriously injured by Israeli gunfire east of Khuzaa town to the east of Khan Younis city in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday. The spokesman of the Palestinian Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qudrah, affirmed that the boy sustained a critical injury in the head and that he was…

Gideon Levy: The Israel Massacre Forces

Israeli military snipers fired at hundreds of civilians, hitting over 750 and killing 15, but two Palestinians who dared return fire at the soldiers who were massacring them are “terrorists,” their actions labeled “terror attacks” and their sentence – death. The shooting on the Gaza border shows once again that the killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill Ten Palestinians, Injure 1100 In Gaza

From IMEMC (updated) 30 MAR 4:14 PM The Number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire, Friday, has arrived to ten young men, while at least 1100 were injured. Many of the wounded Palestinians suffered serious wounds. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, identified the slain Palestinians as: Jihad Ahmad…

Demolition Order Hits Man in Uruguay for Refusing to Serve Israeli Tourists, Booking.com removes hostel’s listing

When two IDF soldiers on vacation in Uruguay were turned away from a private bed and breakfast because of Israel’s policies and the aggressive behavior of Israeli soldiers – and a full refund was issued – the business owner found himself served with Palestinian-style demolition orders and Booking.com removed his listing.