Israeli protesters continue to block aid to Gaza; Khan Younis hospital in chaos; State of Palestine to present to ICJ report on Israel’s actions since genocide ruling; Gaza fishermen attacked; popular Gaza political analyst & family killed day after he appears on Al Jazeera; US investigating white phosphorus and 1-ton bombs used in Israel; US State Dept claims it expects a “quick, thorough, and transparent investigation” into the killing of 2nd American citizen in West Bank; Israel accuses South Africa of representing interests of the “Hamas terrorist organization”; Israel reportedly preparing for war with Lebanon; Pope’s 2nd in command condemns Israel’s actions – Israel calls his words “deplorable”; Church of England says Israel’s actions “can not be morally justified”; and more
Shortages put infants, children at heightened risk; evidence of arbitrary field executions, torture of Gazans; UK Labor leader supports “inalienable right of Palestinian people”; American teen killed in West Bank; possible escalation in Lebanon in the offing; another strike on Houthis; Biden’s unrealistic expectations, Swiss investigating criminal complaint against Israeli president
Gaza’s orphans; famine in the offing; the school and housing crises; NYT’s “investigation” into rape allegations falls short; free speech takes a hit in Berlin; Biden claims 2023 “accomplishments” include supporting Israel; longtime investigative journalist James Bamford exposes secretive operation
Blinken avoids congressional oversight in weapon sale to Israel; Israeli military targets UN humanitarian aid convoy, historical sites, steals from Gazan homes; Gazan food insecurity is “catastrophic”; Israeli envoy threatens Lebanon; Gaza medical workers tortured, journalist killed; multiple incidents in West Bank; Friday worship disrupted in Jerusalem
Gaza humanitarian & hospital updates, Israeli assaults, magnitude of Israel’s bombing, war crimes, West Bank news, ethnic cleansing
Commentaries on the massive explosion in Beirut… Fingers point everywhere… Israeli hypocrisy… Prime Minister Netanyahu threatened Hezbollah in 2018: ‘Israel knows what you are doing and will not let you get away with it,’ notes the Israeli army said Hezbollah had a weapons store underneath the port of Beirut..
Richard Silverstein reports: “A confidential highly-informed Israeli source has told me that Israel caused the massive explosion at the Beirut port earlier today which killed over 100 and injured thousands. The bombing also virtually leveled the port itself and caused massive damage throughout the city…”
Israel is trying to ‘suck America into’ Iranian war that could lead to world war — Lawrence Wilkerson
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaks about the possible damage to the Middle East and beyond, if Israel gets its way. Israel needs the power of the US to go into attack mode against Iran’s proverbial “existential threat.” Contains a video of his speech.
A leaked cable shows Israel is working behind the scenes to support Saudi actions against Lebanon, Iran, Hezbollah, and Yemen. An analyst says, “Israel is becoming the unlikely leader of the Sunni world.” Lebanon Prime Minister’s resignation is not what it seems…