Tags: Rafah

A month’s supply of food aid sits in Israeli port; just miles away, Gazans starve –Day 128

UNRWA can’t access aid for Gaza, where the need is “beyond catastrophic”; Israeli snipers kill scores of Palestinians; Super Bowl ads for Israel; Gaza civil society in danger of collapse; Israeli soldiers rob Gaza bank; Gaza patients die without oxygen promised by Israel; Israeli military kills 67 Gazans to rescue 2 prisoners; testimonies from female prisoners; Israeli settlements growing 3% per year; Palestinian deaths in West Bank…

Israel is making a profit from new AI weapons used in Gaza – Day 127

War is profitable for Israel; after ICJ ruling, Israel has failed to change course; “Iron Lady” doctor dodges Israeli sniper bullets to rescue sniper victim; Israeli bombardment reportedly killed 2 Israeli captives, seriously wounded 8; reports on Israel’s possible plans for Rafah invasion; UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese says Oct. 7th was not an antisemitic attack, but a “response to Israel’s oppression.”

Israeli snipers killing at random: children, adults, even sheep – Day 124

Amid attacks from snipers, airstrikes, and Israeli border restrictions, Gazans’ ability to obtain food is further hampered as Israeli citizens block the entrance of humanitarian aid; Israeli forces burn 3,000 homes in Gaza; Palestinian American woman in West Bank abducted, arrested for social media “incitement”; 4-year-old boy attacked by Israeli military dog; Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian men; Blinken repeats his usual talking points to Israeli leaders, they announce plans to expand efforts in Rafah; ACLU denounces IHRA definition of antisemitism, and more

Sewage in streets of Gaza’s tent cities, acute malnutrition – Day 123

Hamas’ ceasefire proposal; Israeli troops shoot at Gazans waiting for aid, kill another journalist, prepare to invade Rafah; Israeli leaders in denial about torture; investigation starting on possible Israeli killing of its own on October 7th; West Bank violence, terrible prison conditions; Harvard under investigation; Palestinian in Texas stabbed; billionaires back anti-Palestinian propaganda in US…

Over 12,000 Gazan children killed (250 a day), thousands missing – Day 122

Gazan children are dying; humanitarian aid blocked, bombed by Israel; calamity in Rafah; Israel “provides no evidence to support its claim” against UNRWA staff; West Bank Palestinians have experienced “a brutal wave of violence” under the world’s radar; more illegal settler housing; Israeli entrepreneur envisions new post-war Gaza; Congress bill earmarks $14 bn for Israel aid, $1.4 bn for Palestinians – but not through UNRWA; Biden calls Netanyahu a “bad f***ing guy”

Gaza’s children will likely lose at least a full year of education – Day 120

Bill introduced to give Israel $17.6 billion; Israel continues violating international law in the week since ICJ ruling; death, hunger, disease without medicine, Israeli forces fire at fleeing civilians; Hamas demands Israel release Marwan Barghouti, the “Palestinian Nelson Mandela”; fears of a bloodbath in Rafah, Israel’s next target; Israel’s explanation for desecrating cemeteries; settler violence in West Bank; US vs. the Middle East;

Over 100,000 Gazans dead, injured, or missing and presumed dead – Day 119

US has no plans to reduce arms shipments to Israel, rebuffs “immediate ceasefire,” prefers to wait for negotiated ceasefire – as Israel prepares to attack Rafah, where half of Gazans are now sheltering; meanwhile; half of Americans say Israel has “gone too far”; Rafah is “a pressure cooker of despair, and we fear for what comes next”; World Food Program still struggling against Israel’s restrictions on aid; 800 Western officials criticize Western policy toward Gaza, Israel;

Gazan detainees report “torture like we never saw before” – Day 118

17,000 Gazan children alone, many are freezing, all are hungry and thirsty; Israel’s massive number of “controlled demolitions”; Israeli military ready to head south to Rafah, Gazans are terrified; humanitarian pause may be “weeks” away; Netanyahu’s incendiary remarks about UNRWA; the West is ignoring Houthis’ message; Biden sanctions 4 Israeli settlers; US judge can’t rule on Biden’s complicity in Israel’s genocide, but calls on him to “reconsider his position” 

Gaza Memorial Playground In Mary Hughes Thompson’s Name

Mary Hughes Thompson, 87, died on February 5, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. Mary was one of the founders of the flotilla movement, and was dedicated to justice in Palestine… see plans to build a playground in Gaza in her honor, tributes from around the world, and two videos about her….