Mohammed Ayyash is just like any other boy – only cooler. And braver.
Tags: Return March
A Statement of US Churches and Christian Agencies on Gaza: “As US churches and Christian agencies, we support the Palestinian people as they courageously stand up for their rights.” Statement supports refugees rights, calls for end of blockade of Gaza, calls for U.S. to censure Israeli violence…
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]
Imagine if Russian or Syrian troops had shot dead almost 30 civilians, and injured thousands, during peaceful protests. Mainstream media headlines and airwaves would be filled with condemnations from senior UK and US politicians and prominent commentators. But not so when it is Israel doing the killing, and the BBC & Guardian provide Israel spin…
Amira Hass writes in Ha’aretz: ‘How did you destroy villages?’ one daughter will ask. ‘How did you agree to imprison two million people?’ another will whisper. The answers will only make their weeping louder.
World Health Organization reports on casualties in the second weekend of the Great March of Return, in which 8 Palestinians were killed and over 1,300 were injured by Israeli forces. WHO is in desperate need of cash donations, medical supplies, and blood.
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…
Video report on Gaza Return March – Israel kills eight more people today, continues to shoot people in the back – see footage.
The US is in a toxic relationship that has made us indifferent on our best days, complicit in murder on our worst. Our mainstream media and our government join with Israel in bloodguilt.
The world was watching as peaceful Gazan protesters met heavily armed Israeli soldiers at the border Saturday. Responses to the violence range from full support to utter denial.
Even before the protest began, Israeli spokespeople framed it preemptively as a Hamas production, even though it was supported by Gaza civil society organizations and all political parties. Civilian Gazans’ willingness to walk to that fence measures their yearning to express themselves as humans and claim their freedom, even at immediate risk.
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…
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
Videos from Gaza show Israeli forces shoot unarmed woman, boy running away from border, man praying, etc
Videos from Gaza show Israeli forces shooting a woman slowly walking, a boy running away from the border, a man praying, etc. The Israeli military defends its its actions, tweeting: “everything was accurate and measured; we know where every bullet landed.”
Downloadable fact sheet to distribute at vigils, demonstrations, etc. Since U.S. media coverage of Gaza is sparse and/or flawed, it is essential to provide people with the facts (contains clickable citations).