When Israel closes the gates, Palestinian ambulances, patients, and doctors, are not allowed to cross – and the gates can be closed for days or weeks at a time. Many healthcare workers have been attacked by ideological Israeli settlers on their way to work.
The events of December 4, 2018 in the occupied Palestinian territories would startle most of the world, but US mainstream US media won’t report them: a grieving father is unable to get Israel to take responsibility for just 4 of the 1,400 deaths from Operation Cast Lead; an Israeli arms testing facility is about to move in on Bedouin land; a mentally disabled man is killed; 24 Palestinians are abducted; and 5 buildings (and livelihoods of 5 families) are demolished.
An Israeli soldier sees a slim teenager approaching the fence, unarmed, not endangering anyone – and shoots him in the head with live ammunition, destroying his life and that of his family, probably for all time. At first the IDF claims that the soldier had thwarted a “knifing attack;” later they say that the teen had “put his hand in his pocket in a suspicious way.”