Tags: world central kitchen

A first: US official acknowledges “famine is underway” in Gaza – Day 188

US official finally uses the f-word (famine); Iran retaliation for provocative Israeli attack possibly this weekend; Wash Post lists Gaza aid items Israel has rejected; Israel assassinates head of police in Gaza; Israelis block aid trucks to Gaza; Palestinian journalists targeted; Israel kills 2 in West Bank; Israel steals record amount of WB land in 2024 (and the year is still young)

“No words can do justice to the horrors that people in Gaza are living in” – Day 184

Human rights officials have never seen anything like Gaza; Israel’s AI killer, “Lavender”; Israeli army withdraws from part of Khan Younis; WCK founder says Israel is in a “war against humanity”; cancer-stricken Walid Daqqa dies in Israeli prison from medical negligence; Nicaragua takes Germany to world court over arming of Israel; more

Israel shoots first, asks questions later – Day 183

Massacre of World Central Kitchen staff continues to haunt Israel; no noticeable improvement in entry of aid; trash is a serious problem in Gaza; 6-month reports on situation in Gaza; Israel drops tear gas on worshipers in Al Aqsa Mosque; Palestinian journalists call for boycott of White House Correspondents Dinner; Congress members pressure Biden, Blinken; Biden approval rating tanks over Israel, more

Six months on, Gaza is a “betrayal of humanity” – Day 182

UN leaders reflect on 6 months of slaughter; Israel admits to “grave mistake” in targeting of World Kitchen; US on high alert for possible attack by Iran; Israel claims it’s opening another crossing into Gaza; childhood in Gaza; UN calls for arms embargo…

More aid workers killed in Gaza in a few weeks than in any of the last 26 years world wide  – Day 179

Humanitarian aid crisis deepens as groups suspend services in Gaza, citing safety concerns; survival on 245 calories a day; Israeli doctor: legs amputated due to handcuff injuries is a routine event; journalist deaths; devastation at Al Shifa Hospital; re World Central Kitchen massacre: “every commander sets the rules for himself”; UN considers resolution to impose arms embargo on Israel…

Aid providers pulling out of Gaza, citing Israel’s failure to protect them (from itself) – Day 179

Israel makes humanitarian work deadly; airstrike on World Central Kitchen reportedly intentional; Palestinian doctors targeted; West Bank incarceration of Palestinians way up; Israel targets Al Jazeera News for closure; Gaza suffered about $18.5 billion in damages to critical infrastructure in the first four months of the Israeli bombardment; Islamophobia on the rise in US – tied to Gaza

Israeli strike kills American & aid workers with US charity from all over the world, and other atrocities – Day 178

US citizen & 6 other US nonprofit aid workers killed by Israel; nothing left of Al Shifa Hospital but debris & horror stories; journalist, West Banker killed; Rafah; Biden mulls $18 billion weapons transfer to Israel; new Israeli law targets Al Jazeera for shut-down; Israel bombs Iranian embassy in Syria, killing 7; Israeli land grab; Spain to recognize Palestine

Following 2-week siege, Gaza hospital in ruins – Day 177

After withdrawing from al Shifa Hospital, Israeli military says it “prevented harm to civilians, patients, and medical teams”; Easter in the Holy Land; 3 shiploads en route to Gaza from World Central Kitchen; journalists targeted; Rafah attack plan ready; Flour Massacre; Netanyahu (mis)explains world’s opposition; Zionism hard at work; Harvard divests, more

US in denial about Israel’s use of food as a “weapon of war” – Day 165

Weaponization of food in Gaza – only US is still in doubt; Oxfam, HRW to US: don’t believe Israel; Israel reportedly fires on Palestinian clan leaders heading up aid distribution; World Central Kitchen aid reaches some in north; WaPo investigation indicates unlawful killing by Israel; 100K Israelis have guns; South Africa shames the world; more

“Staggering escalation” in childhood malnutrition in Gaza – Day 161

Children starve, parents searching for food are killed – as humanitarian ship unloads millions of meals; is Rafah invasion imminent?; illegal buffer zone may be half mile wide; West Bank death; the Elders chide Biden; EU leader accuses Israel of weaponizing food; Nicaragua to have its day in court vs. Germany for “facilitating genocide”; Australia to restart donations to UNRWA; more