Israel says: its fight is with Hamas, not Gazans. Yet is killing Gazans; is only out to punish Hamas; But bombs hospitals, mosques, schools, apartment buildings; accuses Hamas use of civilians as human shields, Israel bombs them anyway; makes great efforts to avoid/minimize civilian casualties, is failing.
Nine killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in northern Gaza Strip Thursday, dozens injured. multiple dead and injured” at the school in Beit Hanun, which was being used as a shelter by hundreds of Palestinians fleeing a major Israeli operation in the area.
Israel’s cabinet met today, and while international efforts to broker a ceasefire were discussed, the primary focussaid to be possibility of further escalation of the invasion. Finance Minister Yair Lapid: war must continue until Gaza is “cleansed” of all tunnels and rockets.
. Israel’s Air Force delivered a missile strike on the Salakh-ad-Din Mosque in the Jabaliya refugee camp following an attack on a UN-funded school in Beit Hanoun in Gaza’s north. Al-Mayadeen TV channel: hundreds of residents were entrapped in the cellars.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned Israeli attack on UN-run school in Beit Hanoun, serving as a shelter to Palestinian refugees. “I am appalled by news of attack on an UNRWA school in Gaza where hundreds had taken refuge “many killed including UN staff. I strongly condemn this act.”
Israeli tank shells has slammed into a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip, killing at least 16 Palestinians, Thursday, with reports saying that at least 200 others wounded. latest attack in a series of assaults carried out by the Israel on schools and hospitals in Gaza.
; UK-based charity organization Oxfam:.Water, food supplies in Gaza dangerously low, More than 120,000 Gazans forced out of their homes and have nowhere to go due to Israeli-imposed blockade. Toll on civilians is shocking. People are fleeing terrified, no way to escape the violence. One million without water.
Palestinian resistance forces say they have killed nine more Israeli soldiers in retaliatory attacks against Israel’s invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip, at least 60 Israeli soldiers killed so far. Palestinian resistance forces continue to inflict heavy losses on the Israeli army in retaliation for its deadly onslaught on Gaza.
The death toll from the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 718, as the Israeli offensive continues on to a 17th day. 4,250 Palestinians have also been wounded. destroying 500 homes, partially damaging 2,644. Hamas, has been launching retaliatory attacks against Israel. 32 Israeli soldiers dead.
Israel’s military issued an evacuation warning to the main hospital in Gaza as aerial and ground forces step up their attacks on civilian sites. Israeli warplanes and tanks bombed several hospitals across the region over the past few days
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights citied cases of Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting houses, hospitals in Gaza:"These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes.”
"Dozens of Palestinians, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in northern Gaza. Palestinians urged to protect themselves using tarpaulin, coats or nylon clothes; cover the doors, windows,vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside."
UN chief, Washington’s top diplomat holding meetings in Cairo on Tuesday to push for end to two weeks of violence in Gaza that has killed 585 Palestinians. Israel pursuing campaign of shelling and air strikes, and militants hitting back with rocket fire and attacks on troops operating on the ground.
A video has emerged showing Israeli soldiers using sniper fire to kill a Palestinian civilian in Gaza Strip.Israeli snipers shot him and then continued to fire as he was on the ground, two ambulances targeted and destroyed by Israeli forces.
Egypt refusing to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment at Egyptian hospitals. the border crossing is Gaza's only not controlled by Israel, closed since Israel’s attacks began. Medical delegations, aid convoy prevented from reaching Palestine.
Israel kept up attacks on Gaza on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians and hitting over 70 targets, including five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the deceased Hamas military chief. Palestinian death toll 570 according to AP. Almost 100 of them are children and many others are civilians.
Malaysian Airlines MH370 and MH17. A Criminologist Questions: What are the Probabilities? Is it a Mere Coincidence? "Israel arranged for the shooting down of MH17 at 14:15 hours UTC. Israeli began its assault on Gaza at 14:00 hours UTC."
Latest reports say Israeli aerial and ground forces are using white phosphorus bombs to pound residential areas across Strip .The bombs violate all international conventions, considered as banned weapons in civilian areas. Norwegian doctor in Gaza criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs.
Groups of Israelis gather each evening on hilltops overlooking Gaza to watch, whoop and whistle as missiles are fired at Gaza a few miles away, Spectators hold up smartphones to take selfies against backdrops of black smoke in Gaza. Death toll 410. More than 3,000 Palestinians wounded.
Medical authorities called the killings in the area a "massacre", saying they have never seen such a level of violence before, warn of serious humanitarian crisis; hospitals running out of basic medical supplies. Israeli forces also killed dozens of others in other areas in the besieged enclave on the same day.
Following an Israeli forces’ shelling of a Gaza City district which killed at least 70 civilians, including children, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council over the “massacre in Shejaia.”
NBC Pulls Veteran Reporter After Witness To Gaza Kids Murder. NBC is facing questions over its decision to pull veteran news correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza just after he personally witnessed the Israeli military’s killing of four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach. Mohyeldin was kicking a soccer ball around with the boys just minutes before they died.
You know something has gone terribly wrong in culture when you see people cheering as women and children are being blown to bits (see video below). This video is no longer availible because the Yuotube account associated with this video has been terminated.
The fiercest fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted on Sunday as Israel dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee. Palestinian government has described the attack as a "war crime." 13 Israeli soldiers killed.
Stuart Littlewood calls for comprehensive sanctions against Israel and its Western mouthpieces and stooges – as well as against media such as the BBC which consistently fail to challenge Zionist disinformation.
The world is utterly horrified by the destruction of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 (298 dead) on 17 July 2014 by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile has diverted world attention from, the deadly escalation of the Israeli Gaza Massacre (about 300 Palestinians killed so far) by the war criminal Israeli Defence Forces
The death, destruction and human suffering caused by Israel’s 11-day-old onslaught against the impoverished and densely populated Gaza Strip increased sharply Friday. Israeli troops and armored columns continued pushing into the territory in an invasion launched the night before, even as the bombardment from air, land and sea intensified.
Following a similar resolution passed last week by the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday night to support Israel’s ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip. No dissenting vote was cast, and no mention was made of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians, most of whom are women and children, that have been killed by Israel in the past ten days.
President Barack Obama assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Washington’s support for Tel Aviv’s assault on Gaza urged Israel to minimize civilian casualties in assault on Gaza. Among the victims; 5-month-old baby, 70-year-old woman, three teenage siblings.
Injured patients in Gaza in dire need of medical supplies after Israeli warplanes and tanks bombed hospitals across the besieged region. Hundreds of patients evacuated. Israeli aircraft continue hitting targets across region, quarter of the victims are children, "brazen violation of international norms."
But the question now looming large over the United Nations is why China and Russia aren’t initiating a new draft resolution condemning the aerial bombardments of civilians in Gaza, demanding a no-fly zone and accusing Israelis of war crimes.
The concept of a “Greater Israel” according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “’From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.’
Israeli tanks are shelling Gaza's Al-Wafa hospital, whose 14 patients include some who are paralysed or in a coma, and several people have been hurt, the facility's director said Thursday, they have hit several of the floors, and several nurses have been injured.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground operation in Gaza, an official statement from his office said. Reuters witnesses and Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling and helicopter fire along the Gaza border.
Four Palestinian children were killed by an air strike while playing football on Gaza beach. Dozens of international journalists witnessed the tragedy. Witness: "When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them."
In an unprecedented criticism of the Israeli siege of Gaza, a senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.
Israeli military continued to escalate its assault on the Palestinian Gaza Strip over the weekend, carrying out hundreds more air strikes and its first ground incursion into the territory. It claims it has conducted over 1,300 air strikes in Gaza over the past week Hospitals overwhelmed by more than 1,000 wounded.
– Israeli airstrikes bombed a major water line and sewage plant west of Gaza City, last Wednesday afternoon, which provides water to tens of thousands of citizens and is regarded as the main water line for al-Shati refugee camp west of the city, provides water to 70,000 people, takes days to repair.
Thousands have fled northern Gaza after Israel warned residents to leave the area to avoid airstrikes. 167 died a result of Operation Protective Edge, Residents told via leaflets, telephone calls those who fail to comply with instructions to leave immediately endanger their lives, lives of their families.”
New Jersey Governor Christie, asked Obama to “stand up” for Israel against the Palestinians, said crisis in Middle East the fault of a White House that “doesn’t stand up for our friends. 150 Palestinians killed, hundreds wounded, Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu said offensive against Gaza won’t stop.
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