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Israel Begins Deporting Detained Freedom Flotilla Activists

    Israel Begins Deporting Detained Freedom Flotilla Activists

Israeli authorities began deporting several of the international solidarity activists who were aboard the Al-Awda ship of the Freedom Flotilla, Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege announced yesterday. Gaza’s National Committee confirmed that the activists’ deportation comes two days after they were detained following an attack by Israeli naval forces on the ship in…

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Israel’s Takeover of Freedom Flotilla Was Not ‘Peaceful’

    Israel’s Takeover of Freedom Flotilla Was Not ‘Peaceful’

The International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza expressed its concern for the safety of the international solidarity activists who were on board the Gaza-bound Al-Awda (Return) boat which was boarded by the Israeli navy on Sunday. Activist on board on the boat were reportedly assaulted by masked Israeli soldiers. They were then detained by the…

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Israel Bombs 60 Gaza Targets in Just 24 Hours

    Israel Bombs 60 Gaza Targets in Just 24 Hours

Gaza (GPA) – The Israeli Air Force launched aircraft at a group of Palestinians launching incendiary balloons a group Sunday evening, challenging the commitment to a ceasefire agreed upon between ‘Israel’ and Hamas earlier this weekend. A ceasefire between the resistance group and the occupying entity was brokered Saturday following this weekend’s heavy shelling by Israel…

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Israeli Conquest of Gaza Looms as IDF Told to Prepare to “Conquer” Gaza

    Israeli Conquest of Gaza Looms as IDF Told to Prepare to “Conquer” Gaza

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s government has instructed the country’s military to prepare for a major military offensive against the Gaza Strip if the launching of “incendiary kites and balloons” over the Gaza-Israel border is not stopped by this Friday. If those objects continue to cross the border, Israel may decide it has “no choice”…

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How Washington’s Spinelessness Enables Israel’s Brutality

  How Washington’s Spinelessness Enables Israel’s Brutality

I have just spent a couple of days in New York City. Returning to Virginia on Wednesday morning, I had a somewhat strange experience. I cleared through my emails before leaving the hotel and also read through a number of the featured news articles. One, in particular, caught my eye. It described how the Democratic…

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New Report Looks at Israeli Arms Trade, Gaza Crackdown

  New Report Looks at Israeli Arms Trade, Gaza Crackdown

A new report by Israeli activists on the technology and weapons deployed by the Israeli army in repressing the Palestinian “Great March of Return” protests charges that the Gaza Strip is seen as a “a lab and a showroom” for the country’s arms manufacturers. The report was produced by Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) and the…

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Israel Accused of Committing ‘War Crimes’ by 300 Global Figures

  Israel Accused of Committing ‘War Crimes’ by 300 Global Figures

Israel’s forcible transfer of thousands of Palestinians has been denounced as a war crime by over 300 elected officials, legal scholars, academics, artists, faith leaders and activists from around the world. The universal show of solidarity to the Palestinians was published in an open letter which voiced strong opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer…

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What Celtic Football Club’s Solidarity With Palestine Can Teach the World

  What Celtic Football Club’s Solidarity With Palestine Can Teach the World

As the 2018 World Cup frenzy starts to take over the news cycle, it is essential that we highlight examples of how the sport has brought people together, such as is the case of Celtic FC and Palestine. Celtic Football Club, a football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, has consistently shown solidarity with the Palestinian…

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At Least 525 Palestinians Injured Today by Israeli Forces on the Gaza Border

  At Least 525 Palestinians Injured Today by Israeli Forces on the Gaza Border

At least 525 Palestinians have been wounded on the Gaza border by Israeli occupation forces who violently suppressed protests as part of Al-Quds Day, the Ministry of Health said today. The Gaza Ministry of Health said at least seven people were in critical condition as a result of their injuries. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas…

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Israeli Occupation Forces Block Flotilla as it Leaves Gaza for Cyprus

  Israeli Occupation Forces Block Flotilla as it Leaves Gaza for Cyprus

Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, Dr Essam Yousef, called on the international community to pressure Israel to immediately release the passengers of a ship that set sail yesterday from Gaza heading to Cyprus in an effort to break the 12 year siege of the enclave. Israeli occupation forces flanked the ship as it…

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