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Will Israel’s Gaza Massacres Finally Prod the ICC into Action?

    Will Israel’s Gaza Massacres Finally Prod the ICC into Action?

THE HAGUE — As the Great March of Return by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip nears its eighth month, legal organizations in the besieged Palestinian enclave have called for the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel over its forces’ repeated fire against unarmed protesters. By the end of the 30th weekly mobilization last Friday, over…

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Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” As It Descends Into a Racist State

    Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” As It Descends Into a Racist State

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s former Chief Justice Aharon Barak stated in a recent lecture that “what happened in Germany [the rise of the Nazis] can happen here [in Israel].” He went on to say that a regime that does not respect the separation of powers or human rights cannot be called democratic. This statement…

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Israel’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Towards Gaza Protesters Denounced as ‘Deeply Alarming’

    Israel’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Towards Gaza Protesters Denounced as ‘Deeply Alarming’

Ahead of Great March of Return protests slated to continue at the fenced border of the Gaza Strip on Friday, Amnesty International condemned Israel’s reported “zero tolerance” policy toward such demonstrations, warning it likely will lead to more bloodshed after more than six months of confrontations during which Israeli forces have killed more than 150 Palestinians and injured thousands more. “Given…

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Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters

    Meet Ten Corporate Giants Helping Israel Massacre Gaza Protesters

NEW YORK — As Israeli soldiers gun down unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in the Great March of Return, their lethal operations depend on an array of contractors and suppliers, many of them companies based outside Israel. “The Israeli military relies on a network of international companies, supplying everything from sniper rifles to tear gas, to carry…

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IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

  IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

GAZA CITY — The chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Gadi Eisenkot, awarded the IDF’s Gaza Division with a “certificate of appreciation” for contributing to “Israel’s security” by brutally suppressing protests, ongoing since March in the Palestinian enclave. The controversial award was given as the number of unarmed Gazan demonstrators wounded by…

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With Little Left to Lose, Gaza’s Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance

  With Little Left to Lose, Gaza’s Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance

UNITED NATIONS — As the Great March of Return roared past its half-year anniversary last Friday, it also seemed to reach levels of resistance and repression not seen in months. The escalation aims to “put more pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities, hoping they meet the protesters’ demands — lifting the siege and recognizing the…

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American Television Audiences Don’t Care for Palestinian Lives – Just Ask the Networks

  American Television Audiences Don’t Care for Palestinian Lives – Just Ask the Networks

On Wednesday, Israel carried out a 24-hour, round-the-clock military assault on Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on earth, killing at least three Palestinians, including a 23-year-old pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter. Images of the young family’s blood splattered home trickled out onto the Internet, but that’s pretty much where much of the media’s reporting of…

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US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump “Peace Plan”

  US-Egyptian-Israeli Strategy: Bomb Palestinians into Accepting Trump “Peace Plan”

GAZA CITY – The Gaza Strip seemed to maintain a tenuous calm Tuesday after a de facto ceasefire between Palestinian factions and Tel Aviv ended a week of heightened violence that saw the Israeli military pound civilian targets across the coastal enclave. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that the Israeli assault…

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Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

  Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment aimed at placing Hamas — which Israel continues to regard as a resistance group, though it has governed Gaza since…

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Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

  Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed at least 35 Palestinian children, around 30 in Gaza and five in the occupied West Bank, making 2018 a record-breaking year for child fatalities in Palestine with nearly four months still to go. The NGO Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) determined the total…

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