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Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

    Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

Gaza (GPA) – Israel struck more than 150 locations in Gaza Wednesday night through Thursday morning, despite recent talks to resume a ceasefire to divert from an all-out war. The ceasefire, brokered between Israel and Hamas and administered by Egypt, would seek to end the joint Egypt-Israeli entity air, land, and sea blockade of coastal Gaza, maintained since…

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Israeli Soldiers Beat, Stripped and Robbed Freedom Flotilla Activists

    Israeli Soldiers Beat, Stripped and Robbed Freedom Flotilla Activists

Founding trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) Dr Swee Ang was on board the Al-Awda boat sailing to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip when occupation forces commandeered the vessel. In a personal testimony Ang outlines the violent treatment the unarmed activists received at the hands of heavily armed Israeli soldiers in international…

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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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