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As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

    As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — Israeli officials have deemed peaceful protests by Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip to be tantamount to a “state of war,” arguing that soldiers were well within their rights firing live ammunition at unarmed protesters participating in ongoing mass mobilizations at the eastern fence enclosing the besieged territory. In response to…

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Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

    Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

After Yaser Murtaja, Ahmed Abu Hussein, another Gazan photojournalist‎, who was seriously injured last Friday while documenting the March of Return, succumbed to injuries Wednesday afternoon, Gaza’s Health Ministry has said. Hussein‎ was stationed at a permissible distance from the border fence when an Israeli sniper shot the 24-year-old journalist in the stomach, causing grave injuries.…

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As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens, US Refuses to Say There Are Civilians in Gaza 

    As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens, US Refuses to Say There Are Civilians in Gaza 

GAZA – Though Gaza has long been the target of Israeli hostility – which has ranged from a decades-long illegal blockade of the area to several wars of aggression – this year has arguably been unlike any other for Palestinians who call the Gaza Strip their home, as airstrikes pound the area and its infrastructure…

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After 70 Years of Repression, Gazans’ Great Return March is Modern Exodus

    After 70 Years of Repression, Gazans’ Great Return March is Modern Exodus

GAZA — (Analysis) As the U.S., U.K. and France bomb Syria, claiming to support its people but in reality adding misery to a country that has had more than its fair share of violence, the humanitarian disaster in Gaza is almost completely ignored by the international community. This is because the perpetrator of this seven-decade-long…

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Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

  Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza’s popular protests indicates that…

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Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

  Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief. We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We…

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Jeremy Corbyn Stands Strong for Gazans, Decries Silence of International Powers

  Jeremy Corbyn Stands Strong for Gazans, Decries Silence of International Powers

LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the British Labour Party, has shown that his long-time support of the rights of the Palestinian people remains unwavering, especially given the stream of reports of atrocities committed by apartheid Israel against the dispossessed people of Palestine residing on the Gaza Strip. At least 31 unarmed Palestinian…

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Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target

  Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Outrage continues to mount over Israel’s repeated shootings of unarmed demonstrators near the Gaza-Israel border, as Palestinians protest along the border fence as part of the “Great Return March.” Under fire over the growing number of civilian deaths, Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has not only showed no remorse for the…

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Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

  Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

In early 2010, one of Washington DC’s most prestigious think tanks was holding a seminar on the Middle East which included a discussion of Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 assault on Gaza which killed about 1,300 Palestinians. When the death toll was mentioned, one expert on the panel smiled enigmatically and intoned: “It’s unfortunate, but every…

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Despite Latest Massacre in Gaza, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism

  Despite Latest Massacre in Gaza, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism

Thousands of protesters returned to the border last Friday, burning great heaps of tyres to produce a black smokescreen which they hoped would hide them from Israeli snipers. Gaza’s health ministry has said that five people were killed and 1,070 people were wounded on Friday, including 293 by live fire. The demonstrators know what to expect. A video…

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