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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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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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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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Video Shows Israeli Troops Cheering After Shooting Unarmed Palestinian

  Video Shows Israeli Troops Cheering After Shooting Unarmed Palestinian

While the world condemns Israel’s use of lethal force, Israeli politicians and policy makers defend soldiers’ cheering of shooting unarmed Palestinians. A video showing Israeli occupation soldiers shoot an unarmed Palestinian inside Gaza, near the border fence, and later cheering emerged through social media Monday. As the shot is fired and a Palestinian man falls,…

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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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“Sorry Commander, I Cannot Shoot:” Israeli Human-Right Group Takes Aim at Soldiers Taking Aim at Gaza Demonstrators

  “Sorry Commander, I Cannot Shoot:” Israeli Human-Right Group Takes Aim at Soldiers Taking Aim at Gaza Demonstrators

GAZA — Tens of thousands of residents in the besieged Gaza Strip plan on returning to the Israeli-controlled border Friday in defiance of menacing promises from Tel Aviv to use massive and disproportionate force. The event will occur exactly one week after the Israelis massacred 17 unarmed demonstrators with live ammunition on Palestinian Land Day.…

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Pre-Meditated Murder in Gaza, How Israel Provided Evidence of Its Own Crimes

  Pre-Meditated Murder in Gaza, How Israel Provided Evidence of Its Own Crimes

A week on from Israel’s deadly crackdown on Palestinian protests in the occupied Gaza Strip on Land Day it is clear that the killing of demonstrators constituted a case of pre-meditated murder. The evidence is overwhelming and almost entirely provided by Israeli officials themselves. First, consider the Israeli authorities’ preparations and open threats in the…

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CNN: Blaming the Palestinian Victim

  CNN: Blaming the Palestinian Victim

As Palestinians continue to struggle under the heavy, deadly hand of U.S.-sponsored Israeli oppression, the world’s governments mainly ignore them. This is business as usual for most governments, including U.S. officials, many of whom are ‘PEP’ – Progressive Except for Palestine. March 30 is Land Day in Palestine, a day commemorated annually to mark events…

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