DESPITE CEASEFIRE, HUMANITARIAN CRISIS The first day of the 72-hour cease-fire, which entered into force on 5 August at 08:00, has passed without serious incident, as negotiations continue under Egyptian mediation to reach a more permanent agreement. Markets and shops gradually resumed operating as Gaza residents overcome fears from the experience of previous, short-lived pauses. Municipal workers and service providers are clearing streets and rehabilitating and repairing infrastructure. Many of the displaced have returned to check if their homes are still inhabitable or their contents salvageable. Medical and rescue teams succeeded in reaching previously inaccessible area and to recover the dead from under the rubble. Of growing concern are the thousands of explosive remnants of war which are scattered throughout civilian areas, posing a major threat to children, farmers, IDPs returning home and humanitarian workers Continue reading Gaza: UNOCHA Report 6 August→
HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, DIRE
Following yesterday’s collapse of a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire brokered by the UN and the USA, hostilities intensified. The Rafah area in southern Gaza was subject to the heaviest shelling and fighting recorded since the start of the emergency, as well as the advancement of Israeli forces westwards into the most densely populated areas. According to Israeli media reports, these developments took place in the context of the Israeli army’s attempts to locate a soldier missing in action and reported to have been captured. Continue reading Gaza: UNOCHA report 2 August→
29 July, 2014
The Gaza emergency enters its fourth week amidst a severe deterioration in the humanitarian situation. Last night witnessed one of the heaviest Israeli bombardments so far, resulting in dozen of additional civilian fatalities along with widespread destruction of civilian property. An external wall of Shifa, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, was hit and damaged, and another UNRWA staff member was killed, mounting to five UNRWA staff killed so far. Continue reading Gaza: UNOCHA Emergency Situation Report 29 July→
REPORTS FROM UN AGENCIES
These reports were published before the latest massacre: the intentional shelling of a designated shelter in an UNRWA school. The UNRWA insists it gave precise coordinates to the invaders, tried to work out a humanitarian escape for the refugees sheltering there. Israel refused, and claims Hamas wouldn’t allow the civilians to leave. The UNRWA denies this categorically. There are two reports here in summaries, with links to the entire reports and one article.The situation in Gaza, as you will read, is very dire for civilians. The number of dead and wounded is higher than noted since many more have been killed since the reports and article were published Continue reading Gaza: UN agency situation reports→
This finding is significant because the lying Jews tried to convince the world that Iran, the ancient, mature country that is measured and wise, was sending a shipment of munitions to Gaza, despite the Israeli illegal blockade of Gaza and its control of all border crossings into Gaza. The world did not ‘bite’ the poison apple of Israeli Jewish propaganda, much to its chagrin. The world is (once again) becoming wise to Jewish chronic lying and manipulative ways and is starting to ignore their stunts more and more, as we should. There are much more important matters upon which to focus, and one of those are the people who need protecting from the lying, brutally barbaric Jews of Israel: Palestinians. Continue reading UN experts trace Klos C arms ship to Iran – en route to Sudan not Gaza→
How Dispossession Happens: The Humanitarian Impact of the Takeover of Palestinian Water Springs by Israeli Settlers
In recent years, Israeli settler activity in the West Bank has significantly impaired Palestinian access to, and use of, a growing number of water springs. Springs are the single largest source of water for irrigation in the West Bank and an important coping mechanism for communities not connected to a water network, or poorly supplied, to meet domestic and livelihood needs. The main methods used by settlers to that end have been intimidation and threats, and the erection of fences around the targeted areas. Continue reading UNOCHA – How dispossession happens: Israeli takeover of Palestinian water springs→
Israel routinely maltreats Palestinians and children in its custody, which has been observed and reported time and again over the years. Israel, of course, always denies any wrongdoing. When caught red-handed or the attention is too great (or it is in imminent danger of being caught), it simply refuses to cooperate with monitors. In fact, Israel refused to cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council for some years and only recently agreed to participate in a review. What follows are just a few of the many reports written by NGOs or UN agencies relating to the systematic brutal and illegal treatment (in some cases amounting to torture) of Palestinian children in Israel’s military custody. Continue reading Treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military custody→
UN report defines as ‘fiscal leakages’ [polite term for ‘theft by Israel’] the customs, purchase and value-added taxes destined to the PA but retained by Israel
3 September 2013 The Guardian
The estimated cost to the Palestinian Authority of the $300m leaked annually to Israel is equivalent to 17% of total tax revenue.
The following is an excerpt of the letter dated 18 May 1948 from the assistant Secretary-General for Security Council affairs addressed to the Jewish Agency for Palestine, and reply dated 22 May 1948 by the Provisional State Council and the Provisional Government of the State of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General concerning the questions submitted by the Security Council S/766 22 May 1948. The UN Security Council is keenly aware of the territorial boundaries of the new State of Israel, and that territory outside those boundaries remains the territory of Palestine.
QUESTIONS TO THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES IN PALESTINE
(a) Over which areas of Palestine do you actually exercise control at the present time?
(b) Do you have armed forces operating in areas (towns, cities, districts) of Palestine where the Arabs are the majority, or outside Palestine?
Below is the full text of the ‘Partition Plan’ for the British Mandate Palestine (UN General Assembly Resolution 181). Note especially that it guarantees civil rights to all and very specifically delineates territory allocated to Jews and to native Palestinians. Keep in mind that this was explicitly referenced within both Israel’s and Palestine’s declarations of independence. Continue reading UN Resolution 181: Partition Plan→
If the truth offends, stop living the lie. Truth is necessary to understand and decide accordingly