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ICRC Update 27 July

REACHING OUT TO ALL VICTIMS AMIDST GROWING CRISIS
The conflict now under way affecting the Gaza Strip and Israel is exacting an appalling price from the civilian population. While attempting to reach all people in need of help, humanitarian workers themselves face acute security risks. A Palestinian Red Crescent volunteer was killed as he attempted to treat wounded people in Khuzaa, south of Gaza City, on 25 July. Other paramedic volunteers who tried to rescue him were also targeted, making it impossible to bring him to hospital in time. Another volunteer was killed and three others wounded in Beit Hanoun earlier the same day. Continue reading ICRC Update 27 July

Israel commits full-fledged war crimes in Gaza says NGO

BANNED WEAPONS, DISREGARDING LAWS OF WAR, GENEVA CONVENTIONS
The Jewish military state has been caught using banned DIME weapons, flechette shells, and even poisonous gasses in its genocidal assault on Gaza. It has disregarded both the Laws of War, which prohibit attacking undefended civilian dwellings as well as medical facilities (including medics in ambulances), and the Geneva Conventions by not allowing medics and rescue teams into areas to collect the wounded and dead. It has intentionally attacked civilian infrastructure: power grid, water and sewage treatment, as well as farmland in a ‘scorched earth’ or ‘Dahiya doctrine’ assault. It has intentionally attacked journalists as well. Now there are multiple public calls for investigations into these war crimes, with consequences. Continue reading Israel commits full-fledged war crimes in Gaza says NGO

47 Israeli airstrikes in past 24 hours killed 13, wounded 117 and destroyed 40 homes

GOING RIGHT TO PLAN: MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION & DEATH
The horror in Gaza continues unabated, though there is a UN humanitarian 6-hour ceasefire set for 17 July, in order to allow humanitarian supplies into Gaza, since, well, the Jewish military state destroyed water and power grids, bombed the sewage treatment facility, farmland and UN food stores. So more aid must enter Gaza. Shouldn’t the Talmudic state pay for it? Shouldn’t the world sanction the rogue state, at last? War crimes cannot continue with impunity. Continue reading 47 Israeli airstrikes in past 24 hours killed 13, wounded 117 and destroyed 40 homes

al-Wafa geriatric hospital: ‘If they take it out, they’ll take us with it’

Joe Catron gives a first-person account of becoming a human shield for the El-Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Gaza

El-Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital [Also spelled al-Wafa. -ed] is quiet inside. Its staff evacuated most of the patients over a week ago, leaving behind only those too critical to stay with relatives. Entire floors are now empty, with the footsteps of a doctor or nurse down a hallway sometimes breaking their silence. Continue reading al-Wafa geriatric hospital: ‘If they take it out, they’ll take us with it’

Gaza destruction ‘immense’, hundreds of thousands without water

INTENTIONAL WAR CRIME MAKES HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
The Jewish military state is intentionally targeting civilian infrastructure (as it did in 2009 “Cast Lead”) including power grid, water lines, sewage treatment and UN food stores. It’s all going to plan in the quest for genocide of Palestinians. Remember, 1) the aim of the Jewish military state are: maximum damage, maximum death and casualties, and total capitulation. In its quest for these, it is committing numerous war crimes, and 2) it is not necessary that genocide actually kill the entire population, that a state attempts to commit genocide is a war crime. The ICC beckons, and not soon enough. In the meantime, Gazans have had no water for 5 days, relying on UN emergency supplies. Continue reading Gaza destruction ‘immense’, hundreds of thousands without water

Gaza running out of medical supplies as bombing continues

DIRE SITUATION INTENTIONALLY CREATED BY ISRAEL
Less supplies, no electricity (water and power grid have been targeted), low fuel all combine to create the ‘perfect storm‘ of an absolute crisis. More casualties from the Jewish military state’s use of banned weapons mean already overwhelmed hospitals are unable to cope. Medics in ambulances are being intentionally targeted, in violation of the Laws of War and the Geneva Conventions, but then the Jewish military state goals are: maximum destruction, maximum casualties and deaths, and of course total capitulation to Jewish domination and oppression. The latter will not occur, but the former are definitely occurring and are set to increase. Continue reading Gaza running out of medical supplies as bombing continues

Situation Report: Gaza Crisis, Issue 1, July 10, 2014

EVEN THE WHO CENSURES ISRAEL FOR WAR CRIMES
10 July, 2014 World Health Organization

Casualties

After three days of violence, by mid-afternoon 10 July 2014, more than 80 persons have been killed (17 children; 16 females), and over 570 persons injured (120 children; 170 females), according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, with scores of building destroyed or damaged. No Israeli casualties have been reported thus far. [The death toll has risen to over 100 after this was published by WHO. -ed] Continue reading Situation Report: Gaza Crisis, Issue 1, July 10, 2014

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Breaks through in New York as Israel Escalates Attacks on Palestinians

BDS Yes!
10 July, 2014 WAFA
As Israel escalated its assault on the Palestinian people, more than 100 human rights activists gathered Monday evening near New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge to mark the 9th anniversary of the July 9, 2005 Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, Wednesday said a press release  by Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel. Continue reading Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Breaks through in New York as Israel Escalates Attacks on Palestinians

Report: Thousands of Palestinian Children Seized by Israel Every Year; Calls for International Action

30 June, 2014 Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights

Brave Jewish soldiers accosting terrifying Palestinian child
Brave Jewish soldiers accosting terrifying Palestinian child

As Israel conducts a wave of mass home break-ins and arrests across the West Bank in retaliation for the alleged kidnapping of three youth from one of its illegal settlements, a new report documents that Palestinian children are at much greater, ongoing risk from Israeli forces. According to the report issued today by the Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights, Israel seizes between 2,000 and 3,000 Palestinian children and youth annually – with an average of 400 a year as young as 12-15. Continue reading Report: Thousands of Palestinian Children Seized by Israel Every Year; Calls for International Action

Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid: A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law

A study by the Middle East Project of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa

A. Introduction

Apartheid is wrongThe Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa commissioned this study to test the hypothesis posed by Professor John Dugard in the report he presented to the UN Human Rights Council in January 2007, in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel (namely, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza, hereafter OPT). Professor Dugard posed the question:

Israel is clearly in military occupation of the OPT. At the same time, elements of the occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law. What are the legal consequences of a regime of prolonged occupation with features of colonialism and apartheid for the occupied people, the Occupying Power and third States?

Continue reading Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid: A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law

IMF urges Israel to lift restrictions on Palestinian economy

4 July, 2014 Ma’an

IMF LogoThe International Monetary Fund on Thursday said the economy in the West Bank and Gaza is weakening and urged Israel to lift restrictions on the Palestinians.

After briefing the international donor community and the Palestinian Authority, IMF mission chief Christoph Duenwald said in a statement that the authority is “doing a commendable job” managing the economy in difficult circumstances. Continue reading IMF urges Israel to lift restrictions on Palestinian economy

Soldiers and Settlers Attack Palestinians, ISM Volunteers in Hebron

JEWISH TERRORISM
2 July, 2014 ISM via IMEMC

For the past two days in al-Khalil (Hebron) Israeli soldiers have stopped and searched many Palestinians in Tel Rumeida. At approximately 22:00 two nights ago, a colonial settler began aggressively photographing Palestinian children who were playing football in the street on Tel Rumeida hill. Two ISM activists began filming her.

Gentile ISM volunteer searched by Jewish soldier
Gentile ISM volunteer searched by Jewish soldier

Continue reading Soldiers and Settlers Attack Palestinians, ISM Volunteers in Hebron

Administrative Detention

Palestinian prisoners
Palestinian prisoners

Israel uses the illegitimate tool of “administrative detention” as a handy method of keeping Palestinians who are ‘dangerous’ because of their activism or popularity –or because they are much too effective– away from the rest of the Palestinian population as a political prisoner without recourse. These political prisoners are automatically labelled “terrorists” whether they committed any violence or not, and thus is a pejorative used to stop discussion and deny identification with or sympathy to the inmate (much in the same way the ‘anti-semitism’ trick is used). This position paper details what “administrative detention” is, how Israel uses it, its status under international law and implications. Continue reading Administrative Detention

Palestinian Farmers: A Last Stronghold of Resistance

Jews want to deprive Palestinians of their farms and ability to feed themselves
Jews want to deprive Palestinians of their farms and ability to feed themselves

Food as a weapon. The concept isn’t new nor is Israel unique in treating it as such. The asymmetrical imbalance of power between Palestine and Israel, and the unconditional support Israel receives thus far from its benefactor and patron, America, have ensured that Israel can, with impunity, impoverish and dispossess Palestinians. Israeli Jews want to deprive Palestinians of their territory and resources (fertile agricultural land) and their ability to feed themselves and thus become completely dependent upon the Israeli Jews for their subsistence. But Palestinians are not like Americans, they are a beautiful, ancient and cultured people: aware, educated and empowered in both spirit and body, regardless of Jewish oppression they endure. And they are using farming as a brilliant means of non-violent resistance. Continue reading Palestinian Farmers: A Last Stronghold of Resistance

Interview with 15-year-old Awne Shamsiyeh: ‘The camera is like a weapon, so I can resist nonviolently’

With the advent of the ‘camera phone’ and the ubiquitous nature of not only ‘smart phones’ with camera but video cameras dispensed by various NGOs, it is harder for the violent Jewish settler colonists and their comrades in violent crime, Jewish military to do their heinous deeds away from the eyes of the world. Videos are recorded of their lawlessness and violent attacks on unarmed civilians be they shepherds, farmers, children or families, and uploaded to numerous video sites such as YouTube and shared on social media.

Brave Jewish soldiers defend against Palestinian with a camera
Brave Jewish soldiers defend against Palestinian with a camera

Continue reading Interview with 15-year-old Awne Shamsiyeh: ‘The camera is like a weapon, so I can resist nonviolently’

The Palestinian Women of Gaza Speak Out: “ The Blockade Threatens Every Aspect of Our Lives”

9 Dec, 2013 EuroMid Observers for Human Rights

Poor Gazans
Poor Gazans. Mohammad Assad

The devastating effects of the 46-year–old Israeli control of the Palestinian Territories (Gaza Strip, West Bank and East Jerusalem) are felt throughout the population, touching every sector of the society and economy. Continue reading The Palestinian Women of Gaza Speak Out: “ The Blockade Threatens Every Aspect of Our Lives”