Category Archives: Palestine

In Strike That Killed 5 Children, Israel Said It Took Out Gaza Militant. Now It Isn’t Sure. – The New York Times

As the sky brightened into morning, the Israeli military’s Arabic-language spokesman posted on Twitter the photo of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander it said had been killed in the strike, which occurred just hours before a cease-fire ended two intense days of fighting between Israel and the militant group. But Islamic Jihad says the man in the photo was actually a different commander from Rafah, at the southern end of the Gaza Strip, who is still alive — and that the victims of the attack in Deir El-Balah, near the center of the coastal enclave, were all civilians. On Friday, Israel’s military backtracked on its earlier claim and said it had begun an investigation into the harm to civilians in the Gaza strike.

Israel-Gaza truce breaks down | News | DW | 14.11.2019

Gaza health officials have put the death toll from Israeli strikes at 34 Palestinians, at least a third of whom are civilians. Among the dead are women and children. At least 111 Palestinians have been wounded. Read more: Violence in Gaza: How Netanyahu and Iran stand to profit Islamic Jihad militants fired nearly 450 rockets at Israel, 90% of which were intercepted by its Iron Dome defense system. No Israelis have died.

Source: Israel-Gaza truce breaks down | News | DW | 14.11.2019

Israel Is Afraid Of A Couple Of Women – In Saner Thought

This nation proves daily to the world just how cowardly and bigoted they are…..democracy my ASS! I am not a fan of the state of Israel….they proved yet again that it is anything but a democracy.  A state that steals, murders, and destroys anything they care to do….they arm a radical bunch of bastards to…
— Read on lobotero.com/2019/08/16/israel-is-afraid-of-a-couple-of-women/

Jews for Ilhan: Who Will Stand Up Against the Presidential Targeting of a Congresswomen? – LA Progressive

Jews for Ihan — Rick Chertoff: Omar’s real crime was to break the taboo against criticizing the powerful Israel Lobby, comparable to the NRA in influence.

Source: Jews for Ilhan: Who Will Stand Up Against the Presidential Targeting of a Congresswomen? – LA Progressive

A Palestinian boy with a gun to his head asked if I was OK. I still think about him | Tariq Jordan | Opinion | The Guardian

As we sat silently, staring down the barrel of his gun, the 13-year-old boy sitting next to me turned and asked if I was all right. I simply nodded. He smiled at me and said: “Don’t worry, it will all be fine.” I suddenly felt rather embarrassed. Embarrassed that a 30-year-old man was being comforted by a child. The soldier began walking along the bus and at that moment I needed to feel good about myself. So what did I do? I acknowledged my sympathy. I felt for this kid sat next to me. I reminded myself no child should have to stare down the barrel of a gun. I reminded myself no child should have to feel the fear of death. I reminded myself this was all so wrong. And I ultimately reminded myself that my sympathy did nothing for my 13-year-old companion. This lad looked to me again and observed that I was nervous. “Smile, it will help!” he said before asking for my passport. I didn’t even question giving my British passport to a 13-year-old child. He placed the passport visibly on my lap and said something that made me realise my sympathy was futile. “This is Kryptonite, remember that.” The soldier arrived at my seat and pointed his gun in my young friend’s face, while the boy sho

Source: A Palestinian boy with a gun to his head asked if I was OK. I still think about him | Tariq Jordan | Opinion | The Guardian

Marches of Return or Political Manouvres – nadiaharhash

it is hard to catch a season or a day in the Palestinian context. we start the year with movements and party memorial days, and march starts after celebrating women and mother into a sacrifice where women and mother are the ones who pay the highest price for their patience.. a loss of a son, a…

Source: Marches of Return or Political Manouvres – nadiaharhash

Index of racism and incitement in Israeli social media 2018 – IFEX

The most hate and racism in 2018 was directed at Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and their political parties in Israel during the discussions and passing of the Nation-State Law, which gives rights to only Jewish citizens.

Source: Index of racism and incitement in Israeli social media 2018 – IFEX

Feminist Palestinian lawmaker free after 20 months in prison without trial | +972 Magazine

“I still do not know what I was arrested for, I was only told that I am dangerous,” Jarrar said during a reception in Ramallah on Thursday afternoon. “This is what we have always said when it comes to administrative detention — that it’s arbitrary. That it’s always political. Therefore we demand to put an end to this illegal practice.”

Source: Feminist Palestinian lawmaker free after 20 months in prison without trial | +972 Magazine