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Almost 69 percent of government and UN schools in the Gaza Strip were damaged by Israeli assaults. West Bank students began their school year in solidarity with Gaza counterparts. And, will Israel begin its school year as scheduled despite opposition from Israel's south? more >>
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Itís late May [2013], and the air is stifling. Heat sizzles from the pavement, and Khalili youth, though well-adapted to these conditions, can be seen wiping sweat from their brows as they trek home from school. A few trickle through Checkpoint 56 into the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, formally designated Israeli-controlled territory under the Hebron Agreement. more >>
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A few days before he was killed trying to disarm an unexploded Israeli missile, Hazem Abu Murad, the head of Gazaís bomb squad, estimated that Israel had dropped between eighteen to twenty thousand tons of explosives on Gaza since 7 July. more >>
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A group of Israeli activists, representing the ghosts of silent victims without faces or names, walked through the streets of Tel Aviv on August 12. Describing themselves as the ďmissing elementsĒ, the activists asked questions not raised in Israel during the Gaza attack. more >>
Palestinians sleep in the yard of a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya. (AFP archive photo)
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As an intense volley of rocket fire resumed across the borders of the Gaza Strip, just following the end of a 72-hour temporary truce on Friday, Gazans who had returned to their homes during the shortlived ceasfire are now, once again, seeking shelter at a number of local hospitals and schools -- to which some 200,000 people had previously fled, amdist near incessant Israeli shelling on Gaza's civilian infrastructure. more >>
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US President Barrack Obama approached the press podium, Friday, shuffling the Western-backed civilian assault currently raging in the Gaza Strip into a deck of seemingly random issues, ranging from the crisis in Russia/Ukraine to US economy and 9/11 torture admissions. more >>
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Palestinian resistance managed to surprise Israeli military analysts and caught the military logistics unprepared; Israel was forced to call up an more >>
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One of the most horrific of the many horrors of the last three weeks in Gaza was the shelling of a group of Palestinian civilians who had sought refuge in a UN school in Beit Hanoun on July 24th.
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"As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave violations, mystification and disrespect of the most basic principles of the laws of armed conflict and of the fundamental human rights of the entire Palestinian population committed during the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip. more >>
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Iíve devoted a good deal of my life to Israel. Iíve studied, read, visited, lived, breathed it. Not in the way diehard pro-Israel fanatics do. But in a different way that matched my own intellectual and political proclivities. Itís a subject that is rich, varied, troubling, bedeviling, and exhilarating. But every once in a while I learn something I never thought possible; and I donít mean this in a good way. more >>
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remarks that largely have been overlooked. more >>
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