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The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip -- Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency
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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 >>
Sgt. Guy Levy of the armored corps, killed today by the IDF to prevent his capture
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I’ve devoted a good deal of my life to Israel. I’ve 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. It’s 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 don’t mean this in a good way. more >>
Palestinian loss of land (original image by ifamericansknew.org)
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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 >>
Mordechai Kedar -- Youtube photo
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Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, declared Monday that raping the wives and mothers of Palestinian combatants would deter attacks. more >>
"Kill all Arabs" graffiti (image from Islamonline.com
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For the week before the Gaza invasion began, gangs of Israelis had been roaming the streets of Jerusalem and other towns shouting ‘Death to Arabs’ and grabbing any Palestinian they could find and beating them mercilessly. Now, the Israeli military seems to have taken up the cry, and are carrying out the same kind of practice, but on a much larger scale, with much bigger weaponry. more >>
Tank loads up artillery missiles before invading Gaza (image by activestills.org)
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As the Israeli military advances into Gaza, using massive military force to flatten homes and families, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Moshe Feiglin, has published a statement on his website in which he describes his “Outline for a Solution for Gaza.” more >>
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As reports continue to surface regarding the proposal of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions, new evidence has surfaced to indicate that the deal was actually hatched in Washington, the terms drafted by Israel, and initiated by former British PM Tony Blair. more >>
Palestinians in West Bank wait at checkpoint (image from btselem.org)
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Even after operations such as Defensive Shield, Summer Rains, Cast Lead, Pillar of Defense and the Second Lebanon War, I still cannot get used to the unshakable consensus that takes hold of the Israeli public. more >>
Israel bombing Palestinian home in Gaza (image by @UrgentfromGaza on Twitter)
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The Kerry initiative may have ended with a whimper instead of a bang, but its impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was significant and fundamental nonetheless. more >>
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The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned by Israel’s conduct of its offensive on the Gaza Strip, and in particular by the widespread punitive targeting of homes belonging to members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. more >>
The beginning of the buffer zone in Beit Hanoun in the occupied Gaza Strip. Photo by Corporate Watch, November 2013
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Corporate Watch researchers visited the Gaza Strip during November and December 2013 and carried out interviews with farmers in Beit Hanoun, Al Zaytoun, Khaza’a, Al Maghazi and Rafah, as well as with representatives from Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), Palestine Crops and the Gaza Agricultural Co-operative in Beit Lahiya. more >>
Torpedo damage to Liberty's research compartment (Starboard side)
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It has been nearly 50 years since the Israeli military attempted to destroy the American naval vessel USS Liberty on June 8th, 1967. more >>
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