Portraits from Gaza

15 September 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

Nasser al tatar gaza

Dr. Nasser al-Tatar, the director general of al-Shifa hospital, had been working twenty hours a day since the offensive started on 7 July when I photographed him on 14 July. The previous week, when he took an hour off to go home and break the Ramadan fast with his family, a neighbor came running with a warning that the doctor’s home could be bombed at any moment. “I prayed, ran out with my family to the street and watched my house be destroyed, then I came back to work,” he said, standing on the ruins of what used to be his home and private clinic. (Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

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Damascene Conversions – Isis, Assad And The Bombing Of Iraq

1 September 2014 — Media Lens

This time last year, Western corporate media were focused on a single, grave threat to human life and civilised values. An endless stream of atrocity claims – some real, some fabricated with ‘evidence’ posted on YouTube – depicted President Assad of Syria as the latest incarnation of Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, bin Laden, Gaddafi: namely, the Official Enemy to be targeted for destruction.

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Gaza victims fund – please help

13 August 2014 — PCHR

Dear friends, 

So many of you have been in touch asking – “what can we do to help?” We have all felt so powerless in the face of Israel’s onslaught. But now there is something you can do. 

In cooperation with the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza we have set up a legal fund which to help victims achieve justice in the courts.

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Israeli army uses Gaza children as human shields By Rania Khalek

12 August 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

Since the assault on Gaza began, Israeli leaders and their supporters have repeatedly accused Hamas of using Palestinian civilians as human shields in an attempt to absolve Israel of responsibility for deliberately killing more than 1,600 Palestinian civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Wikileaks: Ban Ki-Moon Worked with Israel to Undermine UN Report

9 August 2014 — Telesur

The General Secretary of United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-Moon collaborated in secret with Israel and the United States to weaken the effects of a Board of Inquiry’s report accusing Israel of human rights violations in Gaza in Dec. 2008 – Jan. 2009.

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Israeli army summarily executed fleeing civilians in southern Gaza

6 August 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

Even before a short-lived ceasefire allowed journalists to enter the besieged southern Gaza Strip town of Khuzaa on 1 August, desperate reports of an Israeli massacre — including execution-style shootings — had emerged from survivors who had escaped to nearby Khan Younis.

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Crimes against Humanity. Israel’s “Own Words”: “We Must Expel Arabs…We Struck Civilians Because They Deserved It” By Steve Chovanec

5 August 2014 — Global Research

“We must expel Arabs and take their place.”– David Ben-Gurion, October 5 1937, Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Winter 2012), University of California Press, pp. 245-250.* Continue reading this...

Israel’s Military Strategy:”Obliterate Them Completely”. Overwhelming Evidence of Genocide, Precise Data on Death and Destruction in Gaza By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

5 August 2014 — Global Research

Genocide directed against Palestinians has become a “New Normal” according to the Times of Israel.

Under certain circumstances –according to the Times of Israel article–“Genocide is Permissible” because it is directed against Palestinians who are “terrorists” and who should be “obliterated”.

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On the Times of Israel article “When Genocide is Permissible”

2 August 2014 — New Power

[Sometimes the imperialists let a little too much truth slip --NP]

On the Times of Israel article “When Genocide is Permissible”

(Vox full text of deleted article)

The English-language Israeli publication Times of Israel today published, and then quickly deleted, a blog post by the writer Yochanan Gordon with the extremely inflammatory headline “When Genocide is Permissible.” The post does not explicitly endorse the genocide of Palestinians, but it asks if doing so would be morally justified after building up the case it would be and presenting only evidence in the affirmative.

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Statistics: Victims of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza since 08 July 2014

30 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Last updated: 07:00 GMT, 30 July 2014

 

Statistics: Victims of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza since 08 July 2014

 

Wounded

Killed

Percentage

No.

Category

Percentage

No.

Category

100%

5924

Total

100%

1324

Total

 

Mostly Civilians

Civilians

85.3%

1130

Civilians

27.5%

1634

Children

24.7%  of the total number of victims

29 % of the total number of civilian victims

328

Children

 

1169

 

Women

13.3% of the total number of victims

13.3 % of the total number of civilian victims

177

Women