Who shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

17 July 2014 — Oriental Review

Who shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?On July 17, 2014 the madness of three-month-long Ukrainian military conflict in the East has brought the first shocking international consequence.  At 3.20PM GMT the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 jet flight #MH-17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur disappeared inside the Ukrainian airspace right above the area of intense military combat in Donetsk region and crushed near Grabovo village, around 60 km to the east from Donetsk. All 285 passengers and 15 crew members have reportedly died.

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NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children By Glenn Greenwald

17 July 2014 — The Intercept

Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave Gaza immediately. According to an NBC source upset at his treatment, the executives claimed the decision was motivated by “security concerns” as Israel prepares a ground invasion, a claim repeated to me by an NBC executive. But late yesterday, NBC sent another correspondent, Richard Engel, along with an American producer who has never been to Gaza and speaks no Arabic, into Gaza to cover the ongoing Israeli assault (both Mohyeldin and Engel speak Arabic) [my emph. WB] Continue reading


17 July 2014 — Pambazuka News

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PCHR_e: On the 10th Day of the Israeli Offensive: 4 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza City

17 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Releases
Ref: 88/2014
Date: 17 July 2014
Time: 07:00 GMT

On the 10th Day of the Israeli Offensive: 4 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza City

Since the Beginning of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza:

221 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 179 Are Civilians, Including 45 Children and 32 Women, and 1,458 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 432 Children and 298 Women;

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Information Clearing House 16 July 2014: American and Israeli War Crimes

16 July 2014 Information Clearing House

How US and Blair Plotted ‘Ceasefire’ Scam
By Jonathan Cook
The idea for the so-called Egyptian “ceasefire proposal” was actually hatched in Washington, the messenger boy was arch-war criminal Tony Blair, and the terms were drafted by Israel.

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PBS ‘Expert’ Speaks for Both Sides, but Advocates ‘Excessive Force’ Against One Side By Aldo Guerrero

17 July 2014 — FAIR Blog

Anthony Cordesman on NewsHourPBS NewsHour (7/12/14) wanted to “put the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas in a broader context,” so itinvited Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to consider possible policy options for “both sides.”

The problem is that Cordesman is on the record as advocating the option of brutality against Palestinian civilians. Back in 2000, Cordesman authored a CSIS report–condemned at the time by an Amnesty International spokesperson–that recommended “excessive force” to control Palestinians and ensure the implementation of a potential peace agreement (Extra!, 1/01).

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 16 July 2014: PHOTOS: After eight days of attacks on Gaza

16 July 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Airstrikes Kill 23 Palestinians on Wednesday, Including 6 Children
IMEMC – According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, Israeli airstrikes and naval and artillery strikes have killed 23 Palestinians on Wednesday, most of whom are civilians. …
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[PCHR_e] Interview with Raji Sourani in Gaza: “We are just soft targets: we are very cheap”

17 July 2014 — PCHR

Interview with Raji Sourani in Gaza:

“We are just soft targets: we are very cheap”

Raji Sourani is a human rights lawyer and founder of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, which documents and investigates human rights violations in the Occupied Territories. Jailed on six occasions for his work, Sourani is staying put in Gaza at the moment, and continuing to work under siege. He tells Roma Rajpal Weiss that people there have lost all hope

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