VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 5 August 2014: “Only then, when the soldiers knew for certain that they had put an end to this ambulance’s mission, did the shelling stop.”

5 August 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

38 Palestinians Kidnapped in Jerusalem and West Bank
IMEMC – Settlers attack Palestinian worker in Jerusalem At least 38 Palestinians across the West Bank and Jerusalem have been abducted by Israeli forces, on Tuesday, while several others were summoned for interrogation, according to reports by local and security sources. …UK’s National Union of Students Votes to Support BDS
IMEMC – At a special meeting on Monday, the UK’s National Union of Students (NUS) national executive committee adopted a policy of http://www.bdsmovement.net/call against Israel. …

Palestinian Negotiators Meet in Cairo, Al Maliki Meets ICC Reps at the Hague
IMEMC – British minister resigns over Gaza offensive Three remaining members of a Palestinian delegation attempting to negotiate a longer truce between combatants in Gaza entered Egypt through Rafah crossing, on Tuesday, according to MENA state news. …

Remains Of Two Palestinians Found Under Rubble In Central Gaza
IMEMC – The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that ongoing search and rescue efforts under the rubble of bombarded homes in Gaza have led, on Tuesday morning, to uncovering the remains of two Palestinians in Central Gaza. …

Family Of Slain Jerusalem Young Man Denies Israeli Allegations
IMEMC – The family of Mohammad Nayef Ja’abeess, 21, who was shot and killed by the Israeli police in occupied Jerusalem, Monday, denied Israeli allegations that he deliberately rammed his industrial digger into a bus. …

Five Kidnapped In West Bank, Many Injured
IMEMC – Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped at least five Palestinians. Soldiers also clashed with local youth in Bethlehem. …

Beit Sahour: Israeli Military Abducts 2; Rocket hits House
IMEMC – Just before the ceasefire went into effect on Tuesday morning, Palestinian resistance groups fired several dozen rockets toward Israeli targets in retaliation of Israeli bombardment of different areas of Gaza. …

Ma’an News

7 bodies recovered as medical teams rush to eastern Gaza
8/5/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian medical teams rushed to areas in the eastern Gaza Strip to search for bodies and survivors on Tuesday immediately after a ceasefire went into effect at 8:00 a. m. , an official said. Ministry of Health sources say seven dead bodies have been recovered so far, five of them from rubble in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and….

Child found alive 4 days after family members killed in Gaza
8/5/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Family relatives of four-year-old Yamin Abu Jabir found him alive in hospital after they spent four days looking for his dead body with the belief that he was killed along with the rest of his family. The relatives were killed by an Israeli airstrike at their home in al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Muhammad Jabir Abu, a….

Israel withdraws troops from Gaza as 72-hour truce begins
8/5/2014 – JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel on Tuesday completed the withdrawal of all troops from Gaza as a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect following intense global pressure to end the bloody offensive. Army spokesman Peter Lerner told reporters troops would be deployed outside Gaza in defensive positions throughout the ceasefire. Shortly before the start of the 8:00 a. m. truce, militants in Gaza fired some….

Gazans succumb to wounds sustained in Israeli offensive
8/5/2014 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Three Palestinians have succumbed to wounds sustained in the Israeli offensive on Gaza since the start of a 72-hour ceasefire Tuesday, a health ministry spokesman said. Fayiz Ismail Abu Hammad, 34, succumbed to wounds he sustained during an Israeli shelling on Khan Younis, Ashraf al-Qidra said. He said Salah Ahmad al-Ghouti, 22, succumbed to wounds sustained during shelling on…. Related: Gaza youth succumbs to wounds in Jerusalem hospital

Body of Islamic Jihad leader found in Gaza rubble
8/5/2014 – GAZA (Ma’an) — Medics on Tuesday recovered the body of an Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades leader from under the rubble of a destroyed building in Gaza City. Shaabaan Suleiman al-Dahdouh, 34, was killed in an airstrike on al-Israa tower on July 21, which killed 13 others. Al-Dahdouh is a leader in al-Zaytoun group in al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad. [END]

Israel faces growing condemnation after UN school strike
8/5/2014 – PARIS (AFP) — Israel faced growing international condemnation of its operation in Gaza on Monday, with France calling for action over “massacres” in the besieged Palestinian territory after a strike next to a UN school. As Israel’s operation in Gaza entered its 28th day Monday, the international community appeared to be losing patience with an offensive Palestinians say has left more than 1,800 dead….

Palestinian negotiators in Egypt for truce talks
8/5/2014 – CAIRO (AFP) — Three remaining members of a Palestinian delegation negotiating a longer-term truce in Gaza were on their way to Cairo Tuesday after entering Egypt through the Rafah crossing, state media reported. Israel and Hamas halted their fighting in Gaza from 8 a. m. Tuesday after a three-day temporary truce brokered by Cairo went into effect. Israel also withdrew its troops from the coastal enclave…. Related: Egypt: Negotiations for lasting ceasefire ongoing and Israeli negotiators arrive in Cairo

Israel restricts Aqsa mosque entry for Jewish holiday
8/6/2014 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israel was temporally dividing the al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Muslims and Jews this week, as Israeli police officers deployed in the compound Tuesday for the third consecutive day denying Muslim worshippers entry at gunpoint. Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli police officers rounded up Muslim worshipers at gunpoint and forced them to go to the yards around the Dome of….

Gaza youth succumbs to wounds in Jerusalem hospital
8/5/2014 – JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian who was injured during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip succumbed to his wounds early Tuesday in al-Maqasid hospital in Jerusalem. The body of Huthaifa Abu Elayan, 20, was taken back to the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing in an ambulance. Abu Elayan was injured in an airstrike that targeted his house in Khan Younis, and was…. Related: Gazans succumb to wounds sustained in Israeli offensive

British minister quits over Gaza policy
8/5/2014 – LONDON (AFP) — A British minister resigned on Tuesday over the government’s policy on Gaza. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.” Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s….

Palestine FM meets ICC reps in Hague
8/5/2014 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs met with officials of the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands to discuss the Israeli offensive on Gaza on Tuesday, a statement said. During his visit, Riyad al-Maliki inquired about the legal procedures necessary for Palestine to join the ICC and sign the Rome Statute in order to take action against possible Israeli war crimes….

Egypt: Negotiations for lasting ceasefire ongoing
8/5/2014 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Egyptian ambassador to Palestine said Tuesday that a 72-hour ceasefire will create a window to create further serious negotiations to create a lasting truce. Wael Nasr al-Deen Atiyeh told Ma’an that during the ceasefire the Rafah crossing will be opened to receive the injured during the assault, and to let aid into the Gaza Strip. Twenty fully…. Related: Palestinian negotiators in Egypt for truce talks and Israeli negotiators arrive in Cairo

Gaza rocket hits Bethlehem-area home before ceasefire, no injuries
8/5/2014 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A rocket fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip hit a house near Bethlehem before an agreed-upon ceasefire went into effect at 8:00 a. m. , a Ma’an reporter said. The rocket, fired with several others that fell in open areas in Israel or were intercepted, struck the home of the Attoun family in the West Bank town of….

Gunmen open fire at Nablus university professor
8/5/2014 – NABLUS (Ma’an) — Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a university professor near his home in Nablus on Tuesday. Abd al-Sattar Qasim told Ma’an that a masked man fired at him with a handgun while he was leaving his home in the al-Jadidah neighborhood. The gunman had exited a vehicle with another man, who was holding a baton, before opening fire. A third….

Italy to send aid to Gaza Strip via Israel
8/5/2014 – ITALY (Ma’an) — Italy is “determined” to send immediate support to the Gaza Strip, an Italian official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Marco Carnelos told the Palestinian ambassador in Italy May al-Kalia that a plane carrying 30 tons of supplies and aid will leave for Israel, from where they will be sent to Gaza. The plane will be carrying 350,000 euros worth….

ATP cancels planned Israel event over conflict
8/5/2014 – TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — The ATP Tour’s planned inaugural Negev Israel Open in Tel Aviv next month will not be contested because of security concerns due to conflict in the region, officials said Monday. Israel and Hamas have been in a major conflict since July 8 when Israel launched a military operation against rocket-firing militants in Gaza, one that has cost more than 1,800….

Israeli negotiators arrive in Cairo
8/5/2014 – CAIRO (Ma’an) — An Israeli negotiations delegation arrived at Cairo airport on Tuesday evening and was greeted by Egyptian intelligence officials, high-ranking Egyptian sources said. The 3-member delegation arrived at the airport under heavy protection in order to start indirect negotiations with Palestinians on the Egyptian ceasefire initiative and discuss Palestinian demands. [END]

Official: Israel to allow Gaza rebuilding in exchange for disarmament
8/5/2014 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israel is willing to agree to the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip in exchange for the disarmament of militant groups there, an official said Tuesday. Ofer Gendelman told Ma’an that the Israeli government linked the rebuilding of Gaza with disarming factions in the coastal enclave. Gendelman said that Israel was interested in achieving a lasting ceasefire, but he insisted…. Related: Egypt: Negotiations for lasting ceasefire ongoing

Civil defense personnel, equipment to be sent to Gaza
8/5/2014 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian minister of Civil Affair Hussein al-Sheikh said the PA would send civil defense forces and equipment to the Gaza Strip to help remove rubble caused by the Israeli assault. Al-Sheikh told Ma’an that Israel agreed to let de-mining, explosive disposal equipment and large bulldozers into Gaza to help remove the rubble. It will also allow the entrance of….

Fire kills 3 children in Jerusalem-area village
8/5/2014 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Three children were killed in a house fire in the Jerusalem village of Jaba on Tuesday, medics said. Medical sources told Ma’an that ambulances and firefighters evacuated the bodies of three children to the Ramallah Medical Complex. The mother of the children was treated for burns. [END]


Gaza ceasefire sets stage for Cairo talks
AlJazeera 5 Aug 2014 – Humanitarian truce brokered by Egypt holds in Palestinian enclave as both sides agree to take part in indirect talks.

Palestinian Center for Human Rights

On the 28th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Israeli Forces Redeploy in Invaded Areas in the Gaza Strip; Complete Neighborh…
Palestinian Center for Human Rights

International Solidarity Movement

Short stories from Gaza
8/5/2014 – International Solidarity Movement – Sarah Algherbawi, Gaza, Occupied Palestine – These are short stories from Gaza, a brief picture of our suffering. Reality is much more painful. The description under each photo consists of facts published on news agencies and social media. For each photo I also wrote a story. Some of the photographed people we have seen on TV, others I know their friends or relatives, and the narrative is mine from my knowledge….

Relief Web

occupied Palestinian territory: Palestinian media death toll reaches 13
Relief Web 5 Aug 2014 – Source: Reporters sans Frontières Country: occupied Palestinian territory As Israel announces the withdrawal of its troops from the Gaza Strip, Reporters Without Borders reports that 12 Palestinian journalists and one media worker have been killed since the start of Operation…

South Sudan: OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013
Relief Web 5 Aug 2014 – Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Zimbabwe, South Sudan Link…

occupied Palestinian territory: Gaza Emergency Response Includes Food and Water for Displaced
Relief Web 5 Aug 2014 – Source: American Near East Refugee Aid Country: occupied Palestinian territory By Rania Elhilou Today was the first day I was able to leave my home and get back to work after nearly one month sheltering with my family inside my…

The National

Egypt announces plans to build a second Suez canal
The National 5 Aug 2014 – New shipping channel will run alongside existing waterway, which generates $5bn revenue for Egypt a year, and is intended to give national economy a boost by increasing trade traffic.

US general shot dead and 15 soldiers injured at Afghan base
The National 5 Aug 2014 – US military suffers highest-ranking casualty since the September 11 attacks after Afghan soldier opened fire at an officers’ training school.

Leadership dispute divides India’s Dawoodi Bohra sect
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Son and half-brother of late leader make rival claims to head Shiite sect that originally arrived from Yemen in the 16th century.

Saudi man being tested for Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Saudi’s health ministry said a Saudi in his 40s was at a hospital in Jeddah after showing ‘symptoms of viral haemorrhagic fever’, which resemble symptoms of the Ebola virus.

Gaza calm as truce takes hold after weeks of deadly shelling
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Three-day ceasefire takes effect as talks in Cairo aim for a permanent deal to end Israeli strikes that have killed nearly 1,900 people in one month.

Lebanese army urges France to speed up arms deliveries
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Call comes as clashes with Islamist militants kill at least 16 soldiers on the border with Syria.

Man arrested over hoax bomb threat on Qatar Airways flight to Manchester
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after a Qatar Airways flight landed with a military fighter escort at Britain’s Manchester Airport.

UK Muslim minister quits government over Britain’s policy on Gaza
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, says she can no longer support Govt policy on Gaza.

Video: Ceasefire collapses after attack kills eight-year-old girl in Gaza 
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Hamas denounced an Israeli ceasefire as “propaganda,” accusing the Jewish state of violating its own truce with an attack on a refugee camp in Gaza city.

Video: Air strike on Syrian market, rebels storm compound 
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Dramatic video of an air strike that tears through a Syrian market just as an ambulance arrives to treat the injured from an earlier raid.

Girl killed, troops wounded in Lebanon’s Tripoli
The National 5 Aug 2014 – The 12-year-old girl was killed and another two were wounded early on Tuesday as soldiers and gunmen exchanged fire.

Saudi man beheaded for toddler torture death
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Maqbul bin Madi Al Sharari hit his son Mohammed ‘repeatedly with a cane on the back of his head and the rest of his body,’ the Saudi interior ministry said in a statement.

Kuwait steps up controls on Islamic charities
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Kuwait has stepped up controls on Islamic charities, including donations for war-ravaged Syria, as part of measures to curb funding for extremists.

Israel and Hamas accept Egyptian ceasefire plan, Israeli troops to leave Gaza
The National 5 Aug 2014 – The Israeli military said all forces will have withdrawn from Gaza by the start of the ceasefire at 8am.

Video: ‘Transformers’ breaks billions mark 
The National 5 Aug 2014 – The latest celebrity news including ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ hits over Dh3.7 billion at the box office.

Video: James Brady, wounded in Reagan assassination attempt, dead at 73 
The National 5 Aug 2014 – James Brady, Ronald Reagan’s Press Secretary who was severely wounded in the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, is dead.

Filipinos ignore evacuation pleas in Libya
The National 5 Aug 2014 – Only 200 Filipinos were at the Philippine embassy in Tripoli even as the government prepared to send a chartered ship to ferry Filipinos out of Libya.

Strong currents hamper rescue effort in Bangladesh
The National 5 Aug 2014 – At least 44 passengers swam to safety after the ferry went down Monday morning, but authorities still have not launched a formal rescue operation because of choppy conditions in the Padma River.


Haaretz survey: Israelis think neither side won conflict, but approve of PM’s decisions
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Egypt: The new power broker?
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

South Americans in Israel are shocked by new anti-Israel attitudes back home
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Is this what morality looks like?
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Netanyahu has won the battle for the Israeli psyche
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

U.S. Jewish voters are not about to turn Republican because of Israel
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

London Times refuses to run Elie Wiesel ad denouncing Hamas’ human shields
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Lengthy Gaza war brings the media masses
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Foreign airlines: Israeli transport officials made threats
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Why Snowden hasn’t harmed Israel’s intelligence services
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Congress and young Americans increasingly differ on support for Israel
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

As fighting eases, Gaza conflict costs seen totaling $8 billion
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Warsi’s resignation: U.K.’s Mideast policy won’t change, but it’s a bad sign
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

AG: MK Hanin Zoabi must report for questioning
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Gaza war pushes some to the left of J Street
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Netanyahu’s missed diplomatic opportunities in Gaza
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Netanyahu’s missed diplomatic opportunities in Gaza
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Nine years of failure in Gaza
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Gaza op spurs Italian call for ‘Nuremberg for Israel’ trial
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Gaza: 5,000 years of strife
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Residents on Gaza border bemoan lack of bomb shelters
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Bringing back the Jewish liberals who ‘have become less pro-Israel’
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Security guard stabbed near Jerusalem in suspected terror attack
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Palestinian foreign minister cites ‘clear evidence’ of Israeli war crimes
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

From fruit basket to scorched earth, Gaza town changed by war
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

What would U.S. do if under rocket attack? A double standard worth examining
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Study: Haaretz the only news bridge between warring sides
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Apps playing with (Gaza) fire removed from Google store
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

U.K. Minister Sayeeda Warsi quits over government’s Gaza policy
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Need cash for a third Temple? Try Indiegogo
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Cry our beloved countries
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Under Hamas fire, Israel keeps humanitarian aid to Gaza flowing
Ha’aretz – 5 Aug 2014

Israeli parents to extend ‘sardine protest’ against overcrowded classes
Ha’aretz – 4 Aug 2014

The IDF has put its brain in storage – or lent it to Hamas
Ha’aretz – 4 Aug 2014

Hamas’ anti-Semitic face
Ha’aretz – 4 Aug 2014

Hamas in Gaza: Return of the body snatchers
Ha’aretz – 4 Aug 2014

Investigate what happened in Rafah
Ha’aretz – 4 Aug 2014

Israel hospitals battle over who gets to treat soldiers
Ha’aretz – 4 Aug 2014

Jerusalem Post

The fire that burned on the Temple Mount
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Israel Police spokesman’s office, it was noted that over the month of Ramadan, more than 400 Muslims had been arrested on the Temple Mount for disturbing the peace and some 135 charge sheets had been presented to the courts. 

On My Mind: The Qatar factor
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – With its enormous wealth, and assertive foreign policy, Qatar could, if it desired, play a positive role. 

Center Field: Don’t worry America: Israel’s with you
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – For decades now, most American have supported democratic Israel while condemning Palestinian nihilism and terrorism. 

How to save the children of Gaza
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – To prevent these outcomes, the world must eliminate Hamas’s incentive to cause civilian casualties. Civilians should not be used as weapons of war. 

Megadeth, Cee Lo Green bow out of Israel shows
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – “The band was looking forward to this concert and is disappointed they will not be able to put on the show,” Megadeth’s statement read. 

Our World: Fighting without silver bullets
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – There are no silver bullets. The price of freedom is hard work and vigilance. 

A balancing act
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – The discontent from both Left and Right arises from wishful thinking that has nothing to do with the justifiably limited aims of this phase of the fight. 

Israel focuses on demilitarizing Gaza at Cairo cease-fire talks
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Haniyeh says that Israel cannot make political gains following its “failure” in the battlefield; Islamic Jihad says issue of disarming the Palestinian groups in Gaza will not be discussed during the indirect talks with Israel. 

Alleged mastermind behind kidnapping of three Israeli teens arrested
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – State prosecutors say Hussam Kawasme confessed not only to giving orders but to collecting weapons, getting funds from Hamas; two chief suspects still at large. 

Get ready for hack-a-Bibi
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Hack-a-Bibi will involve the other 119 MKs ganging up on Netanyahu following the pullout of IDF troops from Gaza and the end of Operation Protective Edge. 

Rivlin to officer who tried to save Goldin: Your act of heroism gives us hope
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Lt. Eitan tells Goldin family how he chased after Hamas kidnappers in a tunnel in attempt to save son Lt. Hadar Goldin, later declared killed in action. 

Will captured Hamas manual on using human shields help Israel block war crimes trials?
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – According to the IDF the posted pages of the manual focus on urban warfare, and discuss the benefits to Hamas when its own civilians’ homes are destroyed. 

UNICEF laments Gaza child casualties, warns of task ahead
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – The organization estimates about 373,000 children have had some kind of direct traumatic experience and require immediate psycho-social support. 

Operation Protective Edge by numbers
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Between 750-1000 Gazan casualties were terrorists, says IDF. Hamas, Islamic Jihad launched 3,356 rockets. 

Treasury estimates economic damage from Protective Edge at NIS 4.5 billion
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Tax hikes possible, Tax Authority official says; tourism has been one of hardest-hit industries, losing an estimated $350 million. 

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades posts video showing IDF equipment seized in Gaza
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Clip shows table with magazines, bullet cases, rifle rounds taken by militant group during fighting. 

Visiting Jerusalem rabbi attacked at Australian mall
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – The incident comes less than two weeks after the walls of Perth’s only Jewish school were painted with graffiti that read “Zionist scum.” 

Terror attack: Palestinian stabs guard at Ma’aleh Adumim, flees scene
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – After Jerusalem was rocked by 2 terror attacks on Monday, guard stabbed and moderately injured at entrance to West Bank settlement; suspects arrested. 

‘IDF will continue conflict if necessary,’ says OC Southern Command
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Coming days will shed light on whether Hamas will uphold cease-fire, senior IDF commander says, adding Operation Protective Edge is not over. 

Israel sends delegation to Cairo for truce talks as cease-fire appears to hold
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Tense quiet in South as Hamas appears to be honoring 72-hour cease-fire; Israeli delegation joins Palestinian factions in Cairo for long-term truce talks. 

AG to Zoabi: Show up for police questioning, immunity not defense until indictment is raised
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Yehuda Weinstein also refused to give Zoabi an initial look at some of the evidence against her prior to her questioning. 

They Made Aliyah, and made a difference
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Hundreds of Olim were nominated for the Bonei Zion prize for outstanding contribution to the State of Israel. 

WATCH: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer challenges Hamas spokesman on blood libel comments
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – During interview on news network, Blitzer repeatedly confronts Osama Hamdan on his claims that Jews killed Christians to use their blood in matzos. 

Report: Intelligence between US, Israel strong despite political tensions
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Leaked documents published by ‘The Intercept’ reveal continued cooperation between the NSA and Israeli intelligence agencies. 

Egypt’s role
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – Egypt under Sisi wants a diplomatic agreement on Gaza that strengthens Abbas and weakens Hamas. 

Dueling mediators
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – For the Saudis and other Gulf Arab states, and Egypt as well, Qatar has become insufferable. 

From missiles to pillcams
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – The same brainpower that generates the military technology that protects us also creates civilian technologies. 

The balance sheet
Jerusalem Post 5 Aug 2014 – The big plan being bandied about on the Israeli center left is to offer Gaza ‘reconstruction for demilitarization’. 

The Guardian

Israels curbs on development in Palestine causing deep resentment
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – MPs warn that restrictions on buildings and water causing very real suffering, often without real security justification Israels continuing restrictions on economic development in Palestine are causing so much suffering and such deep resentment that they…

Gaza crisis: Ceasefire holds as delegates arrive in Cairo for talks – as it happened
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Israeli army withdraws from Gaza Stunned Gazans take measure of destruction Lack of food, water, medicine and shelter UN appeals for emergency aid for Gaza UNICEF: More than 400 children killed UK cabinet member resigns over…

Warsi attacks ‘morally indefensible’ stand on Gaza as she quits coalition
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Warsi says Cameron has lost moral authority as Clegg demands suspension of arms export licences to Israel The government’s policy towards the Israeli incursion into Gaza was in danger of falling apart on Tuesday night in…

Warsi resignation: an astonishing charge sheet against No 10 over Gaza
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Sayeeda Warsi’s sudden departure and biting challenge to David Cameron’s policy on Israel may have long-term repercussions for the Conservatives Sayeeda Warsi’s resignation may yet prove to be a passing summer storm. But the vitriolic tone…

Gaza blockade must end | Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – The UN should mandate an end to the siege of Gaza as a first step towards a settlement Israelis and Palestinians are still burying loved ones killed during Gazas third war in six years. Since 8…

The Guardian view on Lady Warsis resignation: a double whammy | Editorial
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – The Tories have lost an important asset, and their Middle East policy is under a harsh spotlight At the candlelight vigil marking Britains entry into the first world war in Westminster Abbey on Monday night, Sayeeda…

Palestinian leaders poised to join ICC in order to pursue Israel for war crimes
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Diplomats expect plan to join international criminal court and call for investigation to be used as bargaining chip in Cairo talks Palestinian political leaders are poised to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the aim…

Gaza ceasefire gives Rafah residents chance to return to ruined homes
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Al-Qaq family salvage belongings during first sustained calm in four weeks but with one son in critical condition, there is no joy When Hanan al-Qaq reached her home at around 11am on Tuesday, she walked through…

Gaza ceasefire: a first step towards tackling more intractable problems
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Negotiators face a range of medium and long-term issues that previous peace talks have been unable to address It would be wrong to say that agreeing a ceasefire to end a month of fighting in the…

Relief among Israelis as troops pull out of Gaza but no sense of victory 
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Israelis living near the Gazan border are uncertain whether the four-week war will bring security and stability, let alone peace Live – latest developments in Gaza Israeli tanks pulled out of Gaza by 8am on Tuesday…

International criminal court urged to investigate Gaza ‘crimes’
The Guardian 5 Aug 2014 – Senior British lawyers write to ICC calling on it to launch preliminary inquiry into abuses committed during conflict Senior British lawyers have written to the international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague, urging it to investigate…

Inter Press Service

Hezbollah Tacitly Accepted for the Sake of Lebanese Stability
IPS Poster in Lebanon’s Beqaa of Hezbollah ‘shaheed’ killed in Syrian conflict. Credit: Shelly Kittleson/IPS By Shelly Kittleson BEIRUT, Aug 5 2014 (IPS) Concerns about supporting a national army collaborating with a ‘terrorist organisation’ in Lebanon have in recent times been superseded by threats inherent in growing regional conflict. The fact…

U.N.’s “Responsibility to Protect” Another Casualty in Gaza
IPS A Palestinian student inspects the damage at a U.N. school at the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip after the area was hit by Israeli shelling on Jul. 30, 2014. At least 16 civilians, including several children, were reportedly killed and more than 100 people were injured. Credit:…


Israel Boycott Gains Traction as Gaza Assault Continues
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – …. The Palestinian response in general to Israel s ongoing massacre in Gaza–and that s what it is; it s a full-fledged massacre of civilians in Gaza–has been more or less united. Even the Palestinian Authority, which…

Thinly Veiled Code for Genocide Israel s War of Attrition in Gaza 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – Following World War II U.S. General Curtis LeMay, the reported inspiration for the psychotic General Jack Ripper in Stanley Kubrick s dark comedy Dr. Strangelove, was said to have remarked that had the Allies lost the…

“The Kill Team”: When U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan became trophy hunters
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – U.S. Army Cpl. Jeremy Morlock comes off as a thoughtful and intelligent fellow, at least as we meet him in Dan Krauss award-winning documentary “The Kill Team.” He discusses his own emotional limitations, and the way…

Israelis accused of torturing Palestinian child detainees
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – Young Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, from the Shuafat camp in the Jerusalem district, returned to Palestine for his annual summer vacation. Instead, he was severely beaten and detained by Israel soldiers, while his cousin Mohammed Abu…

Economics, Violence, Gaza and the West Bank The Paper Thin Underpinnings to Peace: Occupation and Intifada in 2014 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – The current war in Gaza is an extension of the Second Intifada, however delayed. The so-called “Peace Process” is and always has been a charade – a straw man held up by Israel and supported by…

The Punishment of Gaza Washington is Complicit in Israel s Crimes 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – While viewing the massacre of Gazans, you may wonder why 1.8 million Arabs are crowded on that tiny strip of seashore and are being bombed day and night into death and ruins by Israel s powerful…

DCI-Palestine mourns the loss of Hashem Abu Maria, colleague and friend, killed by Israeli forces
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – Defense for Children International-Palestine mourns the death of a staff member, Hashem Khader Abu Maria, 45, killed today by Israeli forces while peacefully participating in a solidarity march with Gaza.Israeli forces shot Hashem in the chest…

Israel s Genocide in Gaza will Achieve No Goal
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – For over two weeks, the Gaza strip (already besieged for the past 7 years) has been subjected to continuous bombardment from air and sea. This is the third war to be waged on the strip in…

The unity is stronger than ever : Report from historic march on Qalandia checkpoint in solidarity with Gaza 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – Fireworks burst at the separation wall, lighting the heads of Israeli soldiers who are poised ready with loaded guns. Overhead, flare guns also brighten the scene at Qalandia checkpoint, quickly followed by shots from Israeli snipers…

“Dad, when will these attacks stop?”
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – It has been one more day without water or electricity in Gaza as Israeli soldiers continue their attacks. Since the attacks began more than two weeks ago, Israel has killed 865 Palestinians. Many have been slaughtered…

Israeli universities lend support to Gaza massacre
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – Two leading Israeli academic institutions are offering strong support for Israel s ongoing massacre in Gaza.Tel Aviv University is giving students who serve in the attack on Gaza one year of free tuition.”Tel Aviv University embraces…

Human rights defender among three Palestinians killed by live fire in West Bank village
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – Three Palestinians were shot and killed today by invading Israeli forces in the village of Beit Ommar near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron during a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.Seven…

Nine Palestinians killed in protests across West Bank
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 – As Palestinians in Gaza buried the dozens killed during the eighteenth consecutive day of Israel s relentless military assault by air, land and sea, Israeli fire killed at least seven during protests in the occupied West…

Fatah: Israel forced us to resist
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 -Israel s actions in Gaza have forced Palestinians and the Fatah movement to resist the occupation in the West Bank, the movement s spokesperson Osama Al-Qawasmi said.”The West Bank and Gaza are one inseparable entity against Israeli…

The Siyam family: Fled the bombing of their area only to be massacred by Israel elsewhere
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 25, 2014 -“I don t want anything, except to see Israeli army commanders on trial as war criminals,” says Palestinian Zakariya Siyam, 37, referring to the killers of his wife and a large number of his relatives in the…

Syria News – July 24 , 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos) 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24 , 2014 – By the end of Thursday, the coordiantion committees were able to document 53 martyrs including 3 women, 2 children and 1 martyrs under torture: 19 martyrs were reported in Daraa; 16 in Damascus and its Suburbs;…

Another Bloody Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Dozens Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded by Israeli Attacks in Khuza a, Abassan and al-Qarara Villages; Israeli Forces Attack Gaza from the Air, the Sea and the Ground; More Palestinians Forcibly 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 17th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law,…

Government agents directly involved in most high-profile US terror plots 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 -Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says. Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were proposed or led…

Political Bestiality The Israeli Pogrom of Gaza 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 -Let s start with terms: “bestiality,” bestial is marked by base or inhuman instincts or desires, brutal, to which bestiality adds, display or gratification of bestial traits or impulses; “pogrom,” an organized massacre of helpless people, specifically […

Terrorized Civilian Communities Gaza and the Warsaw Ghetto 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 -THE WARSAW GHETTO WAS THE LARGEST OF ALL THE JEWISH GHETTOS IN NAZI-OCCUPIED EUROPE DURING WORLD WAR II. The Gaza Strip is the largest Palestinian ghetto in the Middle East and among the most densely populated parts…

Suffer the Palestinians Israeli Crimes and World Hypocrisy 
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 -With Israeli terror continuing to be unleashed on the Gaza Strip, it might be interesting to look at the world s reaction, or lack thereof.First, let s establish context. Israel was formed by the ethnic cleansing of…

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some of the scores of children killed in Gaza since the conflict began 17 days ago. B…

European Court of Human Rights Holds Poland Responsible for Allowing CIA Torture & Rendition
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Poland had violated the United Nations Convention Against Torture when it allowed the CIA to torture and abuse prisoners on its territory. It also ruled that the…

In Gaza, Hamas fighters are among civilians. There is nowhere else for them to go
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – Israel s accusation that Hamas is using civilians as human shields has grown increasingly strident as the war in Gaza worsens.The charge is laid relentlessly by political and military leaders and media commentators, repeated in conversations…

Bureau study reveals vacuum of information around Afghanistan drone strikes
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – Afghanistan has been targeted by more drone strikes than any other country in the world, yet almost nothing is known about where those attacks took place, or who they killed.A new study by the Bureau s…

The Occupation arrests over 150 Palestinians in Gaza as the massacres continue into the 17th day
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – As the brutal assault in Gaza continues onto its seventeenth day, Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association expresses deep concern regarding the newly launched mass arrest campaign launched by the Israeli forces. At least 150…

Rabbi Dov Lior: A Case Study in State-Sponsored Incitement
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – On Wednesday, Rabbi Dov Lior, an influential leader of the religious Zionist movement and head of the Council of Rabbis of Judea and Samaria (the occupied West Bank), called on the Israeli military to completely destroy…

Who is dying in Afghanistan s 1,000-plus drone strikes?
Uruknet 5 Aug 2014 – July 24, 2014 – On the afternoon of September 7 last year, a truck made its way along a remote road in Watapur, a region in Afghanistan s Kunar province. A local farmer, Miya Jan, heard a buzzing overhead, and…

Daily Star

Iran nuclear talks likely on fringes of U.N. General Assembly:IRNA
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 Iran and six world powers will probably discuss a potential deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) in September, the state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Iranian…

Truce falls apart in northeast Lebanon after militants target Army posts
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 Truce falls apart in northeast Lebanon after militants target Army posts

Tunisia asks US for 12 helicopters to fight ‘terrorism’
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 Tunisia has asked the United States for a dozen American-made Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters so its forces can “fight terrorism,” the country’s president said Tuesday.

Rai and Saudi Ambassador: Lebanese must unite ranks
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai met with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri Tuesday, where the two urged Lebanese people to unite their ranks and stand in solidarity with the Lebanese Army

March 14: Syria opposition should help end Arsal clashes
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 The March 14 coalition Tuesday appealed to the Syrian opposition to help end the clashes between militants from Syria and the Lebanese Army, holding Hezbollah and its allies for the fighting in a border Bekaa town.

Jihadists behead Sunni tribesmen in Syria: monitor
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 Islamic State jihadists beheaded three fighters from a Sunni tribe that is battling the extremist group in eastern Syria, a monitor said on Tuesday.

Jordan in fresh push for UN action on Gaza
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 Jordan has presented a new resolution on the Gaza crisis to the UN Security Council and hopes for action on the measure in the coming days, its ambassador said Tuesday.

ISIS commander killed in Arsal clashes: report
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 ISIS commander responsible for rigging vehicles with explosives for carrying out attacks in Lebanon was killed in ongoing clashes in Arsal, Al-Manar reported.

Pentagon confirms US general killed in Kabul attack
Daily Star 5 Aug 2014 The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a US general was killed in an attack in Afghanistan — the highest-ranking American fatality since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

YNet News

US intelligence officials looking into suspected new spy leak
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Report: Egypt proposes ceasefire extension to 120 hours
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West encouraging terror with ‘massacre’ claims 
YNet News, 5 Aug 2014 – Op-ed: Western states support Israel’s right to defend itself, as long as it goes to war with its hands tied. ….

Rabbi detained after singing Jewish songs at Auschwitz
YNet News, 5 Aug 2014 – Veteran youth guide says he was violently attacked by Polish guards at former Nazi concentration camp, ordered by police to pay high fine or spend 24-hour in detention for ‘disrupting public order.’ ….

Psaki: Netanyahu-Kerry call was ‘cut off’ due to ‘communications issue’
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Leader in murder of Israeli teens arrested
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Russian oil minister to help Iran sell oil
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Reconstruction in return for demilitarization 
YNet News, 5 Aug 2014 – Op-ed: Israel must make it clear that every truck of cement entering Gaza from the Israeli side will be followed by a truck of rockets exiting the Strip from the Egyptian side. ….

Rabbis urge US action to free American-Jew jailed in Cuba
YNet News, 4 Aug 2014 – Imprisoned in 2009 for working to establish internet infrastructure for Cuban Jews, Alan Gross has lost 100 lbs. in prison and threatened to commit suicide. ….

Australian newspaper apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon
YNet News, 4 Aug 2014 – Sydney Morning Herald expresses regret for publishing cartoon that showed Jew with hooked nose watching bombing of Gaza from his armchair; says it ‘invoked an inappropriate element of religion, rather than nationhood.’ ….

Palestinian Information Center

Palestinian delegation from Gaza arrives in Cairo tonight
PIC – A delegation from Gaza Strip, grouping leaders of Palestinian factions, is expected in Cairo on Tuesday night to join the talks on a ceasefire in the beleaguered Strip.

27 Jerusalemites rounded up
PIC – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested at dawn Tuesday 27 young men from occupied Jerusalem for their participation in protests against Israeli aggression on Gaza.

Injured detainee’s fate unknown
PIC – The family of the young man Samer Hassan Abd, who was arrested two days ago, has appealed to human rights institutions to check on their son’s detention conditions.

Palestinian delegation in Cairo calls on wounded Gazans
PIC – The Palestinian delegation in Cairo called on the Palestinians, who were wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza and who are being treated in Egyptian hospitals.

British minister resigns over her government’s position towards Gaza
PIC – British senior foreign office minister Sayeeda Warsi on Tuesday morning submitted her resignation officially in protest at David Cameron’s stance on Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip.

Ynet: Attar knows Goldin’s fate
PIC – Commander of the Qassam Brigades in Rafah city Raed al-Attar is apparently the only person who knows the fate of the missing Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, Yediot Ahronot newspaper claimed.

Palestinians pray outside Aqsa Mosque following Israeli entry restrictions
PIC – Hundreds of Palestinian citizens under age 50 from occupied Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied lands had to perform their dawn prayers on Tuesday on the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Al-Mizan accuses UN Secretary-General of covering up Israeli crimes
PIC – Head of al-Mizan human rights center Issam Younis accused UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of providing a cover for Israeli war crimes in Gaza Strip.


Hamdallah says Government Committed to Supporting Gaza
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Moscow Welcomes Gaza Ceasefire Agreement
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Palestine’s UN Permanent Observer: Israel Continues to Terrorizes 1.8 Million Palestinian Gazans
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Israeli Forces Arrest 38 in Jerusalem, West Bank
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Settlers Attack Palestinian Worker in Jerusalem
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Bodies of 11 Palestinians Recovered from Under Rubble across Gaza
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Spain Freezes Arms Exports to Israel over Gaza
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

U.S. Welcomes Declaration of Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

South Africa’s President Condemns Israeli Aggression on Gaza
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Ki-Moon Welcomes 72-Hour Ceasefire Agreement between Israel and Gaza
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

British Minister Sayeeda Warsi Resigns over Britain’s Gaza Policy
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Prisoner’s Club Calls for Intervention to Reveal Fate of Palestinians Arrested since Israel’s Gaza Offensive Began
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Abbas Welcomes, Calls for Honoring, Egyptian-brokered Ceasefire Agreement
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014

Israeli Warplanes Bombard Gaza ahead of Ceasefire
WAFA – 5 Aug 2014


Cease-Fire Takes Hold in Gaza as Israel Says Troops Are Out
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – As a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt began, Israel said it had withdrawn its forces and Hamas said it would join in talks to keep the peace. 

Letter From the Middle East: Some Israelis Count Open Discourse and Dissent Among Gaza War Casualties
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – Israeli politics have been drifting rightward for years, and many see that trend sharpening and solidifying now. 

Israel Says Troops Are Out of Gaza as Cease-Fire Begins
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – As a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt took hold, Israel said it had withdrawn its forces from Gaza and Hamas said it would engage in talks on a lasting peace arrangement. 

Open Source: Indian TV Crew Shows Rare Video of Rocket Launch From Gaza
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – India’s NDTV recorded video of Palestinian militants preparing to fire a rocket at Israel from a densely populated area of the Gaza Strip just before a cease-fire. 

U.N. Reports Dire Impact on Children in Gaza Strip
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – The head of the Unicef office in Gaza said 392 children had been killed there in the conflict between Israel and Hamas and that about 370,000 children had had traumatic experiences. 

Tunisia, in Political Transition, Fears Attacks by Citizens Radicalized Abroad
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – For a country of only 11 million people, Tunisia has supplied a disproportionate number of fighters to the Islamist cause in Iraq and Syria. 

Muslim Minister Quits British Government to Protest Gaza Policies
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – Sayeeda Warsi, the first Muslim to join the British cabinet, called Prime Minister David Cameron’s response to Gaza “morally indefensible.” 

Gaza War Strains Relations Between U.S. and Israel
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has largely dismissed American efforts to end the violence, leaving U.S. officials to seethe on the sidelines. 

India Shaken by Case of Muslim Men Missing in Iraq
New York Times 5 Aug 2014 – The apparent online recruitment of four Indian Muslims to join the fight in Iraq has shocked their home country, which had believed that it was immune from such defections. 

Op-Ed Contributor: Atef Abu Saif: Life and Death in the Gaza Strip
New York Times 4 Aug 2014 – Life goes on, even as death intrudes, in the Jabaliya refugee community, where tens of thousands of Palestinians have been caught in the running battle between Israel and Hamas. 

Border Fighting Intensifies Between ISIS and Lebanon
New York Times 4 Aug 2014 – The fighting in the Lebanese town of Arsal appeared to be the worst spillover into Lebanon since the Syrian conflict began more than three years ago. 

Israel Moves to Wrap Up Gaza Military Operation
New York Times 4 Aug 2014 – Egypt said it brokered a 72-hour pause, and the Israelis appeared to be moving toward a conclusion to the nearly month-old conflict in Gaza. 

The Appraisal: Her Throne Defunct, a Princess Fights Eviction From Her Manhattan Walk-Up
New York Times 4 Aug 2014 – Zeynep Osman, a niece of a former Afghan ruler and the widow of the heir to the Ottoman throne, is trying to keep her $390-a-month rent-controlled apartment. 

Conflict Resolution 101: Talk to Hamas
Mondoweiss – July 23, 2014: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Israel. (AP Photo/Pool) The world awaits with bated breath to see if the interim truce negotiated by US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead to a long-term ceasefire. But if US mediation is to…

Bob Schieffer in a ‘world gone mad’
Mondoweiss – Bob Schieffer has been gravely misunderstood and misquoted by Palestinians and their sympathizers when in actual fact the ones he maligned were the Israelis: If you listen carefully to the man you will find him concise and to the point, delivering his message clearly in the…

What I said to the couple holding a banner with a swastika on it
Mondoweiss – March on Washington DC, August 2, 2014 (Photo: Answer Coalition ) “What should we be saying instead, to make people listen and understand what is happening?” The couple, with whom I spoke to on Saturday at the National Protest for Palestine in Washington DC, were holding a…

Thousands of displaced Palestinians take shelter on the fringes of Gaza City
Mondoweiss – The el-Algan family taking shelter in a construction site in Gaza City. (Photo: Allison Deger) In Gaza City thousands of Palestinians have taken shelter outside of United Nations facilities out of fear of air-strikes targeting the civilian sanctuaries. They live in rented rooms, in the backs…

The selected writings of Samantha Power
Mondoweiss – Samantha Power, right, with Paul Kagame of Rwanda on her twitter feed yesterday August 3, 2014 . Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations, condemned an attack on a U.N. school in Rafah, Gaza. The statement blasted Hamas and did not mention the perpetrator, Israel, till the 160th…

Rightwing Jews who want to destroy Muslim holy site in Jerusalem raise funds on Indiegogo
Mondoweiss – The righting fundamentalist org, the Temple Institute, is raising money on Indiegogo to draft plans to build the third temple on the holy mount in occupied Jerusalem. They’ve raised nearly $17,000 out of a hoped-for $100,000, using the messianic video above that pictures the remade temple in…

UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory
Mondoweiss – Police look on as protesters occupy the roof of an Elbit owned factory in Birmingham. (Photo: London Palestine Action) For nearly a month, Israel has bombarded Gaza from land, sea and air. More than 1800 Palestinians have lost their lives and war crimes have been committed….

Where you can donate to help Gaza
Mondoweiss – Refugee children from northern Gaza receiving aid from Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. Can’t bear to stand by another second and do nothing while the occupied Palestinians in Gaza undergo unbearable suffering from Israeli bombardment and raids (but you don’t feel like you have the power to…

British gov’t minister resigns over ‘morally indefensible’ Gaza policy, urging Palestinians to go to international criminal court
Mondoweiss – Sayeeda Warsi A profile in courage: Sayeeda Warsi, a baroness and a senior minister in the British Foreign Office dealing with the United Nations, resigned over the government’s Gaza policy, saying it was inconsistent with “our values” and the rule of law and would damage the…

Gaza: Of the Making of Many Ceasefires There is No End
Tikun Olam – That’s a Biblical allusion to Ecclesiastes: “Of the making of many books there is no end.” But it’s a fitting statement for tonight’s announcement that Israel has declared a unilateral 72-hour ceasefire concocted with the help of the Likud’s best pal in the Arab world, Egypt….

Israeli TV Poll, What to Give Barack Obama for His Birthday? 48% Say: Ebola
Tikun Olam – What to give Obama on his birthday? Ebola Israel’s Channel 2 is the country’s most popular TV station. Its website, Mako, published the r esults of a poll asking what listeners wanted to get Pres. Obama for his 53rd birthday tomorrow. 20% wanted to give him…

Growing Movement of American Jews Speaking Out Against Assault On Gaza
Jewish Voice for Peace – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Naomi Dann Naomi@jvp.org 503-952-6205 GROWING MOVEMENT OF AMERICAN JEWS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ASSAULT ON GAZA Jewish Voice for Peace activists across the US demand an end to the assault on Gaza and an end to the occupation of Palestine August 4,…

israel is the golden calf
Mondoweiss – The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin (Image: Wikipedia) for Tisha B’av August 4, 2014 This is thy god, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. Exodus 32 verse 4 Tisha B’av commemorates the false report jews accepted…

Announcing JVP Artists and Cultural Workers Leadership Retreat
Jewish Voice for Peace – JVP is excited to announce our first ever JVP Artists and Cultural Workers Leadership Retreat . The convening theme is Facing Catastrophe. This September 12-14, JVP will gather 18 artists and cultural workers for a leadership weekend that will respond to the urgency of the moment. Unconditional…

France to speed up arms for Lebanon 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – France says it will speed up a delivery of weapons to Lebanon, as clashes between the army and Syrian rebels continue despite a temporary truce.

Before and after: New satellite images of destruction in Gaza 
Sabbah report 5 Aug 2014 – New images released by the United Nations Institute of Training and Research show the extent of the damage done by Israel’s military campaign to parts of the Gaza Strip. The post: Before and after: New satellite images of destruction in Gaza appeared first on Sabbah Report…

UN Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot as of 5 August 2014 
Sabbah report 5 Aug 2014 – Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 5 August 2014, 8:00 hrs) The post: UN Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot as of 5 August 2014 appeared first on Sabbah Report § Sign up for our FREE newsletter §

London Times Rejects Elie Wiesel Ad Against Hamas’ Use of Human Shields 
The Foward Breaking News 5 Aug 2014 – The London Times refused to run an ad featuring Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel speaking out against Hamas’ use of children as human shields. Click here for the rest of the article…

Montreal Gives the Cold Shoulder to Jewish Defense League Revival Attempt 
The Foward Breaking News 5 Aug 2014 – Efforts to revive the Jewish Defense League in Montreal in the wake of a Gaza conflict-related surge in anti-Semitic incidents have gotten the cold shoulder from the city’s Jewish community. Click here for the rest of the article…

TV Crews Expose Hamas Rockets in Residential Areas of Gaza 
The Foward Breaking News 5 Aug 2014 – French and Indian TV stations broadcast footage showing Hamas rocket launching facilities in a civilian area. Click here for the rest of the article…

Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce to move towards broader negotiations.

Italy Expels Imam Who Preaches Hatred of Jews 
The Foward Breaking News 5 Aug 2014 – Italy has moved to expel a Moroccan imam who was caught on video inciting violence against Jews during Israel’s military offensive in Gaza. Click here for the rest of the article…

Gaza crisis: Survivors, no winners 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – No-one is able to claim victory over Gaza, Jonathan Marcus says

AUDIO: Gaza: Diaries show fear on both sides 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – In recorded audio diaries, Maram fears for her life in Gaza, and David worries about his son in the Israeli army.

South Africa: UN Urges Palestinians, Israelis to Abide By Ceasefire 
allAfrica.com 5 Aug 2014 – [SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Palestinians and the Israelis to abide by the 72-hour Gaza ceasefire they had both approved.

4 Things About the Times of Israel ‘Genocide’ Blunder 
The Forward Editorial 5 Aug 2014 – A Times of Israel blogger suggested Israel could be justified in carrying out genocide. Jane Eisner offers four lessons about the controversy — and what it says about the media today. Click here for the rest of the article…

We Are Romans, Mourning for the Destruction of the Temple 
The Magnes Zionist 5 Aug 2014 – We are Romans, mourning for the destruction of the Temple. We are Romans, born of a great civilization with a noble destiny. We rain havoc on Jerusalem and its people. And blame the Zealots for the deaths and displacement . “Terrorists.” “Suicide-bombers.” “Haters of all things civilized”…

Africa: U.S. and West’s Inertia On the Gaza Crisis Smacks of Unparalleled Hypocrisy 
allAfrica.com 5 Aug 2014 – [New Zimbabwe]A FEW days ago, Al Jazeera flighted a jarring and poignant image of a bloodstained but defiant Palestinian man perched on a makeshift bed being ferried to hospital by his equally distraught colleagues. In spite of his pain, the incapacitated Palestinian man defiantly bellowed out…

Military jet escorts passenger plane 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – A passenger is arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets are scrambled to escort a plane to Manchester Airport.

Stephen R. Shalom: Michael Walzer’s defense of Israel’s crimes 
Israeli Occupation Archive 5 Aug 2014 – A state engaging in an illegal occupation has no right of self-defense; it has an obligation to withdraw. A state enforcing an illegal blockade likewise has no right of self-defense, only an… The Israeli Occupation Archive (IOA) covers Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian lands, now in…

Gaza-Israel games cause controversy 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – Several video games linked to the Gaza-Israel conflict are removed from Google Play and Facebook, but others remain available.

Fidel Castro denounces Israel’s “disgusting form of fascism” 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – Former Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) on July 11, 2014 in Havana. (Photo: AFP / cubadebate.cu – Alex Castro) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) on July 11, 2014 in Havana. (Photo: AFP /…

Shock, devastation as Palestinians return to destroyed Gaza homes 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – Palestinian men ride a donkey cart past destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip on August 5, 2014, as a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect. (Photo: AFP – Mahmud Hams) Palestinian men ride a donkey cart past destroyed buildings in the northern Gaza Strip on…

Gaza damages “at least” $4-6 billion 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – Israel’s month-long assault on Gaza will cost the Palestinian territory at least $4-6 billion in damages, deputy economy minister Taysir Amro said Tuesday. Amro told AFP the figure included only “direct damages” to the Gaza economy and warned it could climb further once additional impacts on…

Tunisia’s president asks US for help 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Visiting Washington to attend US President Barack Obama’s Africa summit, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said that Tunisia “feels the burden” of being the last potential success story from the Arab Spring.

UN alarm over Iraqi Yazidi children 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – The UN children’s agency has expressed “extreme concern” over reports that 40 children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority died after an offensive by jihadists.

Dubai court sentences Lebanese couple for pepper spray robbery 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – A Lebanese couple who were convicted of attacking a Saudi man with pepper spray and stealing his money lost an appeal for a five-year sentence in a Dubai court on Tuesday, according to Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National . The couple, who remain unidentified, were accused of…

Lebanon: Bekaa residents defiant in the face of the Islamic State’s attacks 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – Men in Ersal sit in the shade. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) Men in Ersal sit in the shade. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) The war in Ersal has cast a heavy shadow on surrounding villages, from Labweh and Nabi Othman to Jdeideh and Ras Baalbek. However, the northern Bekaa…

Will Arsal unite Lebanon? 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – The overwhelming popular support for the Lebanese military’s response to terror encroachment in Arsal suggests that the Lebanese public may yet believe in national unity.

Erdogan’s presidential rivals fight for airtime 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accused of employing unfair advantages in his election campaign.

Ersal sheikh: ‘ISIS is an occupier and Ersal is a hostage’ 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – Lebanese residents flee fighting in the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal near the border with Syria early on August 4, 2014 as Islamist militants battled Lebanese army troops. (Photo: AFP-STR) Lebanese residents flee fighting in the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal near the border with Syria…

Syrian Alawites horrified by rising death toll 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Most Alawites remain steadfast in their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but many are quietly horrified at the high number of Alawite men dying in combat.

Saudi beheads man who beat son to death 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – A Saudi man was beheaded Tuesday for torturing and beating his two-year-old boy to death, the interior ministry said. Maqbul bin Madi al-Sharari hit his son Mohammed “repeatedly with a cane on the back of his head and the rest of his body,” the ministry said…

UN says jihadis killed 40 minority children in northwestern Iraq 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – Forty children from northern Iraq’s Yazidi minority are reported to have died as a result of a jihadi attack on the Sinjar region, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Tuesday. “According to official reports received by UNICEF, these children from the Yazidi minority died as a…

Could the presidential campaign be good for Turkish democracy? 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two main opponents in the presidential elections have shown themselves to be legitimate contenders.

US, Iran don’t need to cooperate in Iraq 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Cooperation between the United States and Iran in the fight against the Islamic State should not include any concessions in the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

Herzog stands by Netanyahu on Gaza 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – In an interview, Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog explains that he backed the operation in the Gaza Strip in the interest of solidarity, but when the dust settles, nothing will have changed between him and the prime minister.

Ayatollah Khamenei, Assad spoke of reforms 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Iran’s former ambassador to Syria conceded in an interview that the Syrian government made mistakes in the first stages of the Syrian protests and revealed that Iran’s supreme leader wrote a letter to Syria’s president urging reforms.

It’s too dark to see 
Al-Akhbar Blogs 5 Aug 2014 – I am writing this from the third café I migrated to today following exile from my comfortable home in Beirut. The electricity has been cut off from my entire neighborhood, and after more than 24 hours of blackout, we were told that nothing can be done…

Two more soldiers die in east Lebanon battle, girl killed in Tripoli 
Al-Akhbar News 5 Aug 2014 – Lebanese soldiers check identity cards at a checkpoint set up as part of heightened security measures in the northern port city of Tripoli on August 5, 2014, while violence in the eastern part of the country bordering with Syria continues. (Photo: AFP – Ibrahim Chalhoub) Lebanese…

8 months in, clashes in Anbar continue 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Houses and shops have been completely destroyed in Anbar as a result of the clashes between the Iraqi army and members of armed factions.

Did an Israeli drone strike militants in Egypt? 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Eyewitnesses say an Israeli drone struck Egyptian militants in the Sinai Peninsula on July 23, despite Egypt’s official assertions that it was responsible for the strike.

From town squares to Twitter: Turkey’s civil rights movement 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – Two social media campaigns swept Turkey this week, sparking discussions of social media’s reformist, rather than revolutionary, role in the country.

Israel fears terror spillover from Gaza to West Bank 
Al-Monitor 5 Aug 2014 – The growing economic crisis in the West Bank coupled with Hamas assaults on Israel and the destruction in Gaza risk provoking more terror attacks in the West Bank.

VIDEO: Militants ‘may use dams as weapons’ 
BBC 5 Aug 2014 – The BBC’s Jiyar Gol reports on fears in Iraq that Isis militants could take control of the country’s dams, bringing flooding to communities along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Lebanon: Army fights without the cover of the Future Movement 
Al-Akhbar Politics 4 Aug 2014 – Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014. (Photo: AFP-STR) Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on August…

The Islamic State expands into Lebanon 
Al-Akhbar Politics 4 Aug 2014 – Militants from the Islamic State. (Photo: Archive) Militants from the Islamic State. (Photo: Archive) Ersal is in jihadi hands. In a matter of hours, radical jihadi militants were able to seize this Bekaa Valley town. Militants affiliated to the Islamic State and its “caliph” Abu Bakr…


Israel’s Reversion to Old Colonial Tactics 
James Abourezk, CounterPunch 8/5/2014
The Demonization of Gaza
It is amazing how quickly Israel has learned the elements of colonial staying power. It is even more amazing how the American media has taken up the cause of racism against the Palestinians.
We can start with how the Israelis, and their lobby headquartered in Washington, have managed to demonize Palestinians, with the result that Israel can undertake a massive slaughter and be barely criticized for it both by our media. We can begin with Israel’s request to the US government a couple of decades ago to label Hamas as a “Terrorist Group,” which our government happily agreed to do. Other people in other parts of the world have tried this tactic, with some success, but for the most part such rebels are labeled “insurgents.”
Demonization of those you occupy is an essential first step to allow a colonial power to do what it wishes with the people being occupied. How else can one explain the lack of meaningful protests by Americans, who have furnished the money and the weapons to the maiming and the slaughter by Israel of thousands of Palestinians in the many wars its Army has conducted against the Palestinians.
It is useful to look back at our own colonial experience to understand what our government is doing to abet this slaughter of innocents.
Our government, back in the early days of our country, made it a point to come to the aid of settlers who wanted to steal land abourezkfrom American Indians. The government would send soldiers to any area where Indians fought against the settlers. In fact, the Wounded Knee massacre came about when President Harrison, in 1889, sent troops to South Dakota to “protect” white settlers from Ghost Dancing Indians…. more.. e-mail

Short stories from Gaza 
Sarah Algherbawi, International Solidarity Movement 8/5/2014
Gaza, Occupied Palestine
These are short stories from Gaza, a brief picture of our suffering. Reality is much more painful. The description under each photo consists of facts published on news agencies and social media. For each photo I also wrote a story. Some of the photographed people we have seen on TV, others I know their friends or relatives, and the narrative is mine from my knowledge of their circumstances. 
Behind numbers, many stories are hidden and buried! 
I was happy, a beautiful bride, preparing for my wedding and a house with my beloved fiancé, my soul mate…I was engaged for 13 months, and supposed to get married in August 2014. He promised to make me happy for the rest of my life…
Now, I’m alone. He never lied. He didn’t have the chance to meet his promised. He was killed.
I was happy with my wedding ring. I couldn’t believe that the woman I have always dreamed of was finally my wife. I even took a picture of the ring and put it as my profile picture on Facebook. I was going to be a daddy – my wife was pregnant when I was killed…
I wish that I could see my son. I wish he knew me. I don’t even know whether the baby is a boy or a girl… but I think he will be a boy and will hold the name of his father, Khaled…
I was a journalist, too. I was killed only for doing my job.
I had a brother. We used to fight too much. Mom had always begged us to stop fighting and making noise. We played together and spent a lot of time with each other. I never thought I would lose him this fast! I loved him very much….more.. e-mail

Refugees once again: Gazans who lost their home wonder what’s next 
Samer Badawi, +972 Magazine 8/5/2014
As the ranks of Gaza’s internally displaced continue to grow, communities are forming in the most unlikely places.
The Boys Preparatory School “A” is home to hundreds of Palestinians from eastern Rafah, where fierce fighting forced them to flee to the UN-run shelter. The school sits on a quiet street just off Rafah’s Nijmeh Circle, but on August 3, its residents were jarred by an explosion so loud that it left Ashraf Eid’s ears ringing.
“I jumped up to go see what was happening,” said Eid, 22, who has been at the school with his extended family for 24 days. Trained in first aid, he rushed to the scene to find shrapnel-pierced bodies and children screaming. An Israeli airstrike had killed ten people, including an employee of the UN Relief and Works Agency, two passers-by, and seven others who had sought shelter at the school.
The next day, when I met him, Ashraf was sitting behind a desk in the school’s courtyard, surrounded by children and selling biscuits and cigarettes – a makeshift business amid the shock gripping this haggard community.
I asked him if he and the others contemplated leaving after Sunday’s attack. “Where would we go?” he said. “Anyway, when it’s our time to die, we will die.”
That kind of fatalism pervades every conversation in Gaza. When death comes – literally – from above, there is no agency, no way to hedge against the inevitability of fate.
Another of the school’s residents, Mohammad Al-Jaafari, tried to buck fate last Friday, when he made for his home in Shoka, near Gaza’s would-be airport. He left after the day’s ceasefire took effect, at 8 a.m. By 9:30 that morning, the fighting had resumed. He never made it. more.. e-mail

Eyeless in Gaza 
Jonathan Cook, Nazareth, CounterPunch 8/4/2014
Israel’s Deceptions
A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza.
On Sunday, as the army indicated it would start limited withdrawals, Israel claimed Hadar Goldin was dead, possibly buried in a collapsed tunnel as Israel bombarded the area in which he was seized. His family said he was being left behind.
Israeli officials or media did not view Hamas’ operation dispassionately. Goldin was not “captured” but “kidnapped” – as though he was an innocent seized by opportunistic criminals.
As occurs so often, many western journalists followed Israel’s lead. The London Times’ front page blared: “Kidnapped in Gaza”, while the Boston Globe called him the “abducted Israeli soldier”.
From western reactions, it was also clear the soldier’s capture was considered more significant news than any of the massacres of Palestinian civilians over the past weeks.
Israel’s cynical calculus – that one soldier i
s more valuable than large numbers of dead Palestinian civilians – was echoed in the diplomatic and editorial corridors of Washington, London and Paris.
Misleading too was the general agreement that, in attacking a group of soldiers in Rafah and seizing Goldin, Hamas had violated the first moments of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire.
The Washington Post reported on the circumstances as a Hamas suicide bomber emerged from a tunnel to explode his vest, killing two soldiers, and Goldin was pulled into the shaft…. more.. e-mail

Israel attacks my university — with bombs and lies
Electronic Intifada: 4 Aug 2014 – Contrary to the propaganda, there is no “weapons development center” in the Islamic University of Gaza. more..

“Only then, when the soldiers knew for certain that they had put an end to this ambulance’s mission, did the shelling stop.”
In Gaza: 5 Aug 2014 – from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society : “PRCS’ Emergency Medial Technician (EMT) A’aed Al Bura’i (27) received a call at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday the 26th of July, indicating several civilian casualties in Al Masreen Street to the East of Beit Hanoun. When the call came in through their ambulance radio, A’aed and two of his colleagues were parked close to Al Masreen Street in line with the Emergency Plan implemented by PRCS’ Emergency Center in Northern Gaza, aimed at deploying ambulances in various areas to ensure their speedy access to targeted zones. A’aed told the ambulance driver to head to the targeted street. A’aed, who started working as a volunteer with PRCS’ Emergency Medical Services three years ago, insisted on being there for PRCS’ and for all Palestinians during this Israeli offensive. He refused to sit idly at home with his wife and two babies, the eldest of whom is…more

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