Gaza & the US Press by CounterSpin

18 May 2018 — FAIR

Washington Post depiction of Gaza protests (photo: Joyce Lee/Washington Post)

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This week on CounterSpin: The Palestinian health ministry in Gaza says Israeli soldiers killed at least 60 Palestinians and wounded as may as 2,700 in an eight-hour period pm May 14. Palestinians protesting both the horrific living conditions in Gaza and their inability—despite international law—to leave it, to return to the homes from which they were expelled, along with hundreds of thousands of people, in the 1940s. At the same time—and for many US TV viewers, on a sickening split-screen—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, celebrating the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, declared it a “great day for peace.”

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PCHR: Accountability Guarantees End of International Law Violations Against Peaceful Demonstrators

18 May 2018 — PCHR

Recently, violations of international law have escalated in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt),  particularly after several political developments that have threatened of ending Palestinians’ right to self-determination and return along with tightening the closure on the Gaza Strip which is on the blink to collapse. These developments led to a popular march started on 30 March 2018 in the Gaza Strip, demanding the right to return and end of the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip. 

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