100 Palestinian prisoners injured in Israeli attacks

22 January 2019 — Electronic Intifada

By Tamara Nassar

Israeli forces injured more than 100 Palestinian prisoners at Israel’s Ofer military prison near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah in a series of raids since Sunday.

Several Israeli military units raided two other prisons since then, Nafha prison in the Naqab region in southern Israel and Gilboa prison in the north, after allegedly receiving an intelligence tip that members of Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian political and resistance organization, had mobile phones, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

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Media: While Attacks in Israel Make Headlines, Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Ignored

15 July 2017 — FAIR

Girl in Gaza (photo: UNICEF)

A Palestinian girl in Gaza looks out the window of her partially destroyed home. (photo: UNICEF)

The recent acute humanitarian crisis in Gaza—on top of the routine humanitarian crisis that defines everyday existence there—has gotten sparse coverage in US media over the past three weeks.

Israeli officials have cut off electricity to almost 2 million Gazans for all but three or four hours a day—in conjunction with nominal Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who has cut funding for Gaza’s electricity in an effort to punish his political rivals in Hamas.

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Gaza in Crisis: Israel launches wave after wave of bombings and artillery attacks

8 July 2014  — williambowles.info

If you can, donate to MECA here: http://www.mecaforpeace.org/meca-projects They are a wonderful organization. Greta.

Last night and while Israeli army forces launched military attacks all over Gaza, by sea, air and artillery shelling, hundreds of thousands of children were unable to sleep inside their roof tinned homes, clinging to their parents, crying, terrified. The shelling of last night was so strong and went through the tiny strip from north to south, east and west. At least 100 attacks took place.

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Libya Newslinks for 14 June 2011

14 June 2011 — williambowles.info

LIVE: Canada backs Libyan opposition, as MPs debate mission
CBC.ca
By Laura Payton, CBC News Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird delivers a speech during the debate on the mission in Libya in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press The Canadian …
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/14/pol-libya-debate.html

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Western Libya Portrait is not What is being Painted by Mainstream Media By Wayne Madsen

4 June 2011 — Global Researchwaynmadsenreport.com

Western media reports continue to indicate that Libyan rebels trying to oust Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi from power, backed by daily NATO air strikes, are gaining ground in western Libya

During a six-hour drive from the Tunisian border to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, this reporter saw no signs of Libyan rebel successes in western Libya. In fact, I witnessed a spontaneous pro-Qaddafi demonstration on the main Tunisia-Tripoli highway in a town about one and a half hours west of Tripoli.

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In a new 100-pages report PCHR details the collective punishment of the population of Gaza

21 December 2010 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Ref: 93/2010

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) releases today a new report on the “Illegal Closure of the Gaza Strip: Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population”.

The absolute closure of Gaza was imposed by Israel following the Hamas takeover in June 2007. For more than three years and a half, this most extreme form of closure has been continuously applied to the so-called “hostile entity” that is the Gaza Strip, cutting off 1.7 million individuals from the outside world.

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Sonja Karkar: Gaza`s Death Throes

This should give everyone pause to revisit our noble declarations of independence and human rights, ethics, morality, religious beliefs, civil liberties and the rule of law. Are they intended only for some people or for all people?

What kind of government in the 21st century can deny another people basic human rights – that is, the right to food, water, shelter, security and dignity?

What kind of government imposes draconian sanctions on another people for democratically electing a government not to its liking?

What kind of government seals a heavily populated territory of 1.5 million people so that no person can enter or leave without permission, fishermen cannot fish in their own waters, and world food aid cannot be delivered to the starving population?

What kind of government shuts off fuel, water and electricity and then rains down on the people, bombs and artillery fire?

The answer is – no government of integrity.

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Palestine: Collectively Punished by Israel and Collectively Punished by the media By William Bowles

22 January 2008

“No general penalty, pecuniary or otherwise, shall be inflicted upon the population on account of the acts of individuals for which they cannot be regarded as jointly and severally responsible.” — Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV); October 18, 1907, Article 50″

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