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http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/

http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/

http://972mag.com/c/news/

Gideon Levy in Haaretz  http://www.haaretz.com/misc/writers/gideon-levy-1.402

26/08/14 – Ceasefire agreed, 2142 Gazans dead, of which around 500 were children and over 11200 injured. 64 Israeli soldiers, 4 civilians and a Thai worker on the border of Gaza. Blockade to be eased and fishing zone for Gaza fisherman extended to 6km

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/hamas-claims-gaza-truce-agreed-with-israel-2014826135242392859.html

 25/08/14 Final panel announced to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity

25/08/14 – 3 High rise apartment blocks destroyed, housing media installations

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/gaza-high-rise-hit-israeli-rockets-2014825213929205207.html

23/08/14 – Over 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants condemn genocidal massacre of Palestinians

http://ijsn.net/

19/08/14 – EU bans import of meat and dairy from Israeli settlements

http://www.eccpalestine.org/the-eu-bans-the-import-of-poultry-eggs-and-diary-from-illegal-israeli-settlements/

18/08/14 – Israel bans Amnesty Int and other International Organisations entering Gaza.

http://alray.ps/en/index.php?act=post&id=5163#.U_0HQmOK-pA

12/08/14 A 91-year-old Dutch man honoured for shielding a Jew from the Nazis has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in a Gaza air strike.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11037008/Dutchman-91-returns-Holocaust-honour-to-Israelis-after-six-relatives-killed-in-Gaza.html

04/08/14 – 1865 dead in Gaza (over 400 children), 9400 injured, over 270,000 displaced. 61 Israeli soldiers, 2 civilians at border with Gaza, 1 of whom was delivering supplies to army and a Thai national also near gaza border.

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/4/as_gaza_death_toll_tops_1800

04/08/14 – Israel breaks humanitarian pause

 Israel breaks its own ceasefire striking a house in the Beach refugee camp. Officials report that an eight-year-old girl is dead, and 29 injured.

http://www.channel4.com/news/gaza-limited-humanitarian-ceasefire-begins-israel

03/08/14 -UN voices outrage over Gaza school strike, UN school hit again.

The bloodshed needs to stop,” said a statement signed by the European Union and the European Commission presidents on behalf of the bloc’s 28 member states.

“We deplore the terrible loss of lives, including innocent women and children,” it said, condemning the “intolerable violence” being suffered by Gaza residents.

http://www.channel4.com/news/deadly-israeli-strike-hits-un-school-in-rafah-gaza-video

02/08/14 – Israel takes brutal revenge on Rafah for the loss of its soldier

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-israel-takes-brutal-revenge-on-rafah-for-the-loss-of-its-soldier-9648004.html

31/07/14 Gaza war prompts Latin America to break ties with Israel

While the US and UK stand by Israel over its military offensive in Gaza, governments across Latin America have moved to cut their links.

http://www.channel4.com/news/gaza-strip-latin-america-israel-diplomatic-brazil-argentina

30/07/14 UNRWA denounces Israel for strike on Gaza school

The head of UN agency issued a furious denunciation of an Israel strike on one of its schools in Gaza. At least 16 people were killed in a strike which Krahenbuhl described as “intolerable.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces,” said UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl, saying the school’s location had been communicated to the Israeli army 17 times.
“No words to adequately express my anger and indignation,” he wrote on his official Twitter account. “This is the sixth time one of our UNRWA schools has been struck. Our staff leading the international response are being killed,” he wrote, indicating some 3,300 people had been sheltering in the school in Jabaliya refugee camp at the moment it was struck. “Children, women and men killed and injured as they slept in place where they should have been safe and protected.

29/07/14. Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense air strike yet

At least 100 Palestinians killed as TV and radio outlets,  and refugee camp all targeted as calls for ceasefire dismissed.

 29/07/14. Chile and Peru recall Israel envoys over Gaza operation joining Brazil & Ecuador

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem denounce Israel in open letter

 By: July 29, 2014 12:12 pm

Joining director Pedro Almodovar,  and dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, in denouncing Israel’s incursion into Gaza in an open letter. In the letter, referenced by Europa Press and The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainers demanded a cease-fire by the Israeli militaryThe letter reads: “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.” Signatories also blamed the current hostilities squarely on Israel,  saying that “Israel keeps advancing and invading Palestinian territories instead of withdrawing to the [19]67 borders.”

 

​Israel’s security cabinet rejects Gaza ceasefire proposal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet has rejected proposals for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, a government source told Reuters.

 

Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert.

Dearest friends,

The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24 hour shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!

Now, once more treated like animals by “the most moral army in the world” (sic!).

My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian “sumud” gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace – but we cannot afford that, nor can they.

Ashy grey faces – Oh NO! Not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out – oh – the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes,cannulas – the leftovers from death – all taken away … to be prepared again, to be repeated all over. More then 100 cases came to Shifa in the last 24 hrs. Enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here – almost nothing: no electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors – all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterday’s hospitals. But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormously resolute.

And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flow, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear. This is not happening!

An then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic ‘Zennanis’, the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made in and paid by the US.

Mr. Obama – do you have a heart?

I invite you – spend one night – just one night – with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe.

I am convinced, 100%, it would change history.

Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people.

But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another “dahyia” onslaught on Gaza.

The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death.

Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue.

Mads Gilbert MD PhD
Professor and Clinical Head
Clinic of Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of North Norway

– See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/12920-letter-from-gaza-by-a-norwegian-doctor#sthash.aGCPohzs.dpuf

girls

Israel bombs United Nations school again, nowhere safe in Gaza

Results at United Nations Geneva to launch an enquiry into war crimes. Funnily the countries closely allied to the states abstained, either you believe in international law or you dont, shame on you

Results at United Nations Geneva to launch an enquiry into Israeli war crimes. The US only country that voted no. Also the countries closely allied to the US abstained, either you believe in international law or you dont!

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