Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?

Deaths: A man carries a dead girl from the UN school in Rafah, which was hit by an Israeli airstrike as the number of people in 90 UN-run shelters neared 270,000

Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations. by Karin Laub and Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press RAFAH, GAZA STRIP — The first … [Read more...]

Gaza War Postmortems

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Expect long denied Palestinian injustice to persist. Expect future Israeli aggression. Expect Palestinians blamed for its crimes. by Stephen Lendman Israel's Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression. It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn't about crushing Palestine's legitimate government. Israel needs enemies. When none … [Read more...]

We must admit the truth: Palestinian children in Israel are considered like insects

The difference between children

The difference between children It is human that the killing of an Israeli boy, a child of ours, would arouse greater identification than the death of some 478 Palestinian child. What is incomprehensible is the Israeli response to the killing of their children. By Gideon Levy After the first child, nobody batted an eye; after the 50th not even a slight tremor was felt in … [Read more...]