US guilty of war crimes in Palestine

U.S.-made Hellfire missile linked to killing of a child and three medics in Gaza by Israeli forces during operation Cast Lead, January 4, 2009. (Photo: Amnesty International)

By Sam Bahour The U.S. is not a neutral mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; it is an active participant and is guilty of the crimes being committed by Israel against Palestinians, most recently, the mass killings and destruction Israel wrought on the Gaza Strip during the summer. The reality that the U.S. is an active supporter of unimaginable suffering may very … [Read more...]

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...]