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11:27 [ Uri Avnery / Antikrieg.com ]

Die Israelis töten einfach weiter Menschen, stehlen Land

Dahinter verbirgt sich eine bestimmte Logik. Die israelische Regierung will das Westjordanland annektieren. Sie will die arabische Bevölkerung herausholen und durch jüdische Siedler ersetzen. Sie betreibt diese Politik langsam, vorsichtig, aber konsequent.

Es ist eine grausame Politik, eine verabscheuungswürdige Politik, und doch hat sie eine gewisse Logik. Wenn Sie dieses abscheuliche Ziel wirklich erreichen wollen, sind die Methoden vielleicht ausreichend. Aber das gilt nicht für den Gazastreifen, den niemand annektieren will. Dort sind diese Methoden pure Torheit.

Das bedeutet nicht, dass die gesamte israelische Politik gegenüber den Palästinensern insgesamt weiser ist. Das ist sie nicht.

Binyamin Netanyahu und seine handverlesenen dummen Minister haben keine Politik. So sieht es aus. Tatsächlich haben sie eine nicht deklarierte Agenda: die schleichende Annexion des Westjordanlandes.

22.07.2018 - 14:41 [ Palestinian Information Center ]

PA forces intercept demonstration against Gaza sanctions PA security forces

Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces on Saturday evening prevented the Palestinian citizens taking part in a demonstration against PA sanctions on Gaza from reaching the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Ramallah.

20.07.2018 - 06:42 [ Mint Press News ]

Israeli Conquest of Gaza Looms as IDF Told to Prepare to “Conquer” Gaza

Israel’s government has instructed the country’s military to prepare for a major military offensive against the Gaza Strip if the launching of “incendiary kites and balloons” over the Gaza-Israel border is not stopped by this Friday. If those objects continue to cross the border, Israel may decide it has “no choice” but to embark on a military campaign intended to “conquer all of Gaza,” according to a report that aired on Israel’s Channel 10 News on Tuesday and was cited by the Times of Israel.(…)
The high probability of a conflict was also mentioned in February by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, who stated that another Israeli invasion of Gaza was “likely” to occur this year.

14.07.2018 - 14:07 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

Gaza Flare-up: Netanyahu Resists Pressure for War, but Flames Getting Higher

However, the prime minister had to make it look like something was being done, in light of the fires that keep raging in Israeli border communities. The media and right-wing critics have already pushed Netanyahu into a military operation he didn’t want in the Gaza Strip, twice: Operation Pillar of Defense (2012) and Operation Protective Edge (2014). This time, he looked better prepared to stand firm in the breach, but not to take responsibility.

14.06.2018 - 19:41 [ RT Deutsch / Youtube ]

Palästinensergebiete: Polizei löst gewaltsam Solidaritätskundgebung für Gazastreifen in Ramallah auf

Der Protest fand trotz eines vorübergehenden Demonstrationsverbots statt, das am Mittwoch verkündet wurde. Die Veranstalter haben weitere Kundgebungen angekündigt. Demonstranten haben den PA-Führer Mahmoud Abbas von der Fatah aufgefordert, Sanktionen gegen die rivalisierende Hamas in Gaza fallen zu lassen, von denen sie glauben, dass sie dessen zwei Millionen Einwohner treffen.

09.06.2018 - 04:59 [ Uri Avnery / Gush Shalom ]

Are YOU Brainwashed?

WHAT CAN be done to counter such brainwashing?

Not much.

First of all: there is a vital need for a second voice. Brainwashing can be efficient only when the official voice enjoys a complete monopoly. That was one of the aims of Haolam Hazeh, the weekly which I edited for 40 years. It met every untrue government version with a contrary version. Although our voice was weak, compared to the powerful government machine (even in those days), the very fact that there are two voices, however unequal, prevents a total brainwashing. The citizen hears two versions and wonders „who is right?“

If all the peace and human rights groups in Israel set up a joint center for information, which will be heard, perhaps the monopoly of official propaganda can be broken. Perhaps.

There is in the country a tiny band of commentators who are not afraid to tell the truth, even when this is considered treason. Gideon Levy, Amira Hass and a few others. We must ensure that their voice is heard. They must be encouraged.

07.06.2018 - 09:41 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Zoabi calls soldiers ‚murderers,‘ is removed from Knesset

“MKs from the Left are actually those who wish to privatize the suffering and disconnect the cause from the effect … The responsibility for the suffering of the women in the Gaza Strip lies solely with Israel. After Israel destroyed the infrastructure and the agriculture in Gaza, it dictates to the people there how and where to eat,” she added in rage.

Zoabi went on with her charge. “You all should be boycotted. The people in Gaza are refugees, their land is in Israel. Those murdered by the soldiers are not being accounted for. Democracy is a nightmare in the Knesset,” she accused.

06.06.2018 - 12:48 [ teleSUR ]

UK’s Corbyn: ‚West’s Support Of Israeli Violence Is Shameful‘

„The U.K. government’s decision not to support either a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into the shocking scale of killings of civilian protesters in Gaza, or the more recent UN resolution condemning indiscriminate Israeli use of force – and calling for the protection of Palestinians – is morally indefensible,“ the Labour leader said.

06.06.2018 - 10:13 [ Kommunistische Partei von Israel ]

Hundreds Display Solidarity in Haifa with Besieged People of Gaza

Several hundred persons, Arabs and Jews, participated in a demonstration in the German Colony in Haifa on late Friday afternoon, June 1, to express solidarity with the nearly 2 million Palestinian people living under the Israeli blockade and repression of the Gaza Strip.

04.06.2018 - 14:45 [ Times of Israel ]

Israeli doctors urge 14 Gaza cancer patients be allowed out for treatment

More than 30 Israeli doctors appealed to the Health and Defense ministries urging them to grant permits for 14 female Palestinian cancer patients from the Gaza Strip to enter Israel and the West Bank for treatment, saying delays could be fatal.

Thirty-one oncologists signed a letter to the ministry and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) highlighting the plight of patients due to the increasing difficulty in traveling for treatment following a tightening of entry permit policies, according to Physicians for Human Rights–Israel.

04.06.2018 - 14:41 [ Times of Israel ]

US envoy to reporters: ‘Keep your mouths shut’ on criticizing Israel over Gaza

“It would seem to me that in a journalistic environment where nine out of ten articles that are written about the Gaza conflict are critical of Israel, you’d think that some journalists would take the time and go and meet with experts and try to understand what could have been done differently or better before they criticize. And I just haven’t seen it,” Friedman said at a media conference in Jerusalem.

02.06.2018 - 20:16 [ Common Dreams ]

Sorrow, Outrage Over IDF Killing of Nurse in Gaza as Deathtoll Surpasses 120

On Friday, she was less than 100 yards from the fence when she was bandaging the man struck by the tear gas canister, Ibrahim al-Najjar said. The man was taken away in an ambulance, and other paramedics tended to Ms. Najjar, who was suffering the effects of the tear gas.

Then shots rang out, and Ms. Najjar fell to the ground.

02.06.2018 - 02:37 [ Uri Avnery / Radio Utopie ]

Stark wie der Tod

MEIN HERZ ist bei den Menschen in Gaza. Ich möchte sie in meinem eigenen und dem Namen meines Landes Israel um Verzeihung bitten. Ich sehne mich nach dem Tag, an dem sich alles ändert, dem Tag, an dem eine weisere Regierung einer Hudna zustimmt, die Grenze öffnet und den Menschen von Gaza ermöglicht, in die Welt zurückzukehren.

02.06.2018 - 02:34 [ Uri Avnery / Gush Shalom ]

Strong as Death

MY HEART is with the people of Gaza. I desire to ask their forgiveness, in my name and in the name of Israel, my country. I am longing for the day when everything will change, the day when a wiser government will agree to a Hudna, open the border and let the people of Gaza return to the world.

29.05.2018 - 16:10 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Israel fliegt Luftangriffe im Gazastreifen

Nach eigenen Angaben fliegt die israelischen Armee derzeit eine Serie von Luftangriffen auf den Gazastreifen. Es handle sich um die größte Operation seit Ende des Gazakriegs 2014. „Die Situation, dass eine Terrororganisation auf israelische Orte feuert, ist unakzeptabel. Seit Mittag haben wir eine Serie von Angriffen im gesamten Gazastreifen begonnen“, sagte Armeesprecher Ronen Manelis in einem kurzfristig einberufenen Gespräch mit Journalisten.

29.05.2018 - 11:11 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Hopes to Unveil Breakthrough in Gaza Cease-fire Alongside Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

Achieving a cease-fire (or hudna in Arabic) between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip will most likely suffer a delay, despite ongoing negotiations being pursued through several channels.

Egypt, the United States and the United Nations have made progress in formulating a plan, and some ideas were discussed for the first time at the Gaza Conference at the White House in March.

24.05.2018 - 08:20 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

Hamas in Gaza, Iranians in Syria: Israel’s F-35 Strikes Carried Message to Both Enemies and Allies

Norkin’s announcement, made at a conference in Israel for air force commanders from 20 countries, was planned for maximum exposure. It was a message to Israel’s adversaries in the region that the IAF now has “stealth” capabilities and is the first air force in the Middle East flying aircraft that are capable of evading radar systems and of operating in hostile environments, virtually undetected.

23.05.2018 - 10:55 [ Suedtirolnews.it ]

Israels Luftwaffe im Dauereinsatz: Israel bombardierte Tunnel und Marine-Ziele in Gaza

Mehrere Männer hatten die Gaza-Grenze überquert; nach Medienberichten setzten sie ein Scharfschützen-Versteck in Brand. Seit dem 30. März waren bei Massenprotesten an der Gaza-Grenze rund 120 Palästinenser getötet worden. Viele von ihnen wurden von israelischen Scharfschützen erschossen. Israels Armee betont, sie schieße nur im Notfall auf Angreifer an der Grenze.

23.05.2018 - 04:00 [ Uri Avnery / Truthdig ]

Israel’s Days of Shame

On bloody Monday this past week, when the number of Palestinian killed and wounded was rising by the hour, I asked myself: what would I have done if I had been a youngster of 15 in the Gaza Strip?

19.05.2018 - 21:21 [ Haaretz ]

21 Israeli Arabs Arrested During Haifa Protest Against Gaza Killings

Twenty one Israeli Arabs protesting the killing of Gazans were arrested Friday in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Dozens participated in a demonstration in the city’s lower commercial area. Police said those arrested were suspected of public disorder offenses. Protesters held up Palestinian flags, according to reports.

19.05.2018 - 05:32 [ The Real News Network ]

Jewish Americans Condemn US Gov. Support for Israel’s Massacre of Gazans

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace NYC and Jews Say No! held a Gaza solidarity protest outside the office of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, condemning US support for Israel’s massacre of Palestinian protesters – Ben Norton reports.

18.05.2018 - 21:16 [ Vereinte Nationen ]

Force used against protestors in Gaza ‘wholly disproportionate’ says UN human rights chief

A special session of the UN Human Rights Council has ended with a resolution by Member States to investigate weeks of violence on the Israeli border with Gaza, which has claimed the lives of more than 100 people in the enclave and left thousands wounded.

18.05.2018 - 19:29 [ United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) ]

Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

„But they are, in essence, caged in a toxic slum from birth to death; deprived of dignity; dehumanised by the Israeli authorities to such a point it appears officials do not even consider that these men and women have a right, as well as every reason, to protest.“

18.05.2018 - 11:33 [ ORF.at ]

Gaza: UNO-Menschenrechtskommissar kritisiert Israel

Die Palästinenser seien unter Israel als Besatzungsmacht „eingepfercht in einen giftigen Slum von der Geburt bis zum Tod, jeder Würde beraubt“, sagte Said.
Am Grenzzaun zu Gaza, wo Palästinenser seit Ende März vermehrt demonstrieren, hätten israelische Sicherheitskräfte 87 Palästinenser getötet, darunter zwölf Kinder, so Said. Der Rat war wegen der Auseinandersetzungen auf Antrag zahlreicher Länder zu einer Sondersitzung zusammengetreten.

18.05.2018 - 00:24 [ Guardian ]

‚Appalled‘ Trudeau calls for inquiry after Canadian doctor wounded in Gaza

The shooting happened during a lull in the protests, said Loubani. He was wearing a green surgeon’s outfit and was standing with orange-vested paramedics about 25 metres from the protesters. There were no fires or smoke and he was within clear lines of sight to three fortified sniper posts.

“It’s very hard to believe I wasn’t specifically targeted, considering that there was a lull in activity, considering the fact that I was so clearly marked,” he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation earlier this week as he recovered from the shooting.

17.05.2018 - 21:43 [ theGuardian.com ]

Calls for inquiry into Israel’s Gaza killings

We, Israelis who wish our country to be safe and just, are appalled and horrified by the massive killing of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza (Reports, 15 May). None of the demonstrators posed any direct danger to the state of Israel or to its citizens. The killing of over 50 demonstrators and the thousands more wounded are reminiscent of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960 in South Africa. The world acted then. We call upon decent members of the international community to act by demanding that those who commanded such shootings be investigated and tried.

The current leaders of the Israeli government are responsible for the criminal policy of shooting at unarmed demonstrators. The world must intervene to stop the ongoing killing.

17.05.2018 - 09:42 [ antikrieg ]

USA blockieren UNO-Untersuchung der Tötungen in Gaza

US-Botschafterin Nikki Haley lobte Israel wegen der Morde und sagte, es hätte nicht nur „Zurückhaltung“ gezeigt, indem es nur 61 Menschen getötet hat, sondern mehr Zurückhaltung, als jedes andere Land der Welt angesichts der Demonstration gezeigt hätte.

16.05.2018 - 03:27 [ Ahram Online ]

Egypt to treat injured Palestinians in North Sinai hospitals: Health minister

Egypt’s Minister of Health Ahmed Radi told Al-Ahram Arabic late on Monday that Egypt will open four North Sinai hospitals to the rising number of Palestinian protesters wounded by Israeli forces in Gaza in recent days. „High quality emergency care has been prepared to receive the injuries in four different hospitals: Al-Arish, Rafah, Beer Al-Abd and Sheikh Zuweid,“ said Radi.

15.05.2018 - 23:47 [ Press TV ]

Thousands of Yemeni people condemn Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza

Thousands of Yemeni people have taken to the streets of the capital Sana’a to strongly condemn the Israeli massacre of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border, vowing to remain united with the Palestinian people against the atrocities of the Tel Aviv regime.

14.05.2018 - 18:07 [ Al Jazeera ]

Gaza protests: All the latest updates

At least 52 Palestinians were killed on Monday in Gaza and more than 2400 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.

14.05.2018 - 18:02 [ +972 ]

Live Blog: Israeli troops open fire on Gaza Return March

Ahead of Nakba Day, marking 70 years since the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem, tens of thousands in Gaza were expected to march on the border, culminating 45 days of protests demanding the right of refugees to return, an end to Israel’s siege. Protests were also taking place in the West Bank and Jerusalem, where the United States is opening its new embassy.

14.05.2018 - 14:50 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

The Israel Massacre Forces

(1.4.2018) The killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes. There’s nothing cheaper in Israel than Palestinian blood. If there were a hundred or even a thousand deaths Israel would still “salute” the IDF.

14.05.2018 - 13:57 [ Washington Post ]

Israelis kill 18 Palestinians in Gaza protesting U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers on Monday killed 18 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence and wounded 918 in the bloodiest day of protests since they began six weeks ago, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Thousands of Palestinians gathered on the edges of Gaza as the U.S. embassy opened in Jerusalem, fanning out along the fence in what appeared to be some of the largest demonstrations yet.

14.05.2018 - 13:49 [ Defense for Children ‏ / Twitter ]

Our investigation confirms Israeli forces shot 15-year-old Jamal Abdul Hadi Mohammad Afaneh in the head with live ammo in Rafah on May 11 at 4:15 pm local time. He was taken to European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis & was pronounced dead next day. #GazaReturnMarch #EmbassyMove

14.05.2018 - 13:29 [ Haaretz ]

Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza Protests: 18 Palestinians Reported Killed by Israeli Gunfire at Border

The Israel Police is preparing for the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with thousands of policemen deployed through the city. At 4:00 P.M. (Israel Time), the official ceremony will take place at the U.S. Consulate in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem, which will officially become the U.S. embassy this week

Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem were urged to turn out en masse to protest the embassy move and take part in Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as Palestinians term Israel’s creation.

07.05.2018 - 21:16 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel says Gaza protests are ‘state of war’

(5.3.2018) “The state opposes the applying of human rights law during an armed conflict,” the reply stated, pointing out that the Red Cross had stated that human rights law did not necessarily apply during periods of war.

Thusly, the state argues, the actions of Israeli forces were in line with both Israeli and international law.

06.05.2018 - 17:00 [ Spiegel.de ]

Grenze zum Gazastreifen: Israelische Soldaten erschießen zwei Palästinenser

Bereits in der Nacht zu Sonntag hatte die israelische Luftwaffe eine Stellung der radikalislamischen Hamas im nördlichen Gazastreifen bombardiert. Der Angriff war nach Angaben eines Armeesprechers eine Reaktion auf Angriffe militanter Palästinenser mit Lenkdrachen auf israelisches Gebiet.

06.05.2018 - 16:56 [ Washington Post ]

Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy. The U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.

(10.5.2018) Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops on the Israel­-Gaza border was a Hamas operative, although the media production company he founded had recently been vetted for a U.S. government grant.

Yaser Murtaja, the co-founder of Ain Media, was shot as he filmed protests at the border fence Friday.

06.05.2018 - 16:54 [ Washington Post ]

Israeli military kills 2 Palestinians it says crossed border

Israel’s military says its forces shot and killed two Palestinians who breached the Gaza border and entered its territory as tensions there mounted Sunday.

Palestinian medic Izzat Shatat said that soldiers fired tank shells and machine guns. He said the Palestinians killed may have been “too close” to the fence but he was not sure if they had actually crossed into Israel.

06.05.2018 - 11:50 [ ORF.af ]

Hamas macht Israel für tödliche Explosion verantwortlich

Während einer „Sicherheits- und Geheimdienstoperation“ zur Untersuchung eines von Israel verschuldeten Vorfalles habe ein „Verbrechen“ stattgefunden, hieß es in einem Statement.

Weitere Angaben wurden nicht gemacht. Das israelische Militär wollte sich bisher nicht dazu äußern.

05.05.2018 - 21:04 [ Michael F. Brown / Electronic Intifada ]

Bolton’s plan to make Palestine disappear

(26.3.2018) Bolton has proposed a “three-state solution”: Israel, giving Gaza to Egypt, and giving the West Bank to Jordan.

He contended in a 2014 Washington Times op-ed that under his plan, “The contentious issue of Jerusalem’s status as the purported capital of ‘Palestine’ would disappear, since Amman would obviously be the seat of government for an enlarged Jordan.”

That was magical thinking.

05.05.2018 - 20:49 [ .israelnationalnews.com ]

IDF Chief of Staff: War with Gaza likely in 2018

(4.2.2018) In what has been the direct and pointed warning to date, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot predicted at Sunday’s cabinet meeting that a new conflict between Israel and the Hamas terror organization in Gaza was likely in 2018 resulting from Hamas‘ mismanagement of the Gaza Strip and the correspondingly difficult humanitarian conditions.

05.05.2018 - 20:14 [ Jonathan S. Tobin / Algemeiner ]

Abbas Isn’t the Real Problem

Anyone possible successor will be a slave to the same mindset that prevented Abbas from ever embracing peace. As long as Palestinians are more worried about suing Britain for the Balfour Declaration than building up their own institutions, and regard Tel Aviv as much an illegal settlement as the most remote West Bank hilltop caravan, Israelis know that the 100-year-old war on Zionism won’t be over.

04.05.2018 - 18:39 [ RT / Youtube ]

LIVE: Proteste im Gaza-Streifen – „Marsch der Rückkehr“ an der Grenze zu Israel fortgesetzt

Die Palästinenser setzen ihre Proteste im Gaza-Streifen an der Grenze zu Israel fort. Beim „Marsch der Rückkehr“ fordern sie das Recht auf Rückkehr in das heutige israelische Staatsgebiet.

Die Proteste finden damit die sechste Woche in Folge statt und sollen bis zum 15. Mai andauern.

03.05.2018 - 15:27 [ USA Today ]

Why is Israel shooting at Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza?

So far, at least 45 people have been killed, including four children and two journalists. The number of wounded has reached 5,500, according to the United Nations.

The demonstrations have attracted as many as 30,000 participants, according to media reports.

30.04.2018 - 18:13 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Pompeo Backs Israel’s Right to Defend Border With Gaza

President Donald Trump’s chief diplomat was concluding his first-ever international trip after being sworn in on Thursday. He landed in Amman on Sunday after stops in Brussels, Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

“We do believe the Israelis have the right to defend themselves, and we’re fully supportive of that,” Mr. Pompeo said at a joint press conference with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

30.04.2018 - 18:10 [ countdown2040.com ]

A fifteen year old Palestinian boy is the latest casualty of the deadly protests that have rocked Gaza, bringing the death toll to 45.

Azzam Oweida, 15, was hit in the head during protests in southern Gaza on Friday, the city’s health ministry said.

The death brings the number of people killed to four and hundreds wounded in the fifth consecutive Friday of protests, where thousands of Palestinains gathered near the heavily guarded border.

30.04.2018 - 18:04 [ New York Times ]

For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’

Say what you will about root causes and immediate ones — about incitement and militancy, about siege and control, about who did what first to whom — one thing is clear. More than a decade of deprivation and desperation, with little hope of relief, has led thousands of young Gazans to throw themselves into a protest that few, if any, think can actually achieve its stated goal: a return to the homes in what is now Israel that their forebears left behind in 1948.

29.04.2018 - 12:20 [ mediaite.com ]

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Israel’s Attacks on Gaza Equal to Hundred 9/11s

(6.8.2014) Reid remarked that the 1,800 killed in Gaza are “mostly civilians, including women and hundreds of children.” According to the United Nations, of 1,814 Palestinians killed, 1,312 (or 72%) are civilians. Of those, 408 are children and 214 are women.

After Israeli newspaper Haaretz featured Reid’s comments on its website, the host was attacked with a barrage of messages on Twitter questioning her analogy:

21.04.2018 - 08:25 [ Nickolay E. Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process / Twitter ]

It is OUTRAGEOUS to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in #Gaza today help #peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing.

#Children must be protected from #violence, not exposed to it, not killed! This tragic incident must be investigated.

21.04.2018 - 08:23 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinians Report Four Killed, 156 Wounded by Israeli Fire in Fourth Friday of Gaza Protests

The ministry said a total of 729 Palestinians were wounded in the protests by, among other things, live fire, tear gas inhalation and rubber bullets. Those killed were named as Ahmad Nabil Abu Aqel, 25, Mohammed Ayoub, 15, Ahmad Rashad Al-Atamana, 24, and Said Abd Al-Aal Abu Taha, 19. Of those wounded, 305 were taken to hospital, 4 of them in serious condition and 166 in moderate condition.

13.04.2018 - 15:32 [ Zeit.de ]

Israel verteidigt Vorgehen: Über 100 verletzte Palästinenser bei neuen Gaza-Protesten

Einige hätten Schussverletzungen erlitten, andere Tränengas eingeatmet, teilte das palästinensische Gesundheitsministerium mit.

Ein Sanitäterzelt sei direkt von einer Tränengasgranate getroffen worden, zehn Sanitäter hätten mit Atembeschwerden zu kämpfen gehabt.

13.04.2018 - 11:29 [ Marc Pocan, Abgeordneter des U.S. Repräsentantenhauses ]

Members of Congress Release Statement on Protests in Gaza

WASHINGTON, DC (April 12, 2018) – U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04) released the following statement in advance of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Friday within the territory of Gaza. The Members of Congress are urging Gaza protesters to carry out their right to assembly nonviolently, while also calling on members of Israel Defense Forces to exercise utmost restraint in the use of deadly force and to fully comply with international law.

13.04.2018 - 11:26 [ theGuardian.com ]

We were Israeli snipers and are filled with sorrow at Gaza shootings

We, a group of former combatants who were members of sniper teams, seek to express our feelings of distress regarding the recent incidents in the Gaza Strip. As we hear about military orders permitting snipers to fire live ammunition at unarmed demonstrators, we are filled with shame and sorrow: shame at the orders devoid of moral and ethical judgment, and sorrow for the young soldiers, whom, as we know very well from our own experience, will always carry with them the scenes that they witnessed through the sights of their rifles.

13.04.2018 - 11:25 [ i24news.tv ]

IDF braces for Gaza flag burning protest as ‘Great March’ enters third week

Israel deployed snipers and tanks along the Gaza border on Friday as it braced itself for violent clashes with thousands of Palestinians protesters set to surge the fence for the third consecutive week.

Some 32 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire over two consecutive weekends of protests in Gaza, demanding the right to return to ancestral homes in what is now Israel.

12.04.2018 - 07:02 [ Hamas.ps ]

Israel desperately attacks Gaza to deter Great March of Return

Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Baroum said on Wednesday the Israeli aggression on Gaza reflects Israeli intention to deter peaceful Great March of Return.

In a press release, Barhoum said that this was aimed to undermine the Palestinian efforts to regain their fundamental rights.

He also said that Israeli bombardment of Palestinian resistance sites reveals the fear and hysteria that the Occupation government is currently going through due to the success of the Great March of Return.