Archiv: Gaza

08.03.2021 - 09:41 [ Washington Post ]

For Israel, there’s little political cost to killing Palestinians


Israeli authorities claimed they opened fire in response to some protesters who had encroached near the fence, burning tires and hurling stones or molotov cocktails. Footage that emerged from the chaotic scene suggested Israeli soldiers targeted unarmed protesters, including some who were running away and were shot from a distance by snipers.

08.03.2021 - 09:39 [ Haaretz ]

The Israel Massacre Forces


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. This is the army whose commander, the good and moderate Gadi Eisenkot, is received with such pride by Israelis. Of course, in the holiday media interviews, no one asked him about the anticipated massacre and no one will ask him now either.

01.09.2020 - 09:19 [ Haaretz ]

Hamas Announces Qatar-brokered Deal to Avoid Escalation With Israel

„After a round of talks, mediated by the Qatari representative, Mohammed al-Emadi, an understanding has been reached to avoid an escalation and stabilize the situation. Several projects were announced that will serve and alleviate the situation for our people in Gaza, given the coronavirus crisis that has struck us,“ a statement from Hamas Leader Yahya Sinwar’s office said.

04.08.2020 - 20:45 [ ]

Israel minister to i24NEWS: ‚We will take over Gaza again‘

Israel will eventually have to invade Gaza and take over control of the Hamas-run enclave, Israel’s Community Affairs Minister, Tzachi Hanegbi, told i24NEWS in an exclusive interview.

„We will eventually have to go all the way into Gaza and taker over, because one day it will be impossible to do so. One day there will be so many rockets and missiles fired from Gaza that the Israeli public won’t accept the status quo anymore“ Hanegbi said.

03.07.2020 - 13:06 [ Haaretz ]

How Netanyahu Silenced Israel’s Spies and Soldiers From Dissenting on Annexation

In the coming months no less than five senior members of the security establishment face replacement.

They are: Yossi Cohen, head of Mossad (Israel’s foreign espionage agency); Nadav Argaman, head of the Shin Bet, (domestic security service); Major-General Tamir Hayman, chief of Military Intelligence, and its Research Directorate director, Brigadier-General Dror Shalom; and finally, Meir Ben Shabat, head of the National Security Council.

12.06.2020 - 08:40 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Decision to Sanction International Crime Court Was Coordinated With Israel, Source Says

The move was discussed in a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem last month, the source said on Thursday.

16.05.2020 - 19:42 [ Al Jazeera ]

Hundreds of artists urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

„With the pandemic, Gaza’s almost two million inhabitants, predominantly refugees, face a mortal threat in the world’s largest open-air prison.“

29.02.2020 - 17:47 [ Haaretz ]

Mossad Chief Visited Doha, Urged Qatar to Continue Hamas Financial Aid

The visit came to light in an interview former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman gave Israel’s Channel 12 News on Saturday, saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sent Cohen and the Israeli military’s chief of Southern Command Herzl Halevi to „beg the Qataris to keep funneling money into Hamas.“

03.01.2020 - 16:09 [ ]

Projekt Eastmed: Griechenland, Israel und Zypern einigen sich auf Bau von Gas-Pipeline

„Wir bauen eine Brücke mit der Energie nach Europa gebracht wird“, sagte Mitsotakis nach der Unterzeichnung. Die Pipeline werde die Region stabilisieren und Wohlstand für die Menschen bringen, sagte der griechische Premierminister.

„Es ist ein historischer Tag für Israel“, sagte Israels Regierungschef Netanyahu.

27.12.2019 - 14:05 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Blood & Tears. Gaza August 2014


Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed to an open-ended ceasefire on August 26 after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that halted the Protective Edge operation, with more than 2,200 killed.

27.12.2019 - 14:04 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Gaza-Israel War. Deadly July 2014


The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed over 1,500 civilian lives in Gaza.

24.12.2019 - 18:16 [ ]

Jordan Valley annexation plans halted after ICC statement

Plans of Israel’s incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the West Bank’s Jordan Valley have reportedly entered a “deep freeze”over concerns that it could potentially intensify confrontation with the International Crime Court.

24.12.2019 - 18:12 [ ]

Israel bans officials from public discussions on ICC probe strategy

The move was initiated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ministers speaking on condition of anonymity were cited as saying that public discussion and media media coverage of Israel’s efforts to forestall the ICC from launching its probe could potentially compromise Israel’s national interests.

22.12.2019 - 19:41 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Patriots and Justice Seekers Should Look to the Hague With Hope

Israel has done everything to reach The Hague. That’s what happens when the prosecution is a cemetery for war crimes, the High Court whitewashes them and the media hides them and covers for them. That’s the way it is when international law is disparaged for decades. There’s probably no other country that thumbs its nose at international law this way and pays no price for it. Perhaps now the moment of truth is approaching, the moment of penalty. It will be very good for Israel. It might clean out its stables, stained with blood and stolen land. Every Israeli patriot and seeker of justice should now look to The Hague with hope.

21.12.2019 - 23:19 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Blood & Tears. Gaza August 2014


Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed to an open-ended ceasefire on August 26 after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that halted the Protective Edge operation, with more than 2,200 killed.

21.12.2019 - 23:16 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Gaza-Israel War. Deadly July 2014


The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed over 1,500 civilian lives in Gaza.

21.12.2019 - 23:14 [ ]

Report: Israeli officials fear possible ICC prosecution

A full ICC investigation could possibly lead to charges against individuals. States cannot be charged by the ICC.

The ICC’s preliminary investigation has looked at the 2014 war which left 2,251 dead on the Palestinian side, the majority civilians, and 74 on the Israeli side, most of them soldiers.

21.12.2019 - 11:38 [ Internationaler Strafgerichtshof / International Criminal Court (ICC) ]

Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the Situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction

As there has been a referral from the State of Palestine, there is no requirement to seek Pre-Trial Chamber’s authorisation before proceeding to open an investigation, and I do not seek to do so.

However, given the unique and highly contested legal and factual issues attaching to this situation, namely, the territory within which the investigation may be conducted, I deemed it necessary to rely on article 19(3) of the Statute to resolve this specific issue.

Earlier today, I therefore requested from Pre-Trial Chamber I a jurisdictional ruling on the scope of the territorial jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court („ICC“ or the „Court“) under article 12(2)(a) of the Rome Statute in Palestine.

21.12.2019 - 11:25 [ Haaretz ]

In Israel’s Attempt to Deflect ICC Prosecutor’s Call to Probe War Crimes, It Admitted to the Occupation

Gripped by panic at Fatou Bensouda’s statement that there’s reasonable basis to investigate it for war crimes, Israel claimed ‘there is either the occupation and no Palestinian state, or there’s a Palestinian state and no occupation’. By using this problematic argument, Israel gave the answer

21.12.2019 - 10:51 [ Times of Israel ]

Pompeo: US ‘firmly opposes’ ICC announcement on alleged Israeli war crimes

“We firmly oppose this and any other action that seeks to target Israel unfairly,” Pompeo said.

“We do not believe the Palestinians qualify as a sovereign state, and they therefore are not qualified to obtain full membership, or participate as a state in international organizations, entities, or conferences, including the ICC.”

21.12.2019 - 10:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

ICC prosecutor says Israel committing war crimes, opens investigation

Bensouda “completely ignored the serious legal arguments we presented to her,“ the prime minister said. „She also ignored truth and history when she said it is a war crime that Jews live in their homeland, the land of the Bible, our ancestral land. We will not be silent. We will not bow to this injustice.“

20.12.2019 - 17:01 [ ]

International Criminal Court announces probe into ‚war crimes‘ in Palestinian territories

Bensouda launched a preliminary probe in January 2015 into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Israel and the Palestinian territories, in the wake of the 2014 Gaza war.

20.12.2019 - 16:59 [ ]

IStGH-Anklägerin: Grund für Ermittlung zu Palästinensergebieten

Die palästinensische Regierung hatte sich wegen der israelischen Siedlungen im besetzten Westjordanland, dem Gaza-Krieg 2014 und wegen der palästinensischen Gefangenen in israelischen Gefängnissen an das Gericht gewandt.

15.11.2019 - 05:50 [ ]

IDF kills Islamic Jihad rocket commander, family of 8 in overnight Gaza strike

A senior commander with the Gaza-based terror organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) was killed overnight Thursday in an IDF strike, leaving dead eight members of the same family.

A spokesperson for the Israeli military said that Rasmi Abu Malhous, apparently the head of Islamic Jihad’s rocket unit, was killed in a targeted attack on his home in Deir al-Balah, located the central Gaza Strip.

14.11.2019 - 09:30 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Exploits Gaza Flare-up to Blast Joint List and Isolate Israeli Arabs

The prime minister’s assault kills minority government option and undercuts Joint List efforts to ally with the Jewish center-left

13.11.2019 - 09:17 [ Haaretz ]

Amid Gaza Escalation, Netanyahu-Gantz ‚Crisis Government‘ Closer Than Ever

Until now, it seemed the entire political system was fumbling all the way to another election, and that perhaps this was our new system of government – elections and yet more elections, devoid of either victory or significance. But on Tuesday, Israelis woke up to a historic moment. A “crisis government” led by Netanyahu, with the participation of Benny Gantz and his Kahol Lavan party, now seems like the most probable outcome.

13.11.2019 - 09:11 [ Haaretz ]

Gaza Escalation Makes Minority Government in Israel a Distant Prospect

We’ve gotten used to the racist aroma that wafts from the written and oral statements of Israel’s prime minister about the Arab minority. The same goes for the naked cynicism of the man who is willing to kiss the feet of racist messianic politicians, Kahanists, xenophobes and persecutors of children, just so they’ll support his government. But it wouldn’t be too much to expect for him to calm down his campaign, knowing that in a few short hours, hundreds of missiles would rain down on people in the Gaza border communities and points north.

12.11.2019 - 18:23 [ ]

Israel targets senior Islamic Jihad figure in Damascus, kills son: report

Since civil war erupted in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in the neighboring country.

12.11.2019 - 18:19 [ Washington Post ]

Israel kills a senior leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza airstrike

In Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces targeted Baha Abu al-Ata, the militant commander Israel considered responsible for several previous rocket launches, on grounds that his next attack was imminent. In a televised appearance, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Abu al-Ata the “chief terrorist in Gaza” and emphasized the care taken to prevent other injuries in the strike.

15.05.2019 - 02:40 [ Uri Avnery / ]

Die Israelis töten einfach weiter Menschen, stehlen Land

Wie kann eine Gruppe von einigen hunderttausend einen der am schwersten bewaffneten Staaten der Welt „zerstören“, einen Staat, der Atombomben und U-Boote besitzt, um sie zu transportieren? Wie? Mit Drachen?

Sowohl Donald Trump als auch Vladimir Putin huldigen uns, die faschistischen Diktatoren und liberalen Präsidenten der Welt kommen zu Besuch. Wie kann die Hamas eine tödliche Gefahr darstellen?

13.04.2019 - 09:55 [ Haaretz ]

AIPAC-affiliated Democrats Warn Netanyahu Against West Bank Annexation

Four U.S. lawmakers who have long proved staunch supporters of Israel express concern over the prime minister’s campaign promise ■ Other lawmakers single out Netanyahu’s ‚full-throated embrace of the far right’s extreme agenda‘

31.03.2019 - 13:17 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

Today 3 minors were killed by IDF snipers as they protested the inhumane conditions Israel imposes on Gaza with its military blockade around the entire region. As American Jews, we need to be speaking out against these atrocities today and every day.


31.03.2019 - 12:48 [ Ofir Gendelman / Twitter ]

PM Netanyahu: I have ordered that IDF forces remain fully deployed around the Gaza Strip. This includes tanks, artillery, ground forces & the air force. We are prepared for any scenario and–if need be–an extensive campaign. We will do what needs to be done for Israel’s security

31.03.2019 - 12:21 [ Mondo Weiss ]

‘The New York Times’ runs Israeli propaganda on ’67 War: It was ‘defensive’

Furthermore, the most widely believed reason why on June 8, several days after starting the 1967 war, Israel tried to sink the American spy ship USS Liberty, killing 34 Americans and wounding 171, was that Israel suspected that the ship might be overhearing Israel’s communications about its plans to attack Syria, which could have led the U.S. government to lean on Israel not to attack Syria. Israel took the Golan on June 9-10.

The Times has been showing some encouraging progress of late on Israel/Palestine, but this article is a reversion to the worst days of propaganda and disinformation.

31.03.2019 - 12:12 [ ]

Gaza teen dies from IOF gunfire sustained during border protests

Gaza (QNN) – A Palestinian teenager identified as Belal Mahmoud Najjar, 17, died on Saturday evening from wounds sustained by Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire during the protests at Gaza border on the 43rd anniversary of the Land Day, bringing the number of Palestinians killed by IOF on the same day to four.

31.03.2019 - 11:57 [ ]

Israeli fire kills four Palestinians, says Gaza health ministry

Israel’s military estimated that 40,000 demonstrators had turned up at several points along the border, adding that they threw rocks and in some cases “explosive devices” towards the fence.

The first fatality of the day, Muhammad Sa’ad, 20, was hit in the head by shrapnel caused by Israeli fire before dawn at an overnight protests before the main demonstration, Gaza’s health ministry said. Two 17-year-olds boys were shot dead later in the day, it said, while Belal al-Najjar, 17, later succumbed to wounds sustained in east Gaza Strip.

31.03.2019 - 11:34 [ ]

Gaza-Proteste: Mehrere Tote, über 300 Verletzte

Palästinenser gedenken am 30. März, dem „Tag des Bodens“, zudem massiver Landenteignungen und sechs israelischer Araber, die am 30. März 1976 in dem Ort Sachnin von der israelischen Polizei getötet worden waren. Seit dem ersten „Großen Marsch der Rückkehrer“ am 30. März 2018 waren bei den wöchentlichen Protesten mindestens 258 Palästinenser und zwei israelische Soldaten getötet worden.

30.03.2019 - 16:06 [ Washington Post ]

Gazans have paid in blood for a year of protests. Now many wonder what it was for.

“We hoped it might make a little change. Later, I discovered it was worthless,” he said, his leg secured in a metal apparatus that he adjusts every six hours to help mend his shattered bone.

Every week for the past year, Palestinians have massed at the fence to demonstrate in the March of Return.

30.03.2019 - 15:59 [ Dennis Ross / Washington Post ]

Golan policy may invite Israel’s right to annex West Bank territory. That would spell disaster.

Benny Gantz and the other leaders of the Blue and White party have already declared they will not join a government if Netanyahu heads it, because the attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, has declared his intent to indict Netanyahu.

30.03.2019 - 15:54 [ New York Times ]

Netanyahu Says Golan Heights Move ‘Proves You Can’ Keep Occupied Territory

“There is a very important principle in international life,” Mr. Netanyahu said late Monday after attending the Golan signing ceremony at the White House. “When you start wars of aggression, you lose territory, do not come and claim it afterwards. It belongs to us.”

28.01.2019 - 12:42 [ Haaretz ]

Ex-IDF Chief Benny Gantz Is Killing It in the Israeli Elections. Literally

I, for one, did not mind Gantz’s prolonged political silence, and watching his first campaign videos shows he realizes what must be done to emerge victorious from this choking labyrinth: You must rise above it all so you can burn it all down with napalm.


„Israel before everything. Only the strong prevails. I kill mucho Arabs, green means army, army means strength, Star of David in yo’ face!“

28.01.2019 - 12:41 [ ]

Israeli ex-general Benny Gantz ‘uses stolen Palestinian film’ for campaign video boasting of destruction in Gaza

Benny Gantz was the head of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) during the 2014 conflict but has now entered politics and is running against Benjamin Netanyahu in April’s elections.

The 59-year-old has said little about his political positions so far but released a series of videos burnishing his military credentials.

One boasts of killing 1,364 Palestinian terrorists during the war, while another says that under Mr Gantz’s command “parts of Gaza were sent back to the Stone Age.” The videos make no mention of the 1,462 civilians killed during the conflict, according to a UN count.

28.01.2019 - 12:41 [ Benny Gantz / Youtube ]

1,364 מחבלים הרוגים – 3.5 שנים של שקט בדרום

רק החזק מנצח –
1,364 מחבלי חמאס חוסלו. 3.5 שנות שקט בדרום.

23.11.2018 - 08:16 [ EHA News / Twitter ]

#BREAKING: #Hamas announced on November 11, 2018 that it has deciphered members of the #Israel|i Special Forces which involved in the assassinate of the commander of the Al-#Qassam Brigades Hamas published photographs of #Israeli agents

23.11.2018 - 08:12 [ ]

Hamas publishes photos of raid „fugitives“; Israeli censor warns media

Israel’s military censor, without commenting on the credibility of Hamas’s information, urged the media not to disseminate any details about the Nov. 11 incident in which an Israeli colonel, a Hamas commander and six other Palestinian militants were killed.

14.11.2018 - 06:34 [ Haaretz ]

Why Netanyahu Will Do Almost Anything for a Gaza Cease-fire (And It Has Nothing to Do With Peace)

Netanyahu isn’t looking for a long-term solution now. He doesn’t believe one exists with the Palestinians, besides what he call “peace of deterrence” – another word for bullying the Palestinians until they give up. He’s perfectly aware that won’t happen in the foreseeable future and he’s prepared to wait even for another generation if that’s what it takes.

14.11.2018 - 06:28 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Steinitz: Military action in Gaza would be the ‚Mahmoud Abbas War‘

(15.10.2018) If Israel is dragged into a military operation in the Gaza Strip amid ongoing clashes on the Israel-Gaza border, it should be called the “Mahmoud Abbas War,” Energy Minister and security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said on Monday.

Speaking at the Maariv Leaders Conference in Jerusalem, Steinitz reiterated his warning last year that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has a “strategic program to embroil Israel in a conflict in Gaza, and he wants to manipulate us into a conflict Israel is not interested in at a time that isn’t desirable.”

12.11.2018 - 07:23 [ ]

Hamas Gives Up Control of Gaza Border Crossings

(1.11.2017) The Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday handed over control of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority, taking the first tangible step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement.

12.11.2018 - 07:15 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Army Confirms One Officer Killed, Another Wounded During Gaza Raid

Palestinian officials said the group of Hamas men were fired at from a passing car.

Palestinian sources told Haaretz that one of the casualties is Nur Barake, a deputy commander of an elite unit of Iz al-Din al-Qassam, the military wing of Hamas. According to a statement from Hamas‘ military wing, Israeli forces entered Gaza in a civilian vehicle three kilometers east of Khan Yunis. The exchange of fire began after Israeli soldiers kiled Barake.

12.11.2018 - 06:59 [ ]

Israelische Militäroperation: Tote bei Gefechten im Gazastreifen

Sollten die Berichte zutreffen, wäre es eine höchst ungewöhnliche Operation: Israelische Spezialkräfte sollen innerhalb des Gazastreifens das Feuer auf militante Palästinenser eröffnet haben. Normalerweise operiert die israelische Armee aus der Luft oder von Stellungen außerhalb des Gazastreifens.

18.10.2018 - 02:06 [ Jason Ditz / ]

Israelische Botschafterin in Frankreich wegen des Versuchs der Zensur von Nachrichten kritisiert

Die französische Tageszeitung Le Monde bemerkte, dass niemand in der israelischen Botschaft den Bericht überhaupt gesehen hatte, bevor man dagegen protestierte, dass er ausgestrahlt würde, und dass bin Noun sich beschwerte, dass Israel keine Gelegenheit hatte, eine Stellungnahme abzugeben, obwohl der israelische Militärsprecher in dem Bericht befragt wurde.

21.09.2018 - 02:22 [ teleSUR ]

Spain to Push EU to Recognize Independent Palestinian State

A delegation from the European Parliament tried to enter Gaza Strip to learn more about the humanitarian situation in the territory but were banned from entering by Israel Wednesday. Israel has repeatedly denied the delegation access to visit the Strip since 2011 and the Palestinian parliament has condemned the ban.

15.09.2018 - 21:36 [ Dalit Baum / ]

Einwohner Gazas laden israelische Aktivisten zum Tee ein

Während israelische Soldaten auf palästinensische Demonstranten schossen, trafen sich Aktivisten aus dem Gazastreifen und Israel – auf zwei Seiten des Zauns – zum Tee, zu einem symbolischen Akt der Sehnsucht nach einem Tag ohne Barrieren und Aggressionen

09.09.2018 - 12:25 [ Haaretz ]

16-year-old Gazan Shot to Death by Israeli Soldiers While Waving His Hands; Army to Investigate Incident

On Friday, during the weekly „March for Return“ protests that Palestinians have held on the Gaza-Israel border since the end of March, 17-year-old Bilal Hafaje was killed by live Israeli fire, while at least another 30 were wounded, the Gaza Health Ministry reported.

Gaza’s Health Ministry also said that a 19-year-old Palestinian man died of wounds he had sustained in clashes along the border on July 14. The ministry identified the man as Amjad Hamdona, whose death brings the amount of demonstrators killed along the border to 174.

22.08.2018 - 08:56 [ Al Jazeera ]

Hamas: End to Israel’s Gaza blockade ‚around the corner‘

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said an end to Israel’s decade-long blockade of Gaza was „around the corner“ as talk of a possible truce deal intensifies.

Indirect negotiations between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel brokered by Egyptian and UN officials have reportedly included discussion on easing the blockade, but by no means a complete lifting of it.

15.08.2018 - 22:38 [ ]

Massaker als „Zusammenstöße“ schöngeredet

Wie FAIR bereits öfter aufgezeigt hat, wird der Begriff „Zusammenstoß“ fast immer verwendet, um ungleiche Machtverhältnisse schönzureden und dem Leser den Eindruck zweier gleichberechtigter Seiten zu vermitteln. Er verschleiert die Machtdynamik und die Art des Konflikts selbst, z.B. wer ihn ausgelöst hat und welche Waffen, wenn überhaupt, eingesetzt wurden. „Zusammenstoß“ ist der beste Freund eines Reporters, wenn er Gewalt beschreiben will, ohne Machthaber zu beleidigen – in den Worten von George Orwell, „um Dinge zu benennen, ohne mentale Bilder von ihnen aufzurufen“.

15.08.2018 - 22:36 [ FAIR ]

Laundering a Massacre By Labeling It a ‘Clash’

It obscures power dynamics and the nature of the conflict itself, e.g., who instigated it and what weapons if any were used. “Clash” is a reporter’s best friend when they want to describe violence without offending anyone in power—in the words of George Orwell, “to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.”

12.08.2018 - 15:25 [ Democracy Now! / Youtube ]

Horror on Gaza Beach: New York Times Photographer Witnesses Israeli Killing of 4 Palestinian Boys

(17.7.2014) Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the continued siege of Gaza and for Israeli bombardment at will. The news of a fresh proposal comes just as a five hour humanitarian pause has ended. The United Nations asked for the break to let Gazans receive supplies and repair damage following 10 days of Israeli bombings. On Wednesday, an Israeli gunboat shelled a beach killing four boys who were playing. The boys were all between the ages of nine and 11 and from the same extended family. Seven other adults and children were wounded in the strike. The scene was witnessed by several international journalists, including our guest Tyler Hicks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer at The New York Times. We are also joined from Gaza City by Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who has interviewed family members of the young victims

12.08.2018 - 15:18 [ BBC ]

Eyewitness: Gaza beach shelling

(9.6.2006) „Three children were there, two with severe deep cuts in their heads.

One girl was just screaming, crying out for her father: ‚Dad, my dad.‘

It was a terrible scene, with blood everywhere. We could see a gunship in middle of sea, so we knew what had happened.

The medics arrived and started moving the bodies away. I helped them. It was shocking – it’s the first time I have been around to see this kind of thing.“

09.08.2018 - 22:28 [ VOL.AT ]

Palästinenser wollen vorerst Beschuss auf Israel einstellen

Israelische Medien berichteten auch am Donnerstag von Verhandlungen über eine langfristige Waffenruhe zwischen Israel und der Hamas unter ägyptischer Vermittlung. Die Hamas hatte am Montag Gespräche mit Ägypten über eine Waffenruhe bestätigte. Von Israel gab es dafür keine offizielle Bestätigung.

09.08.2018 - 17:04 [ Times of Israel ]

Heads of IDF southern, homefront commands visit Sderot

Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi and Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Tamir Yadai speak with the mayor of the town, Alon Davidi, and visit one rocket impact site, the army says.

Halevi praises the residents of the city and the local government for standing up to “challenging situations.”

09.08.2018 - 15:41 [ Haaretz ]

After Gaza Factions Declare Round of Hostilities Over, Rocket Fired at Southern Israeli City

Palestinian factions in Gaza declared Thursday that they consider the latest round of violence between Israel and Gaza over, saying that maintaining the peace now depends on Israel. After the statement was released, however, a rocket was fired at the city of Be’er Sheva, located some 40 kilometers from the Strip. This was the first time rockets were fired at the city since the 2014 Gaza war.

09.08.2018 - 12:35 [ Radio Utopie ]

Sabotiert Herzl Halevi den Waffenstillstand zwischen der Hamas und Netanyahu?

Kurz vor einem Waffenstillstand zwischen der im aufständischen Teil der israelischen Kolonie Palästina herrschenden Hamas im Gazastreifen und der israelischen Regierung Netanyahu in Jerusalem eskaliert plötzlich die Situation.

09.08.2018 - 11:03 [ ]

Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists

On Tuesday, the Israeli military struck a Hamas military post in Gaza after it said militants fired on Israeli troops on the border. Hamas said two of its fighters were killed after taking part in a gunfire parade inside a militant camp.

The incident occurred while a group of senior Hamas leaders from abroad were visiting Gaza to discuss the ceases-fire efforts with local leaders.

06.08.2018 - 04:58 [ ]

Israel veröffentlichte erste Bilder von Gaza-Seesperre

Israels Verteidigungsministerium hat gestern erste Bilder einer Seesperre zum Gazastreifen veröffentlicht. Die auf Twitter verbreiteten Aufnahmen zeigen eine Art Wellenbrecher, der weit ins Meer reicht. Die „Jerusalem Post“ berichtete, die Sperre solle 50 Meter breit und sechs Meter hoch werden. Sie solle etwa 200 Meter weit ins Mittelmeer reichen.

28.07.2018 - 13:04 [ Canary ]

A rapper from Gaza is about to drop one of the most groundbreaking albums of the year

Step 25 is possibly the biggest Palestinian music album for years. Nobody’s done an album with 25 songs and more than 70 artists participating in it. The album is a mix of genres, but led by a rapper [MC Gaza]. It has more than 15 types of music with 25 subjects. Step 25 is all about what we are living through in Palestine; society, politics, humanity and even some fun subjects are in the album.
I made Step 25 all by myself, with my own power and three years of hard working. Nobody sponsored it. But this is why I made a fundraising campaign – so I can share it to the people of the world. I hope everyone will help and support the album.

23.07.2018 - 11:27 [ Uri Avnery / ]

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 / ]

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 - 05:15 [ Uri Avnery / Radio Utopie ]

Hat man SIE einer Gehirnwäsche unterzogen?

WAS KANN man gegen solche Gehirnwäsche tun?

Nicht viel.

Zuallererst gibt es die lebensentscheidende Notwendigkeit einer zweiten Stimme. Gehirnwäsche kann nur dann wirken, wenn die offizielle Stimme das vollständige Monopol besitzt. Das zu brechen war eines der Ziele von HaOlam HaSeh, der Wochenschrift, die ich 40 Jahre lang herausgab. Sie trat jeder unwahren Darstellung der Regierung mit einer entgegengesetzten Darstellung entgegen. Zwar war unsere Stimme im Vergleich zur (selbst damals schon) mächtigen Regierungsmaschinerie schwach, aber jedenfalls verhinderte die Tatsache, dass es zwei Stimmen gab, wie ungleich an Macht sie auch waren, eine vollkommene Gehirnwäsche. Der Bürger hört zwei Fassungen einer Geschichte und fragt sich: „Welche ist die richtige?“…

Im Land gibt es eine winzige Gruppe von Kommentatoren, die sich nicht davor fürchten, die Wahrheit zu sagen, auch wenn das als Verrat betrachtet wird. Gideon Levy, Amira Hass und einige andere. Wir müssen sicherstellen, dass ihre Stimmen gehört werden. Wir müssen ihnen Mut machen.

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 [ ]

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.

07.06.2018 - 08:23 [ cefn ‏/ Twitter ]

People overlook @RudyGiuliani’s North Korea comments were a preamble to saying, after gunning down 120 in Gaza, Israel should put „more pressure“ on the Palestinians, make them „beg on their hands and knees“. Is he a psychopath? Waste of a question mark.

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 [ ]

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 / ]

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 [ ]

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 - 03:08 [ Radio Utopie ]

Tag der Schande

Fast alle sogenannten „Militärkorrespondenten“ verhielten sich wie Armee-Propagandisten. Tag für Tag unterstützen sie die Armee damit, dass sie wie diese Lügen und Verzerrungen verbreiteten. Der Öffentlichkeit blieb nichts anderes übrig, als das alles Wort für Wort zu glauben. Niemand sagte ihr etwas anderes.

Dasselbe trifft auf fast alle anderen Kommunikationsmittel, Moderatoren, Ansager und Korrespondenten zu. Sie wurden zu bereitwilligen Lügnern im Dienste der Regierung. Vielen von ihnen wurde das wahrscheinlich von ihren Chefs befohlen. Das ist wirklich kein ruhmreiches Kapitel.

Nach dem blutigen Tag, als sich die Armee der Verurteilung durch die Welt ausgesetzt sah und das Schießen einstellen musste (”nur” zwei unbewaffnete Demonstranten wurden getötet), waren sich alle israelischen Medien darin einig, die Sache zum großen Sieg Israels zu erklären.

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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.

15.05.2018 - 19:11 [ Press TV ]

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Israeli violence against Palestinians

Belgium on Tuesday demanded a UN inquiry into the violence in Gaza and summoned Israel’s ambassador to the foreign ministry after she described all the Palestinian victims as „terrorists.“

15.05.2018 - 09:52 [ ZDF ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat berät über Gaza

Die Verlegung der US-Botschaft von Tel Aviv nach Jerusalem hat im Gazastreifen ein Blutbad nach sich gezogen. Der UN-Sicherheitsrat will über die Lage beraten.

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 - 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 [ ]

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 - 17:05 [ ]

Hamas says Gaza explosion that killed six caused by Israeli ‘spy device’

The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Islamist militant group, first said that several of its members were killed while attempting to dismantle an unexploded rocket from the 2014 war with Israel.

06.05.2018 - 17:00 [ ]

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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.

03.05.2018 - 15:22 [ Haaretz ]

Israel to Top Court: Gaza Protests Are State of War, Human Rights Law Doesn’t Apply

In response to human rights groups, the government says the army’s rules of engagement comply with Israeli and international law

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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.

16.04.2018 - 17:22 [ Radio Utopie ]

Geblendet in Gaza

WO IST die „Linke“? Wo ist die sogenannte „Mitte“?

Sie sind nicht verschwunden, wie viele klagen. Weit entfernt. Eine Verlagerung von wenigen Prozent oder eine Bewegung einer der kleinen Parteien würde genügen, um Benjamin Netanjahu zu stürzen.

Aber sie alle sind wie gelähmt. Keiner wagt es, sich gegen das Töten auszusprechen, nur einige flüstern hinter vorgehaltener Hand.

13.04.2018 - 15:32 [ ]

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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.

12.04.2018 - 07:01 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Army Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza Strip, One Palestinian Reported Killed

The IDF spokesman said that the strike on a Hamas target was carried out in response to an explosive charge that was placed and discovered earlier on Wednesday, when Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on a Hamas outpost after an explosive charge was detonated by a military bulldozer east of Shujaiyeh, near the Gaza border.

According to the IDF, the tractor was performing infrastructure work near the Karni crossing when it mounted the charge. No wounded or casualties were reported.

10.04.2018 - 19:30 [ Hamas ]

Hamas chief: ‘March of Return started and will not stop before we return’

Haniyeh removed the curtain from the mural for Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. This event was organised in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Luther King’s assassination.

“On this day 50 years ago, one of the greatest men who fought for humanity was buried,” he said. “There is no difference between men because of skin colour or morality.”

He added: “We are talking about Martin Luther King, who was assassinated at the hand of hatred and racism on April 4, 1968 and was buried on April 9.” Martin Luther King’s goal “is consistent with our culture and principles.”

The Hamas leader said: “Today, are peacefully seeking to regain our fundamental rights, the foremost of which is to live in our land in peace, to return to our homes and to have freedom of movement and travel and to have clean water and healthy food.

10.04.2018 - 19:27 [ New Yorker ]

Watching a Fellow-Journalist Die in Gaza

“Anyone who lives in Gaza knows that their life is in danger, that one day they might be targeted, whether they’re civilians, journalists, even if they were foreigners or international workers, their lives are in danger. So, we were in danger. When Yaser went to report on Friday, he didn’t rule out that the I.D.F. would target anyone in the area. But we thought that at least there is some sanctity to journalists. But it is clear today that there is no respect for human rights, or for anything that is sacred.”

10.04.2018 - 19:12 [ ]

Video mit Schüssen setzt Israels Armee unter Druck

Die Aufnahmen dokumentieren Stimmen, die auf Hebräisch darüber beraten, ob sie das Feuer auf Palästinenser am Grenzzaun eröffnen sollen. Nach dem, was den Videobildern zu entnehmen ist, stellte der Mann zu diesem Zeitpunkt keine unmittelbare Bedrohung dar. Ein Schütze eröffnete dennoch das Feuer, der Mann fiel zu Boden.

10.04.2018 - 10:56 [ Internationaler Strafgerichtshof ]

Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, regarding the worsening situation in Gaza

(8.4.2018) I remind all parties that the situation in Palestine is under preliminary examination by my Office. While a preliminary examination is not an investigation, any new alleged crime committed in the context of the situation in Palestine may be subjected to my Office’s scrutiny. This applies to the events of the past weeks and to any future incident.

10.04.2018 - 10:49 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

„Nur die Toten finden hier ein besseres Leben.“ – Das Massaker und die blutigen Tage von Gaza

Der Karfreitag der Christen, der Beginn des Pessach-Fests der Juden, der „Tag des Bodens“ der Palästinenser: der 30. März bescherte Gaza ein Blutvergießen, wie es die Mittelmeerenklave seit Ende des letzten großen Krieges im Sommer 2014 nicht erlebt hatte. Beim Auftakt einer mehrwöchigen Protestaktion gegen die längste militärische Okkupation der Welt wurden 18 Menschen von israelischen Sicherheitskräften getötet, Hunderte weitere teils schwer verletzt. Von Jakob Reimann

10.04.2018 - 10:39 [ ]

Israelischer Verteidigungsminister: es gibt keine unschuldigen Menschen im Gazastreifen

In der Praxis läuft Liebermans Haltung darauf hinaus, dass die Palästinenser notwendigerweise Terroristen sind und dass jeder, der gegen die Aktionen der israelischen Regierung protestiert, notwendigerweise Terror gegen sie betreibt.

Wenn es auch in der rechtsextremen Koalition gut ankommen mag, führt jedoch selbst in Israel der Anblick eines Palästinensers, der eine Weste mit der Aufschrift „PRESSE“ trägt und von israelischen Scharfschützen erschossen wird, zu Besorgnis und Unbehagen. Liebermans Argument, dass Sanitätshelfer und Journalisten bekanntlich in „Terroraktivitäten“ verwickelt sind, ist kein gutes Argument, zumal sogar selbst das israelische Militär über den Tod des Journalisten besorgt schien und eine Untersuchung versprach.

08.04.2018 - 08:59 [ Washington Post ]

He was wearing a vest marked ‘PRESS.’ He was shot dead covering a protest in Gaza.

The young journalist shot drone images and video for Ain Media, a small Gaza-based news agency he started five years ago. Just two weeks ago, he posted an aerial photo of Gaza City’s port on Facebook. “I wish that the day would come to take this shot when I’m in the air and not on the ground,” he wrote. “My name is Yaser Murtaja. I’m 30 years old. I live in Gaza City. I’ve never traveled!”

It was one of his last posts.

08.04.2018 - 02:51 [ RT ]

US only Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

Fourteen of the 15 Security Council members agreed to the statement, but the United States, Israel’s closest ally, voted against, Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday evening. He said the UN rejection was “very irresponsible,” and that it gives Israel “the green light to continue with their onslaught against the civilian population” in Gaza.

08.04.2018 - 00:07 [ The Guardian ]

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian journalist shot in Gaza

One of the first journalists to use camera drones in Gaza, Murtaja founded Ain Media, a TV production company that has done work for foreign clients including the BBC and Al Jazeera English. Under a drone image of the Gaza port that he posted on Facebook, he wrote: “I wished I could take this photo from the sky, not from land. My name is Yasser Murtaja, I am 30 years old. I live in Gaza City. I have never travelled.”