Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …
#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing
A picture is worth a thousand words
A majority of Americans say Israel’s military actions in Gaza are justified, with only four in 10 saying that Israel has used too much force, according to a new national poll.
Despite French President François Hollande’s ban on Palestine solidarity demonstrations, thousands of protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza. Clashes broke out after riot police fired tear gas at protesters .19. July 2014
It was Thursday night when Gilad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Ifrach disappeared. The three Israeli teenagers were hitchhiking home from their schools in the West Bank, and were last seen near Gush Etzion, a settlement bloc. They never made it home.
Seven days have now passed since the disappearance, and in that time Palestinian life has been plunged into fear and disarray. In what is now clearly much more than a bid to return missing teenagers, Israeli forces have unleashed a military crackdown on the West Bank — a crackdown that, for all its punitive brutality, is yet to attract real scrutiny from the global media.
For Palestinians, however, the crackdown had just begun. On Sunday night, the West Bank city of Hebron was shut down as troops began to search from house to house. Couples were woken at gunpoint in the dark, groceries scattered across kitchens, men blindfolded and cuffed in their living rooms. Doors were blasted open, and an 8-year-old was seriously injured by shrapnel. In the Jalazon refugee camp, 20-year-old Ahmad Sabarin took a bullet to the chest; he died in hospital.
Edward Said, Interview with Timothy Appleby, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1986
The latest violent conflict between Israeli and Palestinian forces is bad and getting worse.
Israeli airstrikes killed eight members of a family, including five children, in a predawn raid on Gaza on Thursday, Palestinian officials told Reuters. The Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman puts the number killed in Gaza at more than 80, including at least 20 children. A family of eight was also killed in an Israeli strike on a house in Khan Younis, and a group of eight or nine teens were killed at a cafe while watching the World Cup.