UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Palestine

BBC News: Gaza crisis: UN calls for immediate ceasefire 2014-07-28 The UN Security Council calls for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza after fighting continued on Sunday.

The Japan Times: Japan calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza 2014-07-25 Japan called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire to end fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.

SBS: UN calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire 2014-07-28 The UN Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Focus News: UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire 2014-07-28 New York. The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians, AFP reported.

Outlook: UN Councill Calls For ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ in Gaza 2014-07-28 The UN Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it. The council was meeting as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Press TV: UN Security Council urges unconditional truce in Gaza 2014-07-28 UN Security Council calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza.

RIA Novosti: Paris Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East – French Foreign Ministry 2014-07-28 Palestinians gather as rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a house which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 25, 2014. Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll…

Egypt Independent: UN urges immediate truce as death toll passes 800 in Gaza 2014-07-25 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged in a statement on Friday released by his office to begin an immediate truce between Israel and Hamas during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast. On this, the last Friday of Ramadan, I call for an immediate, unconditional humanitarian pause in the fighting in Gaza and Israel.

The Epoch Times: Kerry Cites Progress in Gaza Cease-Fire Talks 2014-07-24 US Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations toward a cease-fire agreement in the Gaza Strip are making some progress after days of a deadly impasse between Israel and Hamas militants.

Business Recorder: Pakistan condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza, demands immediate ceasefire 2014-07-24 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday once again strongly condemned Israeli aggression in Gaza and killing of innocent civilian Palestinian and demanded immediate ceasefire by Israel.

Israel Mass Killing Children Daily

Green Left Weekly: Israel kills West Bank protesters as rage sweeps occupied territories 2014-07-26 Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched across the West Bank on July 25, following large protests the day before that in with Israeli bullets. | Israel has fired on protesters, shooting at least nine dead, Electronic Intifada said that day. | Ma’an Agency said: “The attack has led to rising public anger against Israel as well as the Palestinian Authority, which many feel has not done enough to stop the killing.”

Athens NEWS: Overcoming the media blockade in the Gaza strip 2014-07-28 Social media lit up in protest, with the hashtag #letAymanreport. By Friday night, NBC announced that Mohyeldin would be back. Mohyeldin tweeted, “Thanks for all the support. Im returning to #Gaza to report. Proud of NBC’s continued commitment to cover the #Palestinian side of the story.” | “We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue. Look at how [much> airtime [Prime Minister Benjamin]“

Scoop.co.nz (press release): On the 19th Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza: 2014-07-28 PCHR field worker have been unable to collect information from border areas in the Gaza Strip, because the situation is extremely dangerous in these areas. The following details are based on the information which the field workers have been able to collect.

Echonetdaily: Israeli onslaught killing children: but is the world noticing? 2014-07-28 Robert Johnson, United Nations consultant/adviser in Nairobi (through Crikey) | An estimated 190 Palestinian children have been killed and close to 2,000 families have lost their homes to date (in less than three weeks) due to Israeli strikes that are purported to be targeting ‘militants’. | Instead, I was asked to travel to Jordan to meet with United Nations regional office staff.

Redress Information Analysis: Why do Israelis continue to kill Palestinians? 2014-07-28 The question “Why do you continue to kill people?” was asked by an exasperated and quietly angry Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the UN, during his diplomatic effort in the Middle East. Because Israel is doing virtually all of the killing, I think it is more than reasonable to assume that his rhetorical question was addressed primarily to Israel’s leaders. The answer to it can be very simply stated.

Irish Independent: Carol Hunt: Killing children is always wrong, so why do we blame Israel more? 2014-07-28 Who can argue against the evidence of dead children? Who can watch four little boys playing soccer on a beach mown down, shrug and say, well, all fair in wartime?

Appleton Post Crescent: Letters: Don’t buy criticism of Israel 2014-07-28 I’m tired of the American media’s bias on “the big bad Israelis” killing Gaza women and children. Let’s get the facts straight, according to BBC news reports that are more accurate. These are things American TV isn’t telling you. | Israeli children can’t go on field trips without armed guards. They can’t be more than 50 feet away from a bomb shelter at all times. Soldiers near the border are kidnapped and never heard from again.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: World briefs: Rocket kills children in Egypt 2014-07-28 CAIRO — Four children were killed and five other people were injured when a rocket landed near their homes in Rafah, an Egyptian town in Sinai near the border with Gaza, security officials said Saturday. Three security sources said the rocket likely was fired by Islamist militants operating in the Sinai peninsula, which borders Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip. The three security sources said the rocket fired Saturday had been…

Middle East Monitor: Killing Palestine 2014-07-28 In yet another gruesome display of violence and bloodshed, Israel has declared war on the Gaza strip, its prime minister having announced that an example would have to be made out of Hamas for peace to ever have a chance to flourish.

Airforce Technology: Strikes on UN refugee shelter kill 16 in Gaza 2014-07-28 Palestine has termed the Thursday attack as a brutal aggression of Israel. | Israel later said that it had responded to the rockets shot from the vicinity of the UN shelter, but had given four hours of time for the inmates to evacuate. | However, this claim was contested by United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness who said that the GPS coordinates of the school were shared with the country.

Irish Independent: Killing children is always wrong, so why do we blame Israel more? 2014-07-28 Who can argue against the evidence of dead children? Who can watch four little boys playing soccer on a beach mown down, shrug and say, well, all fair in wartime?

Enterprise-Record: Letter: Israel’s massacre can’t be called self-defense 2014-07-28 Israel’s massacre can’t be called self-defense Does it strike you as remarkable that Israeli forces have been successful on so many campaigns over the years?

al-Akhbar English: Palestinians pull over 140 bodies from under Gaza rubble 2014-07-26 Meanwhile, the Israeli army said four more occupation soldiers had been killed, taking its overall toll to 41. | The strike in southern Khan Younis hit the home of the Najjar family, killing at least 16 relatives, Qudra said. | Another two members of the Abu Shahla family were killed, along with four other people, two of whom have yet to be identified.

Jakarta Globe: Single Israeli Strike Before Truce Kills 20: Medics 2014-07-26 Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) | The strike in southern Khan Yunis hit the home of the Najjar family, killing at least 14 members of the clan, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. | Another two members of the Abu Shahla family were killed, along with four other people, two of whom have yet to be identified.

Firstpost: Israel strike before truce kills 16 members of one family 2014-07-26 An Israel air strike in southern Gaza in the early hours of Saturday killed 16 members of a single family, hours ahead of a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

freepresskashmir: Israel’s Brutal War Against The Children of Gaza 2014-07-26 Mirza Waheed On Wednesday, 14 July 2014, Israeli forces killed four children on a beach in Gaza.

Salem-News.Com…: The Slaughter of the Innocents 2014-07-26 When the Magi (the three wise men) had gone an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. Get up, he said, take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child..

The News International: Gaza 12-hour humanitarian truce enters into force 2014-07-26 GAZA CITY: A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday, the 19th day of a conflict that has killed hundreds.

The News International: Palestinian minister goes to ICC over Israeli genocide 2014-07-26 PARIS/DOHA: A French lawyer said on Friday he had lodged a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of the Palestinian justice minister accusing the Israeli army of war cri…

London Review of Books (subscription): Forced to … 2014-07-25 Forty-five years on, in the third week of the Israeli attack on Gaza, with more than 800 Palestinians killed, about a quarter of them children, Israel’s government, its media and Israeli society have turned Meir’s idea of Israel being ‘forced’ to do unacceptable things into a vast and dangerous superstition.

Times Herald-Record: UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed 2014-07-25 A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard.Palestinian officials blamed Israel for the shelling, which wounded dozens and came on the deadliest day so far of the current round of fighting.

The Courier-Journal: Make no mistake, Israel is targeting citizens in Gaza 2014-07-25 When John Kerry said, “some pinpoint operation,” he was asking the obvious question: Why is it that over half the people Israel has killed in Gaza are women and children? More than 150 children. If Israel is trying to avoid hitting civilians, why are over 70 percent of the casualties civilians? | Israel claims it is because Hamas has been using civilians as human shields, but U.N.

TriValley Central: 15 killed at UN school in Gaza 2014-07-25 A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard.

Truthdig: Gaza to Afghanistan: Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism 2014-07-25 Photo by Guilhermi Yagui (CC BY 2.0) | This piece first appeared at Truthout. | The apostles of militarism offer jobs to the public that engage in the production of organized violence; they preach war as a cleansing solution, while they sanitize language of any meaning, erasing the suffering, misery, and horror inflicted by their drone missiles, jets, Apache helicopters, and bombs. All that has to be invoked are the words “collateral damage” or “

Thousands take to N.Y. streets to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza | Reuters

via Thousands take to N.Y. streets to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza | Reuters.

(Reuters) – Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Friday evening to protest Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand an end to the violence that has already killed nearly 850 Palestinians.

Police scrambled to corral the demonstrators, which officers estimated numbered between 2,000 and 3,000, as they flooded into the busy streets around Times Square.

Why Hamas is winning the war

The Globe and Mail.

War, as the Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz said, is the continuation of politics by other means. And victory is not only measured by body counts. The fact that more than 800 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in this conflict, compared with 38 Israelis, three of them civilians, tells us that Israel is winning on the battlefield. Hamas, however, is playing for higher, longer-term stakes.

Israel’s rank and rotten fruit is being called fascism

The images from Gaza are searing, a gallery of death and horror. A dishevelled Palestinian man cries out in agony, his blood-soaked little brother dead in his arms. On a filthy hospital bed a boy of perhaps five or six screams for his father, his head and body lacerated by shrapnel. A teenage girl lies on a torn stretcher, her limbs awry, her face and torso blackened like a burnt steak. Mourners weep over a family of 18 men, women and children laid side by side in bloodied shrouds. Four boys of a fishing family named Bakr, all less than 12 years old, are killed on a beach by rockets from Israeli aircraft.

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UN Human Rights Council votes 29-1 to probe Israeli ‘war crimes

DigitalJournal.com…: UN Human Rights Council votes 29-1 to probe Israeli ‘war crimes’ 2014-07-24 The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to launch an investigation of possible Israeli war crimes committed during its 16-day war against Hamas in Gaza.

World Socialist Web Site: The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism 2014-07-25 The WSWS International Editorial Board: What is required is a political perspective that can unite the working class of all religious and ethnic backgrounds in a common struggle for socialist internationalism.

Bhatkallys: UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive 2014-07-25 GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into the Gaza offensive, backing calls by the Palestinians to hold Israel to account despite fierce opposition from the Jewish state. | The decision came after a marathon seven-hour emergency session of the top UN human rights body, where the Israelis and the Palestinians traded accusations over war crimes.

Scoop.co.nz (press release): UN Council agrees to examine alleged Gaza ‘war crimes’ 2014-07-25 Meeting in an emergency session today, the Council adopted a resolution agreeing to send the investigative team by a vote of 29 countries in favour, with 17 abstentions and a sole negative vote by the United States, in which it strongly condemned the failure of Israel to end its prolonged occupation of the area. | The Council condemned in the strongest term…

The News International: Pakistan calls for end to Israeli aggression, Gaza blockade 2014-07-25 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan called on the UN Security Council to act by adopting a resolution that would call for an immediate and an unconditional ceasefire, halt the Israeli air, ground and naval offe…

KL.FM 96.7: Hammond: West ‘Losing Sympathy For Israel’ 2014-07-24 A whole new era of politics in Norfolk could start today, with our local County Councillors given far more to do. | Peaches Geldof may have lied to her husband about her weekly drug tests being clear, an inquest into her death has heard. | Driver cut free, but none of the children thought to be seriously hurt. | KLFM News: A new campaign is being aimed at men who are suffering domestic abuse.

Echonetdaily: Hamas rejects truce ‘unless Israeli blockade lifted’ 2014-07-24 Hamas has rejected a ceasefire to end 16 days of deadly fighting with Israel unless the blockade on the Gaza Strip is lifted. | The rejection comes as the United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and war crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

The Island.lk (subscription): Pillay: ‘Strong possibility’ of Israeli war crimes 2014-07-24 Lankacom PVT LTD: UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has criticised both Israel and Hamas at an emergency UN session in Geneva. She said the deaths of civilians and children in Gaza suggested Israel might be in breach of international law, according to reports from Geneva. | airstrikes or shelling hitting houses and hospitals in Gaza.

Politicsweb: The question of Palestine 2014-07-24 On Monday the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Pretoria issued a statement on Israeli war crimes in Palestine. What follows are the excerpts from the statement. | The Palestinian Embassy characterised this as a “genocide on a large civilian population”. Israel claims “to be limiting civilian causalities”. On the contrary, it in fact often clearly targets them…

Globalnews.ca: US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages; UN approves inquiry into war crimes 2014-07-24 Israeli troops battled Hamas militants near a Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state flew into Israel to push for a truce in the conflict.

Press TV: Netanyahu sourly irate over UN plan to investigate crimes 2014-07-24 Netanyahu fumes over UN plan to investigate Tel Aviv crimes against the people of Gaza.

Cubasi.cu: UN’s Navi Pillay warns of Israel Gaza ‘war crimes’ 2014-07-24 The UN’s top human rights official has condemned Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed. Navi Pil…

Alternative Information Center (AIC): The shame of France 2014-07-24 Michel Warschawski: By banning French protests last Saturday against Israeli war crimes in Gaza, Hollande and Valls disgraced themselves. The French people, however, who ignored the ban and turned out en masse in various cities throughout France to express solidarity with Gaza, can be proud.

Green Left Weekly: UN to probe Israeli war crimes as global outrage grows 2014-07-24 By the time the council passed its resolution, almost 700 Palestinians had been killed in the ongoing assault on Gaza. Despite 32 Israeli soldiers having been killed in the fighting after Israel began a ground invasion on July 18, Israel has indicated it has no intention of ceasing its offensive.

World Witnessing Israeli Perpetrated Genocide in Palestine

The People’s Voice: The Graduated Palestinian Genocide 2014-07-25 Israel is at it again. Israel is executing a new phase of its genocidal strategy against Palestinians. Israel’s military genocidal “Operation Protective Edge” is its third major and the most intensified military onslaught, after 2008/09 and 2012 onslaughts, against the largest ever 1.8 million densely populated open air concentration prison camp of the Gaza Strip…

Irish Times: Babies and elderly among 15 killed in Gaza school shelling 2014-07-24 Building attacked by Israelis was sheltering Palestinian refugees…

Huffington Post Canada: ‘I Am a Jew. Stop Killing Babies in Gaza.’ 2014-07-17 Corey Levine: Shortly after Israel began its bombing campaign of Gaza last week, a fellow Jew emailed me a photo of a guy holding a large sign that read: I am a Jew. Stop Killing Babies in Gaza. That photo has been burning a hole in my inbox ever since. I feel helpless in the face of all the carnage raining down on Gaza. I, too, want Israel to stop killing babies in Gaza.

Press TV: Israel perpetrating genocide in Gaza: Iran FM 2014-07-25 Iran’s foreign minister says Israel is committing crimes against humanity in its assaults on Gaza.

The Real News Network: No Safe Place in Gaza: How Silence Encouraged a Genocide 2014-07-25 Yousef Al-Helou: As the Israeli military offensive on Gaza entered its third week, there’s been more horrific mass killings committed because of indiscriminate Israeli tank shelling and bombardment throughout the besieged Gaza Strip.

Echonetdaily: Gaza massacre focus of Byron forum 2014-07-25 The Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza will be the focus of talks in Byron Bay tonight aimed at taking local action to highlight the conflict. | ‘Gaza Genocide’ is the topic at tonight’s meeting of Byron Forums, a discussion group on global issues with local impact, at 6pm at the Cafe Oska, 1 Carlyle St, Byron Bay.

GreaterKashmir.com…: The Gaza Genocide 2014-07-25 Zainagiree yahoo co in nbsp Is there anything new about Palestine getting killed and that ruthlessly They have been dying for the last seven decades And the world sadly has been looking the other way The latest operation Protective,Greater Kashmir provides the most comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute news, breaking news.

Press TV: US funding, supporting Israel’s genocide: Analyst 2014-07-25 The US has been funding and supporting Israel’s genocide of the civilian population in Gaza.

GlobalPost: Turkey’s Erdogan says Israel should face trial over Gaza assault 2014-07-25 Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it kept up its assault on Gaza and he accused the Jewish state of “spitting blood”. | Turkey, a member of the U.S.-led NATO military alliance, was once Israel’s closest regional ally but has become one of its most vitriolic critics, with Erdogan last weekend accusing it of “surpassing Hitler in barbarism”

Planet S: ‘More Like Genocide’ 2014-07-25 Saskatoonís City Magazine is your News, Arts and Entertainment authority.

Zee News: Calls for boycott of Turkish-Jewish writer denounced as ‘hate crimes’ 2014-07-25 Calls for a boycott of a prominent Turkish author of Jewish descent over Israel`s assault in Gaza have been denounced by politicians in Turkey as a hate crime.

Arutz Sheva: Turkish Anti-Israel Activists Call for Boycott of Jewish Author 2014-07-25 Widespread condemnation as boycotters target Turkish-Jewish author, amid a spike in anti-Semitism.

Press TV: US government ‘supporting the genocide’ in Gaza: Activist 2014-07-25 The US is supporting the genocide that Israel is committing against Palestinians in the Gaza strip, says Paul Larudee.

International Middle East Media Center: Palestinians Bear Coffins through Ramallah in Protest of Israeli Genocide on Gaza 2014-07-25 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah marched in solidarity, on Wednesday, with 500 symbolic coffins bearing the names of people killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, a Ma’an News Agency reporter said. Forces shoot, injure Palestinian, raid homes north of Hebron The IMEMC is a media collective. We are independent journalists producing and distributing the authentic voices of the people. We are located in Beit Sahour…

24dash (press release): Opinion: Israel’s latest genocide is all part of the plan 2014-07-23 By Max Salsbury, writing in a personal capacity According to Tory party chairman Grant Shapps, the Lib Dem MP Alan Ward should resign. Ward’s crime? He tweeted the following: The big question is – if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? -…

Prensa Latina: Iran Deplores Genocide and Crimes in Gaza 2014-07-23 Tehran, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Ali-Akbar Velayati, secretary general of the World Islamic Assembly, accused Israel Wednesday of committing genocide and war crimes in the Strip of Gaza.

Radio Cadena Agramonet: Cuba Calls to Stop Israeli Genocide vs. Palestinian People 2014-07-23 Cuba energetically condemned at the Human Rights Council the Israeli military escalation against the Gaza Strip that killed 600 people, and called to stop the genocide against the Palestinian people.

Kathimerini: KKE chief slams Israel’s Gaza offensive [Update] 2014-07-23 Communist Party (KKE) chief Dimitris Koutsoumbas has accused Israel of engaging in ìgenocideî against Palestinians as Tel Aviv’s offensive in Gaza Strip continued. | ìDespite the problems facing our people, we must not underestimate the fact that a genocide is taking place in our neighborhood.

Echonetdaily: Turkey mourns victims of Israeli massacre of Palestinians 2014-07-22 Australian supporters of Palestine gather to march the CBD streets in Sydney on Sunday, 2014. (AAP Image/Nikki Short) | Turkey has declared three days of national mourning for the Palestinian victims of Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip, denouncing the assault as a ‘massacre’.

GreaterKashmir.com…: Gaza genocide 2014-07-22 It is shocking that most of the World s peace keeping amp human right watchdog organizations nbsp and especially Muslim world are criminally silent over the genocide of innocent Muslims in Gaza The Palestinians throughout the occupied nbsp territories have been victims of Israeli high handiness,Greater Kashmir provides the most comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute news, breaking news.

Echonetdaily: ‘Funeral procession’ for Gaza victims in Byron 2014-07-22 More than 150 people marched silently through Byron Bay in solidarity with the people of Gaza on Sunday. | Aboriginal Githabul tribal elder Yillah led the march, followed by mourners carrying coffins made out of cardboard to symbolise the more than 300 killed in the Gaza massacre. People carried placards that read: ‚ÄòBombing Civilians is a War Crime’; ‚ÄòJews Against Genocide’; ‚ÄòEnd the Occupation’

Press TV: Tehran forum condemns Israel genocide in Gaza 2014-07-22 A Tehran forum condemns Israel’s atrocities in Gaza as genocide.

The Daily Star: Indulgent West spoiled Israel 2014-07-22 As Israel continued killing innocent Palestinians in Gaza for what it says crushing Hamas militancy, protesters in Bangladesh yesterday ripped into the West’s blind support…

Intifada Palestine: Calls for genocide enter Israeli mainstream 2014-07-22 Netanyahu announces that Israel is about to attack military targets in their area and urges those who are not involved and do not wish to be harmed to leave immediately.