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 “