Friday, 11 July 2014

Video: News reporter exposes Israel on live television. WAR against Gaza. الحرب على غزة


According to Gaza's Ministry of Health, over 100 Palestinians have been killed and at least 600 injured in Israel's assault on the besieged coastal enclave.



The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs published an emergency report documenting that 58 Palestinian civilians, including 11 women and 21 children, have been killed as of 3 p.m. Thursday during Israel's assault.

Over 300 homes have been totally destroyed or severely damaged and around 2,000 Gazans have been made homeless, OCHA added. more

UN: Israeli strikes on Palestinian homes could breach laws of war


GENEVA (AFP) -- Israel could be violating the laws of war by bombing Palestinian homes in Gaza, the UN's human rights office said Friday, as the death toll from the Israeli strikes rose to over 100.

"We have received disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes," said spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani.

"Such reports raise doubts about whether the Israeli air strikes have been in accordance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law," she told reporters.

International humanitarian law is UN-speak for the laws of war, and Shamdasani said targeting homes was a violation unless the buildings were being used for military purposes.

"In case of doubt, buildings that are ordinarily used for civilian purposes, such as homes, are presumed not to be legitimate military targets," she said. more

"Why did they kill my entire family?" asks Gaza bombing survivor


The number of victims of Israel’s merciless bombing of Gaza reached ninety fatalities as of this writing, several members of individual families among the dead.

One such family is that of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun. Six members of his family were killed when Israel bombed the home of his thirty-year-old son Abd al-Hafez Hamad, a commander with the armed group Islamic Jihad, on Tuesday.

“The missile fell on my family with no warning,” he told the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem (full testimony below).

There is no safe refuge in the Gaza Strip, and no escape for its more than 1.7 million residents.

Defence for Children International Palestine reported earlier today that at least eighteen children were confirmed to have been killed in Gaza since Monday: more

Qassam Brigades target Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport


TEL AVIV, (PIC)-- Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, declared responsibility for bombing Israeli Ben Gurion international airport on Friday morning with four long-range M75 missiles.

Air traffic at Ben Gurion Airport has witnessed confusion due to the escalating security situation, where several flights were delayed, Israeli media sources said.

"Due to air force operations, Israel's civilian air corridor has been narrowed," the sources said. "There could be delays in takeoffs and landings."

A plane belonging to LOT Polish Airlines was forced to land in Larnaca airport in Cyprus after receiving instructions from Ben Gurion Airport control tower to wait before landing at the airport due to rocket fire. more

Ministry of Detainees: “More than 1,000 Palestinians kidnapped since June 12"


Head of the Census Department at the Palestinian Ministry Of Detainees, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, has stated that Israeli soldiers kidnapped more than 1,000 Palestinians since the three Israeli settlers went missing on June 12, 2014.

Ferwana said that the latest arrests against Palestinians in the West Bank brought the number of those currently imprisoned by Israel to more than 6,200.

He added that Israel never stopped kidnapping Palestinians, as the army has been kidnapping approximately 35 each day, and that the vast majority of arrests take place in the West Bank, while 350 Palestinians have been kidnapped in occupied Jerusalem and historic Palestine.

The Palestinian researcher also said that the army kidnapped nearly 200 children, 13 democratically elected legislators, including the head of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Dr. Aziz Dweik, as well as two former ministers, bringing the number of imprisoned legislators to 24, in addition to two ministers of former government.

The army also kidnapped 60 former prisoners who were previously released under the “Shalit Prisoner Swap Agreement”, bringing the number of detainees released under the deal, and then rearrested, to more than 80, in direct violation of previously signed agreements. more

Gaza death toll rises to 100 after 11 Palestinians killed overnight


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Eleven Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes since midnight Thursday, Gaza's Ministry of Health said.

The latest airstrike in central Gaza killed Hamas municipality employees Mazen Aslan and Mazen Abu Kas.

Earlier, five Palestinians were killed and 15 injured in Rafah after the Israeli air force targeted the Ghannam family home.

Ghaliya Dib Jaber Ghannam, 7, Wissam Abdulraziq Hassan Ghannam, 23, Mahmoud Abduloraziq Hassan Ghannam, 26, Kifah Shihada Dib Ghannam, 20, and Muhammad Munir Ashur, 25, were identified as those killed.

The home was hit without warning and the impact of the airstrike completely destroyed the building and several surrounding properties.

Toddler Nour Abu al-Najdah was also killed in Rafah after being injured by shrapnel from an airstrike, while Raed Abu Hani, 50, was killed in eastern Rafah.

Adnan al-Ashhab, 40, died from injuries sustained in an airstrike near the al-Nuseirat refugee camp.

In Gaza City, Israeli warplanes targeted a fifth-floor apartment building, killing Anas Abu al-Kas.

According to Gaza's Ministry of Health, 98 Palestinians have been killed and over 600 injured in Israel's assault on the besieged coastal enclave.

The latest airstrikes would mean 100 Palestinians have now been killed since late Monday. more