The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the release of two Palestinian journalists detained by Israeli authorities for five months and urges the Israeli government to release another journalist still in detention.
Itï¿½s déjà vu in the Gaza Strip: more incursions, more firing, more dead, more dazed children, more grieving relatives, more wreckage in the wasteland of the Strip….What are we turning the full-time inhabitants of this hell into? Jennifer Loewenstein reports.
Writing for EI, Hasan Abu Nimah says that the fact that an Arab country is targeted for destruction by the US, and that Jerusalem is granted to Israel as its capital is directly and closely linked to the sad reality of incompetence, loss of willpower, paralysis and defeatism that prevails in the Arab world.
Today marks 104 days of curfew; 104 days during which 200,000 people have been imprisoned in their homes—over 3 months, over 2020 consecutive hours inside (for the curfew has been lifted for about 70 hours total). Susan Barclay asks, “Why do I not find words for the realities that lie before my very eyes?”
With the high number of Palestinian children killed and injured in the Intifada, Israel has invested considerable time in portraying this as a failure of Palestinian parents to keep their kids away from violence. In this report from Jenin, Annie Higgins notes a more obvious cause — the Israeli tanks and troops that patrol the kids’ routes to school.
As the world looks on, Israel continues its violent campaign against the Palestinians with a bloody new attack in Gaza which killed thirteen people, four of them children. EI’s Ali Abunimah argues that as long as the UN and the international community react to Israel’s crimes only with words, they are in no position to make any demands of the Palestinian people.
Israeli occupying forces, backed by tanks and attack helicopters raided Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, killing 13 Palestinians and wounding more than 80, in the deadliest Israeli attack in the past few weeks.