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ICC already has authority to investigate Israel for war crimes, legal group says

The international court’s investigation “should include whether certain US officials have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity in Gaza,” say legal groups.

Medical equipment sits at border as Egypt bans Gaza imports

Gaza medical professionals organize community care as number of patients exceeds available hospital beds.

Hundreds of Palestinians killed in Mediterranean were trying to escape hopelessness in Gaza

Khalil Abu Shammala of Al Dameer Association for Human Rights says Palestinians in Gaza are taking desperate, risky measures to live a normal life free of occupation and the Israeli-Egyptian siege.

Ohio student leader gets death, rape threats over "blood bucket" video for Palestine

Megan Marzec took a stand for Palestine and is facing death threats and threats of rape.

Gaza medics go door to door to treat thousands of war wounded

Half of the 11,000 Palestinians wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza this summer require rehabilitation care.

Dr. Mona El-Farra on mass trauma and destruction in Gaza

“I am surrounded by destruction … I see it in the faces of the children and the teenagers,” says the physician in Gaza City.

Isolate Israel "at every level," urges Palestinian-Canadian physician in Gaza

A Canada-based pediatric neurologist in Gaza discusses the long-term needs of hospitals, besieged and bombed by Israel, plus other stories.

California activists arrested at US senator's office as they demand halt to Israel arms

Estee Chandler of Jewish Voice for Peace says activists are demanding politicians “take action and not just revert back to the status quo … of continued occupation [and] continued siege on Gaza.”

Gaza professor describes "most devastating destruction since 1948"

“You could see the pain and the horror in the eyes of the people, but you could also see resilience,” says Dr. Haidar Eid about his visit to Khuzaa in eastern Gaza on Wednesday.

Head of Gaza bomb squad killed as 1,000 tons of Israeli munitions remain

Israel’s siege has prevented Palestinian bomb diffusion experts from obtaining necessary protective wear and robotics equipment to do their important job safely.

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