This isn’t the first time Israel has targeted civilians on a mass scale, but rather a repeat of war crimes committed in Lebanon in 2006 and perfected in Gaza in 2008-2009.
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“We will stay there, we will protect our patients, we will protect our nurses,” says hospital director Basman Alashi.
Sahir Salman Abu Namous was just four years old, soon to turn five.
“The missile fell on my family with no warning,” Muhammad Hamad recounts.
The death toll in Israel’s assault, which began on Monday, reached 81 by Thursday afternoon, including 22 children. Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured.
Palestinian citizens of Israel swept up in mass arrests remain in detention as a human rights group warns “the situation within Israel is fast moving towards a dangerous and explosive state.”
Rocket sirens heard in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as armed groups in Gaza retaliate.
Israel massively escalated its bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Monday evening with reports of many people killed and injured.
Army seized jewelry, cash, electronics and cars from families, hospitals and universities.
Kill Palestinian mothers giving birth to “little snakes,” says Israeli lawmaker.