Israeli police say Palestinian woman shot as “terrorist” may have suffered from mental health issues. Read more about Obama backs Israel as 5 more Palestinians are killed
UN Security Council
Draft Security Council resolution would undercut refugee rights. Read more about France launches new UN effort to undermine Palestinian rights
Damascus’ envoy told UN Security Council that only terrorists and “some male citizens only” remain in the camp. Read more about Residents protest Syrian diplomat's Yarmouk "terrorists" claim
Since Netanyahu’s re-election victory, the talk of a deepening breach between the US and Israel has escalated. But will it translate into real action? Read more about Is Obama really going to get tough with Israel?
UN resolution allegedly calling for Israeli withdrawal fatally undermines basic Palestinian rights. Read more about Why I want Obama to veto Abbas' UN resolution on Palestine
Israeli Major-General Giora Eiland has urged that all food and water be cut off to Gaza residents – a major war crime and precisely the “starve or surrender” policy condemned when used in Syria. Read more about Starve or surrender: Cut off all food and water to Gaza, says Israeli general
Palestine would be an unprecedented political and legal challenge to the court but there’s no shortage of evidence of Israeli crimes. Read more about What would happen if Palestine joined the International Criminal Court?
Syrian government “using starvation as a weapon of war,” says Amnesty International. Read more about Thousands at risk of starvation in Yarmouk, UN warns
The Jewish Agency, a quasi-official arm of the Israel government that encourages settlement in Palestine, and the Israeli government itself, are taking advantage of US and UK charity laws to raise tax-exempt donations specifically to place settlers in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights, all in violation of international law. Read more about Israel agency raises tax-exempt US, UK funds to put settlers in occupied Golan Heights, northern Palestine
Today Hillary Clinton supported the “right” of Syrian civilians to use arms in “self-defense.” But after 63 years of dispossession, ethnic cleansing and occupation are Palestinians ever to be considered, like Syrians, “civilians under siege driven to self-defense”? Read more about Hillary Clinton, Gaza and the right of civilians to self-defense