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Deadly Israeli shelling hits Gaza UN school
July 30, 2014.
Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 16 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a signficant push into the territory amid Palestinian efforts to broker a 24-hour truce.
It was the second time in a week that a UN school sheltering hundreds of homeless Palestinians had been hit, with the latest violence pushing the Gaza death toll over 1,260.
Wednesday’s shelling hit the school in the Jabaliya refugee camp, Ashraf al-Qudra, Gaza’s emergency services spokesman, said, confirming reports of the casualties on the 23rd day of Israel’s military campaign.
The incident took the morning’s death toll to at least 35, in a conflict that has killed more than 1,258 Palestinians, according to the Gaza’s Health Ministry figures.
An official for UNRWA, the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, told the AFP news agency that the shelling hit a bathroom and two classrooms inside the girls’ school.
Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Gaza’s Kamal Adwan hospital, where many of the injured were brought, put the number of wounded at more than 90.
"Looking around me I can see some with what appears to be shrapnel wounds and some with far more serious wounds," he said.
He said people there did not know why Israel had hit the shelter, adding that the attack caused panic among people living in different UN-run shelters.
"As we were driving to the hospital, we saw families with many children leaving other UN schools. They feel insecure. There seem to be no safe shelter for them, not even in UN schools," our correspondent said.
Almost 15,000 Palestinians have sought shelter in 83 UNRWA schools, according to UN refugee agency.
The Israeli army had begun heavy tank shelling in the area a couple of hours prior to the incident.
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Deadly Israeli shelling hits Gaza UN school

July 30, 2014.

Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 16 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a signficant push into the territory amid Palestinian efforts to broker a 24-hour truce.

It was the second time in a week that a UN school sheltering hundreds of homeless Palestinians had been hit, with the latest violence pushing the Gaza death toll over 1,260.

Wednesday’s shelling hit the school in the Jabaliya refugee camp, Ashraf al-Qudra, Gaza’s emergency services spokesman, said, confirming reports of the casualties on the 23rd day of Israel’s military campaign.

The incident took the morning’s death toll to at least 35, in a conflict that has killed more than 1,258 Palestinians, according to the Gaza’s Health Ministry figures.

An official for UNRWA, the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, told the AFP news agency that the shelling hit a bathroom and two classrooms inside the girls’ school.

Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Gaza’s Kamal Adwan hospital, where many of the injured were brought, put the number of wounded at more than 90.

"Looking around me I can see some with what appears to be shrapnel wounds and some with far more serious wounds," he said.

He said people there did not know why Israel had hit the shelter, adding that the attack caused panic among people living in different UN-run shelters.

"As we were driving to the hospital, we saw families with many children leaving other UN schools. They feel insecure. There seem to be no safe shelter for them, not even in UN schools," our correspondent said.

Almost 15,000 Palestinians have sought shelter in 83 UNRWA schools, according to UN refugee agency.

The Israeli army had begun heavy tank shelling in the area a couple of hours prior to the incident.

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Palestinian girls play on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

fotojournalismus:

Palestinian girls play on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

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Israel Destroys Entire Gaza Neighborhood In An Hour

July 29th, 2014

An entire Gaza neighborhood is decimated within an hour by Israeli air strikes. The video is further proof that Israel has no regard for the life of innocent Palestinians.

Israel attacked Gaza’s only power plant on Tuesday, leaving the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents with no electricity or running water and opened the possibility of an even graver humanitarian crisis.

After three weeks of violence between Israel and Gaza, more than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air and ground strikes. About 75 percent of Palestinian deaths have been civilians. Several thousand have been wounded and more than 100,000 displaced. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers have died, as well as three civilians.

Just look at the casualties. This is not a war, it is genocide.

(via basednkrumah)

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thomassobien:

A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.
(Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

This photo is so powerful, I can’t believe it hasn’t got as many reblogs as it should

Indeed, this is a powerful photo. But it still doesn’t capture the whole scene. Along with the sound of the bombings, Gazans are also hearing Israeli shelling from land and sea, and the sound of Israeli planes and drones flying overhead.
And this creates a strong feeling of fear in the civilian population of Gaza, not knowing who will be Israel’s next target in this horrific genocide.

beta-orionis:

thomassobien:

A small Palestinian boy lies on a sofa while the Israeli bombardment of Gaza lights up the window behind him. July 29, 2014.

(Source) (Photo Credit: Suha Najjar)

This photo is so powerful, I can’t believe it hasn’t got as many reblogs as it should

Indeed, this is a powerful photo. But it still doesn’t capture the whole scene. Along with the sound of the bombings, Gazans are also hearing Israeli shelling from land and sea, and the sound of Israeli planes and drones flying overhead.

And this creates a strong feeling of fear in the civilian population of Gaza, not knowing who will be Israel’s next target in this horrific genocide.

Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza
by Glenn Greenwald. July 29, 2014.
As I’ve written many times before, “terrorism” is, and from the start was designed to be, almost entirely devoid of discernible meaning. It’s a fear-mongering slogan, lacking any consistent application, intended to end rational debate and justify virtually any conduct by those who apply the term. But to the extent it means anything beyond that, it typically refers to the killing of civilians as a means of furthering political or military goals.
Below are two charts reflecting the deaths of civilians, soldiers and “militants” in both Gaza and Israel since the July 8 Israeli attack began. The statistics used are unduly generous toward Israel, since “militants” in Gaza are often nothing more than residents who take up arms to defend their homes against an invading and occupying army. Even with that generous interpretation, these numbers, standing alone, tell a powerful story:



If you landed on earth from another planet this week, knowing nothing other than the most common use of the word “terrorism,” which side do you think would most frequently be referred to as “terrorists”?
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Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza

by Glenn Greenwald. July 29, 2014.

As I’ve written many times before, “terrorism” is, and from the start was designed to be, almost entirely devoid of discernible meaning. It’s a fear-mongering slogan, lacking any consistent application, intended to end rational debate and justify virtually any conduct by those who apply the term. But to the extent it means anything beyond that, it typically refers to the killing of civilians as a means of furthering political or military goals.

Below are two charts reflecting the deaths of civilians, soldiers and “militants” in both Gaza and Israel since the July 8 Israeli attack began. The statistics used are unduly generous toward Israel, since “militants” in Gaza are often nothing more than residents who take up arms to defend their homes against an invading and occupying army. Even with that generous interpretation, these numbers, standing alone, tell a powerful story:

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graph (2)

If you landed on earth from another planet this week, knowing nothing other than the most common use of the word “terrorism,” which side do you think would most frequently be referred to as “terrorists”?

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basednkrumah:

haaretz:

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar denounce Israel’s ‘genocide’ in Gaza: Open letter signed by dozens of Spanish stars blasts Israel’s actions in Gaza and urge EU condemnation. Read more.

This better than a tweet.

basednkrumah:

haaretz:

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar denounce Israel’s ‘genocide’ in Gaza: Open letter signed by dozens of Spanish stars blasts Israel’s actions in Gaza and urge EU condemnation. Read more.

This better than a tweet.

bklick said: Why are they fighting?

Israel and Palestine you mean?

It’s one of those subjects that you can make an entire class out of. 

Here’s a good article on what started the latest slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. And here’s an update on the death toll in context (as of July 29, 2014).

But to understand the big picture, you have to go back to the history of Zionism and the creation of the state of Israel in the late 1940s, when Israel forcefully displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and destroyed their towns and villages. Since the Six-Day War of 1967, Israel has occupied the state of Palestine with illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, while committing many different types of human rights violations against Palestinians. This map sums it up pretty well.

As for Gaza, it is pretty much an open-air prison under siege by the Israeli military. “Operation Protective Edge” is the third Israeli aggression against Gazans since 2008. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there will be a permanent end to the violence anytime soon.

I would recommend for you to do your own research though because I just pretty much gave you the most basic response I could without making it a long, well researched, and extremely complex book.

Can any of my followers do a better job answering this question?