Palestine Crisis - Special Reports

Gaza doctors: Israeli fire at border protests causing wounds not seen since 2014 war

Some 1,700 wounded within month ■ Doctors say wounds 'devastating,' most will result in disabilities ■ WHO: Lack of medical equipment endangering wounded
2018-04-22 04:04 | Palestinians ,Gaza ,IDF | Haaretz

Hamas blames Israel for hit on Palestinian engineer: The war has shifted abroad

According to Palestinians, Fadi al-Batash was ambushed at a mosque in Malaysia and shot by two unidentified motorcyclists ■ Victim's family blames the Mossad ■ Malaysia: Foreign agents likely involved
2018-04-21 21:04 | Hamas ,Palestinians ,Mossad | Haaretz

After international criticism, Israeli army investigating death of 15-year-old Gazan

Mohammed Ayoub's death, which was captured on video, led EU to demand a full investigation while UN Mideast envoy blasted Israel to 'stop killing children'
2018-04-21 19:04 | Hamas ,Gaza war ,Avigdor Lieberman | Haaretz

Mother of killed Palestinian youth: 'How could he pose a threat?'

The United Nations and world leaders have expressed their outrage at the death of Mohammed Ayoub at the hands of Israeli snipers, while his family is left to grieve.
2018-04-21 15:04 | News | Aljazeera

Israel control of Palestinian water supply hits farmers

Between illegal settlements, military encroachments and a rigged project approval process, Israel is crushing Palestinian agriculture by denying access to water and things are getting worse.
2018-04-21 14:04 | News | Aljazeera

EU calls for a 'full investigation' over Palestinian deaths in fourth Friday of Gaza protests

Rebutting criticism of Israel over the shooting of a 15-year-old Palestinian teenager, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said all responsibility rests with Hamas
2018-04-21 14:04 | IDF ,Palestinians ,Gaza | Haaretz

​Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli killings in Gaza

The Palestinians said Friday they want the UN Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military’s killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza
2018-04-21 14:04 | News | IINA

UN's Palestinian envoy urges probe into Israel's deadly crackdown

Palestinians have refused to back down, despite the live-fire from Israeli snipers and volleys tear gas, and are continuing their Great March of Return protests at the Gaza border.
2018-04-21 10:04 | News | Aljazeera

Hamas engineer murdered in Malaysia: gov’t accuses 'foreign agents'

According to Palestinian news websites, Fadi al-Batash was ambushed at the entrance to a mosque and shot at close range by two unidentified motorcyclists who fled. The victim's family blames the Mossad
2018-04-21 09:04 | Hamas ,Palestinians ,Mossad | Haaretz

UN's Mideast envoy blasts Israel over Gaza deaths: 'Stop shooting at children'

War of words erupts between Nickolay Mladenov and former IDF spokesman over fatal shooting of 15-year-old Palestinian during border protest. Trump envoy Greenblatt says Israel has launched investigation of the incident
2018-04-21 07:04 | Gaza ,UN | Haaretz

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel Is a Matter of Policy

The term “media bias” does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza’s popular protests … Continue reading "Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel Is a Matter of Policy" The post Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel Is a
2018-04-21 04:04 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border Friday, bringing the death toll to at least 39 among Palestinians protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland.
2018-04-21 00:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the "only culprits" in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the EU and a top U.N. official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including the killing of a 14-year-old boy.
2018-04-21 00:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

AFP footage conflicts with Israeli criticism of journalists

Israel’s military has suggested that a photo it has distributed shows journalists are willingly being used as human shields by Palestinian fighters during recent protests, but video and a witness account of the incident tell a different story. The military has made a photo from April 13 protests and clashes on the Gaza Strip border part of its public relations effort, with one army spokesman using it in a tweet to suggest bias and recklessness by journalists covering recent demonstrations.
2018-04-21 00:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Romania slams plan to move Israel embassy

A row erupted Friday between Romania’s government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.
2018-04-21 00:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israeli military shoots dead two Palestinians after dropping leaflets on Gaza warning against border protests

Leaflets read: 'Hamas is taking advantage of you to carry out terrorist attacks. The IDF is prepared for any scenario. Stay away from the fence'
2018-04-20 21:04 | News | Independent

As International Outrage Grows, Israeli Soldiers Injure Hundreds in Fourth Week of Gaza Protests

Jessica Corbett, staff writer Despite mounting concerns from the international community—including Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman—Israeli soldiers reportedly killed at least four Palestinians and injured hundreds on Friday as the March of Great Return continued for the fourth straight week in Gaza.
2018-04-20 19:04 | News | CommonDreams

Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians in border protest

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border Friday, bringing to 35 the death toll among Palestinians protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland.
2018-04-20 18:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
2018-04-20 17:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Romanian president speaks out against government's proposal to move embassy to Jerusalem

President says prime minister did not consult him before submitting draft proposal to cabinet and that move could only occur after peace process completed
2018-04-20 16:04 | Jerusalem | Haaretz

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians

Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded 12 in renewed unrest on the Gaza-Israel border on April 20 as a series of protests in the enclave reached its half-way mark.
2018-04-20 14:04 | World | Hurriyet

Israel drops leaflets warning Gazans not to approach border

Israel dropped leaflets in the Gaza Strip on Friday warning Palestinians not to approach its border fence as the military braced for fresh clashes along the frontier.
2018-04-20 14:04 | News | IINA

Second Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in Gaza: ministry

Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded 12 in renewed unrest on the Gaza-Israel border Friday as a series of mass protests in the enclave reached its half-way mark.
2018-04-20 13:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest

Israeli military aircraft Friday dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warning that they endanger their lives if they follow directives of Hamas organizers of the weekly protests there.
2018-04-20 13:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Palestinians uncover history of the Nakba, even as Israel cuts them off from their sources

For Palestinian historians researching the 1948 exodus of their people, the greatest challenge is getting access to the few surviving documents of the period: most are locked away in Israeli archives
2018-04-20 07:04 | Nakba ,Palestinians ,Israel Palestine | Haaretz

Despite reports of accord, Syrian government bombs ISIS-held zones in Damascus

Earlier reports said Bashar Assad's regime reached a compromise with militants in areas around the capital, but warplanes bombard Hajr al-Aswad neighborhood and the Yarmouk Palestinian camp
2018-04-20 01:04 | News | Haaretz

Defying EU policy, Romania advances proposal to move embassy to Jerusalem

Proposal comes after visit to Bucharest by Israel's deputy foreign minister, who told Romanian counterpart U.S. embassy move will form 'historic window of opportunity'
2018-04-19 23:04 | News | Haaretz

At least six states considering moving embassies: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that "at least half a dozen" countries were considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem following the U.S. decision to do so.
2018-04-19 21:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

Gaza protest organizers moved sit-in tents closer to the Israeli border fence Thursday, a day before a fourth planned mass demonstration, raising fears of more bloodshed.
2018-04-19 21:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

At 70, Israel has shunned Herzl's dream for Netanyahu's bleak vision

Twenty-five years ago this month, Benjamin Netanyahu released ‘A Place Among the Nations.’ It remains the blueprint to his policies and the key to understanding today’s Israel
2018-04-19 20:04 | Benjamin Netanyahu ,Israel Palestine ,Middle East peace | Haaretz

Palestinians attend Nakba demonstrations

Waving Palestinian flags and wearing T-shirts proclaiming Jerusalem to be "the eternal capital of Palestine," thousands of Israel's Palestinian minority turned out Thursday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 70 years ago.
2018-04-19 20:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Key faction says will boycott rare Palestinian parliament session

A Palestinian Liberation Organisation faction said Thursday it would not attend a meeting of the most important Palestinian political congress in years, because it wants more factions to be included.
2018-04-19 20:04 | Middle East | DailyStar

Durham, North Carolina becomes first U.S. city to bar police from training in Israel

'The Israeli Defense Forces and the Israel Police have a long history of violence and harm against Palestinian people and Jews of Color,' according to the petition brought to Durham's City Council
2018-04-19 10:04 | Israel police ,BDS Movement | Haaretz

Palestine: MSF teams in Gaza observe unusually severe and devastating gunshot injuries

“Half of the more than 500 patients we have admitted in our clinics have injuries where the bullet has literally destroyed tissue after having pulverized the bone.” Language English
2018-04-19 10:04 | News | MSF

Independence is being able to defend ourselves, Netanyahu says as Israel marks 70

The melancholic atmosphere of Memorial Day ended abruptly at sundown as Israel's 70th Independence Day celebrations began ■ President Rivlin thanks U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital
2018-04-19 09:04 | Benjamin Netanyahu ,Syria ,Iran | Haaretz

Donald Trump, White House wish Israel a happy Independence Day on Twitter

'We have no better friends anywhere,' Trump tweets, and alludes to the upcoming embassy move to Jerusalem; White House shares video of the president during his 2017 visit at the Western Wall
2018-04-19 09:04 | Benjamin Netanyahu ,Donald Trump ,Israel Independence Day | Haaretz

The fate of Palestinian journalists who risk attending protests

Not only do Palestinian journalists who document demonstrations get shot by the Israeli military, now they are also denied proper medical care. The case of photojournalist Ahmed Abu Hassin is the latest example
2018-04-19 08:04 | Palestinians ,Arab Israeli conflict ,Gaza | Haaretz

The Israelis who fought in the War of Independence – and what they think of modern Israel

From smuggling immigrants into Mandatory Palestine to working in underground bullet factories, these seven men and women all played a role in establishing the Jewish state. They recount their war stories and reflect on whether Israel has lived up to their hopes
2018-04-18 23:04 | IDF | Haaretz

Palestinians mark Prisoners’ Day with rallies across West Bank, Gaza

Thousands of Palestinian protesters held rallies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on 17 April, which marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
2018-04-18 17:04 | News | IINA

Judging by his memoirs alone, Ken Livingstone should be thrown out of the Labour Party

In his book, You Can't Say That, the suspended Labour MP seems to imply that Israel's birth was not legitimate – and if its birth was not legitimate, how can it be legitimate now?
2018-04-18 15:04 | News | Independent

How mice may have saved Jerusalem 2,700 years ago from the terrifying Assyrians

The entire region quailed before King Sennacherib, known for horribly torturing rebel monarchs, but he didn't kill King Hezekiah. Inquiring minds have been asking why ever since
2018-04-18 11:04 | News | Haaretz

Seven decades on, Israel is still searching for its War of Independence MIAs

Whether it’s a pilot who crashed on the Gaza front or a soldier who may never have even existed, a special unit in the Israeli army doesn’t stop looking
2018-04-18 07:04 | Israel Independence Day ,IDF | Haaretz

Israel's president at Memorial Day ceremony: We'll protect IDF from any controversy

Speaking in Jerusalem, Reuven Rivlin calls for a society which 'will not allow every split to strike root among us' ■ IDF chief of staff: 'Atop the walls of the land stands a formidable army'
2018-04-17 22:04 | Reuven Rivlin ,IDF ,Israel's Memorial Day | Haaretz

Vote on Israel boycott resolution cancelled at George Washington U over security concerns

The vote in the Student Association Senate on the pro-Palestinian resolution was cancelled about ten minutes before the meeting’s scheduled start on Monday evening
2018-04-17 15:04 | BDS Movement ,Israel settlements | Haaretz

After giving them the finger, Birthright co-founder slams ‘stupid left-wing Jews’ at protest

Jewish activists were protesting anniversary of group that organizes 10-day trips to Israel for Diaspora Jews and trying to hand out symbolic 'return the birthright' tickets
2018-04-17 14:04 | Birthright Israel ,Jews in America ,Israel Palestine | Haaretz

Reversing government decision, top court lets bereaved Palestinians enter Israel for joint Memorial Day ceremony

Throwing out the defense minister's claim that ceremony by bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families is in 'bad taste,' court calls Lieberman's decision insensitive
2018-04-17 12:04 | Avigdor Lieberman ,Palestinians | Haaretz

These Israelis were present at the Declaration of Independence. Their main memory? Boredom

Now in their 80s or 90s, three youngsters were all in the hall for various reasons during the historic event in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948. They look back on it wistfully, even if at the time they were unaware of its significance
2018-04-17 12:04 | Israel Independence Day ,Israel Palestine | Haaretz

OIC chief lauds King Salman's support for Palestinian people

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen praised the announcement by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to donate $150 million in support of the Islamic endowments in Jerusalem, and another $50
2018-04-17 10:04 | News | IINA

American Empathy Gap: Massacres in Gaza and US Silence

For a writer, any criticism of Israeli military action is a veritable "third-rail" in American politics. Touch that nerve and you’re open to charges of anti-Semitism or worse. Still, recent events in Gaza demand that some of us, at least, shed light on the plight of Palestinians. Let us begin with a thought experiment: imagine … Continue reading "American Empathy Gap: Massacres in Gaza and US Silence" The post American Empathy Gap: Massacres in Gaza
2018-04-17 04:04 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Israelis Kill Unarmed Protesters, Barely Notice

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief. We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We … Continue reading "Israelis Kill Unarmed Protesters, Barely Notice" The post Israelis Kill Unarmed Protesters, Barely Notice appeared first
2018-04-17 04:04 | Uncategorized | AntiWar