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The Aftermath of Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza
Article
2014
On August 26, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed upon, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2,150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hama...
The Attack on the People of Gaza: Go ahead and stop us...
Roberts, Stella
Article
2014
According to the conventional wisdom, the purpose of Israel’s assault on Gaza is self-defense, i.e., to stop rocket fire and to destroy “terror tunnels”. However, the facts include repeated attacks on...
Breaking the Silence: Army Deliberately Targeted Civilians in Gaza
Article
2015
Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s attack on Gaza, saying it led to "immense and unprec...
Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings: Details on Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid
Christoff, Stefan
Article
2014
Aside from sustained Conservative diplomatic cheerleading for Israel, one key element of Canada's implication less in the public eye but very important, is the key role that many Canadian companies ar...
Destruction of Palestinian olive trees is a monstrous crime
Chelala, Cesar
Article
2015
The uprooting and cutting down of over a million olive and fruit trees in occupied Palestine since 1967 is an attack on a symbol of life, and on Palestinian culture and survival. A grave crime under i...
Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime: The Experts' Verdict
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
When are going to hear Human Rights Watch or the United Nation’s Navi Pillay stop talking about proportionality or Israel’s potential war crimes, and admit Israel is committing war crimes by definitio...
The evidence that Israel deliberately targeted hospitals and ambulances
Dunt, Ian
Article
2014
Amnesty International has published evidence that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) specifically targeted hospitals, health workers and ambulance personnel during the attack on Gaza.
Gaza: Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Kill Fleeing Civilians
Article
2014
Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civi...
Gaza: Whole Villages Have Been Wiped Off the Map: A VIsit to Khuza'a
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
I’m writing now from my home, but I still feel dizzy from shock and nauseated by the sights and smells on my visit to Khan Younis and Khuza’a.
Globalizing Gaza: How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare"
Halper, Jeff
Unclassified
2014
At the same time as it engages in repeated massive military assaults on a primarily civilian popuation in Gaza, Israel is also engaged in an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law by a high...
Gunning for destruction in Gaza: 'You want to see people in pieces'
Roth, Natasha
Article
2015
36,000 artillery shells, tank shells, mortars, anti-tank missiles and munitions, alongside an ubiquitous use of armored bulldozers, razed streets and districts to the ground during last summer's Gaza ...
"A Hideous Atrocity": Noam Chomsky on Israel's Assault on Gaza & U.S. Support for the Occupation
Article
2014
Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel’s 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written e...
How Israel Spins War Crimes: The Secret Report That Helps Israelis Cover Atrocities
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2014
Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas roc...
How Zionist terrorism determined Palestine's fate
Such, Rod
Article
2017
A book review on State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel, Thomas Suárez, Olive Branch Press (2017).
The ICC Must Investigate Israeli War Crimes in Gaza: The Credibility of the Court is at Stake
Trautman, Brian J.
Article
2014
Regardless of the efforts of Israel or its closest ally, the United States, to prevent the International Criminal Court from seeking justice for the Palestinians and international aid workers killed a...
Is Israel singled out for its human rights violations?
Article
2014
Some people assert that human rights activists and the international community are disproportionately – and unjustifiably – focusing their attention on the Jewish state. They are "ignoring" human righ...
Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza
Aldabbour, Belal
Article
2016
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - On January 7, 2016, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides on to Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of ...
Israeli activists 'thought it nice' to hold BBQ near Palestinian hunger strikers
Ansar, Mo
Article
2017
In the face of increasing human rights abuses being committed towards Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, an Israeli right-wing group mocked the Palestinian mass hunger strike by hosting a BBQ out...
The Israeli War Crime That Goes Unmentioned
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Here set out in black and white in the Israeli media is a moral conundrum that western politicians, diplomats and international human rights organisations are resolutely failing to address -- and one ...
Israeli War Crimes? Who, Us??
Avnery, Uri
Article
2015
The concept of "war crimes" is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place. This is not the business of soldiers, but of political leaders. Yet they are rarely indicted.These phi...
Israel's atrocities in Gaza prompt unprecedented political fallout
White, Ben
Article
2014
"Carnage" in Gaza – "the killing of children and the slaughter of civilians". Not the words of a Palestinian spokesperson but rather French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Australia's FM Julie Bishop...
Israel's Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza: A Protracted Genocide
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism.
Israel's first trans officer helps with ethnic cleansing
Barrows-Friedman, Nora
Article
2017
Queer and transgender activists protested an event featuring an Israeli soldier in Seattle on 5 April.The event was supported by the LGBTQ Commission, a body that advises city leaders on lesbian, gay,...
Land Day 2017: Israel's relentless land grab continues
Borrell, Rachel
Article
2017
As Israel resumes its settlement expansion with impunity, Palestinians have plenty to protest at this year's Land Day.
Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel's Assaults on Gaza
Finkelstein, Norman
Book
2015
In the past five years Israel has mounted three major assaults on the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped behind its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Taken together, Operation Cast Lead (2008-9), Operation Pi...
Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict
Bayoumi, Moustafa
Book
2010
Eastern Mediterranean, Monday, May 31st, 2010, 4.30am: Israeli commandos, boarding from sea and air, attack the six boats of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as it sails through international waters bringing...
The Most Moral Army?
Avnery, Uri
Article
2017
War is the realm of killing and destroying. How is it possible to talk about a law of war when war itself breaks all laws? An army that trains its soldiers to kill, how can it demand from them to show...
Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army
Article
2014
An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left si...
Now it's Israel's IDF Leveling Gaza: Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2014
Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto, Now it’s Israel’s IDF leveling Gaza.
On 'Human Shielding' in Gaza: How the Israeli Army has Tried to Justify Striking Civilian Areas
Gordon, Neve; Perugini, Nicola
Article
2014
All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitab...
Palestinian, Jewish Voices Music Jointly Challenge Israel's Past
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2017
Baroud analyzes how Israel has appropriated the Palestinian narrative of Al-Nakba to rewrite history and place the occupation of Palestine in a positive light.
A Political Witch-Hunt in the Name of "Academic Freedom": In Defense of the American Studies Association
Wald, Alan
Article
2014
Wald provides insight into the American Studies Association's decision to boycott Israeli universities and defends the group's decision against the backlash given by the media and academia.
Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on...
The Secrets in Israel's Archives: Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing Kept Under Lock and Key
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel has extended the time limit for releasing documents in its archives to 70 years, to prevent disclosure of evidence of widespread ethnic cleansing. The state's chief archivist says many of the ...
The Telegenic Dead: A poem
Tirado, Jose M.
Article
2014
'This Time We Went Too Far': Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion
Finkelstein, Norman G.
Book
2011
For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the Israeli invasion of December 2008 was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions: In the 22-day-long action 1,400 Gazans were killed...
USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza
Article
2014
The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, sa...
The Wanted 18
Article
2016
A claymation comic that showcases the BDS movement through the establishment of a Palestinian dairy co-operative in Beit Sahour.
'War crimes': Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says
Article
2014
Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for ...
What If the Children Dying in Gaza Were Jews?: They Made Them Do It....
Bonomo, Robert
Article
2014
Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine that the Arabs had gotten the better of the Israelis in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and after years of conflict, all that was left of Israel was the Gaza strip....
Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint
Honig-Parnass, Tikva
Article
2017
This article aims to challenge the rather widely accepted claim that the nature of Zionist settler colonization is exceptional and even "defies appeal to any precedent that can usefully be invoked as ...

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Eighth Journalist Killed in Gaza: Israel Must Answer for Crimes
Sources News Release
2014
Two Palestinian journalists were killed while reporting in a market in Gaza yesterday – an appalling incident which means eights journalists have now lost their lives since the Israeli bombardment o...
The Gaza Platform
2015
The Gaza Platform is an interactive map of attacks by Israeli forces on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August 2014. It enables its users to explore a vast collection of data, collected on the ground by th...
Two journalists among 17 killed in Israeli raid on Gaza market
Sources News Release
2014
Two Palestinian journalists were killed July 30 in an Israeli air raid on a crowded market in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood, east of Gaza City.