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Urgent action needed to avoid war, suffering in Gaza

Press Release – United Nations

Urgent action needed to avoid war, alleviate suffering in Gaza UN envoy tells Security Council Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging … Read more »

Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Israels Premature Celebration: Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier By Ramzy Baroud 60 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on May 15, simply for protesting and demanding their Right of Return as guaranteed by international law. 50 more were killed since … Read more »

ICC Prosecutor on the referral submitted by Palestine

Press Release – International Criminal Court

Today, 22 May 2018, I received a referral from the Government of the State of Palestine (“Palestine”), a State Party to the Rome Statute, regarding the situation in Palestine since 13 June 2014 with no end date. Read more »

PLO on Palestine’s referral of Israel to the ICC

Press Release – PLO

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on Palestines referral of Israel to the ICC: Time to end Israels impunity “Today, as a State party to the Rome Statute, the State of Palestine will submit a referral regarding Israel’s … Read more »

“Systemic Murder” Complaint Filed To ICC Over Gaza Killings

Article – Alastair Thompson

As diplomatic condemnations of the horrific Gaza Massacre death toll from last Monday continue to echo around the world, an International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes committed by Israeli Defence Force snipers against Palestinian prostesters … Read more »

Australia’s voting at the UNHRC

Press Release – The General Delegation of Palestine to Australia

Australias voting at the 28th Special Session of the UNHRC against a resolution to establish an independent commission of inquiry is immoral, provocative and contrary to international law. Read more »

Union leader Mike Treen to join flotilla to Gaza in July

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

Mike Treen is a prominent, life-long human rights campaigner and trade union leader in New Zealand. Read more »

British Officer to Address UN Urgent Session

Press Release – UN Watch

Col. Richard Kemp now at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva GENEVA, May 18, 2018 — The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, coming from a field visit and report at the Gaza front line, is about to testify before the emergency UN session … Read more »

Gaza under siege – but Palestinians ‘will never give up’

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

GLOBAL: Gaza under siege but Palestinians will never give up http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/global-gaza-under-siege-palestinians-will-never-give-10164 Read more »

UN experts urge Israel not to deport Omar Shakir

Press Release – United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 May 2018) UN human rights experts* have called on the Government of Israel to rescind its decision of 7 May to cancel the work permit of Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch, who is based in Jerusalem. Read more »

Zeid on Gaza

Press Release – United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to the UN Human Rights Council Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem … Read more »

560 Palestinian Israeli gunshot victims contact ICC

Press Release – Gaza SCOOP

Israeli crimes committed in Gaza 560 Palestinian victims of Israeli gunshots are contacting the International Criminal Court Read more »

Embassy of Israel on Gaza Coverage

Press Release – Embassy of Israel

It is astonishing to see how much disinformation is being used against Israel for its self-defense on the Gaza border. Read more »

The Decency of Violence: Massacre in Gaza

Article – Binoy Kampmark

It has the makings of another Intifada: appalling timing in terms of commemoration (the founding of the state of Israel; the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in all-Trumpistan affair); popular protest with all its untidy trimmings; then a … Read more »

Call for an investigation into Gaza’s recent events

Press Release – Euro Med Monitor

Geneva- Mr. Michael Lynks call for an international investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip is a first step to achieve justice for the dead, says the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, stressing … Read more »

An Affront to History: Giro d’Italia’s ‘Sport-Washing’

Article – Ramzy Baroud

An Affront to History: Giro dItalias Sport-Washing of Israeli Apartheid By Ramzy Baroud For the first time since its inception in 1909, the legendary Italian cycling race, Giro dItalia kicked off outside Europe and, strangely enough, from … Read more »

UN human rights expert condemns horrific violence in Gaza

Press Release – United Nations

GENEVA (15 May 2018) A UN human rights expert has called on the Israeli Government to immediately cease its lethal assault against protesters at the Gaza fence, who appear to pose no credible threat to Israeli military forces on the Israeli side … Read more »

Al-Sisi’s Band Aid: Egypt extends Rafah Crossing opening through Thursday.

SOURCE: alnafiza.net

Informed sources said that the Egyptian authorities decided to open the Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip permanently due to the large number of wounded and injured who are scheduled to leave for Egypt to receive treatment, and also within the Egyptian facilities to come to the sector.

The sources confirmed that the crossing from the moment will remain permanently open without closing it completely, pointing out that the Egyptian leadership gave instructions to the competent authorities to keep the Rafah crossing open continuously.

She pointed out that the Egyptian authorities have given instructions to all concerned authorities to start receiving the wounded of the march of return and the millions of people who broke the siege, whose cases require treatment in Egyptian hospitals.

The Egyptian authorities decided to open the Rafah crossing for four days from Saturday to Tuesday evening, but announced the extension of the crossing until Thursday evening.

It is noteworthy that the Rafah crossing is considered the lifeline of the citizens of Gaza, since it connects the sector in Egypt, where the closure of the latter almost completely, since July 2013, and open it at intervals: for the travel of humanitarian cases, students and dependents only.

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CWS worried about escalating violence in Gaza

Press Release – Christian World Service

Christian World Service abhors the senseless violence in Gaza that has left close to 100 people dead and many more injured. Read more »

Embassy of Israel in Wellington – Gaza border

Press Release – Embassy of Israel in Wellington

Make no mistakes – There is no valid connection between the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the weeks old Hamas-orchestrated violent confrontation campaign already taking place in the Gaza Strip. Read more »

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