Category: Israel-Body Count

Test of Israel-Palestinian ceasefire as clashes erupt at mosque

Mr Netanyahu said the Israeli military had attacked and destroyed Hamas’s extensive tunnel network in Gaza, its rocket factories, weapons laboratories and storage facilities and killed more than 200 militants, including 25 senior operatives.

Source: Test of Israel-Palestinian ceasefire as clashes erupt at mosque

Israel-Palestine conflict: Gaza Strip attacked as IDF deployed

Rockets launched towards Israel from the northern Gaza Strip and response from the Israeli missile defence system streaks through the sky.

At least 109 people were killed in Gaza, including 29 children, over the previous four days, Palestinian medical officials said. On Thursday alone, 52 Palestinians were killed in the enclave, the highest single-day figure since Monday.

Source: Israel-Palestine conflict: Gaza Strip attacked as IDF deployed

States Can’t Control the Narrative on Israel and Palestine

GAZA CITY, GAZA - MAY 11: Palestinians evacuate a building targeted by Israeli warplanes conducting airstrikes in various parts of Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, Gaza on May 11, 2021. Israeli fighters bomb apartment in western Gaza City, kill 3 civilians, several others. (Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Since the first two Palestinian intifadas, camera phones and social media have changed the landscape of global outrage. Murtaza Hussain

Source: States Can’t Control the Narrative on Israel and Palestine

It’s Obvious — Israel Is an Apartheid State

There are no “clashes” occurring in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians. What we’re seeing is the brutal reality of an occupying power exercising its military might over a people stripped of their human rights.

Source: It’s Obvious — Israel Is an Apartheid State

Unsettling Video of an Ultranationalist Frenzy in Jerusalem

Weeks of protests in Jerusalem, where Palestinians are resisting an effort by Israeli settlers to force them from their homes and challenging Israeli police restrictions on their freedom to worship at Al Aqsa Mosque, spiraled into armed conflict on Monday, as Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed 24 Palestinians, nine of them children, health officials said, after Hamas militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel.

Source: Unsettling Video of an Ultranationalist Frenzy in Jerusalem

What if Israelis attacked the Basilica of St. Peter on Easter? That’s how Muslims feel about Assault on al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

One of the most outrageous Israeli actions against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem during the past week has been the repeated Israeli assaults on worshipers in the al-Aqsa Mosque complex, which is sacred to 1.8 billion Muslims, a fourth of humankind.

Source: What if Israelis attacked the Basilica of St. Peter on Easter? That’s how Muslims feel about Assault on al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli air strike collapses 13-storey housing block in Gaza

An Israeli air strike has destroyed a 13-storey residential block in the Gaza Strip, triggering a Hamas threat to fire 130 rockets into Tel Aviv and its suburbs. Israel threatened yet more air strikes and has tanks massed on the border of Gaza in the worst escalation in violence since 2019. Israel last invaded Gaza in 2014 to stop rocket attacks. Video footage showed three plumes of thick, black smoke rising from the tower, its upper storeys still intact as they fell. The tower houses an office used by the political leadership of Gaza’s Hamas rulers. Electricity in the area around the building went out and residents were using flashlights.

Source: Israeli air strike collapses 13-storey housing block in Gaza

Israeli Repression and Land Grabs, and the Palestinian Protests in Jerusalem

Violence has become a permanent feature of Ramadan for the people of occupied Palestine. The first day of the fasting month this year began with the Israeli army breaking locks and cutting the wires to the loudspeakers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to silence the evening calls to prayer. In yet another provocative move, Israel allowed only 10,000 Palestinians to enter Jerusalem from the West Bank. On the first Friday in the month, only 70,000 Muslims were able to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque; on one Friday in 2019, there were 200,000 worshippers in the Noble Sanctuary. That was not unusual.

Source: Israeli Repression and Land Grabs, and the Palestinian Protests in Jerusalem

Three Children Reported Among Those Killed by IDF in Gaza as Netanyahu Threatens ‘Great Force’ | Common Dreams News

Fire billows from Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, on May 10, 2021.

The Palestinian health ministry said Monday that Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed nine people including three children—an attack that came the same day Israeli forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque and injured hundreds of Palestinians.

Source: Three Children Reported Among Those Killed by IDF in Gaza as Netanyahu Threatens ‘Great Force’ | Common Dreams News

Israeli forces kill child with bullets in the back | The Electronic Intifada

A boy is smiling, wearing a turtle neck and a hoodie

The Israeli army claimed firebombs had been hurled at them and that “troops operated to stop the suspects by firing toward them,” according to the Associated Press. But DCIP found Odeh had not been involved in any confrontations between occupation forces and villagers when he was shot. Odeh was hit with live bullets in the back, near his right shoulder and in the pelvis area, with both bullets exiting from the front of his body, according to DCIP. Occupation forces then reportedly shot another youth in the back who tried to reach Odeh to render aid. Israeli soldiers blocked an ambulance from reaching Odeh for 15 minutes. When medics were finally able to reach him, he had no signs of life. Odeh was taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, where he was pronounced dead.

Source: Israeli forces kill child with bullets in the back | The Electronic Intifada

Israel kills Gaza protesters as UN body condemns “unlawful” force | The Electronic Intifada

Israeli forces killed two protesters in the occupied Gaza Strip on Friday as the UN Human Rights Council condemned the “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force” against Great March of Return demonstrators.

Around 190 Palestinians were injured during Friday’s protests, more than half of them by live fire, according to Al Mezan, a human rights group in Gaza. Two were critically injured, the health ministry said.

Four journalists were hit by tear gas canisters and live fire while covering the protests, according to Al Mezan.

Nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed during the Great March of Return mobilizations, including 41 children, two women, two journalists, three paramedics and eight persons with a disability, Al Mezan said.

via Israel kills Gaza protesters as UN body condemns “unlawful” force | The Electronic Intifada

Israel’s Solution to Global Condemnation of War Crimes? Punish Anyone Who Documents Them

Israel’s right-wing government has apparently decided that the best way to stop global criticism of its flagrant human rights violations against the Palestinian people is not to stop committing them, but to silence and punish anyone who attempts to document its crimes.

via Israel’s Solution to Global Condemnation of War Crimes? Punish Anyone Who Documents Them

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli troops kill 4 civilians, wound 21 this week. – International Middle East Media Center

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 18- 24 February 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. The IMEMC is a media collective. We are independent journalists producing and distributing the authentic voices of the people. We are located in Beit Sahour, in the Occupied West Bank, and we welcome new volunteers and contributors. IMEMC is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine.

Source: PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli troops kill 4 civilians, wound 21 this week. – International Middle East Media Center