- Israel is using flechette shells in civilian areas, flechette shells spray out thousands of tiny sharpened metal darts upon impact. These darts can tear through flesh and embed themselves in concrete.
An image from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights of darts from a flechette shell. (x)
- Foreign doctors in Gaza have found the effects of Dense Insert Metal Explosive or DIME in the bodies of Palestinian casualties. DIME is an illegal explosive device that has been used by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon detonation, the casing disintegrates into extremely small particle like shrapnel, which tear through flesh and bone. DIME is made out of a cancer causing metal called tungsten, wounds from this metal can’t be treated because powdered tungsten can’t be removed surgically. (x) (x) (x)
- According to the UN up to 80% of the dead in Gaza are civilians, 1 in 5 of all casualties are children who were killed in their homes (x) (x)
- A Norwegian doctor writes from Gaza - “There are lakes of blood” (x)
- Israeli warplanes are firing white phosphorus munition into residential areas of Gaza. White phosphorus burns intensely hot and can set clothing and other materials on fire, causing severe injuries and fatalities. The use of these bombs are illegal under international law, but Israel has also used them in previous attacks on Gaza. (x)
- Israel has bombed the al-Wafa Geriatric Hospital in Gaza City after several days of “warning rockets”, forcing the evacuation of 17 patients and staff. The majority of the patients that were in al-Wafa hospital are severely disabled, injured, and/or comatose. Dr. Basman Alashi holds part of an Israeli projectile that struck the hospital’s fourth floor.
- Israel’s Ambassador to the US justifies the bombing of hospitals on Twitter. (x)
- Israeli tanks also shelled the al-Aqsa hospital, killing 4 patients and injuring 70 people, mostly hospital staff. (x)
Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told Al Jazeera: “You are allowed to hit targets where their [Hamas] war machine is using to hide rockets.”
"I have no doubt Hamas uses, has used and continues to use, hospitals … we do not target civilians," (x)
- Video shows sniper killing of wounded Palestinian man. (x)
- Israeli officials call on Netanyahu to cut off electricity and food supply to Palestinians. (x)
- Gaza’s water and sewage systems are on the brink of collapse due to ongoing Israeli strikes. (x)
- In the past two weeks more than 90,000 Palestinians have fled their homes. (x)
- As of 7/21/14 the current death toll in Gaza has reached over 500, with some 3,000+ Palestinians injured.
Palestinians are suffering once again at the hands of Israel, if you can please donate to the UNRWA (x) and The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (x) to provide emergency assistance to the people of Gaza.
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A state cannot simultaneously exercise control over territory it occupies and militarily attack that territory on the claim that it is “foreign” and poses an exogenous national security threat. In doing precisely that, Israel is asserting rights that may be consistent with colonial domination but simply do not exist under international law.
UNRWA is the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees all over the Middle EAst. It’s short of resources under normal circumstances but right now it’s struggling to provide for the tens of thousands of people fleeing Israeli fire in Gaza right now. If you any ability to do so, please consider making a donation. If not, then please spread the word.
Israeli prime minister says that the Palestinian resistance wants “telegenically dead Palestinians" (at 3:30). What kind of monster refers to the images of the hundreds of mutilated Palestinian bodies as "telegenic"? This is what the zionists actually think of us as Palestinians. We are tools or talking points or propaganda, anything but human beings.
A wake up call to all the ahistorical drones defending Israel, touting the myth that it just wanted peace in 1948 but all the evil Arabs invaded:
The ethnic cleansing of Palestine began before the 1948 war.
There are three especially important massacres that the Zionist gangs carried out against Palestinians in that period. These massacres were not a coincidence, they were not a “reality of war”, they were calculated and designed to instill terror in the Palestinian population, and as a result, drive as many to flee their lands as possible:
The Deir Yassin Massacre, in which over 107 unarmed civilians were murdered with cold blood, happened in April 1948.
The Tantura Massacre, in the north, after the fall of Haifa. It resulted in over 240 Palestinian deaths. When did this happen? April 1948.
The Arab-Israeli war began in May 1948.
These massacres happened before the war even started. They were in fact one of the main reasons for the intervention of the Arab armies in the first place.
The third massacre, is the Al-Dawayima Massacre, in the middle regions of Palestine. It resulted in over 450 Palestinian deaths. 280 men, and the rest women and children. This happened in October the same year.
Notice that these areas were chosen specifically in every populated region, so that the news travels as fast as possible to every Palestinian.
The Zionists would let a few children “escape” to tell everyone about the massacres. There is evidence of rape and mutilation of corpses. These three massacres created so much terror, that many Palestinians abandoned their lands and hoped to seek refuge in territories under Arab control.
Those who did not move, were of course, removed by force eventually.
This is the birth of the state of Israel. And no amount of Green energy initiatives and Gay Pride parades can cover up the blood seeping from its very roots.
350+ people killed in Syria yesterday, making the 170,000 death toll increase daily. Let’s please not forget about them.
the 2 israeli soldiers who died fighting with the golani brigade were amurrican
dat’s nice. how many palestinians did they murder in cold blood?