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Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 52 people Saturday, including two severely handicapped women in a care facility, medics said. The toll made Saturday the bloodiest day yet in the five-day conflict, and hiked the overall toll to 157. The deadliest strike came in the Tuffah district in eastern Gaza City, where 18 people were killed in strikes that hit a home and a mosque

“Wake Up My Son!” None of Gaza’s Murdered Children Are Just Numbers
By Ali Abunimah

Sahir was killed on Friday afternoon when an Israeli warplane bombed his family home in the Tal al-Zaatar neighborhood in northern Gaza. “He was playing and smiling next to his mother when missile shrapnel divided his head”

Israel Fires “Warning” Missiles At Gaza City Geriatric Hospital 
By Nora Barrows-Friedman

Israeli warplanes fired a series of “warning rockets” at the al-Wafa Geriatric Hospital in Gaza City on Friday, sending patients and nurses into a panic

Urgent Call From Gaza Civil Society: Act Now!
By Palestinian Civil Society Groups

We Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip call on conscientious people all over the world, to act, protest, and intensify the boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel until it ends this murderous attack on our people and is held to account

Save Gaza Today; Tomorrow May Be Too Late! 
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

As Israel is set for a ground invasion of Gaza, the alarming call of a Holy War is heard from an Israeli commander who tells his soldiers that they are engaged in a war to “wipe out” an “enemy who defames” God. Jewish extremism has always been concealed, and with it, the dangers. But the threat is very real – and very well understood even by those supporting this growing danger

Israel/Gaza: UN Must Impose Arms Embargo And Mandate
An International Investigation As Civilian Death Toll Rises 

By Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling for an UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst ongoing Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip and continuing volleys of indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel

3. Doctor in Gaza Reports Injuries Indicating Israeli Use of Banned Weapons

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC  News     Sunday July 13, 2014 20:49 A Norwegian doctor working at Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, told reporters that some of the injuries that wounded and killed Palestinians have experienced are consistent with the use of banned weapons by Israeli forces. In the 2008-9 war on Gaza, Israel was found […]

 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs ‘cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets’

Adam Withnall Independent  Sunday 13 July 2014 see photos here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-sderot-cinema-image-shows-israelis-with-popcorn-and-chairs-cheering-as-missiles-strike-palestinian-targets-9602704.html An image that appears to show a group of Israelis on a hilltop cheering and applauding as they watch the deadly aerial bombardment of Gaza has caused international outrage after it was shared by thousands on Twitter. Taken by the Middle East correspondent for […]

 ANC leader has ‘betrayed South African dream,’ chief rabbi says

By SAM SOKOL Goldstein challenges Duarte to public debate over comments comparing Israel with Nazi Germany. The Jerusalem Post  Sun, Jul 13, 2014 South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein on Friday demanded that his country’s ruling party retract a statement comparing Israel with Nazi Germany, accusing a senior ANC official of having “betrayed the South […]

 CNN: Palestinians Want to Die — Covering for Israeli War Crimes

by DAVID SWANSON David Swanson wants you to declare peace at http://WorldBeyondWar.org  His new book is War No More: The Case for Abolition. He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for http://rootsaction.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @davidcnswanson and FaceBook. Counterpunch    Weekend Edition July 11-13, 2014 In this latest assault […]

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