User: newstrust Topic: Israel-Palestine Conflict
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WorldViews: Does Israel actually occupy the Gaza strip? 2.7.2015 Washington Post: World
JERUSALEM — It’s often described as a war of narratives. And few things highlight the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more than discussions over the status of the Gaza Strip.One of the main points of contention: Is the coastal Palestinian territory occupied by Israel?Read full article ...
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A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows 30.6.2015 AP Top News
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive....
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The 2014 conflict left Gaza’s healthcare shattered. When will justice be done? | Helena Kennedy 29.6.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The violation of hospitals is a war crime, but the international community is failing to scrutinise Israel and Hamas on their actions last year As the first anniversary of the Gaza conflict approaches, the battle for the narrative is again raging. The UN’s commission of inquiry into the conflict released its report to the human rights council in Geneva last week. Israel’s government, which refused to cooperate with their investigation, has already denounced the report . Its own findings have exonerated the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) from wrongdoing during Operation Protective Edge, and the IDF’s investigation into the deaths of four boys, killed by shelling while on a Gaza beach last July, exonerated the soldiers involved . It was the legal equivalent of marking your own homework. For Palestinians in Gaza, however, the continuing impact of the conflict is nothing short of catastrophic. The numbers speak for themselves: 17 hospitals, 56 primary healthcare facilities, and 45 ambulances were damaged or ...
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Israeli navy peacefully intercepts Gaza-bound vessel 29.6.2015 Hindu: News
The ship was carrying about 20 activists, including Israeli Arab lawmaker Basel Ghattas and former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki
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A Muslim-Jewish Love Story On Egyptian TV Sends Sparks Flying 26.6.2015 NPR News
The soap opera features an Egyptian Muslim army officer in love with an Egyptian Jewish woman. It's airing daily during Ramadan and is proving both popular and controversial.
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The UN is preserving the Israeli occupation | Ari Shavit 26.6.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
After the Gaza war report, every reasonable Israeli will think it’s better to rule over another nation than to retreat, be attacked and be sent to The Hague when you’re defending yourself from aggression It’s perfectly clear what the proper legal answer to the United Nations report on the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict is – a thorough Israeli investigation of each and every incident that raises suspicion of unreasonable, improper or unjust use of force by the Israel Defence Forces against a civilian population. This investigation is required, both so that we can be at one with ourselves and our values, and so that we can face the international community with a whole heart and clean hands. If Israel can prove it is making a supreme effort to remain as moral as possible, even when it’s fighting fanatics, it will have the ideological and legal upper hand and its image will improve ...
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Palestinians press International Criminal Court to charge Israel with war crimes 25.6.2015 Washington Post: World
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Thursday presented documents to the International Criminal Court in The Hague asserting that Israel should be investigated for war crimes committed in last summer’s fighting in the Gaza Strip and for continued construction of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.Read full article ...
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At Security Council, UN political chief warns of precarious situation in Middle East 25.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, June 25 : During the past month, the security situation in the Middle East remained tense, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Wednesday reported to the Security Council.
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South Africa’s failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir 'is betrayal of Mandela’s ideals' 24.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Abiodun Williams, head of an influential thinktank, says allowing the Sudanese president to leave the country was a ‘clear abuse of executive authority’

The failure of the South African government to arrest Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president accused of genocide, is a betrayal of Nelson Mandela’s legacy, says a former adviser to the UN secretary general.

Related: Sudan president Omar al-Bashir leaves South Africa as court considers arrest

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Assembly panel approves resolution condemning anti-Semitism 24.6.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Gaza rocket hits Israel 24.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Jerusalem, June 24 : A rocket launched from Gaza has hit an open field in Israel, an Israeli military spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Doctor Mads Gilbert on working under siege in Gaza’s Shifa hospital: ‘My camera is my Kalashnikov’ 23.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The veteran medic’s book, Night in Gaza, contains photographs that document the horror of last summer’s war. A trauma expert, he describes how his experiences working under weeks of Israeli bombardment ‘totally changed’ him

Amid a dense jumble of chaotic streets and overcrowded apartment buildings not far from the seafront, the Shifa hospital is in many ways the beating heart of Gaza. Like any hospital, it is a place of life and death, relief and agony, hope and despair.

But the Shifa is more remarkable than most. Over the past 10 years, it has dealt with four intense conflicts, and since 2007 has endured a blockade that has led to shortages of drugs and equipment, regular power crises and the near-impossibility of medical staff leaving Gaza to train, widen their experience or attend conferences. The Shifa is a hospital under siege.

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'Honorable Woman' Maggie Gyllenhaal learns to put her trust in others 23.6.2015 LA Times: Top News
WorldViews: The U.N. report on Israel’s Gaza war: What you need to know 23.6.2015 Washington Post: World
The long-anticipated report of the U.N. Human Rights Council on last year's war in the Gaza Strip directed criticism at both sides of the conflict — Israel and Palestinian armed factions, primarily the Islamist group Hamas. Its findings predictably riled the Israeli government, which slammed the United Nations' rather even-handed approach as "biased." Here's what you need to know.Read full article ...
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UN report on Gaza war likely to bolster international criminal court inquiry 22.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Analysis: Report on 2014 Gaza conflict, claiming Israeli and Palestinian factions violated international law, will give momentum to ICC preliminary examination

The UN’s inquiry into the 2014 Gaza war issues a rallying call for suspected war criminals “at all levels of the political and military establishments” to be brought to justice, but as the report itself wearily concedes, that is unlikely to happen soon.

However, the report is likely to bolster the international criminal court’s preliminary examination of last summer’s conflict, increasing the likelihood that a full investigation will eventually follow.

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Both Israel, Palestine committed war crimes during Gaza conflict: UN 22.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
London, June 22 : The United Nations has said that both Israel and Palestine may have committed war crime during last year's Gaza conflict.
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U.N. rights report: Evidence of war crimes by Israel and Hamas over Gaza 22.6.2015 Washington Post: World
JERUSALEM — An independent commission working for the United Nations Human Rights Council said Monday both Israelis and Palestinians violated international law and may have committed war crimes during last summer’s aerial and ground war in the Gaza Strip.Read full article ...
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Israel's Netanyahu calls UN report on Gaza war 'biased' 22.6.2015 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister says the United Nations report on the 2014 Gaza war is "biased."...
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UN report on 2014 Gaza war says Israel, Palestinians may have committed war crimes 22.6.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last years Gaza war a widely anticipated United Nations report said on Monday decrying the unprecedented devastation and human ...
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UN accuses Israel and Hamas of possible war crimes during 2014 Gaza war 22.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Commission appointed by UN human rights council says those responsible for suspected violations of international law must be brought to justice

A United Nations inquiry into the 2014 Gaza war has accused Israeli and Palestinian factions of multiple potential violations of international law including suspected war crimes.

Calling on Israel to “break with its lamentable track record” and hold wrongdoers responsible, the hard-hitting report commissioned by the UN human rights council laid most of the blame for Israel’s suspected violations at the feet of the country’s political and military leadership. The commission said leaders should have been aware as the war progressed that their failure to change course was leading to huge civilian casualties.

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