Category: Israel and Palestine articles

ABC | Nabil Al-Nashar and Orly Halpern | 18 February 2024

God bless this family and all those who have helped them and those few others who have managed to get out – losing everything is better than losing your life – what a terrible ordeal to experience – Mark Mariam Dawwas lost her father, all her belongings and her homeland in her escape from Gaza to Australia. The 31-year-old single mother landed in Sydney on Friday afternoon with her five-year-old daughter, her mother and two sisters. She said the price of their escape was too much

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Construction along Egypt-Gaza border appears to show Cairo building wall ahead of Israeli offensive, satellite images show

ABC / AP | 17 February 2024 Israel has also got the plans, materials and people to start the first settlement in Northern Gaza – plans that have been in place for some years – this war is not an accident – Mark This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows earth grading activity on February 10. (AP: Maxar Technologies ) Egypt is levelling land and building a wall near its border with Gaza ahead of a planned Israeli offensive on Rafah, satellite images analysed by the Associated

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Over one million Gazans are in Rafah. Where will they go when the Israeli ground assault comes?

SBS News/16.2.2024 Israel now has what it wants – a chance to kill 1.4 million people with the full backing of the USA and Britain leaders – Mark The UN’s humanitarian chief says an Israeli assault on Rafah, where more than half of Gaza’s population is sheltering, “could lead to a slaughter”. The UN estimates about 1.4 million Palestinians are in Rafah, many of whom fled there to avoid heavier bombing.Israel has said its soldiers would move into Rafah, a move the UN has said could

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Chaos as Israeli forces storm hospital

The Age/ James Mackenzie/17.2.2024 Its not possible that even Israel Soldiers think these sick and dying children are terrorists – how can murder be so legal in the minds of the Western leaders – Mark JERUSALEM: Israeli forces raided the biggest functioning hospital in Gaza as footage showed chaos, shouting and gunfire in dark corridors filled with dust and smoke.Israel’s military called the raid on Nasser Hospital in the southern city of Khan Younis ‘‘precise and limited’’ and said it was based on information that Hamas

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South Africa urges ICJ to consider action on Israel’s planned Rafah assault

World Court asked to order additional emergency measures ahead of an assault on Gaza city crammed with displaced people. Thank heavens at least one country in this sad world is prepared to stand against Genocide and Apartheid – bless you South Africa – Mark South Africa says it has asked the World Court to consider whether Israel’s plan to extend its offensive in the Gaza Strip into the densely populated southern city of Rafah requires additional emergency measures to protect Palestinians. The International Court of Justice

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Court orders Netherlands to halt delivery of fighter jet parts to Israel

The court noted a clear risk that the parts are being used in ‘serious violations of international humanitarian law’. Bless the court for trying – sadly the government being so extremely right wing will keep appealing and appealing until its too late – Mark A Dutch court has ordered the government to halt the delivery of parts for F-35 fighter jets used by Israel in its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The verdict, delivered by an appeals court on Monday, said there is a “clear risk”

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APAN urges the Australian Government take tangible steps to prevent genocide in Gaza following joint ceasefire statement with Canada and New Zealand

Feb 16, 2024 The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) welcomes today’s joint Australian, Canadian and New Zealand statement urging Israel to refrain from furthering its catastrophic military offensive in Rafah and urges the Australian Government to take tangible steps to prevent genocide in Gaza. Words are not enough. APAN acknowledges and echoes the government’s expression of grave concern for Palestinians trapped in Rafah  as Israel prepares to double down on its genocidal campaign in Gaza.   Israel’s brutality has resulted in more than 100,000 Palestinians killed, wounded

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Trapped in Rafah, plunged into darkness, living in deadly limbo

(The Age, 14/2/2024) How do you murder 1.4 million people? Answer – ask Israel to provide a safe space then bomb the hell out of it, evil, evil, evil – Mark Before the war, five people lived in Mohanad Alsaadawi’s family home in Rafah. There are now 31 people huddled beneath its roof as the last “safe” place in Gaza waits for Israel to launch what could be its deadliest military offensive. The mass of people crammed into a two-storey house, most of them having fled

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