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 No.479880[Last 50 Posts]

Continued from >>477700

Updates since the start of the last thread:
The (largely civilian) Palestinian death toll has now passed 31,000.

The US Senate, with Biden's support, passed a bill to authorize more than $14,000,000,000 in military aid to Israel.

The International Court of Justice made an interim ruling in South Africa's favor in their case accusing Israel of genocidal acts in Gaza, deeming it plausible, Nicaragua signed on to the case.

Houthi rebels in Yemen have attacked cargo ships in the Red Sea in an attempt to disrupt the supply line of Israel's ongoing carpet bombing campaign against Gaza, resulting in the sinking of the Rubymar. The Biden admin has responded to the Houthis with a retaliatory bombing campaign, killing multiple fighters and at least one civilian. An attack on the True Confidence in March then yielded the first 3 civilian casualties of Houthi attacks.

Trade unionists in Scotland and England have blockaded major UK arms factories.

Canada, Australia, and the EU have started to resume funding to UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugee aid. Members of the agency have stated that Israel employed torture when interrogating them.

Joe Biden has been sued for complicity in genocide in a US federal court, and so far has only gotten off on a jurisdictional technicality.

Starvation deaths have increased in Gaza amid Israel's imposed famine.

War has continued to spread throughout the region as Israel attacks Lebanon and Syria. Three US soldiers were killed at a base in Jordan as retaliation for US support of Israel's war crimes, and the US retaliated with a renewed bombing campaign against Iraq and Syria.

US airman Aaron Bushnell self-immolated in opposition to US complicity in the Palestinian genocide.
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 No.479883

>>479880
>The US Senate, with Biden's support, passed a bill to authorize more than $14,000,000,000 in military aid to Israel.
So does that mean it cost 14Bn to destroy Gaza ?
According to Egyptian President, it'll cost 90Bn to rebuild Gaza.

>Trade unionists in Scotland and England have blockaded major UK arms factories.

Based Scotts upholding international law
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 No.479885

death to israel
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 No.479886

>>479883
>So does that mean it cost 14Bn to destroy Gaza?
To be totally honest, I'm not sure these people know what stuff costs.
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 No.479890

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Canada to halt arms sales to Israel after non-binding vote in house of commons

Parliamentary motion from New Democratic party passed with support of Liberals, Bloc Québécois and Green party

Canada will halt future arms sales to Israel following a non-binding vote in the house of commons. The foreign affairs minister, Mélanie Joly, told the Toronto Star her government would halt future arms shipments. “It is a real thing,” she said on Tuesday.

The decision follows a parliamentary motion, introduced by the New Democratic party (NDP), that called on the governing Liberals to halt future arms exports to Israel. The New Democrats, who are supporting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government, have expressed frustration with what they see as his failure to do enough to protect civilians in Gaza.

The motion – which passed 204-117 with the support of Liberals, Bloc Québécois and the Green party – also called on Canada to work “towards the establishment of the state of Palestine”.

The successful vote late on Monday followed a last-minute deal between the Liberals and the NDP, which had previously called on the government to “recognize the state of Palestine”.

The vote does not appear to change Canada’s position that Palestinian statehood should come as the result of a negotiated settlement with Israel.

Canada previously said that while it had paused issuing military export permits to Israel, it was still assessing applications on “on a case-by-case basis”.



Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East called the motion “watered-down” in a statement, but said it represented a “small step forward for ending Canadian complicity in Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/mar/19/canada-halt-arms-sales-to-israel

‘Man-made famine’ charge against Israel is backed by mounting body of evidence

Prospect of Israel facing war crimes charges has moved closer after UN condemnation of Gaza aid restrictions

The accusation by the UN and other humanitarians that Israel may be committing a war crime by deliberately starving Gaza’s population is likely to significantly increase the prospect of legal culpability for the country, including at the international court of justice.

Amid reports that the Israel Defense Forces are hiring dozens of lawyers to defend against anticipated cases and legal challenges, the charge that Israel has triggered a “man-made famine” by deliberately obstructing the entry of aid into Gaza is backed by an increasing body of evidence.

Already facing a complaint of genocide from South Africa at the ICJ, the UN’s top court – including an allegation that senior Israeli political officials have incited genocide in public statements – Israel is also the subject of a provisional emergency ruling by the court ordering it to admit life-saving aid to Gaza.

On Wednesday, the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, underlined the growing sense of crisis as he warned that all of Gaza’s 2 million people were experiencing “severe levels of acute food insecurity” – the first time an entire population of Gaza has been so classified.



A central plank of any case that Israel has provoked a famine is the data generated by the UN’s Gaza famine review committee, staffed by international experts on food security, whose findings this week fall under the auspices of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) – regarded as the international gold standard in assessing food crises.

Highly technical, often cautious and designed to be neutral in its analysis, the committee – which had already warned of the risk of famine not least in the worst affected region of northern Gaza – has relied on World Food Programme surveys that concludedPalestinians were already facing IPC phase 4 and 5 levels of malnutrition – “emergency” and “catastrophe”.

The IPC committee also examined access for food trucks to the worst affected area, concluding that a “very limited number of trucks carrying food aid is authorised to enter north Gaza and Gaza governates and since 5 February there has been no report of food trucks being able to discharge in Gaza City”.

The IPC’s report is backed up by analysis prepared independently and sent this week to the Biden administration by Oxfam America and Human Rights Watch to highlight Israel’s failure to comply with a new requirement from Washington that recipients of US arms supplies need to comply with international law.

That analysis accused Israel of “systematically prevent[ing] aid” from reaching “the roughly 300,000 Palestinians who remain in northern Gaza, where the threat of starvation is most acute”.

The two organisations added that in the first six weeks of this year, “over half of the planned humanitarian aid missions to northern Gaza were obstructed by Israeli authorities”. Charging Israel with a deliberate policy of starvation, the documents adds: “International humanitarian law prohibits parties to a conflict from deliberately causing ‘the population to suffer hunger, particularly by depriving it of its sources of food or of supplies’.”

Exacerbating Israel’s legal exposure over the issue of starvation are public comments made early in the war by the defence minister, Yoav Gallant, advocating a “complete siege of Gaza” and making clear that he meant: “No electricity, no food, no water.”

“We are fighting human animals and we are acting accordingly,” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/mar/20/man-made-famine-charge-israel-mounting-evidence-un-gaza

‘Diabolical attempt’: Group denounces UNRWA funding block

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) pressed Congress not to pass a bill that shuts down desperately needed money for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.

CAIR said the legislation, if passed, would block funding until March 2025 and contribute to “starvation” in Gaza. The US historically has provided the UN agency with about $350m per year.

“We call on all Americans to urge their member of Congress to reject this diabolical attempt to support the starvation of Palestinians in Gaza banning funding for UNWRA,” said the group’s Robert S McCaw.

“Numerous other nations, including Canada, restored funding to UNWRA after it became clear the Israeli government was baselessly trying to rob Palestinians of the relief agency.”

Israel accused several members of UNRWA’s staff of participating in the October 7 attack. The allegations have yet to be proven.

Blinken told Qatar to threaten Hamas officials with expulsion: Report

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Qatar earlier this month that it must pressure Hamas to reach an agreement with Israel or risk having its senior members kicked out of Doha, according to US news channel CNN.

It cited unnamed US officials as saying this happened on March 5, before Hamas put forth a new proposal which was discussed this week in the Qatari capital.

CNN says Qatar “understood the message and received it without major pushback” and that it remains unclear whether Qatar ended up delivering such an ultimatum to Hamas leaders – who have been living in Doha for years.

Qatar has not immediately reacted to the report or publicly commented on its contents.

Israel’s Gallant heading to Washington with weapons demands: Report

Israeli defence and war cabinet minister, Yoav Gallant, is headed to Washington next week reportedly with a long list of US weapons that Israel wishes to receive for its war on Gaza.

Gallant is expected to meet with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan and will arrive on Sunday, reports US-based news website Axios.

It cites an unnamed senior Israeli official as saying the requests will not only include short-term arms orders for the war on Gaza but also longer-term deliveries including more fighter jets.

This is happening as the US and other allies’ arms sales to Israel are under increasing international scrutiny as the Israeli military continues to kill Palestinian civilians on a daily basis.

The request for more weapons is also coming as Israel pushes for a planned ground invasion of Rafah, and continues to engage in cross-border fighting with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Houthi leader says 479 missiles and drones launched since October

Houthi leader Abdel-Malik al-Houthi says the Yemeni group has launched 479 missiles and drones since late October in its efforts to support Palestinians and stop Israel’s war on Gaza.

He pointed out during his latest speech that the Israeli port city of Eilat has taken a financial hit from Houthi attacks on vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and pledged that the group has more “plans” in the works to hurt Israel, without elaborating.

“God willing, we leave room for action first and then for words,” he was quoted as saying by the Houthi-run Al Masirah channel.

Al-Houthi also said the group will continue to resist as US and UK attacks on Yemen are persisting in full force, with 31 air raids and naval bombardments coming on multiple Yemeni governorates this week alone. The two Western powers have launched 407 attacks on Yemen since January, he said.

WHO loses contact with al-Shifa Hospital staff amid Israeli raid

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says on X that the UN’s World Health Organization and its partners have not been in touch with health personnel at al-Shifa Hospital since the Israeli raid on the facility, now in its fourth day, began.

“We are seeking information on the patients’ condition and if they are receiving needed care,” he said. “Accessing Al-Shifa is now impossible, and there are reports of health workers being arrested and detained.

“We repeat once again: hospitals are not battlegrounds. They must be protected in line with international humanitarian law.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/21/israels-war-on-gaza-live-more-than-100-palestinians-killed-in-24-hours
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 No.479891

Breaking news and analysis on day 166 of Gaza's Al-Aqsa Flood | The Electronic Intifada Podcast

Includes: latest news, clips of recent anti-tank attacks (around 2 hours, 9 minutes), more info about the Biden pier, guest appearance by Israeli historian Ilan Pappé.
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 No.479892

Latest George Galloway episode includes a number of interesting details:

1. Allegedly, the Gaza pier/jetty is being built, at least in part, from Gaza rubble. That is, they're taking the material from homes destroyed by Israel and using it for this bizarre project. Galloway points out that much of this rubble also still contains human remains. I haven't dived deep into this yet, but CBC at least has an article backing it up:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/gaza-pier-aid-delivery-1.7142506

2. Larry Ellison (Oracle corporation co-founder) is a close friend of Benjamin Netanyahu and apparently once offered Netanyahu a seat on the board. Oracle has a contract with U.S. intelligence, and notably also bought Sun Microsystems (of Java fame) in 2010.

3. Ireland apparently switched, at some point, to using police recording technology provided by "Nice Systems," a subsidiary of the Israeli company Elbit Systems.

4. Over the past decade or so, an organization called Forward Thinking has organized meetings between Likud and Sinn Fein.

5. The continued supply of bombs to Israel by the US is now resulting in the sending of surplus munitions from all the way back in the Korean war.

Link to the start of Lowkey's interview:
https://youtu.be/rK_Vn7c3kXQ?t=1782
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 No.479893

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Hezbollah confirms sixth attack on Israeli forces

The armed Lebanese group attacked the town of Shlomi in northern Israel this evening in what is its sixth attack of the day.

Earlier, Hezbollah claimed multiple attacks targeting buildings used by Israeli soldiers, and a “positioning point for a military intelligence force” in Metulla.

Hezbollah has warned it’s fully ready to battle Israel after its fighters exchanged cross-border attacks since Israel launched its war on Gaza in October.

Hezbollah has at least 60,000 fighters and it increased its stockpile of missiles from 14,000 in 2006 to about 150,000 now.

Many Palestinians ‘executed extrajudicially’ at al-Shifa Hospital: Rights group

The Geneva-based Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says what the Israeli military is doing at the al-Shifa Hospital and surrounding areas in Gaza “reflects a pattern of systemic violence”.

The group noted that Israeli forces are detaining medical staff, including doctors and nurses, inside the hospital in Gaza City and preventing them from providing lifesaving care.

“Patients are languishing without medical attention,” it said, adding it documented at least three such patient deaths.

“The ongoing Israeli atrocities in al-Shifa Medical Complex have resulted in the deaths of over 200 Palestinians, including civilians. Many were deliberately killed or executed extrajudicially after arrest,” the rights organisation alleged.

Hamas says fighter sniped Israeli sniper near al-Shifa Hospital

The military wing of Hamas released a video it says shows a Palestinian sniper spotting and then successfully hitting an Israeli sniper in the vicinity of the al-Shifa Hospital.

The incident occurred as intense battles continue to rage in the area.

The Palestinian shooter is seen in the video released by Qassam Brigades firing a heavy calibre bullet and hitting a hole dug out on the side of a building, from which an Israeli sniper appeared to be scoping out the area.

Jenin residents go on strike following Israeli drone attack

Palestinians in Jenin are going on strike to denounce the killing of three young men from their city in an Israeli drone strike yesterday.

The men – Mahmoud Bassam Rahal, Ahmed Hani Barakat, and Muhammad Abdullah al-Fayed – were killed when an Israeli drone-fired missile struck their car as it passed by a hospital in the Jenin camp, according to witnesses cited by the Palestinian Wafa news agency.

The Israeli military and internal security agency Shin Bet described two of those killed as “senior Islamic Jihad operatives”.

Today’s protest strike in Jenin will affect “all aspects of commercial life” as well as public and educational institutions, reports Wafa.

Norway wealth fund’s ethics council scrutinising companies with possible Israel weapons links

The ethics council of Norway’s $1.6 trillion wealth fund is investigating whether companies it holds shares in may be violating its ethical guidelines over the sale of weapons to Israel during the war on Gaza.

The fund may divest from such firms if they are found to supply weapons that are used in “serious and systematic violations” of the rights of individuals in war or conflict or of international rules on the conduct of war, according to the fund’s ethical guidelines.

“We are looking at this because of the seriousness of the breach of the norms that we see,” the ethics council’s chairperson, Svein Richard Brandtzaeg, told the Reuters news agency. “Israel is now more in focus than before.”

The Norwegian fund previously divested from nine firms, all Israeli, over their activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, such as constructing homes in illegal Israeli settlements or supplying surveillance systems for Israel’s separation wall.

Flaming object thrown at Israeli embassy in The Hague

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has reported that the Israeli embassy in The Hague was evacuated after a flaming object was thrown at the premises.

Police arrested a suspect, the newspaper said, without providing further details on their identity.

The incident in the third largest city in the Netherlands comes as Israeli embassies around the world are on a high alert amid sustained protests demanding a halt to the brutal war in Gaza and the unrestricted delivery of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population.

Most Palestinians would remain in Gaza in case of Rafah invasion: Survey

The survey by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) that we reported on earlier also presents interesting findings about perceptions of a potential Israeli ground invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza.

Half of those polled in the occupied West Bank said Palestinians would rush towards the Egyptian border in case of an invasion, with 24 percent of Gazans sharing this belief. Overall, 40 percent said they think they would go to the border.

Sixty-one percent of respondents said they believe the Egyptian army and police would shoot at Palestinians if they see them rushing toward the border en masse, with Gaza residents sharing a stronger opinion on this than their West Bank counterparts – 68 percent compared to 55 percent, respectively.

Almost 70 percent of respondents said they would not leave their homes or shelters if the border barriers between Gaza and Egypt somehow fell.

Hamas says ‘silence’ on al-Shifa Hospital raid shows international failure

Hamas released a statement condemning what it called “shameful silence” on Israel’s ongoing raid on the al-Shifa Hospital complex and surrounding areas.

The group said it’s “a disgrace and a moral failure on the part of the international community and the United Nations” because they’ve been unable to stop Israel’s devastating war on Gaza. It also denounced Washington’s financial and military support for Tel Aviv.

Hamas said Arab countries and the international community must “take urgent action to stop this genocide and the systematic destruction of health facilities in the Gaza Strip”.

Blinken’s diplomacy producing no results, says Palestinian Foreign Ministry

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said US Secretary of State Blinken’s shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East has yet to yield “any tangible results” for Gaza.

Instead, it is giving Israel more time to “escalate its aggression against our people”, the ministry said in a statement.

“The Israeli government is taking advantage of the failure, the ability to speak and make statements to gain more time to complete the achievement of its basic objectives of its aggression against the Palestinian people,” it added.

Blinken, currently on his sixth Middle East trip since the Gaza war broke out, said yesterday that Israel and Hamas were making progress towards a ceasefire agreement.

After visiting Saudi Arabia, Blinken will head to Egypt today to meet with Arab foreign ministers and a senior Palestinian official.

Palestinian Authority says Israel welcoming Blinken with settler expansion
The Palestinian foreign ministry says in a statement that the Israeli government is welcoming US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on his sixth tour of the region by “escalating its crimes against our people and plundering their homeland”.

It strongly condemned the “seizure of large areas of citizens’ lands” in al-Khader south of Bethlehem in occupied Palestinian territory, along with the seizure of a Palestinian man’s home and his displacement from Tuqu southeast of Bethlehem.

The foreign ministry said Israel is trying to “sabotage international efforts made to resolve the conflict and implement the principle of a two-state solution”.

‘Appalling crisis in Palestine not Europe’s finest hour’: Ireland PM

Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says mixed messages among EU nations over Israel’s war on Gaza has undermined efforts to stop it.

“I think the response to the appalling crisis in Palestine has not been Europe’s finest hour, quite frankly,” he told reporters in Brussels.

“So many countries in the Global South – otherwise known as most of the world – interpret Europe’s actions relating to Ukraine versus Palestine as double standards. I think they have a point.”

UK’s Cameron says ‘arbitrary denials’ by Israeli government blocking Gaza aid

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron says “arbitrary denials by the government of Israel” in addition to lengthy clearance procedures are “the main blockers” of humanitarian aid going into the Gaza Strip.

“I wish this were the case,” he writes in a letter in response to UK lawmaker Alicia Kearns about Israeli claims that any amount of aid arriving at the borders of the besieged enclave can get in.

“It is of enormous frustration that UK aid for Gaza has been routinely held up waiting for Israeli permissions. For instance, I am aware of some UK-funded aid being stuck at the border for just under three weeks waiting for approval.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/21/israels-war-on-gaza-live-more-than-100-palestinians-killed-in-24-hours
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 No.479894

https://twitter.com/luigidaniele10/status/1770950017987088436
Video of Israel airstriking guys who are just walking around.
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 No.479895

>>479893
Has Hezbollah already been fighting Israel and nobody said anything? I was about to say, it's about fucking time they stopped posturing and actually did something to end this catastrophe.
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 No.479896

>>479892
Larry Ellison is one of the especially dangerous brands of Zionists: He's an athiestic Jew who supports Israel just because of its technology sector. He's also the 8th richest man in the world and owns 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai as his private fiefdom.
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 No.479900

>>479895
dude they have been bombing israel every day since october 7. They've caused over 100k israelis to flee their settlements.
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 No.479901

>>479895
>Has Hezbollah already been fighting Israel
yes, although they have not conducted big offensives, probably because Iran asked them to keep it at a minimum.
>and nobody said anything?
There have been mentions of Hezbollah, but now that you point it out, it does seem odd that it got little attention.
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 No.479903

>>479895
I've posted about it some, though looking back it looks like most of what I've posted has been about Israel's attacks on Lebanon. Ups. Yeah, they've been fighting for months.
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 No.479904

The US finally took a ceasefire resolution to the UNSC, but it was watered-down compared to the ones they'd vetoed. I'm not sure what the 'good' outcome of this would have been, but it's possible there wasn't one.

UN Security Council deadlock ‘costing lives’: Amnesty chief Agnes Callamard, secretary-general of Amnesty International, says the UN Security Council continues to be stuck in a “macabre checkmate” as Palestinians are dying.

“It is costing lives, preventing aid from reaching Palestinians who are being starved, and making the return of civilian hostages held in Gaza more elusive,” she wrote on X, renewing her call for an immediate ceasefire.

Russia, China and Algeria voted against the latest resolution introduced by the US – after Washington vetoed three previous resolutions – as it contained no explicit call for an immediate truce and linked it to a captive exchange agreement between Israel and Hamas.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/22/israels-war-on-gaza-live-the-choice-is-clear-a-2-state-solution

This inevitably makes China & Russia & Algeria look kind of stupid, but even some western news outlets are pointing out how hollow this specific resolution was:

What did US Gaza ceasefire resolution say and why did Russia and China veto it?

Draft resolution put before UN represents important tonal – but not substantive – shift for White House

After months of vetoing other UN security council resolutions in an effort to defend Israel’s military campaign in Gaza, the US has in recent weeks gone on to the diplomatic front foot in New York, drafting and tabling its own resolution that was put to a vote on Friday before being vetoed by Russia and China.

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said the resolution would send “a strong signal”. But what was that signal precisely?

What did the US resolution say?
The opening wording on an immediate ceasefire was complex, even convoluted. It urged the UN to “determine the imperative for an immediate and sustained ceasefire to protect civilians on all sides, allow for the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance, and alleviate humanitarian suffering”.

It thereby supported “diplomatic efforts to secure such a ceasefire in connection with the release of all remaining hostages”. The US’s critics, including Russia, noted the text did not explicitly use the word “call” in terms of a ceasefire. It also implied the ceasefire would be conditional on the release of all hostages. The text marked an important tonal shift for the US, since previously the US had called for a ceasefire as soon as practicable, but the change was not as substantive as some headlines suggest.

What happened in the vote?

The US claimed its draft had the support of at least nine of the 15-strong security council members, enough for the vote to pass so long as no veto was wielded by one of the five security council members. In the end it secured 11 votes, but three voted against including the veto-wielding Russia and China. Guyana abstained.

Why did Russia and China veto?

The Russian deputy ambassador to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy, warned reporters on Thursday: “We are not satisfied with anything which doesn’t call for an immediate ceasefire.”

After the vote, he said: “At the coordination stage, almost all security council members expressed the view that the demand for an immediate ceasefire should not be conditional on the release of hostages or the condemnation of Hamas.”

He argued that the effect of making a ceasefire conditional on the release of all hostages would be to endorse leaving hundreds of thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians exposed to continued Israeli attacks until the point when Hamas and Isreal reached an agreement.

In the chamber, the Russian ambassador Vasily Nebenzya told the security council the resolution was a “hypocritical spectacle” that put no real pressure on Israel over its war crimes. Moscow also said the episode showed the US administration was more interested in throwing a bone to American voters and persuading a domestic audience it was being even-handed in the crisis.

Explaining Guyana’s abstention, the South American country’s representative Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said: “Contrary to media reports, this resolution does not call for an immediate ceasefire.”

She also added the demand that a ceasefire should not be linked to or conditioned on the release of hostages. “Two wrongs cannot make a right and the Palestinian people should not be collectively punished and themselves held hostage for the crimes of others.

“If one were to read this resolution without background knowledge, it would be difficult to ascertain which party in this conflict is committing the atrocities in Gaza – atrocities which necessitated this draft resolution being put forward. In a resolution of 41 paragraphs, 2,036 words, the occupying power is mentioned once in the penultimate paragraph.”

Would it have mattered?

Yes. Diplomatically, the US would have benefited from showing some positive leadership at the UN and demonstrating it is not as isolated as it has appeared in its support for Israel. The bulk of the operational part of the text was directed at Israel without being explicit in those criticisms. It reiterated calls for aid to flow faster, including by opening more land crossings and fewer restrictions on goods allowed to enter Gaza. It opposed the forcible displacement of Palestinians, and the creation of buffer zones. It would have also been the first time that the UN collectively condemned Hamas by calling for restrictions on its finances.

But the resolution was silent on three contentious issues. In a clause directed at Israel, it urged all parties to cooperate with the investigations into the neutrality of the UN relief works agency Unrwa, but did not call for a return to funding of the agency at this stage. The future governance of Gaza was largely untouched save to give the UN special coordinator a clear role. It did not say if international humanitarian law was being breached.

What happens now the resolution has been defeated?

A rival draft resolution favoured by African states has been circulating that is more explicit about an immediate ceasefire, but this will not be put to the vote on Friday. France’s ambassador to the UN, Nicolas de Rivière, has said an alternative draft championed by the non-permanent members of the security council, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ramadan, “will come to the table and put to the vote”. He said: “We need a ceasefire and then talks.”

But such are the entrenched divisions in the security council that this resolution is also likely to be killed – this time by a US veto, potentially the fourth of this conflict. For many observers, the episode will confirm that the security council is simply broken.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/mar/22/us-gaza-ceasefire-resolution-explainer

Apparently it's a much longer resolution than I remember the leaked versions being, too. I don't remember anything about freezing Hamas's finances in the last version I saw.
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 No.479910

>>479896
What is it with these guys and private islands?
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 No.479912

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'Moral failure’: US House approves bill banning UNRWA funding

Ali Harb

Washington, DC – The United States House of Representatives has approved a $1.2 trillion funding bill that would ban funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) amid the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.

The measure, which passed in a 286 to 134 vote on Friday, would keep the government fully functioning in advance of a partial shutdown deadline.

The proposed legislation now goes to the Senate, which must pass it by midnight on Friday, when several government agencies would start running out of money. President Joe Biden has promised to sign the bill into law immediately, if the Democratic-controlled upper chamber of Congress passes the legislation as expected.

The measure faced opposition from dozens of far-right Republicans, who argued that it does not curb government spending enough. After the vote, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a motion to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson from his post for his endorsement of the bipartisan spending deal.

Twenty-two Democrats, many of whom had expressed concerns about the UNRWA provision, joined Republicans in opposing the plan.

Maya Berry, executive director of the Arab American Institute (AAI), called the passage of the bill “an incredible moral failure”.

“Our political process has chosen to cut US funding to literally the only entity that can address the level of suffering and scale of suffering that’s happening in Gaza right now,” Berry told Al Jazeera.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/3/22/moral-failure-us-house-approves-bill-that-would-ban-unrwa-funding

Israeli captive families ask Biden to pressure Netanyahu for a deal

A letter signed by 587 family members of 81 captives still held in Gaza calls on US President Joe Biden to push for a captive-prisoner exchange agreement.

“We encourage you to use the means available to you, to press and convince all parties, including the Israeli prime minister, to agree to the deal that you assess is reasonable,” they write.

“As Israel’s closest ally, we seek your assistance in steering the Israeli prime minister towards the right course of action.”

The Israeli relatives say they’re contacting Biden directly because they’re frustrated about “the lack of ongoing communication and commitment” from Benjamin Netanyahu and his war cabinet.

“We have faith in your ability to negotiate a deal that prioritises the security and wellbeing of all people affected and wish to help you in mobilising support for that deal.”

Lebanon denounces Israeli attacks on air-traffic control system

The Lebanese Foreign Ministry says it will file an urgent complaint with the UN Security Council over what it called Israel’s “violation of its sovereignty” by disrupting civil aviation navigation systems.

It said Israel’s attacks on navigation systems are affecting the safety of civil aviation in the airspace of Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport.

“Lebanon also holds Israel internationally responsible for the consequences of any accident or disaster caused by Israel’s deliberate policy of jamming air and ground navigation systems, and deliberately disrupting signal receiving and transmitting devices,” a statement said.

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson, who did not deny Lebanon’s allegations, said Beirut “allows” Hezbollah to attack Israeli civilians from its territory, so it has no right to complain.

“Lebanon is the last country to discuss sovereignty while it is harbouring a terrorist organisation that has displaced tens of thousands of citizens.”

Hezbollah hits Israeli army position near border

Lebanese armed group says it targeted a building where Israeli soldiers were stationed at the Zarit settlement on the Israel-Lebanon border – the latest in a series of attacks.

The armed group has engaged Israel with cross-border attacks since Israel launched its war on Gaza. More than 300 people have been killed in Lebanon, including some 240 members of Hezbollah, while about 20 Israelis have been killed.

The fighting has also forced some 90,000 people to flee southern Lebanon, and tens of thousands to evacuate northern Israel.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/22/israels-war-on-gaza-live-the-choice-is-clear-a-2-state-solution
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 No.479915

‘Millions’ pour into Yemeni streets in weekly pro-Palestinian marches

A sea of people took to the streets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen in the latest march to oppose Israel’s war on Gaza and express solidarity with Palestinians.

The footage below shows the al-Sabeen Square in the capital Sanaa, which has been the main gathering place for demonstrators since the start of the war – and US and UK attacks on Yemen since January to stop Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.

Nasreddin Amer, deputy head of the media authority of the Houthis, says “millions” joined the marches on the second Friday of Ramadan as with previous weeks.

https://twitter.com/Nasr_Amer1/status/1771231604347637830

‘Famine is imminent’: UN says aid mission to northern Gaza thwarted

About 7,500 people in northern Gaza were supposed to get food assistance but the mission was unsuccessful because “access denied”.

“Famine, particularly in the north, is imminent,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a post on X.

Israeli military attacks Hezbollah buildings with air raids

The Israeli military released aerial footage it says shows massive air raids on structures used by Hezbollah.

The attacks targeted buildings in southern Lebanon’s Khiam, Aita al-Shaab, and Taybeh, it said.

Deadly skirmishes on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon have raised the prospect of a broader conflict in the Middle East after Israel attacked the Gaza Strip last October.

Judicial review demanded of UK government’s arming of Israel

The Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and Al-Haq rights groups have been allowed by the UK government to participate in hearings that seek a judicial review of London’s refusal to stop arming Israel during its war on Gaza.

David Lammy, the shadow foreign minister, urged Foreign Secretary David Cameron to publish formal legal advice on whether Israel is violating international law.

“Speaking about intent in the context of international humanitarian law is quite misleading. If a state fails to distinguish military and civilian objects, or to take reasonable precautions or to make a proper proportionality assessment, that amounts to a violation and it’s immaterial whether or not they intended to cause such harm,” Charlotte Andrews-Brisco, a lawyer with GLAN, told the Guardian newspaper.

“This is a textbook case of the war crime of starvation of individuals as a method of warfare.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/22/israels-war-on-gaza-live-the-choice-is-clear-a-2-state-solution
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Apparently Antony Blinken, at 19, in 1982, wrote an article for the Harvard paper where he criticized Reagan for using actual leverage against Israel.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1982/12/6/where-it-hurts-pisraeli-deputy-foreign/
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 No.479918

‘More direct, to the point’ UNSC resolution vote on Saturday

The UN Security Council will vote on a new draft Gaza ceasefire resolution put forward by elected members on Saturday at 10am New York time (14:00 GMT), Al Jazeera confirms.

“It’s about 10 sentences or so, it’s a more direct and to the point resolution,” reports correspondent Gabriel Elizondo, holding the document in his hand.

“The key part is the wording. It ‘demands an immediate ceasefire’ for the month of Ramadan. It leaves nothing to the imagination, nothing to interpret. It’s very clear.

“By all accounts, this draft resolution has widespread support among the Security Council. The big question is will the United States find it acceptable?” said Elizondo.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/22/israels-war-on-gaza-live-the-choice-is-clear-a-2-state-solution
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 No.479919

Anyone have the full text of the US resolution which was recently rejected at the UN Security Council? The more I read about it, the worse it sounds.
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 No.479930

Maersk continues to avoid Red Sea route despite EU security operation

The shipping giant says it’s aware other transportation companies have continued sailing through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, or announced plans to resume sailing, but it won’t follow suit.

“We continue with our own assessment that the current situation does not allow us to make a similar decision,” Maersk said in a statement on its website.

“We still believe sailing via the Cape of Good Hope and around Africa is the most reasonable solution at the moment, and the one that currently allows the best supply-chain stability,”

Maersk, one of the world’s biggest container shipping companies, suspended Red Sea traffic on January 5 and has since redirected ships via the Cape of Good Hope.

The EU’s naval mission in the southern Red Sea was launched in February to help protect the key maritime trade route from drone and missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi group.

The Houthis say they have been targeting Israel-linked ships to help bring an end to the war on Gaza.

‘More direct, to the point’ UNSC resolution vote on Saturday

The UN Security Council will vote on a new draft Gaza ceasefire resolution put forward by elected members on Saturday at 10am New York time (14:00 GMT), Al Jazeera confirms.

“It’s about 10 sentences or so, it’s a more direct and to the point resolution,” reports correspondent Gabriel Elizondo, holding the document in his hand.

“The key part is the wording. It ‘demands an immediate ceasefire’ for the month of Ramadan. It leaves nothing to the imagination, nothing to interpret. It’s very clear.

“By all accounts, this draft resolution has widespread support among the Security Council. The big question is will the United States find it acceptable?” said Elizondo.

Israel torches al-Shifa Hospital department: Gaza Health Ministry

Israel has bombed several buildings at al-Shifa Hospital and burned down its vascular department, Gaza’s Health Ministry says.

Israel forces also detained about 240 patients and 10 health personnel at the Prince Nayef Center, the hospital’s radiology unit, the ministry added.

Hamas has condemned what it calls Israel’s “bloody massacre” at al-Shifa and said civilians, patients and displaced people were among dozens of fatalities.

Al-Shifa, the Gaza Strip’s largest hospital before the current conflict started, is one of the few healthcare facilities that is even partially operational in the north of the enclave.

Euro-Med Monitor: Israel ‘systematically killing’ Palestinian tech experts

The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor says the Israeli army has systematically assassinated dozens of programmers, information technology experts, and computer engineering analysts in the Gaza Strip.

The rights group compiled a list of the hundreds of tech professionals killed by the Israeli military in the past few months It included programmer Haitham al-Nabahin, who was killed with his wife in a house they fled to in Bureji refugee camp.

In addition to killing the experts, the Israeli army has also been destroying the headquarters of communication companies and other technology infrastructure, the organisation reports.

“These crimes appear to be part of Israel’s public policies aimed at making the Gaza Strip uninhabitable by destroying fundamental life structures and eliminating talent. This will certainly lead to a paralysed society incapable of quickly recovering from the disastrous fallout from Israel’s serious crimes committed during that period.”

Palestinians in Gaza disappointed by lack of practical steps to alleviate suffering

Tareq Abu Azzoum
Reporting from Rafah, southern Gaza

People here are following all diplomatic efforts, including the vote that just took place at the UN Security Council.

They believe that all these meetings have not led to any practical steps to mitigate the crisis in the Gaza Strip or to pressure Israel into scaling back its attack.

Ultimately, Palestinians believe the US is backing Israel.

But they also hope that the ongoing talks in Cairo and Doha will yield some results in light of the US’s desire to see a six-week truce in Gaza that would bring at least some temporary relief.

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Algeria takes UNSC floor

Algeria was one of the three countries that rejected the US-draft resolution

Amar Bendjama, Algeria’s ambassador to the UN, said the text was inadequate and failed to address the immense suffering endured by the Palestinians.

“Those who believe that the Israeli occupying power will choose to uphold its international legal obligations are mistaken,” he told the council.

“They must abandon this fiction.”

France to work on new UN Gaza ceasefire resolution after veto

President Emmanuel Macron has said France will work on a new UN resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza following the Russian and Chinese veto against the resolution proposed by the US.

“Following Russia’s and China’s veto a few minutes ago, we are going to resume work on the basis of the French draft resolution in the Security Council and work with our American, European and Arab partners to reach an agreement,” Macron said at end of a European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels.

France’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it had started drafting a resolution with diplomats, saying they would put a draft forward if the US draft resolution did not pass.

Russian envoy says US text ‘effective green light’ for Rafah raid

Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, has now taken the floor.

He says the US draft resolution “contains an effective green light for Israel to mount a military operation in Rafah”.

Nebenzya adds that Russia has already stated that it will no longer tolerate “pointless resolutions, which do not contain a call for a ceasefire which lead us to nowhere”.

More on the US comments to the Security Council

Thomas-Greenfield has said the proposed UN resolution “will move us closer to securing that deal and help us alleviate suffering”.

“I urge all Security Council members to vote yes,” the US ambassador to the UN said. “To vote for a resolution that condemns Hamas for its horrific attacks and sexual violence, that makes clear that all civilians – Israeli and Palestinians – should be able to live without fear of violence, and stresses that a ground offensive in Gaza poses a great threat to civilians.”

www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/22/israels-war-on-gaza-live-the-choice-is-clear-a-2-state-solution

Bonus - a quirky TRT piece on red cows. I'm not sure if Obaida actually mentioned this specifically, but the Hamas explanation of their reasoning did include the proposed 'Judaization' of Al-Aqsa mosque among its grievances, and Israel has apparently planned this, and if you search for it you'll find a bunch of results with evangelicals drooling over the prospect of this animal sacrifice. They're very excited for it.

>>479919
Still looking for this - anyone have it?
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 No.479931

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War in Gaza is worsening humanitarian conditions in Syria: UN official

Israel’s war on Gaza has increased commodity prices in Syria due to global shipping disruptions, and “a significant increase” in Israeli air attacks against targets in the country, according to the United Nations resident and humanitarian coordinator for Syria, Adam Abdelmoula.

Israel has launched hundreds of air strikes in Syria since civil war broke out in 2011, targeting Iran-backed forces including Hezbollah as well as Syrian army positions, but attacks have increased since Israel’s war with Hamas, a Hezbollah ally, began on October 7.

“The targeting of the airports in Syria” has also affected humanitarian air services, Abdelmoula said, adding that “this past year, we had to cancel 49 humanitarian flights”.

The UN official appealed to the international community for about $4bn in humanitarian assistance for Syria, warning funding was almost non-existent and that a lack of support would push more Syrians to emigrate.

Palestinian ministry slams Israel over new settlement plan

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Israel’s claim to 8,000 dunams (1,977 acres, 800 hectares) of land in the Jordan Valley is a “crime” that is part of an “official policy racing against time to annex the West Bank and eliminate the possibility of creating a Palestinian state”.

“There are no morals, values, principles or international resolutions that can stop the extremist right,” the ministry said in a statement.

It added that the plan by Israel’s far-right Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich to develop hundreds of housing units near the Israeli settlement of Yafit was once again an indication that Israel “denies the existence of our people and incites their extermination and displacement”.

“Israel’s continued impunity provides the fascists with the necessary time to complete the slaughter and extermination of our people, the theft of their homeland and their displacement from it,” it said, adding that international complicity with Israel’s crimes was “the crime of the century.”

More than 7,350 West Bank Palestinians arrested by Israel during Gaza war

Israel has taken thousands of Palestinians captive since Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7.

In the process, Israeli authorities have become increasingly violent, often storming homes inside the occupied West Bank and beating everyone inside, according to a staff member of the Palestinian monitor Addameer.

Once in custody, Palestinians face even more abuse.

“Lots of people had their [sternum] or heads broken, often gushing with blood,” 54-year-old Matar told Al Jazeera three months after he was released from detention.

“We weren’t even treated like animals. At least animals are treated with some sort of dignity.”

Finland becomes latest country to resume UNRWA funding

Finland’s Foreign Trade and Development Minister Ville Tavio said Helsinki would continue supporting the UN agency for Palestinian refugees after it improved its risk management practices.

The UNRWA had come under fire over Israeli accusations that some of its staff members participated in Hamas’s October 7 attack.

As a result, several Western countries initially paused their funding to the agency, but Canada, Australia and Sweden have since restored funding.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called the UNRWA the “backbone” of the humanitarian response in Gaza, and dozens of humanitarian groups warned no other organisation can replace its crucial role in delivering aid to the enclave.

Israeli protesters march near Netanyahu’s home demanding early election

Israeli protesters marched on Thursday night near the home of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Caesarea, south of Haifa, demanding the return of captives in Gaza and for national elections to be held early.

Footage from the demonstration, published by Al Jazeera Arabic, shows the protesters marching to the sound of drums and horns, waving Israeli flags and holding a sign saying “Bibi – stop killing Israel”.

https://twitter.com/AJA_Palestine/status/1771001350903488745

UN rapporteur: Israeli crimes in Gaza could keep ICC ‘busy for the next five decades’
The UN special rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian territory has said that “accountability is more needed than ever” over Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

“The colossal amount of evidence concerning [international] crimes committed by Israel in Gaza just over the past 6 months could keep the [ICC] busy for the next five decades, especially at the current proceedings pace,” Francesca Albanese said in a post on X.

She was responding to footage of four Palestinian men being killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

https://twitter.com/FranceskAlbs/status/1770983036982607999


‘Malnutrition was never an issue in Gaza’ before Israel’s war: UNICEF

There are many “paper-thin children” who may not live to see another day in northern Gaza, says UNICEF spokesperson James Elder after visiting Gaza’s Beit Lahiya area.

“Malnutrition was never an issue in Gaza, it just wasn’t. And now one in three children under two in northern Gaza are suffering from acute malnutrition. That is a terrifying number,” he said.

“Mothers and carers are in tears over their children because they know they have done everything they possibly can, first from the bombardment and now from this imminent famine. But I think they realise that the protection of their children is in the hands of others making decisions on things in Gaza.”

United States still not using ‘real leverage’ to pressure Israel

Commenting on Israel’s looming ground invasion of Rafah, analyst Tamer Qarmout says the US does not have the “real will” to stop Israel from carrying out the attack where 1.5 million Palestinians are sheltering.

“The US is still holding the stick from the middle. They are buying more time for Israel,” Qarmout, a professor at the Doha Institute of Graduate Studies, told Al Jazeera.

“You don’t see the US using its real leverage to stop Israel or correct its behaviours. And that’s why we are at this stage sadly.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/22/israels-war-on-gaza-live-the-choice-is-clear-a-2-state-solution
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 No.479934

Eyewitness says Israeli forces raped and killed women at al-Shifa hospital

“They raped women, kidnapped women, executed women, and pulled dead bodies from under the rubble to unleash their dogs on them.”

Jamila al-Hissi, a Palestinian woman who was besieged for six days in a building in the vicinity of al-Shifa hospital, told Al Jazeera that Israeli forces raped, tortured and executed women inside the hospital.

Heavy artillery shelling and aerial bombardment have continued to rock the area near al-Shifa Hospital in west Gaza City as Israeli ground forces continue a deadly military raid there for six days.

Homes in the vicinity of the hospital have been raided by troops and later set ablaze after residents were either arrested or forced to flee south.

(she also complains about Red Cross negligence; though this may be partly because of how many Red Cross/Crescent members have already been killed by the IDF)
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 No.479935

US Ambassador Chas Freeman:There is nothing for US to learn from Israel other than bombing civilians
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 No.479936

Biden signs legislation banning UNRWA funding until 2025

US President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion package of spending bills that the US Congress passed hours earlier, which includes a crucial policy with humanitarian ramifications for Palestinians during Israel’s war on Gaza.

The bill eliminates US funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) until March 2025.

The United States was by far the largest funder of the UN agency, which is the main organisation getting humanitarian aid to Palestinians amid catastrophic conditions in the besieged enclave.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/23/israels-war-on-gaza-live-netanyahu-brushes-off-blinken-over-rafah-attack
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Some 7,000 trucks are waiting in North Sinai to enter Gaza: Governor

North Sinai Governor Mohamed Shusha has said some 7,000 trucks are waiting in the region to deliver aid to Gaza.

Shusha said inspection procedures demanded by Israel had held up the flow of relief, according to a statement from his office.

Shusha is accompanying UN chief Antonio Guterres, who is expected to arrive at Egypt’s border with Gaza later in the day.

Gaza gov’t says it holds US, international community responsible for al-Shifa Hospital siege

Gaza’s government media office has issued a statement saying it holds the US administration and the international community responsible for the ongoing “crime” committed by Israel against medical staff, patients and displaced Palestinians at Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital.

The Hamas-run government condemned Israel’s siege of the medical facility in central Gaza and claimed the army was bombing buildings within the compound while civilians remained inside, as well as committing acts of torture and carrying out arbitrary executions.

“We call on all countries of the world to condemn the crime of genocide brutally committed by the occupation and to break their silence and play a practical role to stop this war and the ongoing massacres,” it said.

Arab Parliament condemns Israel’s latest settlement plan

The Arab Parliament has condemned the decision made by far-right Israeli Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich on Friday to declare 800 hectares (1,977 acres) in the occupied West Bank as state land.

The Arab Parliament, the legislative body of the Arab League, said in a statement that the Israeli policy of seizing Palestinian-owned lands and building and expanding Israeli settlements was aiming to create a new reality on the ground, in violation of international law and UN resolutions.

It added that “the negotiations to stop the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip must be accompanied by a cessation of all types of Israeli aggression against the Palestinian land and people”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/23/israels-war-on-gaza-live-netanyahu-brushes-off-blinken-over-rafah-attack

UN vote on new Gaza ceasefire text postponed until Monday: Report

A vote at the UN Security Council on a new text calling for an “immediate” ceasefire in the war in Gaza has been postponed until Monday, according to diplomatic sources quoted by the AFP news agency.

Russia and China on Friday vetoed a US resolution, which was also opposed by Arab states, for stopping short of explicitly demanding Israel immediately end its campaign in Gaza.

The new ceasefire text was meant to go to a vote on Saturday, but was pushed back to allow further discussions, the diplomatic sources told AFP.

The tougher draft resolution, seen by AFP, “demands an immediate ceasefire” for the ongoing Muslim holy month of Ramadan that leads “to a permanent sustainable ceasefire”, the agency said.

It also reportedly calls for the “immediate and unconditional” release of hostages seized by Hamas and the lifting of “all barriers” to humanitarian aid flowing into Gaza.

The report added that eight of the council’s 10 non-permanent members have been working on the draft.

https://aje.io/y63tdq?update=2791550

UK’s Cameron urged to publish legal advice on Israel’s war on Gaza

An opposition legislator has urged the UK’s Foreign Secretary David Cameron to publish the legal advice he has received on Israel’s compliance with international humanitarian law in Gaza.

In a letter to Cameron, David Lammy, a Labour MP and the UK’s shadow foreign secretary, noted that British regulations make it clear that arms export licenses should not be granted if there is a clear risk that the items could be used to commit violations of international humanitarian law.

“The situation in Gaza could not be more serious,” Lammy said in his letter. With the death toll approaching 32,000 and much of Gaza “completely devastated”, the UK Foreign Office must confirm whether it has received any legal advice since October 7 that Israel is in breach of its commitments under international humanitarian law or is at clear risk of being so, the legislator added.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/23/israels-war-on-gaza-live-netanyahu-brushes-off-blinken-over-rafah-attack

(Lammy's trying to catch up late)

Activists in US, UK protest against Israeli defence firm Elbit

Pro-Palestine activists in the US and UK have launched protests against the Israeli defence company Elbit, accusing it of profiting from Israel’s war on Gaza and abuses in the occupied West Bank.

In the US state of New Hampshire, activists blockaded the entrance to Elbit’s manufacturing facility for four hours on Friday, with some of them chaining themselves to weighted tyres in the driveway, according to media reports and videos posted online.

Eight activists were arrested in New Hampshire, according to media reports.

https://twitter.com/HCW4P_ME/status/1771176217443475902

In the UK, activists have set up a protest camp in front of Elbit’s headquarters in the city of Bristol, as part of a campaign to get local authorities to evict the company from its premises.

The activists have previously broken inside the building in Bristol, occupied its roof and blockaded its gates. They’ve also sprayed red paint on the buildings of companies they say work with Elbit, including the law firm MLL Legal in London.

https://twitter.com/Pal_action/status/1770600731365498985

US CENTCOM confirms raids against Houthis in Yemen

The US military’s Central Command has announced carrying out a series of attacks in Yemen, saying its forces targeted three underground storage facilities in Houthi-controlled areas.

“These strikes targeted capabilities used by the Houthis to threaten and attack naval ships and merchant vessels in the region,” it said in a post on X.

CENTCOM did not say where the raids took place, but a spokesman for the Houthis reported US attacks on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

CENTCOM said it also destroyed four Houthi drones on Friday and said that the rebels fired four antiship ballistic missiles towards the Red Sea. But there were no injuries or damage reported by commercial ships.

Houthis condemn US attacks on Yemen’s capital

A spokesman for the Houthis has condemned US air attacks on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, saying the raids will not deter their attacks on Israeli ships in the Red Sea.

“The US raids on the capital, Sanaa, are a continuation of the aggression launched with Britain to protect Israel and encourage it to continue its crimes in the Gaza Strip,” said Mohammed Abdul-Salam in a post on X.

“We confirm that the raids will not prevent us from continuing to target Israeli ships or those heading to the ports of occupied Palestine.”

Palestinian man shot in back of head by Israeli forces dies

A 33-year-old Palestinian man who was shot in the back of his head by Israeli troops last August has died as a result of his injuries, according to media reports.

Ameed al-Jaghoub, who was unarmed, was shot on August 21 as he rushed to help a wounded man amid an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank village of Beita.

Al-Jaghoub was an electrician and had a toddler son.

https://twitter.com/EyeonPalestine/status/1771271088984494509

US criticises new UNSC resolution on Gaza

The 10 elected members of the UN Security Council have put forth a new resolution on Israel’s war on Gaza, shortly after Russia and China vetoed a US-drafted text on Friday.

The new draft resolution demands an immediate humanitarian truce for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan “leading to a permanent sustainable ceasefire”, according to The Associated Press news agency.

It also demands “the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages ” and emphasises the urgent need to protect civilians and deliver humanitarian aid throughout the Gaza Strip.

The Russian, Chinese and Algerian ambassadors have urged council members to support it, but US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said the text’s current form “fails to support sensitive diplomacy in the region. Worse, it could actually give Hamas an excuse to walk away from the deal on the table”.

Hamas says another Israeli captive dead in Gaza

The spokesperson for the military wing of Hamas says one more Israeli captive has died in the Gaza Strip because of conditions created by Israel.

The Qassam Brigades spokesman said Begiv Buchhataf, 34, died as a result of a lack of food and medicine.

“We previously warned the enemy prisoners were suffering from the same conditions as our people: hunger and deprivation from food and medicine,” Abu Obeida said.

Qassam Brigades also released a video of the captive with the message, “Although he survived the Israeli army’s attacks, he did not escape the lack of food and medicine.”

Hamas announced in early March that seven captives held in Gaza had been killed as a result of Israel’s bombardment of the besieged enclave.

Euro-Med Monitor: Israeli army burning homes near al-Shifa Hospital

The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor says the Israeli military is torching residential buildings near al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

“In several incidents, Israeli forces set fire to homes while occupants were inside, preventing evacuation or fire extinguishing,” it says in a statement on X.

“We urge the Secretary-General of the UN and the Commissioner of the EU to intervene immediately, demanding that Israel cease its serious violations against civilians in Gaza City, including burning residential buildings and forcibly displacing residents towards southern Gaza.”

Army uses Palestinians as human shields at al-Shifa Hospital: Right group

The Israeli military is using Palestinian civilians as human shields during its ongoing military operations inside and around the al-Shifa Hospital in central Gaza, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.

The Geneva-based organisation says in its latest report it documented several witness testimonies about this since Monday, with Israeli soldiers forcing civilians into dangerous situations.

This includes exploiting Palestinians for military operations inside the hospital, and forcing them to form barriers behind soldiers and military vehicles.

One Palestinian said he and three other young men were ordered to enter rooms inside the hospital after cameras were attached to their heads, and then received remote orders to move around to specific locations.

“Euro-Med Monitor calls on the international community to fulfill its international responsibilities in stopping the genocide being perpetrated against all residents of the Gaza Strip, and to take immediate and serious action to halt all Israeli army crimes committed against civilians and civilian objects protected under international law.”

Guterres ‘frustrated’ about Gaza war, asks Israel to stop

“You cannot see so many people being killed, you cannot see so much suffering without feeling hugely frustrated,” Guterres said while taking questions from reporters.

“We don’t have the power to stop [the war in Gaza], I appeal to those who have the power to stop it to do it,” he said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/23/israels-war-on-gaza-live-netanyahu-brushes-off-blinken-over-rafah-attack
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 No.479939

>>479936
>Biden signs legislation banning UNRWA funding until 2025
The Zionist plot to kill EU funding for UNRWA came undone after a month, maybe this isn't permanent either.
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 No.479940

>>479939
The US leadership, as it exists today, is much more dead-set on going down with Netanyahu than the EU is.
This will change, because it must, but this is still conditional on our laboring to change it.
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 No.479941

>>479919
>Anyone have the full text of the US resolution which was recently rejected at the UN Security Council? The more I read about it, the worse it sounds.
>>479930
>Still looking for this - anyone have it?
The official website of the UN security council appears to only have the texts of resolutions that were adopted. Since the US resolution you are looking for got vetoed, it didn't get a page. It's probably in some document archive dump somewhere, but i don't know how to find something like that.

According to BreakThroughNews
https://farside.link/invidious/watch?v=NxCBBtoppI8
The purpose of this might have been a media stunt, and they wanted a headline that says "Russia and China veto ceasefire resolution".
According to BTN the operative statement was that it only said "imperative for a ceasefire" instead of making it a direct command to cease firing.
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 No.479942

>>479941
>The official website of the UN security council appears to only have the texts of resolutions that were adopted. Since the US resolution you are looking for got vetoed, it didn't get a page. It's probably in some document archive dump somewhere, but i don't know how to find something like that.

Dam. Yeah, it's evident that least some of the press has seen it… maybe I'll email or message someone from a news organization and see if they have a copy.

>The purpose of this might have been a media stunt, and they wanted a headline that says "Russia and China veto ceasefire resolution".


Oh, no question. That popped into my mind right away, it seems like a way to make China look stupid - of course, the US is behaving so insanely and consistently stupid at the moment that the effectiveness of this is questionable. For anyone following this, the US has now vetoed 3 much more clearly worded ceasefire resolutions, but it's possible that the American MSM will not have given those instances equal attention.
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 No.479943

>>479938
>Some 7,000 trucks are waiting in North Sinai to enter Gaza: Governor
>North Sinai Governor Mohamed Shusha has said some 7,000 trucks are waiting in the region to deliver aid to Gaza.
>Shusha said inspection procedures demanded by Israel had held up the flow of relief, according to a statement from his office.
This is incredibly frustrating. Just think about it in terms of trying to explain this "supply logistics malfunction" to an Alien ambassador. They'd break off contact and catalog earth as an M-class planet without intelligent life.
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 No.479944

>>479931
>UN rapporteur: Israeli crimes in Gaza could keep ICC ‘busy for the next five decades’
>“The colossal amount of evidence concerning [international] crimes committed by Israel in Gaza just over the past 6 months could keep the [ICC] busy for the next five decades
50 years ?
half a year of genocide causes half a century of paperwork
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 No.479945

>>479944
Well, yeah. That's honestly a good way of thinking of it, too. Measuring the subjective time of the people subjected to these crimes gives you an insanely huge number by itself, and then you add in everyone committing them and the work required to determine complicity (actually it won't be that hard in this specific case, the US is being incredibly foolish)… there are a lot of details, and an unprecedented amount of evidence.
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 No.479946

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Former Israeli security official: Army cannot rescue all captives

Yossi Amrosi, an ex-senior official of Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic security service, was quoted by local newspaper The Jerusalem Post as admitting that the Israeli army does not have the means to return all captives currently held in Gaza by Hamas and other Palestinian groups.

“We have already made contact and rescued hostages. In my estimation, there is some intelligence on different hostages, but we do not have the operational capability to carry out the operation and rescue them safely,” he told Radio North 104.5FM, according to the newspaper.

Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, said at the start of the war that it had taken 250 captives during its October 7 incursion into Israel.

According to the Qassam Brigades, 50 captives have been killed in Israeli air raids. Israeli intelligence officers say 30 captives have died in Gaza so far since they were taken to the enclave.

The latest round of negotiations to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza war is ongoing, but reports are that progress has stalled, with Hamas saying today that Israel rejected its latest proposal to exchange the captives it holds for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/24/israels-war-on-gaza-live-19-killed-as-israel-again-fires-on-aid-seekers
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 No.479947

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Close-quarters combat ongoing around Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital

Both the Israeli military and Hamas are confirming another day of intense close-range combat in the vicinity of the besieged al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza.

The Israeli military released bodycam footage from its soldiers engaging in a firefight in a four-storey building near the hospital. It said they were shooting at a Palestinian fighter who was lobbing grenades at them.

The military wing of Hamas has also reported targeting Israeli soldiers and armoured vehicles in the vicinity of the hospital in the past few hours.

The Qassam Brigades said its fighters used an anti-armour shell to hit Israeli soldiers barricaded inside a building, inflicting casualties. It also claimed mortars were used to target soldiers, and said it achieved a hit on a military vehicle near al-Shifa.

Ground fighting is ongoing elsewhere across the Gaza Strip, with Hamas claiming hits on a Merkava tank and a D9 military bulldozer with Yassin-105 anti-tank shells northeast of Beit Hanoon in northern Gaza, and the Israeli army besieging the al-Amal Hospital in the south.

Gantz threatens to quit Israeli government

Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz has been quoted by local media as saying he will quit if a new law on army conscription passes in its current form.

The bill, favoured by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, would exempt ultra-Orthodox Haredi Jews from military service in the country.

Gantz has been pushing for a law to draft this community into the Israeli army.

PRCS says communication with al-Amal hospital cut off
The Palestine Red Crescent says on X that due to a service interruption to VHF radio, it is unable to contact its staff at the hospital in Khan Younis, currently under Israeli army siege.

Israeli forces attacked the hospital earlier today, surrounding it with tanks and forcing nearly everyone inside, from patients to displaced Palestinians sheltering there, to evacuate.

Casualties in Israeli attack on Kuwaiti roundabout in Gaza City

Israel has again attacked the roundabout in the south of Gaza City, a major distribution point for the little humanitarian aid that reaches the starving Palestinians there, our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic are reporting.

Our correspondents say that the attack was on members of a tribal committee that organises aid distribution at the roundabout. Earlier this month, Israel carried out an attack on the same committee, killing at least 20.

Video verified by Al Jazeera from a Palestinian journalist shows the casualties caused by this attack, the exact number of which is unclear at this time.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C451_jKNBhQ/

Hezbollah claims attack on Israeli forces in al-Marj

Lebanon’s Hezbollah armed group says there are “dead and wounded” after its attack on an Israeli force inside the al-Marj site near the Lebanese-Israeli border.

It said on Telegram that the attack was carried out at 4pm local time (14:00 GMT) “with appropriate weapons”.

What is happening at al-Amal Hospital under Israeli siege?

The Israeli military is carrying on with an intense operation against al-Amal Hospital in the southern city of Khan Younis in Gaza.

These are the latest updates from the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS). The video below shows how the aid organisation’s teams receive direct updates from the besieged hospital.

All displaced Palestinians and patients who could move independently were evacuated towards the al-Mawasi area west of Khan Younis after the Israeli military directly hit the hospital and issued an evacuation order.
Hospital staff remain, along with nine patients and their 10 companions, and a displaced family with children who have disabilities. All need to be evacuated safely.
PRCS staff member Amir Abu Aisha and a wounded individual who was being treated at the hospital after being shot in the head by the Israeli military were both killed, and their bodies need to be removed.
Israeli tanks and armoured vehicles have completely surrounded all entrances to the hospital, and control any movement in and out.

Israel says no more UNRWA food convoys to north Gaza: Lazzarini

The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) says Israel informed the UN that it will no longer approve any aid convoys run by the agency.

“This is outrageous [and] makes it intentional to obstruct lifesaving assistance during a man made famine. These restrictions must be lifted”, Philippe Lazzarini wrote in an X post.

He warned that the move will speed up the coming of famine in the north of the Gaza Strip, and said that “many more will die of hunger, dehydration”.

Famine is likely to occur by May in northern Gaza and could spread across the enclave by July, the world’s hunger watchdog, known as the Integrated Food-Security Phase Classification (IPC), said last week.

The IPC said 70 percent of people in parts of northern Gaza were suffering the most severe level of food shortage, more than triple the 20 percent threshold to be considered famine. In all, 1.1 million Palestinians in Gaza, about half the population, were experiencing “catastrophic” shortages of food.

Israel blocks access to Jerusalem for West Bank Christians on Palm Sunday: Report

Israel has prevented thousands of Christians from the occupied West Bank from accessing Jerusalem to participate in the celebration of Palm Sunday, according to the Wafa news agency.

At the same time, Israeli forces imposed strict military measures at checkpoints surrounding the city of Jerusalem and in the vicinity of the Old City.

Israeli authorities require Palestinians, both Muslims and Christians, to obtain special permits to cross their military checkpoints surrounding the holy city and to access places of worship.

UN special rapporteurs decry underreporting of sexual violence against Palestinians

As accounts of sexual violence against Palestinian women in Gaza are coming out, two women special rapporteurs of the UN say the issue is underreported and undervalued.

Reem Alsalem, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women and girls, said in a post on X that it is “abhorrent” that reports of rape by Israeli forces keep coming out without any consequences.

“Rape and other forms of sexual violence can constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity or a constitutive act with respect to genocide! It must stop!”

Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territory, said, “I lost count of how many renowned journalists interviewed me on the alleged mistreatment of/sexual abuse against Palestinian women by Israeli forces, and never published any article on this”.

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

A video posted on X by Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Suheib Alassa shows the incursion of Israeli soldiers into the al-Qibli prayer hall inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to Alassa, the soldiers assaulted and expelled worshippers inside who were engaged in the practice of Itikaf, which entails spending nights inside a mosque with the aim of devoting oneself to worship.

Israel has again placed restrictions on entry to the Islamic holy site during the holy month of Ramadan, drawing the criticism of Muslim leaders worldwide.

Guterres asks for staff access, safety amid record UN death toll

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with humanitarian staff working in dangerous conditions in the Gaza Strip.

“Some of them, with decades of experience, said they have never encountered a situation as difficult as this,” he wrote in a post on X.

“Aid workers need resources, access and safety – now.”

A record number of at least 168 members of the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) have been killed by the Israeli military since the start of its war on Gaza.

Pro-Palestinian protesters flock to Israeli Embassy in Jordan

This video, verified by Al Jazeera Arabic, shows large crowds gathered at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan to express solidarity with Palestinians.

https://twitter.com/AJA_Palestine/status/1771990231434047764

Palestinian boy describes executions inside al-Shifa Hospital

Teenage Palestinian boy Farouk Mohammed Hamd tells Al Jazeera he witnessed Israeli soldiers executing a group of eight people, including his father and brother, inside al-Shifa Hospital.

He said he and the others were stripped of their clothing and moved several times inside the al-Shifa Hospital building in central Gaza over the course of hours before being taken to the top floor of the facility.

“They left us for about three hours, then they said, ‘You are safe. You can go south’,” he said.

“We stood up, but then they opened fire. We all laid down on the floor again. Then, the snipers entertained themselves by shooting us one after the other.”

He said his father told him before being killed to run away if he could, and he managed to run, but not before seeing the unresponsive bodies of the executed group.

Iran condemns al-Shifa raid, calls for fact-finding mission on sexual violence

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, has in a statement condemned the “inhumane and horrific crimes of the Zionist regime” at the al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza.

“The regime is adding another shameful chapter to the history of its miserable existence and the dark list of its crimes,” he said.

Kanaani also referred to reports of rape and killing of Palestinian women by Israeli soldiers in the area of the hospital, and called for “urgent and decisive action by the global community, including forming an international fact-finding mission to expose the volume of the war crimes of Zionists at al-Shifa Hospital”.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran calls for effective, decisive and urgent action by governments and legal and international organisations to stop these crimes and to form criminal cases to prosecute and try the perpetrators, agents and supporters of this humanitarian catastrophe,” he said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/24/israels-war-on-gaza-live-19-killed-as-israel-again-fires-on-aid-seekers
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 No.479949

This is a bold move.

Israeli protesters paraglide over Netanyahu’s house

Israeli protesters have paraglided over Netanyahu’s residence in the town of Caesarea with banners accusing him of bearing responsibility for the October 7 attacks on the country.

Netanyahu’s approval ratings have plummeted in recent months, with polls suggesting that the centrist rival Benny Gantz would be most likely to succeed him if an election were held.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/PggN1wAoDtg
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 No.479952

>>479949
<Israeli protesters have paraglided over Netanyahu’s residence in the town of Caesarea with banners accusing him of bearing responsibility for the October 7 attacks on the country.
>This is a bold move.
Yes but also a based move
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 No.479953

>>479949
>centrist rival Benny Gantz
Isn't this the guy who openly bragged about killing Palestinian civilians in the last operation? Some "centrist".
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 No.479954

>>479953
It's likely that most of the political strata in Israel is afflicted with Zionism. So what did you expect ? They probably have to flush a dozen leaders before they get anybody remotely reasonable.
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 No.479955

Skip to 3:42 for an insufferable American lebensraum-lover talking about how Israel has a right to take all the land in Gaza, totally unaware of how insane she sounds.
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 No.479956

>>479953
I believe so, yes.
Also the same guy who is threatening to quit the Israeli government if ultra-Orthodox Jews continue to be exempt from military service. From my understanding, a good number of Haredi ultra-orthodox Jews think Zionism is a heretical crock of shit, but some of them continue to live in Israel anyway. I'm not actually sure if Gantz is really more centrist than Netanyahu.
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 No.479957

UNSC vote in about an hour and a half.
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 No.479961

>>479955
That clip is from a recent Grayzone report covering Israeli civilians trying to block aid trucks from supplying food. The whole video is a display of the banality of evil.
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 No.479964

>>479955
>>479961
Wow that is difficult to watch, the Zionists have completely dehumanized the Palestinians.
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 No.479965

>>479957
LIVE: UN Security Council to vote on Gaza ceasefire

Report says US will not vote against Security Council resolution today

A UN Security Council resolution on a ceasefire in Gaza expected to be voted on later today has been worked on with the US to avoid a veto, according to diplomats speaking to the AFP news agency on condition of anonymity.

“We expect, barring a last-minute twist, that the resolution will be adopted and that the US will not vote against it,” one diplomat told AFP.

Last Friday, the Security Council voted on a draft submitted by the US that called for an “immediate” ceasefire linked to the release of captives. China and Russia vetoed the resolution, criticising it for stopping short of explicitly demanding Israel halt its campaign.

The US itself has vetoed three resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Earlier today, UN chief Guterres said the new resolution does not link the release of captives with calls for a ceasefire.

China will support new Security Council draft resolution on Gaza ceasefire

China says it supports a new draft resolution at the UN Security Council on an “immediate” ceasefire in Gaza, after it and Russia vetoed an earlier text proposed by the US.

“China supports this draft resolution and commends Algeria and other Arab countries for their hard work in this regard,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian said.

“We hope the Security Council will pass it as soon as possible and send a strong signal for the cessation of hostilities.”

UNSC resolution does not link Gaza truce to release of captives: Guterres

Guterres says a UN Security Council resolution expected later today does not link a ceasefire in Gaza to the release of Israeli captives.

In the resolution, “a ceasefire is required together with, but not in a linkage with, the unconditional release of all hostages”, he said.

“And we have also claimed for the need for that release.”

www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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 No.479966

Netanyahu threatens to nix DC delegation if US doesn’t veto resolution

Israeli media is reporting that the prime minister said if the US doesn’t veto the UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, he will be canceling White House meetings by a visiting delegation that includes Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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 No.479967

Draft resolution passed

Fourteen countries backed the draft resolution put forward by the non-permanent member countries.

The US abstained.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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 No.479968

>>479967
The US representative used the pulpit to bitch at Russia for not condemning Hamas. America knows what's really important in this ongoing genocide; making sure everybody agrees with them and hates who they want them all to hate.
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 No.479970

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Report: Netanyahu cancells US trip for Israeli delegation

US and Israeli media are reporting that Netanyahu has halted the delegation’s planned visit to the US after the country abstained during a vote on a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

The delegation, originally travelling to the US at the invitation of President Joe Biden’s White House, was meant to meet with US officials on Israel’s planned invasion of Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city and the last major urban centre untouched by Israeli army ground assault.

The US has said it will not support Israel’s planned invasion without a clear plan to protect the nearly 1.5 million civilians currently sheltering in Rafah, though senior members of the Bidenin administration have in recent days hardened their positions, saying that any invasion would be a disaster.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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 No.479971

The Russian representative is using his comment to point out that this ceasefire resolution only lasts 'til the end of Ramadan, and it needs to be permanent. They're sounding really responsible compared to the US, which is a bad sign for the US!
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 No.479972

Novara analysis on the UNSC resolution + other stuff.
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 No.479975

>>479956
>the same guy who is threatening to quit the Israeli government if ultra-Orthodox Jews continue to be exempt from military service.
>>479966
>Netanyahu threatens to nix DC delegation if US doesn’t veto resolution

Neither are a threat.
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 No.479976

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Is it time to start prepping people for the only real solution: a single state with full rights for all? What would the flag of Palestrael look like?
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 No.479977

Perhaps the star of David needs to be discarded entirely, since it's an inherently ethnoreligious symbol. The Palestinians don't insist on shoving the Islamic crescent in their flag after all.
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 No.479978

>>479975
It's a weird topsy-turvy world where they think punishments are rewards and gifts are deterrents.
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 No.479979

>>479976
Jesus, keep any religious symbols off of it. Just use the Palestine flag and maybe incorporate some blue in there somewhere. The Palestinian flag being actually secular already lends it a lot better to this than anything with the Star of David on it.
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 No.479980

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Netanyahu ‘not so upset to turn down $3.3bn’ in US money: Sanders

US Senator Bernie Sanders points out that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is apparently upset after the UN Security Council vote, having cancelled a delegation to Washington, DC, and blasting the resolution.

“But he’s not so upset that he’ll turn down $3.3bn in taxpayer dollars to fund his immoral war,” the Democratic senator said in a post on X, adding that the US should cease sending Israel money “to starve Palestinian children”.

Sanders also said that Washington must push all parties to honour the resolution, which calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all captives, and significantly increase humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Jordan: Israeli reaction to UN resolution shows ‘disdain’ for international law

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi says the UNSC resolution on Gaza must be implemented so Israel won’t continue to violate international law with impunity.

He wrote in an X post that the “reaction by the Israeli government reflects the disdain with which it holds international law”.

Safadi had earlier today heavily criticised Israel in a joint news conference with UN Secretary-General Guterres, also calling for sanctions on Israel and for all states to stop sending it arms.

Iran says UNSC resolution on Gaza ‘positive but insufficient step’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, says in a short statement that after six months of failure to adopt a deterring resolution on Israel’s “war crimes and genocide” against Palestinians, the UN Security Council vote was “a positive but insufficient step”.

“A more important step than adopting this resolution would be [an] effective action to implement it,” he said, adding that Israeli attacks on Gaza and occupied West Bank must halt, the siege of Gaza must end, crossings must open to aid and international funding must come through to rebuild the enclave.

“The reaction of the child-killing Zionist regime to the resolution indicates its clear anger from this irreparable defeat both in the field and in international politics,” Kanaani said.

White House sees UNSC rift with Israel as manufactured crisis: Report

Washington believes the public display of dissatisfaction with the US by Israel over the UNSC resolution is a manufactured crisis by Netanyahu for domestic purposes, US outlet Axios cites unnamed US officials as saying.

On Sunday evening and Monday morning, White House officials told Netanyahu’s aides in discussions about the UN resolution that the US would likely abstain from voting, a source with direct knowledge was quoted as saying.

But they reportedly told the Israelis that Biden is not changing course on Israel and views the resolution as non-binding – something the US State Department said publicly after the vote as well.

The report says the White House is now “perplexed” by Netanyahu’s cancelling of an Israeli delegation’s trip to Washington, DC, with one official saying this is “self-defeating” behaviour.

Palestinian Authority ‘welcomes’ UNSC resolution

Hussein al-Sheikh, a top aide to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, says: “We call for a permanent cessation to this criminal war and Israel’s immediate withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.”

South Africa urges UNSC to ensure ‘compliance’ with resolution

South Africa says it welcomes the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all captives held by Palestinian groups.

“It is now the responsibility of the United Nations Security Council to ensure that there is compliance with the resolution, which is binding on the parties,” South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement.

Arab Group: UNSC needs a follow-up ceasefire resolution

Abdullah Ali Fadhel al-Saadi, the UN ambassador for Yemen, says the Arab Group welcomes the resolution, especially in light of the “dangerous and catastrophic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, which can no longer be accepted or tolerated”.

But, he said, the group believes “we should consider this as a first step leading to another binding resolution that stipulates the immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in order to compel Israel to immediately and without any preconditions cease the war it has launched against the Gaza Strip”.

The Yemeni envoy said a permanent ceasefire will only enhance efforts to release captives remaining in Gaza.

“This council has been hostage to political calculations and narrow interests that disregard the humanitarian and legal right to save lives, stem the bloodshed and deliver urgent assistance to those in need without any obstacles. Today’s resolution comes as a response, albeit late, to the Palestinian victims and calls of the international community for immediate ceasefire in Gaza.”

Turkey calls UNSC resolution a ‘positive step’

Turkey called the resolution passed earlier in the UN Security Council, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, and the return of all captives held there as well as the prospective return of humanitarian access to Gaza, “a positive step”.

“We hope that Israel will comply with the requirements of this resolution without delay,” Turkish Foreign Affairs spokesman Oncu Keceli says.

“We call on the international community to take a united stand against Israel to end the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and to find a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he adds.

Qatar welcomes UNSC resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire during Ramadan

In a statement, the Qatari Foreign Ministry says it hopes the resolution represents a step towards a permanent ceasefire in the besieged coastal enclave.

“The ministry stresses the importance of committing to implementing the resolution, especially the ceasefire, and allowing humanitarian aid urgently and without obstacles into the entire Gaza Strip, and to be positively involved in ongoing negotiations,” it says.

The ministry also stressed that Qatar is continuing its role as interlocutor “in cooperation with other partners to stop the war on Gaza and remedying its humanitarian ramifications”.

Saudi Arabia ‘welcomes’ UNSC resolution

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the issuance of the UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan, leading to a permanent and sustainable ceasefire and the release of all hostages,” the Saudi foreign ministry said in a post on X.

US ‘finally’ stops blocking the UNSC, China says

The Chinese ambassador to the UN says Beijing’s stance on calling for a ceasefire has been clear from the beginning of the war on Gaza.

“After repeated vetoes of the council’s actions, the United States finally decided to stop obstructing the council’s demands for an immediate ceasefire. Despite all this, the US still tried to find all kinds of excuses and made accusations against China,” Zhang Jun said.

“Mr president, nearly six months after the outbreak of the Gaza conflict, over 32,000 innocent civilians have lost their lives. For the lives that have already perished, the council resolution today comes too late, but for the millions of people in Gaza who remain mired in an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, this resolution, if fully and effectively implemented, could still bring long-awaited hope,” he added.

“Security Council resolutions are binding.”

Russia says important to ‘vote in favour of peace’

Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vasily Alekseyevich Nebenzya, says his country hopes the Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza will be used in the “interests of peace” rather than advancing the “inhumane Israeli operation against Palestinians”.

“It is of fundamental importance that the UN Security Council, for the first time, is demanding the parties observe an immediate ceasefire, even if it is limited to the month of Ramadan,” he said.

“Unfortunately, what happens after that ends remains unclear since the word ‘lasting’ could be interpreted in various different ways, and that is very telling. Those who are providing cover for Israel still want to give it a free hand,” he added.

Nebenzya said the use of the word “permanent” for a ceasefire would have been better.

“We are disappointed that it did not make it through. Nevertheless, we believe it is fundamentally important to vote in favour of peace. The council must continue to work on achieving a permanent ceasefire,” he said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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Countries should ‘pressure’ Israel into ceasing attacks on Lebanon: PM

Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday that the international community should put pressure on Israel following the passage of a UNSC resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

In a statement shared by his office, Mikati welcomed the resolution, saying it was “a first step on the path to stopping the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip”.

There’s been a regular exchange of fire between the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah and the Israeli army since the war began.

UN mourns 171 staff members killed by Israeli military in Gaza

Today is the 171st day of Israel’s war on Gaza and it also marks 171 members of UN staff killed in the enclave.

“Most recently was Hani, killed in northern Gaza while looking for food,” said Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), in a post on X.

“I hope that the UN Security Council call for an immediate & durable ceasefire will bring to Gaza & the region the peace its people so well deserve.”

Far more UN staff members have been killed in Israel’s war on Gaza than in any previous conflict.

Hamas says sticking to its original position in truce negotiations

In a press statement, the group has said that Israel has not responded to any of the demands it set forth during this round of negotiations over a ceasefire and prisoner swap.

It said that it informed mediators that it “is adhering to its position and vision that it presented on March 14”, which includes four points: “A comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal [of Israeli forces] from the Gaza Strip, the return of the displaced, and a real exchange of prisoners”.

Hamas also accused Netanyahu and his government of “thwarting all negotiation efforts and obstructing reaching an agreement so far”.

Mediators Egypt, Qatar and the United States spent weeks trying to narrow differences between Israel and Hamas over what a ceasefire would look like before this round of negotiations between Hamas and Israel began.

Talks appear to have stalled in recent days, though US officials said today that “progress” had been achieved over the weekend.

Problem with truce negotiations is not related to captives: Hamas leader

Hussam Badran, member of the group’s political bureau, says the issue with talks on securing a ceasefire is related, rather, to Israel’s refusal to provide guarantees on basic issues related to the lives of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Badran said these issues include stopping the onslaught, allowing aid into the besieged coastal enclave, the return of the displaced and a clear reconstruction plan.

“The problem is not limited to the release of captives as Israel claims,” he said.

He also said Netanyahu does not want to reach a ceasefire and is “deceiving his people and the families of the prisoners to cover up his political and security failures”.

Germany to give $48m to UNRWA across region

The German government says it is providing 45 million euros ($48m) to the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied West Bank.

“With this sum, we support health and education services as well as cash-for-work programs for Palestinian refugees,” the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development said in a post on X.

This comes days after the US Congress ratified a bill that suspends UNRWA funding until March 2025, which the UN organisation said will lead to more people not having enough to eat in the Gaza Strip.

Qassam Brigades targets Israeli military near al-Shifa Hospital

Video obtained by Al Jazeera shows the military wing of Hamas is targeting Israeli vehicles with rocket launchers and sniping Israeli soldiers on a rooftop in Gaza City.

The Israeli military’s week-long siege on the hospital in north Gaza has left the facility significantly damaged. The Israeli military claims it has killed more than 175 Palestinian fighters and arrested hundreds more inside and around the hospital.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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 No.479982

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UN rapporteur calls for arms embargo on Israel, reparations

The report by UN Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories Francesca Albanese that we covered earlier also makes recommendations to UN member states.

It says member states should “immediately implement an arms embargo on Israel” as well as “other economic and political measures necessary to ensure an immediate and lasting ceasefire”, which may include sanctions.

Albanese also recommends that South Africa take Israel’s case to the UN Security Council as Israel has been ignoring interim rulings by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on genocidal acts in Gaza.

The rapporteur called for independent and transparent investigations into violations of international law “by all actors”, and measures to ensure that “Israel, as well as states who have been complicit in the Gaza genocide” will acknowledge harm, commit to non-repetition and make reparations, including full cost of reconstructing Gaza.

“In the short term and as a temporary measure, in consultation with the State of Palestine, deploy an international protective presence to constrain the violence routinely used against Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory,” recommends the report.

UN rapporteur releases damning report on Israel’s ‘genocide’ in Gaza

The UN special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, Francesca Albanese, writes in her report to the UN Security Council – which was released at the same time as the Gaza resolution vote – that “Israel’s genocide on the Palestinians in Gaza is an escalatory stage of a long-standing settler colonial process of erasure”.

“For over seven decades this process has suffocated the Palestinian people as a group – demographically, culturally, economically and politically – seeking to displace it and expropriate and control its land and resources. The ongoing Nakba must be stopped and remedied once and for all.”

The UN report finds that “there are reasonable grounds to believe” that the threshold for several genocidal acts against Palestinians is met: killing members of the group, causing serious bodily or mental harm and deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction.

“Israel has de facto treated an entire protected group and its life-sustaining infrastructure as ‘terrorist’ or ‘terrorist-supporting’, thus transforming everything and everyone into either a target or collateral damage, hence killable or destroyable,” says the report.

Amnesty: Overdue resolution must be ‘implemented immediately’

The head of Amnesty International says the UN Security Council resolution is long overdue and must be “implemented immediately” on its way to resulting in an enduring ceasefire.

“Israel must immediately halt their brutal bombing of Gaza and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid. Israel, Hamas and other armed groups must ensure the ceasefire is durable. Civilian hostages must be immediately released. As should all Palestinians arbitrarily detained,” Agnes Callamard wrote on X.

“In recent weeks voting at the UN Security Council has descended into a farcical political game with tragic consequences for civilians,” she said, calling on the international community to prioritise saving lives instead of politics.

Euro-Med Monitor: Two months on, Israel keeps violating ICJ rulings on Gaza

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) made interim rulings two months ago that ordered Israel to take six measures to stop genocidal acts in the Gaza Strip. The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says Israel continues to violate them.

The Geneva-based group said in a report that “the majority of the provisional measures outlined in the ruling were violated, and the crime of genocide was carried out on the same scale” by Israel.

“Various forms and acts of genocide were committed with the intent of destroying the Palestinian people,” it added.

“Targeting civilian gatherings around humanitarian aid trucks with direct gunshots, quadcopters, and Israeli tank shells is one of the most well-documented examples of the unlawful killings and executions carried out by the Israeli army against Palestinian civilians over the past few weeks.”

UNSC resolution must be ‘immediately implemented’: HRW

Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, says: “States should use all forms of leverage – including imposing arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Israel – to press it to comply. The lives of millions of Palestinians hang in the balance.”

WHO welcomes UN Security Council resolution

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director of the UN’s World Health Organization, called in an X post for the immediate implementation of the recently passed resolution that calls for a ceasefire for the remainder of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the release of Israeli captives held in Gaza.

Israel using starvation as weapon of war: Ireland

The Republic of Ireland’s Foreign Minister Micheal Martin says Israel’s blocking of UNRWA aid into north Gaza is “completely unacceptable”.

In a post on X, Martin says: “On humanitarian access to Gaza, Antonio Guterres is crystal clear; blocked aid is a ‘moral outrage’.

The use of starvation as a weapon of war is a blatant violation of international humanitarian law.”

Earlier, we reported UN chief Guterres as saying “it is absolutely essential” to have a “massive supply” of aid delivered to northern Gaza.

US says Israel has made assurances on use of weapons

The US Department of State says Israel and six other countries that receive US military aid – Colombia, Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and Ukraine – had submitted written assurances by a Sunday deadline that they are complying with human rights laws.

“In each case, these assurances were made by a credible high-level official in the partner government who has the ability and authority to make decisions and commitments about the issues at the heart of the assurances,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters.

“We have not found them to be in violation of international humanitarian law, either when it comes to the conduct of the war or when it comes to the provision of humanitarian assistance,” Miller said.

Ahead of the deadline, 17 senators had pressed the administration of US President Joe Biden not to immediately describe Israel’s assurances as credible.

UN predictions of an imminent famine in Gaza “make it abundantly clear that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s government is not doing nearly enough to allow aid to reach starving and otherwise desperate people in Gaza”, said a letter signed by lawmakers including Chris Van Hollen, Tim Kaine and Bernie Sanders.

White House says not aware of any plan for Rafah invasion in coming days

The White House has said it has not seen indications of a plan for an Israeli invasion of Gaza’s southernmost town on the Egyptian border in the coming days.

“We haven’t seen any indication that the Israelis are imminently getting ready to conduct a ground operation in Rafah,” White House spokesperson John Kirby told reporters.

“There’s no sense right now that this is about to happen in coming days,” he said.

UN relief chief steps down ‘for health reasons’ during Gaza war

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths says he is stepping down after three years on the job.

A statement from the UN cited only “health reasons” without elaborating.

The 72-year-old Griffiths, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), will remain in his post until the end of June to ensure a “smooth transition”, it said. It did not mention any potential impact on UN aid coordination in the Gaza Strip.

Minister resigns from Netanyahu’s government

Israeli minister Gideon Saar says in a statement that he is resigning from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s emergency unity government after he was not included in the highest-level war cabinet.

Saar joined the unity government along with several other members of the opposition after Hamas’s October 7 attack. His departure, along with that of another of his allies, is not expected to affect the stability of Netanyahu’s government, which still controls a clear majority in parliament.

In a reaction to the resignation, Bezalel Smotrich, Israel’s far-right finance minister and chairman of the Religious Zionist Party, said that Saar’s decision “weakens the soldiers and the continuation of the war”.

Smotrich calls on Israel to ignore US reprimand in Security Council

Israel’s far-right finance minister is being quoted by local broadcaster Channel 7 as saying that “the US decision not to impose a veto in the Security Council plays into Hamas’s hands”, and will ultimately make the return of Israeli captives held in Gaza more difficult.

Earlier, the US abstained during a vote in the UN Security Council on a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza until the end of Ramadan and the release of all captives. The US vetoed three prior attempts to achieve similar resolutions since the war on Gaza began on October 7.

“Our relationship with the US has always been one of partners, but not of a patron state. This is not the first time that an Israeli government has been required to make decisions contrary to the US government’s position” Bezalel Smotrich said, adding that Israel will “not stop” its war on Gaza until Hamas is destroyed and all of its captives held there are returned.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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and, from earlier, before the UNSC vote:

Gaza death toll increases to 32,333

The number of people killed in Israel’s war on Gaza has increased to 32,333, according to the Health Ministry in the enclave.

At least 74,694 people have also been wounded by Israeli attacks in Gaza since October 7.

The latest figures include 107 people killed and 176 wounded over the past 24 hours.

Israel slams Spain, Malta, Slovenia and Ireland for intention to recognise Palestine

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lior Haiat says a joint statement by the four EU member states about their readiness to recognise the Palestinian state “constitute a reward for terrorism”.

“The recognition of a Palestinian state following the 7 October massacre sends a message to Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations that murderous terror attacks on Israelis will be reciprocated with political gestures to the Palestinians,” he said in a post on X.

“Any engagement in the recognition of a Palestinian state only distances reaching a resolution and increases regional instability.”

The leaders of the four countries agreed to take the first steps towards recognising the Palestinian state after a meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Friday.

Singapore makes Israeli embassy delete ‘insensitive’ Palestinian post

Singapore has made the Israeli embassy in the city-state take down an “insensitive” social media post about the Palestinians, the interior minister says.

The post reportedly said Israel was mentioned 43 times in the Quran but Palestine was not, according to local media.

Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam said he asked Singapore’s Foreign Ministry to tell the Israeli embassy to remove the post made on Sunday after learning about it, which the mission immediately did.

“That post on the Israeli embassy social media page is completely unacceptable. I was very upset when I was told about it,” Shanmugam told reporters, according to a transcript. “It is insensitive and inappropriate. It carries the risk of undermining our safety, security and harmony in Singapore.”

Israel is led by ‘radical racists’, Jordan’s FM says

Ayman Safadi has said that Israel’s government is perpetrating its crimes against international law “simply because it is not deterred”.

“There is nothing to deter Israel, but we have gone beyond that. The Israeli government is led by radical racist menaces,” Safadi said at a press briefing with UN chief Guterres in Amman.

“We cannot allow them to continue to drown the entire region into further chaos.”

Israeli jets hit Hezbollah building in southern Lebanon: Army

The Israeli army says its fighter jets have attacked a military building of Hezbollah inside Lebanon.

The strike was conducted in an area in Meiss el-Jabal, in southern Lebanon, where members of the group were staying, according to the statement.

It also said that 15 rockets have been fired from Lebanon towards a military post near Manara in northern Israel overnight.

They fell in open areas without causing any casualties, the army added.

Iranian protesters hold pro-Palestine rally in Tehran

Pro-Palestine protesters gathered in Palestine Square in downtown Tehran on Sunday night to condemn Israel’s war on Gaza.

Crowds at the state-organised rally waved Palestinian and Hezbollah flags while chanting slogans including “Muslims unite, unite” in Arabic and “Palestine, Palestine, we will support you”.

They carried placards accusing Israel of genocide and calling for the country’s eradication as well as signs praising US soldier Aaron Bushnell, who self-immolated outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, and Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Red Crescent says medical staff forced out of al-Amal Hospital

The Palestine Red Crescent Society says the Israeli military forced the staff and patients at al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis to evacuate the building last night.

“While attempting to leave through the military checkpoint, the teams encountered difficulty moving due to extensive excavation and infrastructure destruction,” PRCS said on X.

“During the attempt to clear the rubble and obstacles on the road, the occupation forces opened fire towards two of the teams trying to remove the rubble, directly injuring them.”

The PRCS added that Israeli troops “forced the teams to return to” the hospital later. However, “they found the hospital gate closed, making it impossible for the teams to re-enter,” it added.

“The teams remained waiting on the street until now,” the NGO said.

The Israeli military announced yesterday a new offensive in the al-Amal neighbourhood.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/25/israels-war-on-gaza-live-nine-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-deir-el-balah
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 No.479985

You know Qatar isn't the only news source anon…
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 No.479987

>>479985
I've posted stuff from plenty of sources. Al Jazeera's live updates are incredibly extensive and largely accurate, which is why I post a lot of snippets from them. Ftr, the snippets I post from them aren't even, like, half of their snippets, they're generally just the ones I think are the most relevant. Poring through their updates yields a lot.
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 No.479992

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No let-up in Israeli attacks despite UNSC resolution
From Hind Khoudary, reporting from Deir el-Balah in central Gaza

We are currently inside the emergency department at Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah in central Gaza.

The hospital is packed with wounded people after Israeli forces targeted a house in az-Zawayda in central Gaza. This is the first attack after the resolution passed by the UN Security Council. We see women, we see children wounded.

Eyewitnesses tell us that children and babies were killed in the attack.

After the UN resolution passed, Palestinians thought that they won’t be bombed in the Gaza Strip. But still, Palestinians continue to be killed and wounded.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/26/israels-war-on-gaza-live-world-welcomes-un-ceasefire-resolution
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 No.479993

Apparently the recent US budget bill which passed limits aid to the Palestinian Authority if "the Palestinians" go to the International Criminal Court to charge Israel with war crimes.
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 No.479994

>>479983
<Zionists seething about
>Spain, Malta, Slovenia and Ireland for intention to recognise Palestine
based

>“The recognition of a Palestinian state following the 7 October massacre sends a message to Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations that murderous terror attacks on Israelis will be reciprocated with political gestures to the Palestinians,”

What a hypocrite

<“The recognition of a Israel state following the genocide sends a message to the Zionist terrorist organizations that murderous terror attacks on Palestinians will be reciprocated with political gestures to the Zionists,”
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 No.479995

Lowkey getting into details.
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 No.479996

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How about rigging up a remote controlled motor-glider for aid transport. If you remove all the trappings for carrying a human pilot, that should free up cargo capacity of 200kg/450lbs or more.

50 of these should be able to move 10 tonnes of aid packages per trip, Assuming that these manage 20 trips a day, they should be able to shift 200 tonnes per day. For 2mil people in gaza that's 100g per day/person. So 500 of these do 1kg/2pounds per day/person in Gaza. Which should be plenty to supply basic needs.

Since this is basically just a parachute with a motorcycle engine, a propeller and some RC gear, they could be very low cost. If a few states fund such a glider-bridge it would have the resources to keep it up even if the Zionist genocide force shoots them down, causing them to run out of AA ordinance, if they try to interdict aid. Those probably don't have much of a radar signature with the wing being fabric and all, so they should also be less easy to track, making it harder to attack aid recipients at the other end of the glider-bridge.

I realize that the motor glider has become somewhat of a political protest symbol, since Jewish protestors have used em to fly protest messages over the Zionist regime dictaor's layer. So i guess that would make it fitting.
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 No.479997

>>479972
This video has apparently been taken down. Odd!
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 No.479998

>>479996
Or we could just put a bunch of ladders up at the Egyptian border wall with Rafah and have a bunch of guys throw aid in. Wonder why no one's done that?

Drone strikes on the folks blocking the aid also would work.
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 No.479999

Security forces break up protest outside Israeli embassy in Amman

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital for a second day, demanding the Jordanian government to end its peace agreement with Israel.

Security forces broke up the demonstration with tear gas.
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 No.480000

Israel slams Colombia’s call to break ties if UN resolution not respected

Israel has criticised Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro after he called on the international community to break diplomatic relations if the Israeli government fails to comply with the ceasefire resolution on Gaza adopted by the UN Security Council on Monday.

Petro’s “support of the Hamas terrorists” is a “disgrace to the Colombian people,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on X.

“Israel will continue to protect its citizens and will not give in to any pressure,” it said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/26/israels-war-on-gaza-live-world-welcomes-un-ceasefire-resolution
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 No.480001

>>479998
The ladder idea leaves all the aid supplies piled up at the bottom of the wall, where Palestinians trying to get at it, would be easy prey for Zionist sniper ambushes. Also the people on the other side throwing the aid packages over the wall would be in danger as well.

Lastly this requires a considerable amount of physical exertion. A strong adult could probably lug 30kg/70lbs up a ladder many dozens of times. But you'd need 70 thousand ladder-lugs every day, to get 1kg/2pounds of aid per person/day for 2mil Gazans. You need to perform a statistical analysis of how many times you can let a person climb the ladder before they are tired enough that the risk of them falling from the ladder is too great. You probably need nets or trampolines under the ladders to break the fall for the statistical outliers and a emergency medical service standing by for the many thousands of people involved in this operation. And of course you need to organize catering too.

If you want to throw stuff over the wall maybe try a trebuchet or catapult, you know the original overthewallthrower gadget
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 No.480002

>>480000
So the UN is hamas now ?
bruh
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 No.480003

>>479997
>This video has apparently been taken down. Odd!
<This video has been "removed" for violating YouTube's "Community Guidelines"
Yup got censored

I wonder if this guy has accounts on other sites where his videos aren't getting censored ? I want to watch it again, because if something gets censored that's a special seal of approval. It means that it must contain information that the powers that be don't want me to know, which is the most valuable kind of information.
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 No.480009

>>480002
Confirmed members of Hamas: all Palestinians (Gaza and West Bank'' plus anywhere else), all protestors, South Africa, Lula, Irish women's basketball teams, UK trade unionists, American service members opposed to US support of genocide, Colombia, The Hague, Spain, Belgium, the United Nations, Israeli hostages' families, anti-Zionist Jews, Yemen, fish.
Suspected Hamas members:
All the people in tents at the US/Mexico border. Probably some kind of secret Hamas plot (v. good GOP intel), but the Israeli Hamas experts haven't confirmed it yet.
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 No.480010

>>480003
Novara? Probably. I'll check. They might even reupload it. I saw it, I have no idea what, if anything, it was censored for specifically.
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 No.480011

Palestinian man drowns trying to collect aid from sea in Gaza

Footage shows a Palestinian man has drowned after attempting to collect airdropped aid that fell into the sea off north Gaza.

The government media office in Gaza called for an end to aid airdrops into Gaza earlier today after it said 12 people drowned and six were killed in stampedes trying to reach the food packages.
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 No.480012

Cornish man's analysis after the UNSC vote.
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 No.480014

Houthis 'Hammer' Israeli City With Ballistic Missiles; Attack U.S., UK Ships | Watch

Yemen’s Houthis claimed responsibility for six "successful" drone and missile attacks. Yemeni rebels claimed to have targeted Israel, as well as U.S. and UK ships. Houthis, in a statement, said that they attacked two U.S. destroyers in the Red Sea. The Yemeni group also claimed to have hit the Israeli city of Eilat with ballistic missiles. Yahya Saree called these military operations by Houthis "gifts for freedom fighters of Palestine."
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 No.480017

Owen Jones analysis on the recent UNSC resolution and US response, including citation of the precedent behind how this rolls out.
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 No.480018

Dimitri Lascaris covering a funeral for a Hezbollah soldier.
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 No.480019

Pro-Israel mob try to disrupt peace march
Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign have held regular marches calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. On Saturday 23rd March, a pro-Israel mob decided to hold a 'counter-protest'.
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 No.480020

Butcher Biden, Obomba, and Clinton are having some sort of thing at the Radio City Music Hall tomorrow in NYC. There'll be picketing.
https://www.tiktok.com/@wolpalestine/video/7350063215071464746
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 No.480021

>>480014
Eliat is a port city at the red sea on the most southern tip of Israel, so it kinda fits the Houthis M.O. of targeting shipping. Bar some technical limitations, they probably could be using those rockets to break down the walls that isolate Gaza from aid supplies, because breaking the Zionist starvation weapon is becoming the most pressing issue.
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 No.480023

>>480018
Where are the women?
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 No.480024

>>480012
He says it needs UN security forces, he's probably right about that.

>>480017
That's a decent analysis, aside from the imperial chauvinism of calling the US "the only superpower that matters" Both Russia and China could arm countries like Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, etc to such an extend that Israel would get militarily overrun. So what those other super-powers do obviously matters
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 No.480025

Yemeni bop filmed on captured ships.
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 No.480026

>>480023
There are some mourning in a group on one side.
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 No.480031

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Ireland to intervene in South Africa genocide case against Israel

The Republic of Ireland’s Foreign Minister Micheal Martin has said that the war on Gaza now “represents the blatant violation of international humanitarian law on a mass scale”.

“The taking of hostages. The purposeful withholding of humanitarian assistance to civilians. The targeting of civilians and of civilian infrastructure. The indiscriminate use of explosive weapons in populated areas. The use of civilian objects for military purposes. The collective punishment of an entire population,” Martin said in a statement.

“The list goes on. It has to stop. The view of the international community is clear. Enough is enough.”

In January the International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, ordered Israel to refrain from any acts that could fall under the Genocide Convention and to ensure its troops commit no genocidal acts against Palestinians, after South Africa accused Israel of state-led genocide in Gaza.

Martin said Ireland would intervene in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel, but did not say what form the intervention would take or outline any argument or proposal the country plans to put forward.

Another US government employee quits over Israel’s war on Gaza

A US State Department staffer resigned because of continuing American government support for Israel’s war on Gaza.

Annelle Sheline, 38, quit after a year as a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the Washington Post reports.

Sheline told the newspaper she repeatedly raised concerns, but concluded it was pointless “as long as the US continues to send a steady stream of weapons to Israel”.

In October, Josh Paul resigned from the State Department in protest against American support for Israel’s attack.

Authorities tell people to avoid aid centres amid Israeli attacks

Gaza’s health ministry issued an appeal for residents in central and northern Gaza not to go to the al-Rashid and Kuwait Roundabout areas to collect aid parcels because of the danger from Israeli attacks.

The appeal comes after two people waiting for aid at the Kuwait Roundabout were severely wounded after being shot by Israeli snipers, according to Wafa news agency.

In a statement on Telegram, the ministry asked people not to gather around humanitarian relief convoys but to wait for aid to be distributed through “popular committees”.

It also said the health system in central and northern Gaza can no longer treat the dozens wounded every day in Israeli attacks.

Palestinians are dying because of aid airdrops: Gaza Civil Defense

At least 18 Palestinians have died trying to recover airdropped aid in Gaza, according to Palestinian officials.

Mahmoud Bassel, a spokesperson for Gaza’s Civil Defense rescue service, said six bodies were recovered after a large group of men swam out into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday to fetch aid parcels.

“Sometimes it falls into the sea, sometimes on civilians, sometimes on houses, sometimes on Israeli territory beyond the border fence,” Bassel was quoted by The Associated Press as saying.

Several people were injured and at least five killed after parachutes dropping aid over Gaza failed to open earlier this month.

Turkish organiser of Mavi Marmara shows new vessels aimed for Gaza

Turkish aid agency Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which in 2010 sent an aid vessel to Gaza that was intercepted by Israeli authorities in a deadly raid, has showcased two new vessels that are bound for Gaza.

Turkey has criticised Israel for its war on Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire.

IHH Chairman Bulent Yildirim inspected the ships, purchased for the Gaza aid project named ‘International Freedom Flotilla’, and said in a written statement that one of the vessels, Anadolu (Anatolia), had a capacity of 5,500 tonnes.

IHH was the organiser of the 2010 Mavi Marmara aid ship raided by Israeli forces, who killed nine activists aboard. A 10th activist wounded in the incident died in 2014 after years in a coma.

The vessel was trying to break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip. The soldiers raided the ship leading a flotilla towards Gaza, prompting a diplomatic crisis between Israel and Turkey.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/27/israels-war-on-gaza-live-rafah-bombing-intensifies-despite-un-truce-call
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 No.480033

>>480009
>Confirmed members of Hamas:
>fish
lol, what's the story on that one ?
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 No.480039

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 No.480040

>>480021
I imagine those walls would be tough to hit from there, would risk hitting Palestinians.

>>480024
>He says it needs UN security forces, he's probably right about that.
Yup.
It's a toughy, though. The US really needs to stop sending weapons/funding to Israel. Still our job, America's job to make that happen. Having the US continue to actively arm war criminals while various countries have to send armies just to make said criminals stop will be a real kerfuffle if that's the way it goes down.

>>480024

>That's a decent analysis, aside from the imperial chauvinism of calling the US "the only superpower that matters" Both Russia and China could arm countries like Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, etc to such an extend that Israel would get militarily overrun. So what those other super-powers do obviously matters

Iran is kind of a power by itself, too.
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 No.480044

Dimitri Lascaris piece from yesterday on recent Israeli attacks on northern Lebanon.
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 No.480045

>>480039
<Aquahamas
lol
>>480040
>I imagine those walls would be tough to hit from there, would risk hitting Palestinians.
Fair point, so it depends on how accurate their rockets are.

>The US really needs to stop sending weapons/funding to Israel. Still our job, America's job to make that happen.

To make that happen, you need to defeat the Zionist lobby, that's bribing US politicians, corporate media and so on. I don't know what your "game-plan" for neutralizing the influence of such a powerful lobby is, but keeping US weapons flowing into Zionist hands is probably the last thing they'll let go.
>while various countries have to send armies just to make said criminals stop will be a real kerfuffle if that's the way it goes down.
TBH i don't know what the risk for an international peace keeping force would be, since the Zionists appear very deranged. But If a hundred countries send peace-keeper troops, attacking those would be like declaring war on the rest of the world. If they were to do that it would create the international political capital to demilitarize the Zionist regime.
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 No.480046

>>480045
>To make that happen, you need to defeat the Zionist lobby, that's bribing US politicians, corporate media and so on. I don't know what your "game-plan" for neutralizing the influence of such a powerful lobby is, but keeping US weapons flowing into Zionist hands is probably the last thing they'll let go.

Well, this isn't entirely true. Yes, the Zionist lobby needs to be defeated, but also ports can be blocked. Factories can be shut down.

>TBH i don't know what the risk for an international peace keeping force would be, since the Zionists appear very deranged. But If a hundred countries send peace-keeper troops, attacking those would be like declaring war on the rest of the world. If they were to do that it would create the international political capital to demilitarize the Zionist regime.


They're incredibly deranged, yes.
And it's better to do both things. Stop shipping weapons/funding to Israel, and intervene to stop the genocide. Trying to wait for a 'pretext' is silly at this point. There is already more than enough 'pretext,' and the US is violating not only international law, but its own laws by continuing to arm Israel. There's no more need for "excuses" to demilitarize the Israeli state, they've killed something like 13-15,000 children in like 5 months and ignored every human rights law. If they gave me a gun and a unit and told me "go in and make sure they stop violating the genocide convention" I'd do it tomorrow, but for the sake of making this smoother and exercising all peaceful leverage possible, the US needs to stop giving them arms, and it's better that the US stop doing this before there is a direct military conflict between Israel and everybody else. There's already a direct "hot" military conflict between Israel and most of the surrounding states.
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 No.480047

Breaking Points analysis of recent stuff.
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 No.480048

Netanyahu now wants to reschedule the canceled visit to the US.
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 No.480049

>>480048
Couldn't this guy be technically subject to a citizens' arrest in the US? He has US citizenship (born in Philadelphia) so he must be subject to US laws.
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 No.480050

>>480049
If he's visiting as a head of state, he'll have diplomatic immunity.
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 No.480051

>>480050
We could arrest him anyway.
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 No.480054

Live in 2 hours
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 No.480055

>>480046
>the Zionist lobby needs to be defeated, but also ports can be blocked. Factories can be shut down.
Blocking the weapons supply can be effective if it's possible to single out the stuff that's intended for Israel. The arms industry is massively lagging behind on it's delivery schedule for many of it's contracts, because of all the stuff that got diverted to Ukraine. If weapons for Israel come with political trouble, they have an incentive to just supply those other customers who've been waiting, instead. At the end of the day they're capitalists and they'll take easy profits over difficult profits.

It stands to reason that the Zionist lobby has made many unintended enemies because the agenda they are pushing is generally destructive and likely caused a lot of opportunity-costs for many. So you need to get the self-interested anti-zionism on board.

>Trying to wait for a 'pretext' is silly at this point.

The point of sending a peacekeeper force is because that can be done faster than many other options.
>the US needs to stop giving them arms, and it's better that the US stop doing this before there is a direct military conflict between Israel and everybody else. There's already a direct "hot" military conflict between Israel and most of the surrounding states.
Eventually that'll escalate, because the Zionists want to make a big bloodbath in Rafa and then move on to operation "greater Israel". The Gaza battle has demonstrated that the Zionists can bomb buildings and kill a lot of civilians, but they can't fight a ground war. So the other countries that do not want to get greaterisraeled have a strong incentive to shift the battlefield to Zionist controlled land to make them fight on the ground. If they succeed the Zionist will be hosed.
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 No.480057

>>480051
For what purpose ? Just to heckle him ?
If he shows him self in public he'll probably get egged or pied anyway.
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 No.480059

>>480055
>Blocking the weapons supply can be effective if it's possible to single out the stuff that's intended for Israel.

If possible, but that's not actually that important. It's a genocide. Blocking all of it from groups supplying arms to Israel is justified even if only some of the shipments blocked were destined for Israel.

>At the end of the day they're capitalists and they'll take easy profits over difficult profits.


Well, this is also the US gov't we're talking about, and they've been quite determined to keep this up regardless of the cost.

>The point of sending a peacekeeper force is because that can be done faster than many other options.


Only if they manage to send a peacekeeper force faster than we do this. If they do, they do, but it's a bad mark on us if they beat us to that punch. What makes assembling and deploying a military force to another country a faster process than assembling and deploying a people's force within your own?

>Eventually that'll escalate, because the Zionists want to make a big bloodbath in Rafa and then move on to operation "greater Israel". The Gaza battle has demonstrated that the Zionists can bomb buildings and kill a lot of civilians, but they can't fight a ground war. So the other countries that do not want to get greaterisraeled have a strong incentive to shift the battlefield to Zionist controlled land to make them fight on the ground. If they succeed the Zionist will be hosed.


If.

>>480057
… Is this a joke?
He's a war criminal of the worst kind. We'd arrest him for this reason, and try him accordingly.
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 No.480060

>>480059
>Blocking all of it from groups supplying arms to Israel is justified even if only some of the shipments blocked were destined for Israel.
OK but think about it in practicle terms the US produces a lot of weapons and you want those weapons to go to arms-buyers that don't intent on using em.

>Only if they manage to send a peacekeeper force faster than we do this.

I have no objections to a race of who can foil the Zionists genocide plot the fastest.

>If.

The Zionists no longuer have military supremacy over the Arabs. A Zionist victory in a military contest would be extremely unlikely. The reason to avoid breaking Zionism with military power is because that will cost a lot of human lives.
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 No.480061

>>480059
>Is this a joke?
No, his diplomatic immunity will force the US state to interfere with a citizen arrest. So doing this will be little more than heckling him. Consider that the Zionist regime might send assassins after the people who arrested him. It's not worth the hassle.
>We'd arrest him for this reason, and try him accordingly.
Netanyahu has attacked the western population by pushing for attacks on civil liberties. That is a serious crime but compared to what he has done to the people in the middle east, i think the injustice they have suffered has priority, they should be the ones that get to prosecute him.
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 No.480065

>>480060
>OK but think about it in practicle terms the US produces a lot of weapons and you want those weapons to go to arms-buyers that don't intent on using em.
I don't want them going to anybody. War is a racket, I genuinely don't care if some of the weapons were just going to some country who was getting conned into buying them or simply getting them as "gives" they won't use. America has people sleeping under bridges, the "defense" stimuluses are not trickling down.

>The Zionists no longuer have military supremacy over the Arabs. A Zionist victory in a military contest would be extremely unlikely. The reason to avoid breaking Zionism with military power is because that will cost a lot of human lives.


Right.

>>480061
>No, his diplomatic immunity will force the US state to interfere with a citizen arrest. So doing this will be little more than heckling him. Consider that the Zionist regime might send assassins after the people who arrested him. It's not worth the hassle.

Well, no. You can just arrest him without the state. He's made out of flesh and blood like anybody else. They can send assassins if they want, none of that shit scares me in the least. So many of the resources in America have gone towards war and empire and the rich, and this is the sort of thing they do with it while people here go homeless, unemployed, sick. I want you to understand that there are millions in this country who are about as scared of anything that a human can do to another human as I am; we don't care, and that's valuable. With time and this understanding of the reality of the situation, together we can achieve well considered goals.

>Netanyahu has attacked the western population by pushing for attacks on civil liberties. That is a serious crime but compared to what he has done to the people in the middle east, i think the injustice they have suffered has priority, they should be the ones that get to prosecute him.


Dude, genocide is an international crime. Why would you think we'd be trying him just for attacks on America's first amendment rights? Genocide is illegal under American law, too… as well as international law, which, clearly, desperately needs enforcement. That's not anybody else's job; a precedent for getting away with genocide endangers everyone, all common people, even you and me.
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 No.480066

Russian warships sail into the Red Sea

Several Russian warships have sailed into the Red Sea after Moscow reportedly struck a deal earlier this month for safe passage with Yemen’s Houthi rebels, which have been attacking ships in the strategic waterway amid Israel’s war on Gaza.

The Russian warships include the missile cruiser Varyag and frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, according to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet.

On March 21, Bloomberg reported that Moscow and Beijing had reached an informal agreement with the Houthis not to attack their ships in the Red Sea.

Several days later, the Houthis still shot a missile at a Chinese-owned tanker, possibly due to inaccurate information about its source, according to prominent shipping analyst Lars Jensen.

New scrutiny over Google, Amazon’s billion-dollar contract with Israel gov’t

Amid the war in Gaza, scrutiny is intensifying over Amazon and Google’s $1.2bn contract with the Israeli government to provide it with cloud computing services.

The contract, called Project Nimbus, provides Israel’s military with cutting-edge AI and machine learning features, which critics fear are being used to expand illegal surveillance on Palestinians in the occupied territory.

Gaza death toll passes 32,500

The number of people killed in Israel’s war on Gaza since October 7 has risen to 32,552, according to the Health Ministry in the besieged territory.

Israeli attacks on Gaza have also wounded at least 74,980 people.

Over the last 24 hours, 62 people have been killed and 91 were wounded.

Footage of Palestinians shot causes panic in southern Gaza
Hani Mahmoud

The footage of two unarmed men being shot and then bulldozed by Israeli forces in northern Gaza while trying to return home is causing a lot of panic and concern for Palestinians who are already exhausted.

Living conditions here in the south are very difficult and the place is overcrowded. People can’t wait to get back to their homes in the north.

Right now, any hopes that Palestinians had after the UN Security Council’s ceasefire resolution earlier this week are being drowned out by these horrifying scenes.

Israel accused of ‘executing’ 13 children near al-Shifa in one week

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has accused Israeli forces of directly shooting at and executing 13 children in and near al-Shifa Hospital in just one week.

The monitoring group, citing its teams on the ground, said some of the fatal shootings occurred as victims’ families were inside their homes amid Israel’s continuing raid on al-Shifa, and others while the victims were attempting to escape via routes designated as safe.

In one testimony, Islam Ali Salouha told Euro-Med that Israeli forces on Sunday shot at and killed his sons – nine-year-old Ali and six-year-old Saeed Muhammad Sheikha – on a corpse-strewn street near al-Shifa that the Israeli army had designated for travel. The Israeli forces targeted the two children in particular, he said.

Salouha said he, his sons and neighbours only left the building because Israeli forces had told them to evacuate or face having their building bombed.

German bank freezes account of anti-Zionist Jewish group

The Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East, a German campaign group, says the Berliner Sparkasse bank has frozen its accounts without explanation and asked it to submit a list of its members with their full names and addresses.

“Why should this information be important to the Berliner Sparkasse? It sounds more like a question that might be asked by an intelligence service or the police, who have been politically persecuting us as a Jewish organisation for some time,” the group said in a statement.

The Jewish Voice – which describes Israel’s war on Gaza as genocide – said its previous account with the Bank for Social Economy was closed in 2019 because of its support for the BDS Movement.

“We are taking legal action against the arbitrary, politically motivated freezing of our account, which is unacceptable in a democracy,” the group added.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/28/israels-war-on-gaza-live-unarmed-palestinians-killed-buried-by-bulldozer

Death toll climbs in Israeli strikes on southern Lebanon.

At least nine people were killed on Wednesday night in two separate Israeli strikes in the south of Lebanon, the country’s state-run National News Agency says.

Among those killed were four paramedics who work for a local civil defence organisation affiliated with Hezbollah.

Hezbollah has also this evening announced the deaths of three of its fighters via its Telegram channel, without saying, as per usual, how or where the men died.

Turkish organiser of Mavi Marmara shows new vessels aimed for Gaza

Turkish aid agency Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which in 2010 sent an aid vessel to Gaza that was intercepted by Israeli authorities in a deadly raid, has showcased two new vessels that are bound for Gaza.

Turkey has criticised Israel for its war on Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire.

IHH Chairman Bulent Yildirim inspected the ships, purchased for the Gaza aid project named ‘International Freedom Flotilla’, and said in a written statement that one of the vessels, Anadolu (Anatolia), had a capacity of 5,500 tonnes.

IHH was the organiser of the 2010 Mavi Marmara aid ship raided by Israeli forces, who killed nine activists aboard. A 10th activist wounded in the incident died in 2014 after years in a coma.

The vessel was trying to break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip. The soldiers raided the ship leading a flotilla towards Gaza, prompting a diplomatic crisis between Israel and Turkey.

Authorities tell people to avoid aid centres amid Israeli attacks

Gaza’s health ministry issued an appeal for residents in central and northern Gaza not to go to the al-Rashid and Kuwait Roundabout areas to collect aid parcels because of the danger from Israeli attacks.

The appeal comes after two people waiting for aid at the Kuwait Roundabout were severely wounded after being shot by Israeli snipers, according to Wafa news agency.

In a statement on Telegram, the ministry asked people not to gather around humanitarian relief convoys but to wait for aid to be distributed through “popular committees”.

It also said the health system in central and northern Gaza can no longer treat the dozens wounded every day in Israeli attacks.

Pro-Palestine protests in Berlin

People in the German capital have participated in a demonstration calling for an end to the war in Gaza.

Dozens of protestors, holding Palestinian flags, shouted slogans of “Free Palestine” while others held banners saying “Stop the genocide in Gaza.”

Several individuals addressed the crowd giving speeches related to the ongoing fighting which is now in its sixth month.

Watchdog demands answers from Israel on disappeared Palestinian journalist

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has demanded that the Israeli army shed light on the whereabouts of Gaza journalist Bayan Abusultan.

RSF says Abusultan was last seen on March 19, “among those sequestered in the raid on al-Shifa hospital in Gaza.”

Abusultan has been offline since reporting witnessing her own brother being shot by Israeli forces.

UN expert says she faces threats after Israel-Gaza genocide report

A United Nations expert who published a report saying there were reasonable grounds to believe Israel has committed genocide in its war on Gaza says she has received threats throughout her mandate.

Francesca Albanese, the special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, presented a report titled “Anatomy of a Genocide” to the UN Human Rights Council, which Israel said it “utterly rejects”.

It’s been a difficult time,” she said. “I’ve always been attacked since the very beginning of my mandate.”

Palestinians are being tortured in Israeli prisons: Commission

The PA Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs has warned that the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) is persisting in its “torture policy” against both “male and female detainees, which has turned their lives into a living hell”.

In a statement, the organisation said that Palestinian detainees are isolated from the outside world, with no access to radio or other media services, while the IPS is imposing hefty fines on them.

“I heard the sound of detainees who are getting tortured and beaten, as they are being cursed on by soldiers,” said a testimony by one of the prisoners at Nafha prison who was visited by a lawyer.

The commission said that in Nafha prison, 100km (62 miles) from Beersheba, detainees do not have clothes or personal belongings, and “they have long hair and beards because the IPS confiscated razors on October 7.”

“Each detainee has one mattress and cover, and they suffer from poor quality and quantity of food. There is a power cut for long hours, and water usage is allowed for only two hours a day,” the organisation added.

Pope Francis meets grieving Palestinian and Israeli fathers

The 87-year-old pontiff has made a new appeal for peace in the Middle East, as he publicly greeted one Palestinian and one Israeli man who have both lost daughters in the conflict.

During his weekly general audience, Francis described them as two friends “who love one another and who have experienced the same crucifixion”.

Vatican media named them as Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan of the Parents Circle – Families Forum, an Israeli-Palestinian group that brings together relatives of victims of the conflict.

Aramin’s daughter Abir, 10, was killed by an Israeli border police officer in 2007, while Elhanan’s daughter Smadar was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber in 1997, just before she turned 14.

In an open letter to Catholics in the Middle East, the pope, who is in daily phone contact with a Catholic parish in Gaza, also expressed sympathy for “your sufferings and your struggles, particularly in the course of these recent months”.

US imposes sanctions on ‘Hamas-aligned’ fundraising network

The Department of Treasury has said it designated two individuals and three entities as key financial facilitators involved in fundraising for Hamas.

In a statement, the department identified the individuals and entities as: Gaza Now and its founder Mustafa Ayash, as well Al-Qureshi Executives and Aakhirah Limited, and their director Aozma Sultana.

“This action is being taken as part of a collaborative effort with the United Kingdom’s Office of Foreign Sanctions Implementation, which is implementing sanctions on these same targets,” the department said.

There has been no immediate comment from those affected.

The US and UK have already conducted three coordinated sanctions actions related to Hamas fundraising efforts since October 7.

Anger, worry in Lebanese border town after Israeli strike
Zeina Khodr
Reporting from al-Habbariyeh, southern Lebanon

I’m standing in front of the emergency health centre in al-Habbariyeh village that was struck earlier today by Israel. We are not very far from the border and there is an Israeli drone overhead.

People here tell us that the men who were inside the building were paramedics, volunteers and university students, all in their early 20s.

There is a lot of anger in this village. This is the first time it has been hit during the war. There is total destruction. People here say this was not a military target, as the Israeli military claims, but a civilian target.

These people will tell you that Israel’s strategy from day one has been to depopulate villages close to the border. They are trying to create some sort of a buffer zone, to make it difficult for civilians to live here. Nearly 100,000 people have already left. In this particular village, people are still here, but there is growing concern that it will start coming under fire.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/27/israels-war-on-gaza-live-rafah-bombing-intensifies-despite-un-truce-call

Most Americans disapprove of Israel’s actions in Gaza: Poll
Poll shows ‘clear disconnect’ between President Joe Biden’s policies and US public, especially Democrats, analyst says.

A majority of Americans disapprove of Israel’s actions in Gaza, a new poll has shown, as the Israeli military continues to pound the besieged Palestinian enclave and imposes a siege that has created a hunger crisis.

The Gallup poll released on Wednesday found that 55 percent of respondents disapproved of the Israeli military’s actions in the Gaza Strip, up from 45 percent who said they disapproved in November, a month after Israel began its operation.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/3/27/most-americans-disapprove-of-israels-actions-in-gaza-poll
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At least 38 killed in attacks on Syrian city of Aleppo: Report

Attacks carried out by the Israeli military and militant groups on the Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 38 civilians and military personnel, a figure that includes five members of Lebanese group Hezbollah, the Reuters news agency has confirmed, citing two security sources.

Earlier we reported that the Israeli strikes happened “in conjunction” with a drone attack on Aleppo targeting civilians conducted by “terrorist organisations” from the city of Idlib.

The Syrian government has not clarified how many of the casualties were caused by the Israeli air strikes or the attacks by militant groups.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli strikes hit a weapons depot near Aleppo International Airport, resulting in a series of large explosions.

Israel has for years carried out strikes in Syria, where Iranian-aligned groups, including Hezbollah, hold sway in eastern, southern and northwestern areas of the country, as well as suburbs around the capital.

Hamas claims Israeli forces caught in own house detonation operation: Monitors

Hamas fighters claim to have detonated explosives that Israeli forces rigged to destroy a building in northern Khan Younis, killing and wounding a number of soldiers in the process, war monitors report.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP), two US-based think tanks, said the reported attack on Thursday bore a resemblance to an attack in January that killed 21 Israeli soldiers who had prepared explosives to destroy a building in central Gaza, which were then detonated by Hamas.

Hamas did not specify how many casualties resulted from Thursday’s reported house explosion in Khan Younis’s al-Qarara area and Israel has not acknowledged the attack occurred, the ISW and CTP said in their latest report.

‘Stop starving children’: Belgian minister tells Israel

Caroline Gennez, Belgium’s minister of development cooperation and urban policy, said international pressure must be maintained on Israel to ensure “sufficient” humanitarian aid enters Gaza.

Re-posting a statement on social media from the International Court of Justice ordering Israel to avert the “spread of famine and starvation” in Gaza by ensuring the “unhindered delivery” of aid and basic services, Gennez said, “Israel must stop starving civilians and children.”

The Israeli use of “hunger as weapon of war” is a “flagrant violation of international law”, Gennez said.

Fifth day of large protests against Israel in Jordan’s capital Amman

Thousands of people demonstrated near the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital on Thursday night, demanding that Jordan end its peace treaty with Israel and close Israel’s diplomatic mission in the country.

The protests against Israel over its war on Gaza are some of the largest outpourings of public anger that Jordan has seen.

Demanding that Jordan close the embassy and end a peace treaty that normalised ties with Israel in 1994, the protesters chanted: “No Zionist embassy on Jordanian land” and “They said Hamas is terrorist. All of Jordan is Hamas.”

Gaza protesters rally outside Biden fundraiser attended by Clinton, Obama

Hundreds of protesters calling for a ceasefire in Gaza held a demonstration on Thursday evening outside Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York City, as the iconic music venue hosted a fundraising event for US President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.

Outside the fundraiser – attended by former US presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton – protesters held signs denouncing Biden and the Democratic Party as “war criminals” and calling for all aid to Israel to be cut.

More than 5,000 people paid between $225 and $500,000 to attend the fundraising event, which took in a record $25m for Biden’s campaign.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/29/israels-war-on-gaza-live-netanyahu-says-army-preparing-to-enter-rafah

🇵🇸🚨BREAKING: Massive disruption for Palestine during Biden’s fundraiser in NYC with Obama and Clinton!

Politicians can’t go ANYWHERE without being reminded of the trail of blood that follows them for their complicity in the genocide of Palestinians #ShutItDown4Palestine

https://twitter.com/pslnational/status/1773527129713467431

Netanyahu tells captive families Israel army ‘preparing to enter Rafah’

Israel’s prime minister told the relatives of soldiers held in Gaza that only military pressure will secure their release and the military is “preparing to enter Rafah”.

“We conquered the north of the Gaza Strip and Khan Younis,” he is quoted as saying in a statement, adding a ground invasion of southern Rafah city is coming next.

Benjamin Netanyahu also sought to emphasise that he’s not abandoning negotiations to release the captives, and said all of Israel’s assets must be “used wisely” in the talks.

Israel and Hamas failed to arrive at a compromise during the latest round of multilateral talks in Qatar, with Hamas saying the Israeli military must end its siege of the enclave and allow displaced Palestinians to return home.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/28/israels-war-on-gaza-live-unarmed-palestinians-killed-buried-by-bulldozer

SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMES ADDITIONAL PROVISIONAL MEASURES ORDERED BY THE ICJ

The International Court of Justice (‘the Court’) has granted South Africa’s Urgent Request of 6 March 2024 for further provisional measures to prevent Israel from causing irreparable harm to the rights invoked by South Africa under the 1948 Genocide Convention in respect of the ongoing siege of Gaza.

In doing so, the Court agreed with South Africa’s assertion that the situation in Gaza had deteriorated significantly since the Court’s Order of 26 January 2024 as a result of Israel’s failure to comply with that Order. Therefore, it was necessary for the Court to indicate further provisional measures.

As the Court put it, “Palestinians in Gaza are no longer facing only a risk of famine, as noted in the Order of 26 January 2024, but that famine is setting in, with at least 31 people, including 27 children, having already died of malnutrition and dehydration”.

The Court unanimously ordered Israel to:

- Take all necessary and effective measures to ensure, without delay, in full co-operation with the United Nations, the unhindered provision at scale by all concerned of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance, including food, water, electricity, fuel, shelter, clothing, hygiene and sanitation requirements, as well as medical supplies and medical care to Palestinians throughout Gaza, including by increasing the capacity and number of land crossing points and maintaining them open for as long as necessary;

By fifteen votes to one (Judge ad hoc Barak of Israel dissenting), the Court ordered Israel to:

- Ensure with immediate effect that its military does not commit acts which constitute a violation of any of the rights of the Palestinians in Gaza as a protected group under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, including by preventing, through any action, the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance

- Submit a report to the Court on all measures taken to give effect to this Order, within one month as from the date of this Order.

These provisional measures supplement those of 26 January, which ordered Israel inter alia to refrain from committing genocidal acts against Palestinians in Gaza and to prevent and punish direct and public incitement to commit genocide in relation to members of the Palestinian group in the Gaza Strip.

The impact of the International Court of Justice's order is significant. The changing circumstances in Gaza warrant the implementation of new strategies.

The fact that Palestinian deaths are not solely caused by bombardment and ground attacks, but also by disease and starvation, indicates a need to protect the group's right to exist.

The most effective way to uphold this right is through prevention. The Court's actions include specific responsibilities to prevent genocide.

As a number of Judges pointed out, these responsibilities can only be fulfilled by halting military operations in Gaza and adhering to the court's directives. If there is non-compliance, the global community must ensure adherence when it comes to the sanctity of humanity.

ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

https://twitter.com/PresidencyZA/status/1773398769117073620
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>>480065
>I don't want them going to anybody. War is a racket, I genuinely don't care if some of the weapons were just going to some country who was getting conned into buying them or simply getting them as "gives" they won't use.
The US military industrial complex is very powerful, it's been entrenching it self since the end of ww2. You have to pursue an incremental political strategy. They are currently supplying a genocide and that will create the opportunity to cockblock thee Zionist part of the war racket. By narrowing the goals to this aspect you might actually save a bunch of Palestinians from getting bombed to death.
>America has people sleeping under bridges, the "defense" stimuluses are not trickling down.
You are correct the capitalist system tends towards diverting surplus from welfare to warfare. However it will take 20 years to break the political power of the US MIC. They are not only siphoning wealth from America, but large parts of the rest of the world as well. That gives them a great deal of political independence from democratic oversight. You will not be able to stop them until the empire part of the US has been weakened further. In the mean time you should try to find a way to covert some of that warfare-spending back into welfare-spending. Game the system, find a way to hire the people sleeping under bridges as some kind of military contractor.

>Well, no. You can just arrest him without the state. He's made out of flesh and blood like anybody else. They can send assassins if they want, none of that shit scares me in the least. So many of the resources in America have gone towards war and empire and the rich, and this is the sort of thing they do with it while people here go homeless, unemployed, sick. I want you to understand that there are millions in this country who are about as scared of anything that a human can do to another human as I am; we don't care, and that's valuable. With time and this understanding of the reality of the situation, together we can achieve well considered goals.

I get it, every decent human being wants to see that fucker get wrecked for the hurricane of death he unleashed. But lets not loose sight of the greater political goals. You want Netanyahu to end up in a international war-crime tribunal. You want lots of political fallout to permanently sweap away the political viability of Zionism. It's not worth sacrificing people to beat Netanyahu with the people's stick, he's a replaceable Zionist figurehead. There's 10 more like him waiting in line to take over. The international system is turning against the Zionist project, you don't want to create an incident that might change the momentum of that development.

>Dude, genocide is an international crime. Why would you think we'd be trying him just for attacks on America's first amendment rights? Genocide is illegal under American law, too… as well as international law, which, clearly, desperately needs enforcement. That's not anybody else's job;

While this is true, you have to understand that people in the middle east probably want to be the ones that prosecute Zionist war-criminals. They'll probably feel cheated if you take that away from them.
>a precedent for getting away with genocide endangers everyone, all common people, even you and me.
During and after WW2 the Nazis were ruthlessly crushed and made an example off with an intensity never seen before. Jewish Nazi hunters and Soviet anti-fascist clean-up operations tracked down Nazis all over the world for decades. You'd think that a precedent was created that genocides would no longuer be tolerated. But 20 years later the German government already had little problems supporting the Indonesian genocide, perpetrated by the regime the US had installed.
I'm sorry but if you are serious about frustrating the potential for genocide you need to arm, train and organize the general population. To make it really dangerous to victimize people in that way. Fascist storm troopers won't try to round up the "untermenshen" if they can return fire. This is no small feat, arming the general population in a safe way without lots people of getting shot is difficult. You need to promote a culture of mental stability and strong impulse controle along side with lots of societal structures that constrain the weapons to a role of deterrence.
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 No.480069

>>480068
>The US military industrial complex is very powerful, it's been entrenching it self since the end of ww2. You have to pursue an incremental political strategy. They are currently supplying a genocide and that will create the opportunity to cockblock thee Zionist part of the war racket. By narrowing the goals to this aspect you might actually save a bunch of Palestinians from getting bombed to death.
That depends entirely on what sort of intel we have access to, and if we don't have totally precise intel then blocking any arms shipments by companies/parties known to be supplying the genocide would suffice.

Incrementalism is only necessary if it's necessary, and I suspect that it actually may not be. The numbers turning up against this continue to grow, and they're already quite huge. The US MIC can be overtaken by a group of substantial number, as it still relies not only on the ports and roadways but on capital flow and labor as well. Even a big enough labor strike (not just among arms workers, but among the general population) could deal critical blows to the beast.

>However it will take 20 years to break the political power of the US MIC.


No it won't.

>That gives them a great deal of political independence from democratic oversight.


They still bleed, though.

>You will not be able to stop them until the empire part of the US has been weakened further.


It's weaker than it may appear.

>In the mean time you should try to find a way to covert some of that warfare-spending back into welfare-spending. Game the system, find a way to hire the people sleeping under bridges as some kind of military contractor.


I'd be sleeping under bridges if I tried to do that.

>I get it, every decent human being wants to see that fucker get wrecked for the hurricane of death he unleashed. But lets not loose sight of the greater political goals. You want Netanyahu to end up in a international war-crime tribunal. You want lots of political fallout to permanently sweap away the political viability of Zionism. It's not worth sacrificing people to beat Netanyahu with the people's stick, he's a replaceable Zionist figurehead. There's 10 more like him waiting in line to take over. The international system is turning against the Zionist project, you don't want to create an incident that might change the momentum of that development.


It wouldn't change the momentum, but otherwise some of this is actually accurate. That said, this isn't work which can be outsourced reliably. Yes, he's a replaceable figurehead, but I don't endorse allowing anyone to hide behind such a status - if the intent was to do one single move and win everything, there would be no move worth doing, you could justify any inaction, no matter how irresponsible, by simply saying "well, the problem is very big." We have the knowledge that the powerful have shirked their responsibilities to punish war crimes before, so the responsibility falls on the populace to enforce such good laws. There is no way to spin "they captured the figurehead who murdered 13,000 children in 5 months" so that it looks bad - the propaganda has been falling apart, and people are seeing through it, and it's not for lack of trying on the part of the media & political establishment. It's not that everyone in the opposition has been perfect good boys, it's that the scope of the crime is so great, its nature so evil, its horror so evident, that ordinary people can no longer ignore it. The lies are more-and-more ignored, however.

Waiting for the US to decline further to take action runs the severe risk of simply going down with the ship. It is better to take the wheel and to steer it away from final calamity while there is still a small amount of time to potentially do so.

>While this is true, you have to understand that people in the middle east probably want to be the ones that prosecute Zionist war-criminals. They'll probably feel cheated if you take that away from them.


This is a bad argument, sorry. They won't mind in the least. If they do, we'll apologize. "Sorry the American public started prosecuting the guys who were murdering you."

>I'm sorry but if you are serious about frustrating the potential for genocide you need to arm, train and organize the general population.


Who said anything to the contrary?
You act sometimes like all this stuff is "either/or," but it really isn't.

>To make it really dangerous to victimize people in that way. Fascist storm troopers won't try to round up the "untermenshen" if they can return fire.


That's not entirely true.

>This is no small feat, arming the general population in a safe way without lots people of getting shot is difficult. You need to promote a culture of mental stability and strong impulse controle along side with lots of societal structures that constrain the weapons to a role of deterrence.


See, you had a fine thought there, but you've turned it into more of a fantasy and made fulfillment of that a prerequisite for success. The truth is that merely arming a substantial portion of the population would be enough to overtake the powers-that-be; there are way more of us. The actual task within the US, more than anything, is organizing a large enough group of people and stockpiling and pooling resources besides guns - we're actually very gunny as a people already, what we need is land, food, brains, things like that. We should prepare for war in great numbers and pursue peace, and there's no time to hesitate on this.
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 No.480070

More Cornish analysis.
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https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1oYoVLmG49g
In a video messaged published on Thursday, Sadiq Al-Ghariani, the general Mufti of Libya, urged security forces and police in Egypt and Jordan not to stop people from breaking into borders with Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

Al-Ghariani argued that in doing so, the security forces in these countries are “protecting the Zionists” and “collaborating with them” in the killing of Palestinian Muslims.

The message came at a time when tensions in Arab countries are running high over the war on Gaza, especially in Jordan and Egypt, where protestors were met with a severe crackdown by security forces.
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Palestine Action permanently shut Elbit down in Tamworth

Relentless direct action has secured another victory in the fight against Israel’s arms trade, as Elbit Systems are forced to sell their ‘Elite KL’ factory in Tamworth.

The company had previously manufactured cooling and power management systems for military vehicles, but was sold on after stating that it faced falling profits and increased security costs resulting from Palestine Action’s efforts.

After the sale was completed last month, Elite KL’s new owners, listed as Griffin Newco Ltd, confirmed in an email to Palestine Action that they will have nothing to do with the previous owners, Elbit, and have discontinued any arms manufacturing:

“Following the recent acquisition of Elite KL Limited by a UK investment syndicate, the newly appointed board has unanimously agreed to withdraw from all future defence contracts and terminate its association with its former parent company”.

This victory is a direct result of sustained direct action which has sought, throughout Palestine Action’s existence, to make it impossible for Elbit to afford to operate in Britain. Before they sold the enterprise to a private equity syndicate, Elbit had reported that Elite KL operating profits had been slashed by over three-quarters, with Palestine Action responsible: Elbit directly cited the increased expenditure on security they’d been forced to make, and higher supply chain costs they faced.

And these actions did, indeed, cost them. The first action at the site, in November 2020, saw Elite KL’s premises smashed into, the building covered in blood-red paint. Between March and July 2021, the site was put out of action three times by roof-top occupations – drenched red in March 2021, with the factory’s camera systems dismantled, before again being occupied in in May. Another roof-top occupation in July, despite increased security, saw the site forced closed – once again painted blood-red, and with its windows and fixings smashed through.

In February 2022, activists decommissioned the site for weeks – closed off after an occupation that saw over £250,000 of damages caused, the roof tiles removed one-by-one. After this, Elbit erected a security perimeter around the site – but to no avail. One month later, six were arrested after Palestine Action returned to Tamworth – again taking the roof and smashing through, preventing the production of parts for Israel’s military machine.

Elite KL is a ‘specialist thermal management business’. Since the sale, the company focuses on cooling systems for buses and trains, but it had, under Elbit, manufactured these systems for military vehicles. Until December of last year, Elite KL’s website was advertising its military and defence products, and it was known to provide parts for Israel’s deadly Merkava tanks, with export license records demonstrating its provision of ‘ML6a’ components for military ground vehicles to Israel. The company was also known to manufacture crew cooling systems, for the military vests of tank operators.

Elbit Systems itself provides 85% of the drones and land-based military equipment for the Israeli military, along with a wide range of the munitions and armaments currently being used against Gaza’s beseiged population. Its CEO, Bazhalel Machlis, has claimed that the Israeli military has offered the company its thanks for their “crucial” services during the ongoing genocide in Gaza

A Palestine Action spokesperson has stated:

“Each activist who occupied and dismantled Tamworth’s Israeli weapons factory did so in order to bring an end to Israel’s weapons trade, and to end the profiteering from Palestinian repression. Every defeat Elbit faces is a victory for the Palestinian people.

Kicking Elbit out of Tamworth shows once again that direct action is a necessary tactic. It is one which must be utilised and amplified in the face of the Gaza genocide.”

https://www.palestineaction.org/tamworth-shutdown/
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 No.480079

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Hezbollah claims attacks on Israeli military positions, soldiers

The armed group says it launched multiple attack on Israeli positions over the past few hours, with the latest attacks using rockets and missiles to target areas in Kfarchouba and Metulla in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah also said it used Falaq missiles to hit Israeli soldiers at the Jal al-Alam site, and fired artillery at an infantry force “causing confirmed casualties”.

The group had also claimed an artillery attack on Israeli soldiers in Hunin. It has so far claimed eight attacks today.

US signs off on more bombs and warplanes for Israel: Report

The US in recent days authorised the transfer of billions of dollars worth of bombs and fighter jets to Israel even as it publicly expresses concerns about an anticipated military offensive in Rafah.

The Washington Post, citing unnamed officials, reports the new arms packages include more than 1,800 MK84 2,000-pound (900kg) bombs and 500 MK82 500-pound (225kg) bombs.

The United States has rushed air defences and munitions to Israel, but some groups have criticized the Biden administration’s steadfast support of Israel, which they say provides it with a sense of impunity.

Washington gives $3.8bn in annual military assistance to Israel.

‘Millions’ more Yemenis express solidarity with Palestinians in march

Yemenis in Houthi-controlled areas of the West Asian country took to the streets for another week to express solidarity with Palestinians and oppose Israel’s war on Gaza.

Yemeni media said “millions” more marched this week. The video below is from Sabeen Square in the capital Sanaa, the main site of protests since the start of the war.

https://twitter.com/AJA_Palestine/status/1773763015877312773

Israel pitches multi-national Arab military force in Gaza: Report

Israeli defence and war cabinet minister Yoav Gallant pitched the idea of establishing a multi-national military force with troops from Arab countries to improve the security situation and escort humanitarian aid convoys in Gaza, reports US news outlet Axios.

It cited unnamed senior Israeli officials as saying such a force could help establish an alternative to Hamas in the enclave, and be responsible for securing a temporary pier the US wants to build and make sure aid won’t be looted or get to Hamas.

The report said Israeli military officials have been discussing the issue with three Arab countries, including Egypt in recent weeks, but those nations may not be eager to send forces now and will consider the move after the war.

The Israeli officials said Gallant and other senior Israeli officials are expected to hold more talks with the US and the Arab countries on this.

UN rapporteur welcomes Ireland joining South Africa in ICJ case

The UN special rapporteur on occupied Palestinian territories praised Ireland’s decision to join South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“Ireland has historically been a strong principled voice on the question of Palestine [while other EU countries have lost their compass],” Francesca Albanese wrote in a post on X.

“May it continue to lead in the pursuit of justice.”

Ireland made its strongest move yet to display its concerns about Israel’s war on Gaza in joining the ICJ case, saying the situation “could not be more stark”.

Reaction to killing of unarmed Palestinians contradicts rights claims: Iran

The Iranian foreign ministry says what has been unfolding in Gaza over the past six months is the ultimate test for governments and international organisations about their true commitment to international human rights.

Nasser Kanaani, spokesperson for the foreign ministry, said in a post on X the Israeli killing of two unarmed Palestinians along the Gaza coastline and then burying them with bulldozers, which was exposed by Al Jazeera, is only the latest incident.

Reactions to the killings by countries and officials who claim to be staunch supporters of human rights “clearly show how honest they are in their slogans and claims on human rights”, Kanaani said.

Hamas says Netanyahu policies killing captives in Gaza

As Israel and Hamas gear up for another round of mediated negotiations in Qatar, the Palestinian group is trying to up the pressure on the Israeli government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over captives it holds in Gaza.

Hamas released posters to emphasize that Israeli captives face the same dire conditions as Palestinians in the besieged enclave.

“My suffering increases every day because of Netanyahu’s policy, and I am still waiting for my release,” said one of the posters that shows a captive as a missile is seen coming down.

“I was watching your demonstrations demanding my release and I had hope,” another said in reference to weekly gatherings in Tel Aviv and elsewhere demanding the captives’ freedom. “Netanyahu and the [military] killed them.”

Heavy fighting between Palestinian armed groups, Israeli army ongoing

Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, says it has targeted an Israeli Merkava 4 tank west of the Tal al-Hawa neighbourhood in Gaza City.

In southern Gaza, the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, said it has engaged in fierce fighting with Israeli forces in the al-Qarara axis, north of Khan Younis.

Russia says Israeli attacks on Syria ‘fraught with dangerous consequences’

Russia’s foreign ministry denounced Israel for its deadly air raids on Syria, calling it a breach of the country’s sovereignty.

Such attacks are “fraught with extremely dangerous consequences”, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

The attack on Syria’s Aleppo province is Israel’s deadliest in months, killing at least 42 people including 36 Syrian soldiers, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Israel damaging most Gaza schools, using them as military bases: UN

The latest report by the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also contains details about what the Israeli military is doing to schools in Gaza.

At least 67 percent of schools will either need full reconstruction or major rehabilitation work to be functional again as a result of Israeli attacks.

“The assessment is based on an analysis of satellite imagery due to access limitations, especially in northern Gaza, intensive Israeli bombardment and recurrent telecommunications shutdowns.”

The report also said evidence has been found that complements previous reports, photos and videos “showing that schools are being used for military operations by Israeli security forces, including use as detention, interrogation centres, and military bases”.

About 38 percent of all school buildings in Gaza, 212, have been “directly hit” by the Israeli military since October 7.

Many UN missions to northern Gaza denied despite famine

UN humanitarian aid missions to northern Gaza are still being denied by Israeli authorities despite spreading famine.

Israel denied eight out of 19 missions between March 23-29, approved another eight, and the three others were postponed or withdrawn, the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports.

Since the start of March, a total of 30 percent – or 18 missions – were denied and 13 missions postponed or withdrawn.

“Facilitated missions involved: food distributions; movement of emergency medical teams; fuel, nutrition and health assessments; delivery of supplies to hospitals; and support for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities,” OCHA said.

Kuwait welcomes ICJ order for Israeli action on Gaza aid

The Gulf country has joined the growing list of countries calling for Israel to obey the International Court of Justice (ICJ) order to allow the unimpeded delivery of aid into Gaza.

In a statement, Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry said it welcomed the World Court’s order and stressed the importance of exerting pressure to force Israel to comply with the demands of both the ICJ and UN resolutions.

Gaza fisherman braves Israeli navy fire to support his family

Before Israel’s war on Gaza, Palestinian fisherman Jalal Qaraan navigated his small boat for long distances in search of a good catch. These days, he says, merely casting his nets could be deadly if he draws the wrath of the Israeli navy.

“When we attempt to go out, … we are besieged with gunfire, bombarded with shells, sound bombs. It’s always a risk. Entering the water is a risk,” he told Reuters as he pulled his boat to shore after catching a few fish.

“There is not a day that goes by without them coming at us. It’s all fear and terror, but despite this, I go in to be able to provide a secure living for my children.”

Qaraan said the amount of fish he catches is not enough. “Today during Ramadan, I’m fasting, risking my life to get 1 or 2 kilos [2.2 or 4.4lb] of fish to eat or to sell them to buy household necessities,” he added.

Palestinian Christians barred from Jerusalem’s Old City at Easter

As many Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter, Palestinians in the land that birthed the religion are facing severe restrictions on entering Jerusalem’s Old City to mark the occasion.

“These are very dark days, very difficult days,” Reverend Munther Isaac said, speaking to Al Jazeera from Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

“I think the restrictions this year have definitely increased. Even for us here in Bethlehem – and Jerusalem is literally 20 minutes away from here – we don’t have access.”

Israeli attack on Gaza police station kills 17

At least 17 people have been killed in an Israeli attack on a police station in the Shujaiya neighbourhood in Gaza City, the government in the strip has said.

In a statement, it blamed Israel for committing a “massacre” and killing at least one police officer.

“We condemn the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation army and its continuous targeting of the civilian police forces that provide humanitarian services to our Palestinian people,” it said.

“We hold the American administration, the international community and the Israeli occupation fully responsible for these ongoing crimes.”

Israeli police arrest five activists at anti-war rally: Report

The Free Jerusalem movement, an Israeli anti-occupation group, says Israeli police have detained five people and assaulted others who were “protesting against the criminal attack on Gaza”.

In a post on X, the group posted footage of Israeli forces grabbing, shoving, and forcibly restraining several demonstrators in Jerusalem’s Paris Square.

‘Millions’ more Yemenis express solidarity with Palestinians in march

Yemenis in Houthi-controlled areas of the West Asian country took to the streets for another week to express solidarity with Palestinians and oppose Israel’s war on Gaza.

Yemeni media said “millions” more marched this week. The video below is from Sabeen Square in the capital Sanaa, the main site of protests since the start of the war.

https://twitter.com/AJA_Palestine/status/1773763015877312773

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/29/israels-war-on-gaza-live-netanyahu-says-army-preparing-to-enter-rafah
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 No.480081

>>480052
it's nice to see principled people like that
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 No.480082

‘Outrageous and unacceptable’: US protesters denounce arming Israel

Pro-Palestinian protesters in San Francisco blocked roads after a US warship in port was suspected of being used to carry weapons to Israel.

Demonstrators said they are concerned the vessel, USNS Harvey Milk, may deliver supplies to Israel’s military as it continues its deadly attack on Gaza.

“It is outrageous and unacceptable that our government continues to fund and supply the Israeli military as it carries out genocide against the people of Gaza,” said Lara Kiswani of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/29/israels-war-on-gaza-live-netanyahu-says-army-preparing-to-enter-rafah

>be American ethnic or cultural minority

>die
>America names military vehicles after you and uses them to commit war crimes
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 No.480084

>>480079
>Russia’s foreign ministry denounced Israel for its deadly air raids on Syria, calling it a breach of the country’s sovereignty.
>Such attacks are “fraught with extremely dangerous consequences”, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.
>The attack on Syria’s Aleppo province is Israel’s deadliest in months, killing at least 42 people including 36 Syrian soldiers, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Not that long ago the Russians avoided commenting on Israel attacking Syria. But now they do. what's changed ?
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 No.480092

>>480084
>what's changed ?

A few things.

1. There've been more attacks.
2. Israel (and by extension, the US) is increasingly isolated and it's becoming incredibly obvious that opinion around the world is against them, and regionally the crisis continues to boil over. The US looks incredibly weak, now, and I'm sure Russia is taking all of this into account. Even US leadership seems like they might be hesitant to go too hard after Russia for these comments, because their continuing to (loudly) double down is extremely unpopular at home, and antagonizing Russia (when Russia is unambiguously in the right, here) would also be extremely unpopular.
3. The consequences of just letting the US mismanage this and trying to be as neutral as possible are increasingly bad as this drags on. (although I'm not sure if Russia has formally stopped trade with Israel or anything like that, they're at least taking some initiative here)
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 No.480098

>>480092
makes sense.

>The consequences of just letting the US mismanage this

>are increasingly bad as this drags on.
What does that exactly mean ?
The Zionists invade Syria and then it becomes a proxy war between the US and Russia ?
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 No.480099

>>480098
Israel's continued attacks on Syria (and at least one on Iran, according to the Iranian gov't, who say Israel was behind an attack on a gas line there), Yemen's attacks on shipping in response, the general expansion of the conflict, the prospect of mass-migration as a result of this, Israel's attacks on the UN and UN employees (I don't think Russia cares much about this one, but who knows?), US bombings of Iraq, Yemen, & Syria, etc.
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 No.480101

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Gaza press office: 400 killed during Israel’s al-Shifa Hospital siege

Gaza’s media office says the Israeli military killed more than 400 Palestinians and destroyed, burned or otherwise targeted 1,050 homes in the vicinity of the al-Shifa Hospital after laying siege to it for 13 days.

“We condemn the international silence towards this crime,” the office said in a statement on its Telegram channel, adding that the Israeli military has also arrested and “tortured” hundreds of patients, displaced people and medical staff inside and around the key hospital in Gaza City.

“We once again condemn in the strongest terms the Israeli occupation army’s storming of the Shifa Medical Complex, which is a war crime and a crime against humanity.”

“We call on all international organisations, all Arab and Islamic countries, and all countries of the free world to move out of the box of silence and condemnation and into the box of taking practical positions, real measures, and field action to stop the genocidal war.”

The Israeli military has more or less provided similar numbers on Palestinians killed or arrested inside and around the hospital, but insists most were “terrorists”, including senior Hamas officials.

UK government legal advice on Israel’s war should be made public

A human rights lawyer says the public is entitled to see what legal advice government lawyers provided UK officials over Israel’s war on Gaza.

The Guardian reports a legal opinion had been issued saying Israel broke international humanitarian law, which would mean weapons sales must immediately be halted or else the UK government could be found complicit.

“If any government has received clear advice that what is happening is unlawful, then providing weapons for unlawful activity runs the risk of being found complicit,” barrister Geoffry Nice told Al Jazeera.

“It’s a big problem for governments. There’s a lot to play for here.”

What legal advice did the UK get on Israel’s war on Gaza?

The Guardian’s Observer reports it obtained a leaked audio recording indicating the UK government received legal advice from its lawyers saying Israel broke international law in its war on Gaza.

The lawyers’ judgement would mean the UK should have stopped arms sales to Israel immediately after the legal opinion was given, the news report said.

Alicia Kearns, a former UK Foreign Office official, called on the government to present the legal advice from its lawyers.

“I remain convinced the government has completed its updated assessment on whether Israel is demonstrating a commitment to international humanitarian law, and that it has concluded that Israel is not demonstrating this commitment, which is the legal determination it has to make,” Kearns was quoted as saying.

“Transparency at this point is paramount, not least to uphold the international rules-based order.”

Palestinian factions warn against ‘dangerous’ Arab military force proposal

The Alliance of Palestinian Forces, which includes major factions Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), strongly opposed the idea of establishing an Arab military force in the Gaza Strip.

The idea, according to media reports, was pitched by Israel to the US and at least three Arab states including Egypt. The plan is an Israeli “trap” designed to serve its interests and “get the occupation army out of the great quagmire it has found itself in the Gaza Strip”, a joint statement said.

The factions said Palestinians, who have stood up to Israel during six months of devastating war, “are capable of choosing their leaders and institutions to manage the Gaza Strip and preserve national sovereignty”.

WHO forced to delay another mission to al-Shifa amid Israeli attacks

The World Health Organization and its partners have been forced to “postpone a highly-complex joint mission due to delays” after having three previous missions to the besieged al-Shifa Hospital denied by the Israeli military.

“Repeated denials have not only impeded us from reaching patients but also disrupted other crucial life-saving operations by diverting limited resources,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a post on X.

“We urge Israel to facilitate a safe humanitarian corridor and a better deconfliction system for WHO and partners to support patient transfers.”

“International humanitarian law is clear: health must not be militarised or attacked. Ceasefire!”

Israelis pledge to take protests to the parliament in Jerusalem

Israelis rallying in Tel Aviv calling for the immediate release of captives say they will take their demonstration to the Knesset to turn up the heat on Benjamin Netanyahu.

In a statement released by the captive families forum, relatives of those held in Gaza said they will “turn off the lights in the squares, and meet in the streets”, calling for a mass march.

“Next week we will relocate to Jerusalem, in front of the Knesset, where the struggle for the release of the hostages will take place,” said the statement.

Families of captives and supporters have blamed the Israeli prime minister for putting the captive deal and the country at risk and not handling it properly.

Hamas condemns new US arms transfer to Israel amid Gaza war

Hamas says it “strongly condemns” the decision by the Biden administration to greenlight the transfer of thousands more bombs and fighter jets to the Israeli military as it continues to kill civilians across the Gaza Strip.

The group said in a statement this only “confirms the full partnership of this administration in the brutal war of extermination” against Palestinians in the enclave.

Hamas also said the move shows the United States is only insisting on increasing humanitarian aid to Gaza and protecting civilians to “cover up the ongoing crimes” of its ally Israel.

“We call on the international community and the United Nations to impose a complete ban on the supply of weapons to the criminal Zionist entity, and to take steps to stop the aggression, leading to holding the occupation and its leaders accountable for the violations and crimes against humanity they have committed.”

‘Children’s game’: Released Israeli captive blasts Netanyahu at protest

Tens of thousands of Israelis are protesting in Tel Aviv in one of the largest demonstrations since the start of the war on Gaza, with pressure building on the government to get remaining captives out of Gaza.

Aviva Siegel, an Israeli woman released from the enclave through negotiations, said at a rally that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must stop treating current negotiations “as if they are a children’s game”.

“You cannot bring back the delegation from Qatar without a deal,” she said, pointing out she has no idea if her husband, still a captive in Gaza, is alive, according to Times of Israel.

Raz Ben-Ami, a captive released from Gaza about three months ago, also said the government must strike a deal with Hamas, as those being held “won’t last there, no one can survive what they go through there”.

Israel acknowledges its troops killed 2 Palestinians

The Israeli military’s acknowledgment that its troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded a third along Gaza’s beach comes after video aired on Al Jazeera showing the killings.

The footage showed one man falling to the ground after walking in an open area and then an Israeli military bulldozer pushing two bodies into the garbage-strewn sand.

The Israeli army claimed its forces opened fire after the men ignored warning shots. One of the men was waving a white piece of cloth before being gunned down.

The footage follows a number of similar clips that have shown Palestinians in war-stricken Gaza being fired at or killed while seeming to pose little threat.

Hezbollah claims drone attack on Israeli military headquarters in Ya’ara

Hezbollah says it used attack drones to target an Israeli military headquarters in the settlement of Ya’ara in northern Israel, “hitting its objectives precisely”.

It was the eighth attack claimed by the Lebanese armed group today, with another targeting a site in Kfarchouba with a Burkan missile.

The group also said an attack directly hit a radar site in the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms with rockets and missiles, with another attack “inflicting confirmed casualties” among Israeli soldiers in the Adamit kibbutz.

‘Intifada!’: Pro-Palestinian protesters rally outside New York City Hall

Within Our Lifetime, one of the most visible pro-Palestinian activist groups in New York City, organised a rally in front of the seat of the government in the major US city.

Demonstrators, who can be seen waving Palestinian flags and wearing keffiyehs, chanted, “Intifada, intifada!” in honouring the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation.

The activist group had its main Instagram account and a backup page, each with tens of thousands of followers, taken down by tech giant Meta in mid-February for its support of the Palestinian cause.

https://twitter.com/WOLPalestine/status/1774119313663824172

‘Complicity in Israel’s ongoing crimes’

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor welcomed the new rulings by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for Israel to stop genocidal acts in Gaza even as Israel continues to violate the court’s original orders.

“Euro-Med Monitor stresses that the ICJ must reaffirm its orders to Israel to refrain from any acts that could fall under the Genocide Convention and ensure its troops commit no genocidal acts against Palestinians in Gaza,” the Geneva-based rights group said in a statement.

The rights group earlier this week released a report that detailed how Israel has been violating the late January interim rulings, which called on it to stop killing Palestinian civilians and allow significantly more aid into the besieged enclave.

Euro-Med called on all states to halt military, financial and political support for Israel’s war, warning they “will be held accountable for their complicity in Israel’s ongoing crimes, including genocide” if they fail to do so.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/30/israels-war-on-gaza-live-fears-grow-of-wider-conflict-after-deadly-strike
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 No.480102

>>480099
The Zionists blew up a gas pipeline in Iran ?
woah that's a dangerous escalation.
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 No.480103

Protesters call for Netanyahu to resign near his private residence

Several hundred people demonstrated in the town of Caesarea near the private residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand his resignation.

In another Saturday night of protests across Israel, demonstrators in the town between Tel Aviv and Haifa carried pictures of captives still held in Gaza and chanted for Netanyahu to quit.

The rally included a speech from a former head of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate, according to the Times of Israel.

https://twitter.com/restart_israel/status/1774105956235829447

West Bank raids ‘test of international community’s credibility’: Palestine foreign ministry

The Palestinian foreign ministry says along with what is happening in Gaza, the many deadly raids the Israeli military is carrying out across the occupied West Bank are “a test of the international community’s credibility in protecting our people”.

After another violent day of Israeli forces’ attacks, a ministry statement said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “has given free rein to his extremist ministers” to attack the occupied West Bank.

It pointed out 750 Israeli checkpoints cut off the West Bank from other areas, turning it into a prison where Israeli forces and settlers can do what they want.

It also called for “urgent and practical international intervention to stop” the attacks in the occupied territory.

Thousands march in London to demand Gaza ceasefire

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters are rallying in London in the latest demonstration in the British capital demanding a ceasefire in Gaza and more aid for the besieged territory.

The event, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, began at Russell Square in the city centre before attendees marched to Trafalgar Square for a mid-afternoon rally.

A smaller number of demonstrators also turned out for a counterprotest in support of Israel, with lines of police separating the two gatherings.

‘Targeting of peacekeepers unacceptable’: UN

The United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) says “the targeting of peacekeepers is unacceptable” after four observers on a foot patrol along the Blue Line demarcating the border between Israel and Lebanon were wounded when a shell exploded near their location.

UNTSO did not identify the source of the shelling but Lebanon’s official National News Agency (NNA) blamed Israel.

The UN peacekeeping mission said the injured personnel were taken to a hospital for treatment and an investigation was launched into the origin of the explosion. NNA said the peacekeepers, travelling with a Lebanese translator, were from Norway, Chile and Australia.

“All actors have a responsibility under international humanitarian law to avoid targeting non-combatants, including peacekeepers, journalists, medical personnel, and civilians,” UNTSO said.

“We repeat our call for all actors to cease the current heavy exchanges of fire before more people are unnecessarily hurt.”

‘Netanyahu is working against a deal’: Families of Israeli captives

In a news conference, families of captives being held in Gaza say the Israeli prime minister’s “behaviour regarding the hostages is a crime”, according to a report by Channel 13.

“We have no choice but to say: ‘We understand that you’re the one who’s blocking the deal’. We’ll do whatever it takes to try and end your term as prime minister. This is a new phase in our battle to bring our kids home,” they said.

Dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters arrested in Pakistan

More than 50 men were arrested after a crowd chanting anti-Israel slogans protested and set fire to a restaurant belonging to American fast food chain KFC.

The incident took place in the northeastern town of Mirpur, in the Pakistan-administered region of Kashmir. Videos circulating on social media show men chanting anti-Israel slogans, carrying a banner inscribed with “Free Palestine”.

Nearly 400 protesters gathered at the height of the demonstration and clashes broke out with the police, Mirpur police chief Kamran Mughal told AFP news agency.

Nine police officers were injured by stones thrown by the demonstrators and more than 50 men were arrested, said Mughal.

US stepping up military aid shows continued alignment with Israel

The US is increasing military aid because it is still in agreement with Israel from a militarily perspective, Al Jazeera’s senior analyst Marwan Bishara has said, despite minor political disagreements.

“There is a pattern in US-Israel relations and in America’s relations with its allies around the world,” he said. “The US usually aims to increase military aid to have more leverage on the country,” but it does not deter Israel from doing what it wants in Gaza.

“The US on the one hand says it wants less civilian casualties, but in reality, it has never stopped supporting Israel’s policy on the ground,” he added.

Netanyahu and Biden agreed at the beginning of the war that Israel was going to defeat Hamas and that the US would stand with Israel if others like Hezbollah and the Houthis stepped in.

“And it has done just that,” the analyst said.

Jordan calls for opening of Gaza land crossings for quick action on state of near-famine

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has said that the state of near-famine in Gaza can be dealt with in a short time if Israel opened the land crossings for aid to enter.

Safadi made the comments at a news conference with his Egyptian and French counterparts in Cairo.

Thousands of Palestinians march in Israel to mark Land Day

Palestinians have marched across Israel to mark the 48th anniversary of Land Day under the slogan “Stop the war on Gaza”, according to the Wafa news agency, putting the total number of demonstrators at about 10,000.

At the cemetery in Sakhnin, some placed wreaths on the tombs of Palestinians killed during violent demonstrations against the Israel’s confiscation of Palestinian land in 1976.

Demonstrators also marched to a memorial in the town of Kafr Kanna, commemorating all Palestinians killed in the village since 1936.

Saeed Hussein, the head of the local council in the town of Deir Hanna, said Land Day was not about a distant past but a daily struggle.

“The machine of oppression is still trying to erase our national identity and steal our lands,” he said.

Bombing, fighting continuing in Khan Younis

The Israeli military has launched air strikes in the eastern part of Khan Younis as its artillery shelling targeted al-Mughraqa, a town north of the city, our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic have reported.

The Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed in a statement that it hit an Israeli tank with an explosive device, killing and wounding several soldiers. The military sent three helicopters to evacuate them, it said.

Death toll in Gaza rises to 32,705

The death toll from Israel’s war on Gaza has risen to 32,705, the Health Ministry said in a statement, adding that 75,190 people have been injured since October 7.

The toll includes 82 people killed and 98 wounded in the past 24 hours.

Settler kidnaps child in Bethlehem: Report

A Jewish settler has allegedly kidnapped a teenage boy from the village of Husan in the west of Bethlehem, occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency.

Director of the Husan Village Council, Rami Hamamra, told Wafa that a settler from an outpost close to the village abducted the 17-year-old while herding sheep in the al-Sharafa area in the village.

Wafa also said that settlers and troops raided the village on Friday evening.

Israel says it will pursue Hezbollah members wherever they are

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s recent statement said the army will expand its campaign in the north of the country, and increase the rate of attacks, pursuing Hezbollah members wherever they are – Damascus, Beirut and further.

The Israeli army has already hit Beirut a few months ago, killing a senior Hamas leader in southern Beirut.

The new remarks by Gallant are a threat against Hezbollah, not Hamas, and if Israel hits a senior Hezbollah commander, the group has to react.

The statement also comes after Gallant’s visit to the US, where he got his agreement to get the Americans to speed up weapons and arms deliveries to Israel.

This is despite the fact that the US has real concerns with regards to Rafah, where about 1.3 million Palestinians are sheltering.

The Americans don’t want a mass ground offensive in Rafah. Military analysts say, if Israelis get away with a major military operation in Rafah, then it opens the flood gates to going into Lebanon in much bigger form than perhaps we saw in 2006.

Malaysia arrests three suspected of supplying Israeli man with firearms

Malaysian authorities have arrested three people suspected of supplying firearms to a 36-year-old man carrying an Israeli passport and suspected of spying, according to police.

As reported earlier, police said that the man, arrested with a bag containing six handguns and 200 bullets, had arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from the United Arab Emirates on March 12, using what authorities believed to be a fake French passport.

Three Malaysians, including a married couple, were arrested on Friday and have been remanded for seven days on suspicion of supplying weapons and acting as a driver to the Israeli suspect, Inspector-General of Police Razarudin Husain told Reuters on Saturday.

A pistol was retrieved from a car belonging to the couple, he said.

Police did not rule out the possibility that the man could be a member of Israeli intelligence, though the suspect told authorities he had entered Malaysia to hunt down another Israeli citizen due to a family dispute.

What’s in the US’s latest arms package to Israel?

Despite expressing concern about civilian casualties in Gaza, the US White House has greenlighted more major shipments of arms and military equipment to Israel in recent days. The packages include:

1,800 MK84 2,000-pound bombs
500 MK82 500-pound bombs
25 F-35A fighter jets and engines

The 2,000-pound bombs, which can inflict damage to people up to 1,000 feet (300 metres) away, have been “linked to previous mass-casualty events throughout Israel’s military campaign in Gaza”, reports the Washington Post.

‘Thermobaric rocket’ attack reportedly kills 1 Israeli, injures 16 in south Gaza: Monitors

Palestinian fighters battling Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip’s Khan Younis area have reported carrying out “a series of high-impact attacks”, according to the latest joint report from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP).

According to the US-based think tanks, Hamas fighters reported launching a thermobaric rocket at Israeli soldiers deployed inside a multi-storey building near Nasser Hospital on Friday. The rocket blast appears to have killed an Israeli special forces soldier and injured 16 others, according to the ISW/CTP report.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fighters also reported an ambush on a squad of six Israeli special forces soldiers in the al-Qarara area of Khan Younis. PIJ claimed to have either killed or wounded all six of the special forces team.

The left-wing Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine also claimed to have targeted an Israeli personnel carrier in the al-Qarara area with an IED (improvised explosive device), the war monitors said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/30/israels-war-on-gaza-live-fears-grow-of-wider-conflict-after-deadly-strike
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Been a hectic few days, still more news from YESTERDAY:

Suspected Israeli spy arrested in Malaysia with weapons: Report

The Reuters news agency is reporting that authorities in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur have arrested an armed man, who police described as a suspect Israeli spy.

Malaysia’s inspector general of police, Razarudin Husain, told a news conference late on Friday that the 36-year-old suspect, who was found with six handguns and 200 bullets, arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from the United Arab Emirates on March 12 using what authorities believe to be a fake French passport.

The suspect turned over an Israeli passport upon questioning by police, Razarudin said. The suspect told authorities he had entered Malaysia to track down another Israeli citizen over a family dispute.

According to Reuters, police are investigating if the man is a member of Israeli intelligence.

“We do not fully trust this narrative as we suspect there may be another agenda,” Razarudin said.

A Palestinian scientist was shot dead in Kuala Lumpur in 2018 by two unidentified men in a killing that Hamas suggested was carried out by Israel’s Mossad intelligence service.

Sixth night of protests in Jordan over Israel’s war on Gaza

Thousands of people rallied near the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman on Friday in a sixth night of large-scale protests against Israel.

Heavy security was evident as the protesters waved Palestinian and Jordanian flags and called for an end to Jordan’s unpopular peace treaty with Israel amid its war on Gaza.

The protest passed peacefully, unlike earlier this week when riot police fired tear gas and struck protesters with batons to prevent them from approaching the Israeli embassy compound.

World warns Israel to obey ICJ on Gaza aid as Netanyahu plans Rafah assault

Governments and human rights groups have called on Israel to obey an International Court of Justice order to allow the unimpeded delivery of aid into Gaza, where famine has set in.

Caroline Gennez, Belgium’s minister of development cooperation and urban policy, said “Israel must stop starving civilians and children” and praised the ICJ order in a post on social media.

Amnesty International said the court’s “ruling must serve as a critical reminder to all states of their clear duty to prevent genocide which requires them to ensure that all of the ICJ’s provisional measures are duly implemented”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/30/israels-war-on-gaza-live-fears-grow-of-wider-conflict-after-deadly-strike

Gaza war evokes memories of Vietnam’s own liberation struggle, past unity with Palestine

Vietnam is witnessing rare political activism in support of Palestinians as Israel’s war on Gaza reminds younger Vietnamese of their country’s fight for liberation during the war against the United States.

Pro-Palestinian art is being produced, discussion evenings have been held, and Palestinian poetry and history books are being translated into Vietnamese.

As one pro-Palestinian Vietnamese activist, Trinh, said: “The more I learn about the history of Palestine, the more I realise how similar our struggles are.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/longform/2024/3/30/gaza-war-reminds-vietnam-of-liberation-struggle-once-shared-with-palestine
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 No.480105

>>480102
Yep. In February. >>478879
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 No.480106

I'm not sure why exactly this anon decided to stop citing their sources except for al-Jazeera, but I (and surely others) feel zero compulsion to read long lines of news that has no citations. All it seems to me is something which might or might not be fabricated.
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 No.480107

>>480103
>Hamas fighters reported launching a thermobaric rocket
their weapons are becoming more sophisticated and powerful.
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 No.480108

>>480103
>The Americans don’t want a mass ground offensive in Rafah. Military analysts say, if Israelis get away with a major military operation in Rafah, then it opens the flood gates to going into Lebanon in much bigger form than perhaps we saw in 2006.
If the Zionist challenge Hezbollah with a major offensive, they'll likely get a bitter defeat. Hezbollah isn't a rag tag force anymore they've become more like a professional military.
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 No.480109

Now for the latest!

‘Today is the day’ for armed resistance, says Hamas military commander
The commander-in-chief of the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas inside the Gaza Strip, has called on Palestinians in a video message – one that didn’t show his face, for his protection – to use all their resources to fight against the invading Israeli army.

“Today is the day. Whoever has a rifle should come out with it, for this is its time. And whoever does not have a rifle should come forth with their machete, their pickaxe, or a Molotov cocktail, with their truck or bulldozer or car,” Mohammed Deif can be heard saying in Arabic in a short video released by Hamas.

“Today is the day history opens its brightest, most splendid, and most noble pages. So, who will inscribe their name, their family’s name, their town’s name in the pages of light and glory?”

US CENTCOM says its troops destroyed two Houthi unmanned aerial systems

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) says it “engaged and destroyed two unmanned aerial systems in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen” earlier today.

It says the aerial systems presented a threat to US and coalition forces in the area.

“These actions are necessary to protect our forces, ensure freedom of navigation, and make international waters safer and more secure for US, coalition and merchant vessels,” CENTCOM’s statement says.

Israeli air strikes target Damascus suburbs in Syria

Israeli fighter jets have attacked areas in the suburbs of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, according to local reports and the Syrian Ministry of Defence.

“At approximately 21:30 today, the ‘Israeli’ enemy launched an air aggression from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting a number of points in the vicinity of Damascus. The aggression resulted in two civilians being injured and some material losses,” the ministry said.

The Syrian army’s air defence systems came online and shot down at least some of the missiles, local reports indicated. We will bring you more as details emerge.

Israel announces Jordan Valley settlement expansion in ‘appropriate Zionist response’

Israel’s Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich has published this video of himself in Wadi Auja in the occupied West Bank to announce an “unprecedented investment” into the development of more illegal settlements.

He called this “a fitting Zionist response” to a Palestinian attack last week in the Jordan Valley that wounded two Israelis. Smotrich said the Israeli government is surveying the area for expansion, evaluating everything including water resources.

This is coming days after Israel was internationally criticised for declaring 800 hectares (1,977 acres) of land in the occupied West Bank as territory belonging to the Israeli state in its biggest illegal land grab in three decades.

As Israel tries to recover from the financial burden of its deadly war on Gaza and reassure citizens, Smotrich also announced today that businesses in Eilat and Tamar in southern Israel could be entitled to compensation for damages suffered as a result of the war from the state.

(steal land, someone attacks you, use it as "excuse" to steal more land)

Number of journalists killed by Israeli army rises to 137: Gaza media office

After the killing of a photojournalist and editor by the Israeli military, Gaza’s Government Media Office says the number of journalists killed since the start of the war has now risen to 137.

Abdel Wahab Awni was killed after the Israeli army bombed his home in the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, the office said in a statement.

A record number of journalists have been killed in the besieged enclave since October 7, including multiple Al Jazeera journalists.

The latest air strike targeting reporters in Gaza came earlier today, when a journalists’ tent was targeted in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Hospital, killing at least four people.

Hundreds on the streets of Marseille in support of Palestinians in Gaza

Video posted by French newspaper La Marseillaise shows demonstrations calling for an end to Israel’s war on Gaza on the streets of the city.

The newspaper’s post says that these protests have been ongoing every weekend since the outbreak of the war in October.

Palestinian entangled in aid bundle parachute by Gaza coast

This video verified by Al Jazeera shows Palestinians struggling to free a dead body entangled in the parachute of an aid package dropped from the air near Gaza’s coastline.

This week, at least a dozen Palestinians trying to reach aid packages that had dropped into the sea drowned. The US military confirmed earlier that some of the packages it airdropped over Gaza fell into the sea, but said there were no casualties.

Several other people have also been killed after packages crushed them when failed parachutes made the boxes fall straight from the sky.

https://twitter.com/AJA_Palestine/status/1774488338248221030

Israeli opposition leader calls for elections to oust PM Netanyahu

Yair Lapid, in a post on X, says that holding elections to bring a fresh government to Israel is the only way to break the paralysis gripping the country.

“The war with Hamas is paralyzed, the hostage deal is paralyzed, the north is paralyzed and above all the government led by you is paralyzed and failing,” Lapid wrote, directing his words at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Discontent with Netanyahu, his government, and its failure to bring home Israeli captives held in Gaza has been growing inside Israel as its war on Gaza has dragged on. Thousands of protesters flood the streets of Israeli cities on a regular basis, including today, calling for his replacement as the head of the country.

Massive marches call for government change, captive deal in Jerusalem

Tens of thousands are now moving through the streets of Jerusalem and rallying in the area of the Israeli parliament, called the Knesset, in anti-government protests.

They are demanding elections – something Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again rejected just now – and an agreement with Hamas that would bring home the more than 130 captives still believed to be held in the Gaza Strip.

This comes a day after Tel Aviv saw its largest protests since the start of the war.

https://twitter.com/restart_israel/status/1774474428526526610/video/1

Jordan vows to maintain security as pro-Palestine demonstrations grow

In a statement published on Facebook, the Jordanian Public Security Directorate has said that in light of the increased chaos and violence in protests, it will work to ensure “security and civic peace” are maintained.

Jordan will “allow citizens to express their opinions in accordance with the law. It will also continue its work in implementing law and order and enforcing it against anyone who attempts to transgress, or incite, by action or word, against security personnel,” it said.

In recent days, thousands of protesters have gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Amman, demanding an end to Jordan’s peace agreement with Israel. Security forces broke up demonstrations with tear gas and arrests, leaving several people injured.

Hezbollah confirms death of Ismail al-Zin

In a statement issued via its Telegram channel, the Lebanese group has confirmed claims by the Israeli army that one of its fighters, Ismail Ali al-Zin, was “martyred”.

Hezbollah rarely specifies where and when its fighters are killed. However, according to the Israeli army, al-Zin, who the army claims was the commander of Hezbollah’s anti-tank missile unit, was killed after the Israeli air force bombed a car in the southern Lebanese village of Kounine.

WHO team witnesses Israeli strike on journalists’ tent at Al-Aqsa Hospital

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says a team with the United Nations organisation was at the Al-Aqsa Hospital compound when the Israeli military targeted a journalists’ tent in the courtyard.

The official said in a post on X that four people were killed and 17 injured, but WHO personnel – who were at the hospital assessing medical needs and collecting incubators to send to northern Gaza – are accounted for.

“We again call for protection of patients, health personnel and humanitarian missions. The ongoing attacks and militarisation of hospitals must stop. International humanitarian law must be respected,” Tedros said.

“We urge parties to comply with the UN Security Council resolution and ceasefire!”

Israel’s attorney general orders drafting of ultra-Orthodox students from tomorrow

Israeli Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara has sent a letter to the ministries of defence and education telling them that ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students must be drafted into the military starting April 1.

She wrote that there will be “no source of authority” for a blanket exemption from military conscription for Haredi students, according to multiple Israeli outlets.

The attorney general also demanded a “supplementary declaration” by the state by April 30 on how obligations on drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews are being met.

A law deferring conscription for the students had expired in June 2023, and the exemptions were being enforced via a cabinet resolution passed at the time.

The Israeli High Court on Thursday ordered a freeze on state financial support to ultra-Orthodox yeshivas receiving deferrals from military service after the resolution expires.

US congressman suggests nuclear bombing of Gaza

US Republican Congressman Tim Walberg has suggested dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza “like Nagasaki and Hiroshima” in order to “get it over quick”. His comments have been widely condemned and his office insists it was “metaphorical”.

Hezbollah claims attacks on Israeli soldiers, recon equipment

Hezbollah says its latest attacks on Israeli positions this afternoon targeted a gathering of soldiers in al-Manara with a missile, and achieved a direct hit.

The armed Lebanese group has so far claimed seven attacks today, with another strike targeting “newly developed spy equipment” at al-Jardah near the Lebanese border and destroying it.

The group also released two videos that showed its attacks on Saturday, targeting a group of Israeli soldiers at the Adamit settlement in northern Israel, along with a building used by soldiers near the border.

Egyptian, Iranian FMs agree UNSC resolution on Gaza ceasefire must be implemented

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, Sameh Shoukry and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian emphasised the need for Israel to commit to implementing a ceasefire in Gaza as required by the recent UN Security Council resolution.

In a phone call, the two ministers said their governments reject the forced displacement of Palestinians outside the Gaza Strip and any ground assault on the southern city of Rafah.

Palestinian Christians attend sombre Easter service in darkness

The dwindling Christian community in Gaza is holding Easter services without electricity due to Israel’s siege of the bombarded enclave.

Spokesman suspended by Netanyahu’s office over Gaza tweet formally steps down

Eylon Levy, the English-language spokesman at the Israeli prime minister’s office who was suspended three weeks ago, has formally stepped down from the role, according to The Times of Israel.

Levy was suspended following a complaint by the British Foreign Office about a post on X, in which the spokesman responded to remarks by Foreign Secretary David Cameron concerning aid to Gaza.

Cameron had posted on X that Israel needs to let more aid into Gaza. Levy replied with a tirade.

Bank of Israel says ultra-Orthodox men need to join army to help economy

The Bank of Israel has warned of economic damage if more ultra-Orthodox Jewish men do not join the country’s military, weighing in on a contentious issue that has caused a rift in Netanyahu’s government.

In its 2023 annual report, the central bank said Israel’s war on Gaza added a burden to the economy due to the sharply increased amount of service days that will be required for both conscripts and reserve soldiers.

The government said in February that it would seek a way to end exemptions to military service for ultra-Orthodox Jews to spread the wartime burden across society more fairly.

But the decision met with a backlash from ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties and created a rift in the coalition.

In Easter address, Pope Francis calls for Gaza ceasefire

Pope Francis has made renewed calls on Easter for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all captives held in Gaza in a peace-focused address.

Francis presided over Mass in a packed St Peter’s Square, and then delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing and message from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica.

“I appeal once again that access to humanitarian aid be ensured to Gaza, and call once more for the prompt release of the hostages seized on last October 7 and for an immediate ceasefire in the Strip,” he said.

“How much suffering we see in the eyes of children, the children have forgotten to smile in those war zones. With their eyes, children ask us: Why? Why all this death? Why all this destruction? War is always an absurdity and a defeat”, he added.

US fears intel shared with Israel contributes to civilian deaths

The Wall Street Journal has reported, quoting people familiar with the issue, that the United States is concerned about whether the expanded intelligence sharing with Israel since October 7 had contributed to civilian deaths in Gaza.

Among the worries is that there is little independent oversight to confirm that US-supplied intelligence is not used in air strikes that unnecessarily kill civilians or damage infrastructure, sources told the WSJ.

“What I’m concerned about is making sure our intelligence sharing is consistent with our values and our national-security interests,” Democratic Representative Jason Crow, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told the publication.

He added that there are “some pretty big inconsistencies” in the two sides’ accounts of the civilian toll.

Israel is marching towards defeat in war in Gaza: Sa’ar

MP Gideon Sa’ar, leader of the New Hope party in Israel, said the government’s approach to the war in Gaza would lead to defeat.

“The issue of the plan to release the captives is stuck for precisely the same reason everything is stuck: In these long months, military pressure on Hamas has waned,” Sa’ar, whose party recently left the government, said on X. “Without significant pressure, Hamas sees no urgency to devise a new plan.

“A long, repetitive, and sluggish war will not result in a breakthrough… The complete reality is that without halting the erosion and changing the course of the conflict, Israel is marching towards defeat.”

Cuban president calls for end to ‘genocide’ in Gaza

Cuba’s president has called on the international community to take action to end the “genocide” in Gaza where Israeli attacks have killed more than 32,000 people since October 7.

Sharing a photo of the Palestinian flag being projected onto Jose Marti Memorial in the capital Havana, Miguel Diaz-Canel said late on Saturday that “Cuba demands that the genocide stop now”.

“As long as Palestinian land continues to be martyred, bled, destroyed to its foundations by the hatred of the Israeli occupier, we cannot tire of denouncing the crime and calling on the international community,” Diaz-Canel wrote on X.

The president of the Caribbean island nation has been one of the leaders voicing the strongest opposition to Israel’s attacks.

Harvard Law School student body calls on university to divest from Israel

Harvard Law School’s student government has passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from Israel.

The resolution, passed on Friday in a 12-4 vote with three abstentions, calls on Harvard “to divest completely from weapons manufacturers, firms, academic programs, corporations, and all other institutions that aid the ongoing illegal occupation of Palestine and the genocide of Palestinians”, The Boston Globe reported.

Two members of the board, Regina De Nigris and Cameron Adkins, resigned in protest of the vote, writing in a resignation letter that they “strongly disagree” with the resolution, The Harvard Crimson student newspaper reported.

Iraqi group claims drone attack on Israel

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iran-backed armed factions opposed to the US and Israel, has announced a drone attack inside northern Israel.

The group said it attacked “a vital target in Eilabun in the occupied Galilee with drones” and said the assault was in “in support of our people in Gaza, and in response to the massacres committed by the usurping entity against Palestinian civilians, including children, women and the elderly”.

Pro-Palestinian protestors chain themselves to US navy ship in San Francisco

Pro-Palestinian protesters chained themselves to the gangway of a United States Navy ship that they claimed was headed to Gaza to provide support for Israel.

Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Pier 32 in San Francisco to protest during a ceremony for the USNS Harvey Milk ship and its namesake that was attended by US House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

A US Navy spokesperson said speculation the ship was headed for the Middle East was incorrect and the vessel was actually scheduled to depart for Norfolk, Virginia.

Local media reported that authorities used bolt cutters to remove some demonstrators who had chained themselves to the ship’s gangway.

Ten women and four men were arrested for trespassing, with five also charged with resisting arrest, according to San Francisco police.

Clashes in Tel Aviv as Israeli protesters threaten to ‘burn country down’

Demonstrators in Tel Aviv are saying they are increasingly angry at the government’s inability to bring back the remaining Israeli captives.

Now, there was a rally held by the family members of those being held in Gaza and they say they are tired of holding peaceful rallies. They are calling on all Israelis to take to the streets and “burn the country down”.

Previously, they were calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to resign and for elections to be held immediately. And now they are saying he needs to be overthrown and until that happens, these protests in massive size and scale will continue.

Tonight, we saw a lot of violence between protesters and Israeli police as they attempted to clear roads. Here in Tel Aviv, protesters tried to block a major highway known as Ayalon, something that was a reoccurring theme during last year’s antigovernment demonstrations over judicial changes and police have come out in force in order to try and prevent that.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/31/israels-war-on-gaza-live-hundreds-killed-in-al-shifa-hospital-siege
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Israel LOSING Gaza War: Israeli Major
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 No.480113

Infiltration alarm sounds in southern Israel’s Eilat

A drone infiltration alert has sounded in Eilat and surrounding areas in the southernmost parts of Israel, the Israeli military has said.

There is no immediate confirmation on the cause of the alarm but drone attacks launched by the Houthi group in Yemen have previously sounded the alarm.

Israelis camp out near Knesset

At the end of today’s huge antigovernment rallies in Jerusalem, Israelis are camping out near the building housing the country’s parliament, known as the Knesset.

Calling for elections and the release of captives held in Gaza, they are preparing for several days of protests.

https://twitter.com/AJA_Palestine/status/1774564686216016108

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/1/israels-war-on-gaza-live-twenty-one-al-shifa-patients-have-died-amid-siege-who

Israel proposed dismantling UNWRA: Report

The United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper is reporting that Israel has given the United Nations a proposal to dismantle the UNWRA, which has been operating in the Palestinian territories since 1950.

The Israeli plan proposes the creation of a replacement organisation to handle large-scale deliveries of food aid to Gaza, the Guardian said citing unnamed UN sources.

About 300 to 400 staff would be transferred to the new agency or other UN agencies such as the World Food Programme, the report said.

More staff, as well as the UNRWA’s assets, would be transferred in later stages, it added.

The paper said that the Israeli chief of the general staff, Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi, presented the plan to UN officials in Israel last week. It was forwarded to UN chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday.

Israel has been refusing to work with UNRWA since last Monday amid unproven claims that some of the agency’s staff were with Hamas or Islamic Jihad.

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against government

As we reported earlier, tens of thousands of Israelis marched on Sunday calling for Netanyahu’s government to go and for more efforts to free the dozens of people still held captive by Hamas.

Demonstrators began their rally outside parliament and later blocked a main highway in Jerusalem. Police, some on horseback, jostled and pushed protesters back as they shouted that Netanyahu “must go”. They also used water cannon.

Protesters say the demonstration was the biggest since the start of the war in Gaza nearly six months ago.

Families of the captives have said will protest every night this week in a bid to “bring them home”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/1/israels-war-on-gaza-live-twenty-one-al-shifa-patients-have-died-amid-siege-who
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 No.480114

Cornish man's analysis on the US giving Israel billions in weapons right after the UNSC ceasefire resolution passed.
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 No.480117

>>480114
Good take but he missed the part where they kept asserting that the UNSC ceasefire resolution was non-binding. Despite everybody else saying the opposite.
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>>480109
>Yair Lapid, says that holding elections to bring a fresh government to Israel is the only way to break the paralysis gripping the country.
>Discontent with Netanyahu, his government, and its failure to bring home Israeli captives held in Gaza has been growing inside Israel as its war on Gaza has dragged on. Thousands of protesters flood the streets of Israeli cities on a regular basis, including today, calling for his replacement as the head of the country.

So is this Lapid guy any better than Netanyahu, as in any less of a genocidal maniac ?
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>>480109
<The Bank of Israel has warned of economic damage if more ultra-Orthodox Jewish men do not join the country’s military, weighing in on a contentious issue that has caused a rift in Netanyahu’s government.
<In its 2023 annual report, the central bank said Israel’s war on Gaza added a burden to the economy due to the sharply increased amount of service days that will be required for both conscripts and reserve soldiers.
<The government said in February that it would seek a way to end exemptions to military service for ultra-Orthodox Jews to spread the wartime burden across society more fairly.
<But the decision met with a backlash from ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties and created a rift in the coalition.
Big porky seething, claims it's unfair that some people are exempt from the bloodletting. Demands that all of society has to offer human sacrifice.
Who knew the ultra-Orthodox Jews would end up so based, sticking a monkey wrench into the death machine.
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Netanyahu revives plans to shut down Al Jazeera in Israel

The Israeli prime minister has revived plans to close Al Jazeera in Israel.

In a statement issued by the Likud party spokesperson, parliament will be convened in the evening to ratify the law.

Following its ratification, Netanyahu “will take immediate action to shut down Al Jazeera in accordance with procedure set out in the law”.

Israeli forces ‘executed’ multiple civilians at al-Shifa Hospital, says PRCS

Raed al-Nims, a representative for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, says many departments at al-Shifa Hospital were “set on fire”, and “many bodies” are lying around the hospital.

“The situation is dire, the medical staff, some of them were killed, others tortured, others detained, and above all, they have been besieged for two weeks without any medical supplies or even food or water,” al-Nims told Al Jazeera.

He added that civil defence teams were not allowed to put out fires started at the hospital, which caused immense damage.

“According to eyewitness accounts and official reports, many of the civilians were executed. They were killed by the Israeli occupation forces including medical staff, doctors and nurses, they were purposefully executed by the Israeli soldiers,” al-Nims said.

“We do not have final figures yet, but there is no doubt that it is confirmed that many were killed either directly by the Israeli occupation forces or [were] starved to death.”

https://aje.io/kwvlol?update=2810963

Hundreds of bodies lay strewn at al-Shifa Hospital: Report

Hundreds of bodies of slain civilians were found at al-Shifa Medical Complex, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported medical sources as saying.

The sources said Israeli forces destroyed the temporary cemetery that citizens had set up at the site, taking out the bodies from underground and dumping them in different areas of the hospital.

Wafa also reported that the Israeli army dug up the grounds of the complex and dumped the buried bodies in different areas of the hospital.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s sister arrested in Israel

Israeli police say they have arrested the 57-year-old sister of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as part of an investigation in southern Israel.

Sabah Abdel Salam Haniyeh, an Israeli citizen, was taken into custody in the town of Tel Sheva as part of the investigation, which also involves Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet.

A police spokesman, who confirmed it was Haniyeh’s sister, said she is “suspected of having contact with Hamas operatives and identifying with the organisation, while inciting and supporting acts of terrorism in Israel”.

Police said they found “documents, media, telephones, other findings and evidence linking her to the commission of serious security offences against the State of Israel” in her house.

Islamic Resistance in Iraq says it targeted Israeli city of Eilat

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iraqi militia, has claimed responsibility for the drone that exploded in the Israeli city of Eilat.

The group said in a statement that it had attacked a “vital objective” in Israel “using appropriate weapons” and did not offer further details.

The Israeli military said earlier today that a flying object launched from east of Israel had struck a building in Eilat, and that sirens went off in the southernmost city but there was no interception by air defences.

Eilat has come under repeated missile and drone attacks from the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen during Israel’s war in Gaza.

Al-Shifa’s legacy destroyed

Norwegian physician Dr Mads Gilbert, who has spent extensive time working in Gaza, including at al-Shifa hospital, says the siege of the facility has destroyed its legacy.

“The Israeli occupation forces this night have ended 78 years of brave medical history,” Gilbert told Al Jazeera, speaking from Tromso, Norway.

The hospital was built in 1946 and was the most important flagship hospital for the healthcare for people in Gaza, he said.

“This is such a sad day, I’ve been weeping all morning.”

Meanwhile, the fate of the 107 critical patients who were moved two days ago to an old part of the medical complex remains unknown, Gilbert said.

People are now searching for corpses at the site, finding “the most horrible decomposed corpses with maggots coming out of the eyes”.

“The maggots that are creeping out of the corpses in al-Shifa Hospital now are really maggots coming out of the eyes of President Biden and the EU leaders doing nothing to stop this horrible, horrible genocide,” the physician said.

US airman to start hunger strike to draw attention to plight of Gaza’s children

Veterans for Peace says US Air Force senior airman Larry Hebert will start a hunger strike to highlight the plight facing Gaza’s children.

Veterans for Peace is an association of former soldiers who advocate for peace, highlighting the costs of war and conflict.

https://twitter.com/VFPNational/status/1774524300302643571

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/1/israels-war-on-gaza-live-twenty-one-al-shifa-patients-have-died-amid-siege-who
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>>480120
>even the israelite orthodoxes get shafted by the gubbmint
Jasssss, kameraden! Die khlennzieng feueh rhizes!
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IRGC commander Mohammad Reza Zahedi killed in Damascus attack: Reports

A Lebanese security source tells the Reuters news agency that a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mohammad Reza Zahedi, was killed in an Israeli strike on Damascus.

As we reported earlier, the Iranian consulate building in the Syrian capital was targeted and reduced to rubble, according to Reuters journalists who were at the scene. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, also confirmed that the building has been destroyed.

When asked to comment on the reported attack, an Israeli military spokesperson told Reuters: “We do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”

Syrian foreign minister decries attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus

Faisal Mekdad says his country “highly condemns” Israeli strikes on Iran’s consulate and ambassador’s residence in the Syrian capital.

In a statement carried on Syria’s state news agency, SANA, Mekdad said the “terrorist attack” killed “a number of innocent lives” without elaborating.

Israel “will not be able to affect the relationship between Iran and Syria”, he added.

Israel trying to ‘drag’ Iran into a regional war, analyst says

Ali Vaez, director of the International Crisis Group’s Iran Project, says Israel’s alleged attack on Iran’s consulate in Syria is “akin to targeting another country on its own soil”.

“Overall this seems to still be a low-simmer regional war. It’s not yet an all-out regional conflict, but it does appear that Israel is trying to do everything in its power to expand the conflict,” Vaez told Al Jazeera.

“[This] puts Israel in a win-win situation because Israel knows Iran doesn’t want to get dragged into a regional war, so if it escalates its attacks against Iranian assets and personnel in Syria, it probably will be cost free, and if Iran does respond and retaliate, then it becomes a justified pretext for expanding the war.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/1/israels-war-on-gaza-live-twenty-one-al-shifa-patients-have-died-amid-siege-who
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>>480123
>Netanyahu revives plans to shut down Al Jazeera in Israel
That's a big prestige win for Al Jazeera if the Zionazis want to censor them.
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>>480125
>Israel trying to ‘drag’ Iran into a regional war, analyst says
got that impression as well
>“[This] puts Israel in a win-win situation because Israel knows Iran doesn’t want to get dragged into a regional war, so if it escalates its attacks against Iranian assets and personnel in Syria, it probably will be cost free, and if Iran does respond and retaliate, then it becomes a justified pretext for expanding the war.”
IMHO that calculation is wrong. The US military is presently stretched too thin to help the Zionist win an all out war against Iran. Iran on the other hand has enough weapons to render the Zionist regime non viable. They definitely have the upper hand on a strategic level at this point in time. The Zionists have made them self extremely unpopular in the region, every militant faction is eager to strike at them, for "glory-points" that enable them to attract more members/fighters. That means that Iran doesn't need to officially escalate anything to retaliate against provocation attacks. They only need to funnel a few weapons to any of these factions.

A Israel-Iran war ends in the creation of a Neo-Palestine state with a 90% likelihood. This is not win-win this is death-drive.
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>>480124
>even the israelite orthodoxes get shafted by the gubbmint
No the ultra-Orthodox Jews have more leverage. They can leave Israel and then the Zionist project is finished demographically. The Zionist regime can try to force press them into military service but then they end up arming a well organized group of people that will most likely coup them out of power
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>>480125
‘Iran will have no option but to retaliate’

Abbas Aslani, senior research fellow at the Centre for Middle East Strategic Studies, says the apparent Israeli attack in Damascus is a “serious escalation” that is different from the indirect tit-for-tat that has taken place between Israel and Iran for years.

Speaking from Tehran, Aslani said the personalities targeted were important, “including a commander considered as a lynchpin for Iran’s presidency in Syria and Lebanon”. He also said the location is crucial because an Iranian consulate is considered to be sovereign Iranian territory.

“The Israelis want to expand the scope of the war in order to bring the US into the story to attract more attention from the Americans. They have not been able to achieve their objectives in the field, and that’s why they want to divert attention,” he told Al Jazeera.

“We will need some more time to calculate Iran’s response. It could come from groups aligned with Iran indirectly, or it can come from Iran directly against Israeli and American interests in the region, or it could be a combination.”

“I think Iran will have no option but to retaliate because no retaliation will welcome further Israeli attacks,” Aslani said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/1/israels-war-on-gaza-live-twenty-one-al-shifa-patients-have-died-amid-siege-who
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>>480132
Anon, your citation doesn't appear related to support your claim at all. Are you just making shit up now?
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>>480134
scroll down.
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Totally forgot to post about this one here:

Five aid workers, including four foreigners, killed in Israeli attack on Deir el-Balah

Al Jazeera’s Hind Khoudary confirmed the killing of the aid workers, including Polish, Australian, and UK passport holders. A Palestinian was also killed in the attack, which hit the car the aid workers were travelling in.

The humanitarians, working for World Central Kitchen, were brought to Gaza’s al-Aqsa Hospital.

It is believed they are the first foreign aid workers to be killed in Gaza since the war began.

aje.io/kwvlol?update=2811738

This is a crazy one - World Central Kitchen is that kind of sketchy organization run by the celebrity chef who, iirc, has said some very pro-Israel stuff. This is also an organization which sent, iirc, the first (inadequate) aid to the jetty constructed on the Gaza coast (the pier isn't done yet), and the impression I've gotten is that they largely are operating there for the sake of western political cover.

People ‘amazed and astonished’ that Israeli forces targeted foreigners: AJ correspondent

Al Jazeera’s Hind Khoudary, reporting from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir el-Balah, said the bodies of the aid workers have arrived to the medical facility.

The scene is “very frustrating and horrifying”, she said. “Everyone in the hospital is amazed and astonished, they don’t believe Israeli forces targeted internationals,” Khoudary said.

“Earlier today … I talked to these aid workers, I asked them questions … and I saw them today killed. We saw their IDs, we saw their passports,” she said.

The group was on their way back from “dispatching the aid from a convoy that arrived from Cyprus earlier today,” Khoudary said. “This is how they were targeted, on their way back to their guest house in Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip.”

and

Iran unlikely to hit back hard: Former US ambassador

Speaking to Al Jazeera, James Jeffrey, who served as the US ambassador to Iraq and Turkey and was the deputy national security adviser under President George W Bush, expressed his doubt over whether Iran would hit back hard following Israel’s attack on its consulate in Damascus.

Jeffrey pointed to Iran’s response following the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force, by the US in 2020. While many at the time feared all-out war, Iran chose to continue to mainly focus on its support for proxy groups across the region.

“It is not a given proof that if you hit Iran hard, Iran will escalate. In fact, I would argue it’s the opposite,” said Jeffrey. “But this time, we may be wrong. War is not a clear-cut obvious thing.”

Jeffrey added that despite the US’s concerns over Israel’s strategy in Gaza, there would be no “specific action against Israel over this”.

www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/1/israels-war-on-gaza-live-twenty-one-al-shifa-patients-have-died-amid-siege-who
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Breaking Points: Congressman Says NUKE Gaza As Fetterman Staff ABANDONS SHIP
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Aid ships heading from Cyprus to Gaza to turn back with undelivered aid

Cyprus’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Theodoros Gotsis says 100 tons (90 tonnes) of aid were unloaded before World Central Kitchen suspended operations after seven of its workers were killed in an Israeli strike earlier today.

About 240 tons (220 tonnes) of aid will be turned back.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos said the charity is suspending its operations in Gaza out of respect for the victims as well as to review its security protocols.

Cyprus has played a key role in establishing a maritime aid corridor to Gaza from its port city of Larnaca.

Iran under pressure to deliver ‘show of force’ after Israel’s Syria strike
Dorsa Jabbari Reporting from Tehran, Iran

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard commanders killed in Syria are not ordinary men. And their assassination is being seen as a test for the Iranian system.

Whatever Iran decides to do, it’s going to be difficult to manoeuvre. If Iran doesn’t respond strongly enough, many here believe it will be seen as a sign of weakness, not only to Israel and the United States, but also to a number of its proxies in the region.

If Iran does react strongly, it could risk a full-out confrontation with the US. It’s really a tricky moment, and how Iran decides to move forward will be pivotal, not only for its standing in the region, but also the future of the establishment in this country.

So far, we know there have been a number of high-level meetings. The Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, held a meeting of the Supreme National Security Council during which it decided on an “appropriate response”.

All the rhetoric coming from Iranian officials as well as the supreme leader indicates there will be a strong response. What that means and how it plays out remain to be seen. But what is certain is that, internally, there is strong pressure for the Revolutionary Guard to make this a moment to show force.

‘Israel has crossed a line’ with Iran attack in Syria

The deadly attack on Iran’s consular office in Damascus could trigger a spillover of the Gaza war across the region, an escalation Tehran has sought to avoid, analysts say.

Ali Vaez of the International Crisis Group called the deadly strike “a significant escalation”.

“By targeting an Iranian diplomatic facility, Israel has crossed a line. Iran’s dilemma is that failure to respond could signal weakness to Israel, but retaliation risks a harsher US or Israeli action,” said Vaez.

Bassam Abu Abdallah, who heads the Damascus Centre for Strategic Research and is close to the Syrian government, said before Monday “there were rules of engagement, but now it’s an all-out war between Israel and the resistance axis”.

“It is now clear that the trend is towards escalation. We could start to see increased attacks against US bases in Syria, Iraq or elsewhere.”

Aid workers ‘part of collective punishment faced by Gaza civilians’

Alex Fort, a logistics coordinator at Doctors Without Borders, says the attack on the aid workers in Gaza is another example of how “international humanitarian law is not respected despite several deconfliction mechanisms in place to avoid such a tragedy”.

“Clearly, today it’s not possible to work in a safe way on the whole of the Gaza Strip. Humanitarian aid workers, health workers are directly targeted – and this is completely unacceptable,” he told Al Jazeera, speaking from the occupied East Jerusalem.

Fort said that this was not the first time such a “tragic” attack had happened since the start of the war, noting that MSF has faced such incidents several times that led “to the death of five of our colleagues”.

“This needs to stop and each incident needs serious investigation. For us, for example, all incidents we had, we requested serious investigation and we never get any feedback from the Israeli authorities,” Fort added.

“Aid workers are risking their life every day to provide assistance to the population and they are clearly part of the whole collective punishment that the civilian people of Gaza are facing every day.”

UAE condemns Israeli attack on World Central Kitchen team

Afra al-Hameli, director of strategic communications at the Emirati foreign ministry, says the UAE holds Israel “fully responsible for this dangerous development” and called for an urgent, independent and transparent investigation.

The UAE also called for the “punishment of those who have committed this heinous crime in contravention of international humanitarian law”.

The ministry stressed the importance of an immediate ceasefire in Gaza “and avoiding the targeting of civilians, organisations, civilian facilities, and relief organisations”.
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After Syria strike, Israel warns of ‘daily’ attacks on enemies

“We are in a multi-front war, in the offence and defence,” said Defence Minister Yoav Gallant at a meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, reports The Times of Israel.

We will “act everywhere, every day to prevent the force build-up of our enemies”, he said.

Israel’s goal is to “make it clear to anyone who threatens us – all over the Middle East – that the price for such action will be a big one”, Gallant added.

EU urges ‘restraint’ after Iran consulate strike

The European Union has said it was “alarmed by the alleged Israeli strike” on the Iranian consulate in Syria’s Damascus and warned against any escalation after Tehran promised revenge.

“In this highly tense regional situation, it is really of utmost importance to show restraint because the further escalation in the region is in no one’s interests,” EU spokesperson Peter Stano said.

The killings are the most significant strike against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps since the US assassinated Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in 2020.

Global public opinion ‘fed up’ with Israel’s unapologetic killing

Political analyst Nour Odeh says the countries whose citizens were killed in the Israeli attack on the aid convoy in Gaza have an obligation to seek accountability but precedence does not “provide much hope for the bereaved families”.

“We’ve seen time and again governments derelict their duties towards their citizens when they are killed by Israel,” she told Al Jazeera, speaking from Ramallah.

“So, really it’s up to the pressure that these governments will feel from their own constituents on how far they will go,” Odeh said, noting that pressure has been increasing as the war nears the six-month mark.

“Public opinion in the world, by and large, is fed up with the fact that Israel is killing humanitarian aid workers, doctors and journalists and getting away with it – killing with absolute impunity, unapologetically and still receiving weapons and political support.”

Israeli attacks kill 71, injure 102 in Gaza in last 24 hours

This brings the total killed in the enclave since October 7 to 32,916, with 75,494 people injured, according to the Gaza Health Ministry’s tally.

Many victims remain trapped under rubble in areas where emergency workers are unable to reach, it said.

Aid worker bodies to be transported to Egypt

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society says the bodies of seven World Central Kitchen aid workers killed are being prepared for evacuation through the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

The bodies were transported to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Gaza’s Deir el-Balah city, and then to Abu Youssef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah.

Global condemnation of World Central Kitchen killings

Here are some of the countries, organisations and officials who have denounced the Israeli attack so far:

Australia
Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib
Cyprus
Egypt
European Commission
Iran
Jordan
Martin Griffiths, the UN’s emergency relief chief
Norwegian Refugee Council
Open Arms Spanish Organisation
Poland
Scotland
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
World Food Programme Chief Cindy McCain

‘Food being blocked at every turn’: Aid group

The Save the Children charity has accused Israel of restricting the flow of much-needed humanitarian relief as the population of Gaza faces the threat of famine.

“Life-saving supplies which could be used to treat malnourished children are being delayed and denied entry by the Government of Israel,” it said in a statement.

“Essential food and medical items are obstructed from entering Gaza for days, weeks, or even months. Others are being denied entry altogether by the Israeli authorities, with reports of oxygen cylinders, ventilators and water purifiers being turned away at the border.”

Country Director Xavier Joubert said: “Starvation must never be used as a weapon of war – 27 children have already been killed by starvation and disease. If the world fails to act now countless more children will be added to that number.”

‘Peace starts with our shared humanity’

Celebrity chef Jose Andres, who started World Central Kitchen in 2010 by sending cooks and food to Haiti after an earthquake, says he’s heartbroken and grieving for the families and friends of those killed in Israel’s aid convoy attack.

“The Israeli government needs to stop this indiscriminate killing,” he said on social media.

“It needs to stop restricting humanitarian aid, stop killing civilians and aid workers, and stop using food as a weapon. No more innocent lives lost. Peace starts with our shared humanity. It needs to start now.”

The organisation has delivered food for communities hit by natural disasters, refugees at the US border, healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and people in conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza.

(even Jose Andres, whose organization is kind of sketchy, appears to be starting to see the light)

‘War is not bringing any safety or security to the people of Israel’

Israeli businessman Maoz Inon lost both his parents in the October 7 attacks by Hamas. Now he’s spreading a message of reconciliation.

“We didn’t want to take revenge,” Inon told AFP news agency at a small peace rally in Shefa Amr in northern Israel, which united Jews and Palestinians in a rare event since the war broke out.

Inon admitted at first he struggled to call for peace and forgiveness, “but this is the legacy of my parents. The future is going to be better,” he said.

“War is not bringing any safety or security to the people of Israel, and of course not to the Palestinians. The cycle of blood and fear has been going on for more than 100 years,” said Inon.

He noted he’s crisscrossed Israel and Europe in bid to reach out to Palestinians, including some from Gaza who “also lost a father, brother, entire families”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/2/israels-war-on-gaza-live-five-aid-workers-killed-after-delivering-food
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Japan restores UNRWA funding: Report

Japan has become the latest country to lift its suspension of funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, the Japanese news agency Jiji is reporting.

The European Commission, Canada, Australia, Sweden and Finland have also lifted funding pauses to UNRWA in recent weeks, while the United States formalised its ban until March 2025.

Established by the UN General Assembly in 1949, UNRWA supports six million Palestinian refugees in several countries and is the largest provider of humanitarian assistance in Gaza.

US national security adviser to hold talks in Saudi Arabia on normalised relations with Israel: Report

The Reuters news agency is reporting that US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan plans to travel to Saudi Arabia this week for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the US pushes for normalised relations with Israel.

According to Reuters, talks on normalisation of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel have resumed in recent months after being “put on ice” in the aftermath of the October 7 attack on southern Israel and Israel’s war on Gaza.

An unnamed US official told Reuters that Sullivan planned talks with Prince Mohammed to check in on the issue of normalising relations with Israel but a major breakthrough is not expected.

On March 21, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US and Saudi Arabia had made “good progress” in talks on normalising relations with Israel.

US told Iran it ‘had no involvement’ in Israeli strike on Iranian consulate in Syria: Axios

The US has told Iran it “had no involvement” in a suspected Israeli attack on an Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus, the US news site Axios is reporting, citing an unnamed US official.

As we reported earlier, Iran has promised to respond to the missile attack that destroyed its Damascus consulate, killing seven people including a top Iranian commander and his deputy.

Saudi Arabia condemns ‘targeting’ of Iranian consulate in Damascus

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement condemning the targeting of the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital.

The ministry expressed “categorical rejection” of the “targeting of diplomatic facilities for any justification, and under any pretext, which is a violation of international diplomatic laws and the rules of diplomatic immunity”.

The brief statement shared on social media did not specify who was responsible for the attack.

Iranian president: Israel’s ‘cowardly crime will not go unanswered’

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi denounced the Israeli air strike on Iran’s consulate in Damascus, calling it an “inhuman attack” that grossly violates international law.

“After repeated failures … the Zionist regime has put blind assassinations on its agenda,” Raisi said in a statement quoted by Iran’s Tasnim news agency. “But it should know that it will never achieve its sinister goals with such inhumane measures.

“This cowardly crime will not go unanswered,” said Raisi.

The strike on Monday levelled the consular section of Iran’s embassy, killing a senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s elite Quds force, his deputy, and five others.

UNSC to meet over Israel’s attack on Iranian consulate in Syria

At the request of Russia, the UN Security Council will hold an “open briefing” on Israel’s strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, according to Russia’s deputy envoy Dmitry Polyansk.

The briefing, scheduled by the Maltese presidency, will take place at 3pm New York time (19:00 GMT), said Polyansk in a post on X.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry condemned the “absolutely unacceptable” Israeli attack, which on Monday killed seven people, including senior Iranian officials, and called on Israel to cease such “provocative acts”.

‘Must be stopped’: Russia denounces Israeli attack on Iran in Syria

Moscow rejected the Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria and called on it to cease “completely unacceptable” actions.

“We strongly condemn this attack on the Iranian consular mission in Syria,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. “Such aggressive actions by Israel are absolutely unacceptable and must be stopped.”

“We urge the Israeli leadership to abandon the practice of provocative military actions on the territory of Syria and other neighbouring countries,” it said.

Israeli warplanes bombed Iran’s embassy in Syria on Monday in a strike that Iran said killed seven of its military advisers, including senior commanders, marking a major escalation in Israel’s war with its regional adversaries.

China ‘shocked’, condemns Gaza strike that killed seven aid workers

Beijing says it’s “shocked” and denounced the Israeli attack on a US-based charity that killed seven of its staff as they unloaded desperately needed food in Gaza.

“China opposes all acts that harm civilians, damage civilian facilities, and violate international law,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said.

“We are shocked by the attack on international rescue workers in Gaza and condemn it.”

Spain to recognise Palestinian statehood by July: Reports

Spain will recognise Palestinian statehood by July, says Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, according to reports in Spanish media.

Sanchez’s remark came in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on the first day of visits to Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, state news agency EFE and newspapers El Pais and La Vanguardia reported.

At a European Council meeting last month, Sanchez said he agreed with the leaders of Ireland, Malta and Slovenia to “take the first steps” towards such a move.

In response, Israel told the four countries their plan constituted a “prize for terrorism”, which would decrease the chances of a negotiated resolution to the war in Gaza.

Knesset passes law that could shut down Al Jazeera in Israel

Israel’s parliament has passed a law that could allow the potential shutdown of foreign broadcasters in the country, including Al Jazeera.

CENTCOM says Houthi surface drone destroyed in Red Sea region

The US military’s central command (CENTCOM) said its forces destroyed a Houthi “unmanned surface vessel”, which posed a threat to merchant vessels as well as US and coalition military assets in the Red Sea.

CENTCOM, which said the destruction of the Houthi naval drone was an act of “self-defence” and necessary to “ensure freedom of navigation” in international waters, posts regular updates on its attacks against Houthi drone and missile sites in Yemen and across the Red Sea region.

Staunch supporters of the Palestinian cause, Houthi fighters in Yemen have for months targeted shipping in the Red Sea linked to Israel. The Houthis say these attacks are retaliation for Israel’s war on civilians in Gaza.

Record rise in anti-Muslim incidents in US in 2023: Report
Reported attacks and discrimination against Muslims and Palestinians reached a record high in the US last year, according to data from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The Reuters news agency reports that complaints to CAIR totalled 8,061 in 2023, a 56 percent increase from the year before and the highest number of complaints since the advocacy group began keeping records on attacks and discrimination nearly 30 years ago.

About 3,600 of the reported incidents occurred from October to December, CAIR said, noting the rise in incidents was driven by Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bias amid Israel’s war on Gaza.

CAIR’s report on the increase said 2023 saw a “resurgence of anti-Muslim hate” after the first ever recorded annual drop in complaints in 2022.

“The primary force behind this wave of heightened Islamophobia was the escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine in October 2023,” the report said.

Targeting of aid workers a violation of international humanitarian law: Expert

Professor Ben Saul, UN Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism, said Israel’s reported killing of the World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza could be a violation of international humanitarian law and a war crime.

“It’s a human tragedy. But, of course, it could well be a violation of international humanitarian law, under which Israel has a duty not to deliberately target humanitarian relief workers or their convoys or their relief consignments,” Saul told Al Jazeera.

“[Israel] also has a wider duty to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers in a conflict zone; to ensure their freedom of movement and to coordinate with them so that these kinds of tragedies never happen,” he said.

“Under international humanitarian law, if there is a deliberate targeting of any civilian, including humanitarian relief workers, that’s a war crime. If there is a targeting of a military objective, which causes excessive civilian casualties in the area, that would be a war crime. Or if it is an indiscriminate attack,” he added.

“Obviously, given the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the free passage of humanitarian relief is absolutely essential and just last week the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to open more land crossings, precisely because over a million Palestinians in Gaza are currently facing catastrophic levels of hunger, according to the United Nations.”

‘Israel committing war crime after war crime in broad daylight’: Australian senator

As we reported earlier, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has demanded “full accountability” over the killing of Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom in Gaza.

But Mehreen Faruqi, deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and a senator for New South Wales, told Al Jazeera the Australian government has not done enough to criticise Israel’s war on Gaza.

“Israel is committing war crime after war crime in broad daylight and is getting away with it,” she said. “Zomi was an Australian aid worker, like other aid workers, who are putting their lives on the line to feed the children that are being starved by Israel [and] are being killed,” Faruqi added.

“This is completely heartbreaking and devastating,” she continued.

Faruqi said Albanese’s statement was “the bare minimum”, and called for concrete actions such as demanding a permanent ceasefire, backing South Africa’s genocide case at the International Court of Justice, placing sanctions on the Israeli war cabinet and stopping all arms trade with Israel.

“These are things that we do when other war crimes happen,” she noted.

“Nowhere is safe in Gaza under Israel’s genocide attacks and yet and yet we have seen Western governments call Israel a friend and … continue on business as usual with Israel while these war crimes and more atrocities are going ahead.”
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>>480141
5got src: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/2/israels-war-on-gaza-live-five-aid-workers-killed-after-delivering-food

also, from there:

Anera suspends relief operations in Gaza Strip

The organisation, which runs the second largest humanitarian operation in Gaza after UNRWA, has said it is suspending its work in the besieged coastal enclave following yesterday’s attack on World Central Kitchen (WCK) workers by Israeli forces.

“The killing of WCK humanitarians, occurring less than a month after the still-unexplained killing of Anera staff member Mousa Shawwa, alongside the loss of numerous other aid workers and their families, has led our team to conclude that delivering aid safely is no longer feasible,” Anera said in a statement.

“The ongoing targeting of humanitarian workers and the lack of adequate safety measures demand thorough investigation and immediate action. Israel bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the unhindered delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance and basic services to those in need,” it said.
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Hamas ‘strongly condemns’ Israeli attack on World Central Kitchen team

The group that governs Gaza says that the attack once again proves that the “occupation insists on systematically killing civilians, international aid workers, and members of humanitarian organisations”.

In a statement on Telegram, Hamas said the objective of the attack was to “terrorise” aid workers and prevent them from continuing to carry out their humanitarian duties.

“We call on the international community and Security Council to denounce this heinous act, and to move towards putting an end to the occupation’s crimes and aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip.”

Canada denounces Israeli strike on Gaza aid workers

Ottawa calls for a full investigation of the Israeli air strike that killed seven people, one of whom is a Canadian citizen.

“We condemn these strikes and call for a full investigation. Canada expects full accountability for these killings, and we will convey this to the Israeli government directly. Strikes on humanitarian personnel are absolutely unacceptable,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on X.

Joly’s comments are some of the harshest that Canada has directed against Israel since the start of its latest war on Gaza.

UK summons Israeli ambassador over killed aid workers

The United Kingdom’s Minister for Development and Africa Andrew Mitchell has said in a statement that he “set out the government’s unequivocal condemnation of the appalling killing of 7 World Central Kitchen aid workers, including 3 British nationals” in a meeting with Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely.

“I reiterated the need for Israel to put in place an effective deconfliction mechanism immediately and urgently to scale up humanitarian access,” he said.

Israel has admitted responsibility for an attack in which seven aid workers of the World Central Kitchen, along with their Palestinian driver, were killed in central Gaza in a “targeted attack” by Israeli forces that has drawn global condemnation and forced the charity to suspend operations in the region.

www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/2/israels-war-on-gaza-live-five-aid-workers-killed-after-delivering-food
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>>480152
>The group that governs Gaza says that the attack once again proves that the “occupation insists on systematically killing civilians, international aid workers, and members of humanitarian organisations”.
> the objective of the attack was to “terrorise” aid workers and prevent them from continuing to carry out their humanitarian duties.

Who the fuck attacks the soup-kitchen type people ?
This all has the vibe of horrible people trying to eliminate nice people, because horrible people thrive on death and suffering.
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Police clash with protesters in Israel as hundreds march towards Netanyahu’s residence

Israeli police say hundreds of protesters attempted to break through barricades near Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem.

The rally “turned into unrestrained disorder and riot in the street” in the last couple of hours, Israeli police said in a post on X.

Police officers prevented protesters from approaching the vicinity of the residence further, it said, and used “riot control measures to disperse” the demonstrators.

Five protesters were arrested for “violating public order”, the police said.

Anti-government protests have been taking place for several months. Many rallies are led by families of hostages who were taken by Hamas on October 7.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/2/israels-war-on-gaza-live-five-aid-workers-killed-after-delivering-food
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Security Council meets on Iranian consulate attack in Syria
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Gaza protesters hold iftar outside White House
Ali Harb
Reporting from Washington, DC

As the Biden White House held an iftar for US government staffers, protesters gathered outside the building to call for an end to Israel’s war on Gaza.

The demonstrators chanted in support of a ceasefire and accused Biden of enabling genocide.

They broke their fast and prayed in the soaking rain.

We reported earlier that the White House had cancelled a community iftar after many Muslim Americans declined the invite.

“It’s very clear that the Muslim community will not accept these cheap attempts at outreach if they don’t answer our demands,” Mohamad Habehh, the director of development at American Muslims for Palestine, told Al Jazeera.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/3/israels-war-on-gaza-live-condemnation-of-israel-over-aid-worker-killings
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Poland summons Israeli envoy over aid worker’s death: Report

Poland’s deputy foreign minister says he summoned Israel’s ambassador to discuss the death of a Polish aid worker killed in an Israeli strike in Gaza.

“I want to talk to the ambassador about the new situation in Polish-Israeli relations and about the moral, political and financial responsibility for the event that recently took place in the Gaza Strip”, Andrzej Szejna told the Polish state news agency PAP.

‘Plausible risk of genocide in Gaza’: UN eyes Israel arms embargo

The UN Human Rights Council will consider a draft resolution on Friday calling for an arms embargo on Israel.

If the draft resolution is adopted, it would mark the first time the United Nations’s top rights body has taken a position on the war raging in Gaza.

The text condemns “the use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects by Israel” in populated areas of Gaza and demands Israel “uphold its legal responsibility to prevent genocide”.

The eight-page draft demands Israel end its occupation of Palestinian territory and immediately lift its “illegal blockade” on the Gaza Strip. It calls on countries to stop the sale or transfer of arms, munitions and other military equipment to Israel, citing “a plausible risk of genocide in Gaza”.

The draft also “condemns the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare”, calls for an immediate ceasefire and “condemns Israeli actions that may amount to ethnic cleansing”.

The draft resolution was brought forward by Pakistan on behalf of 55 of the 56 UN member states in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – the exception being Albania.

White House says aid worker killings should not affect ceasefire talks

The US does not expect the Israeli strike that killed seven World Central Kitchen workers in Gaza to impact talks on an Israel-Hamas ceasefire and releases of captives and Palestinian prisoners, the White House says.

“The ceasefire and hostage negotiations are ongoing,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby told reporters at a briefing. “I wouldn’t anticipate any particular impact on those discussions as a result of the strike yesterday.”

(anon's note: this is a very interesting position to take when the UNSC has already ordered a ceasefire)

Killing of aid workers sparks ‘great deal of rage’
Hani Mahmoud
Reporting from Rafah, southern Gaza

Earlier today, the bodies of the six aid workers – the holders of foreign passports – were transferred to Rafah at the crossing where there were delegations on the other side from their embassies and countries to receive the bodies.

Just the fact that this is happening to an international organisation providing humanitarian supplies and food and cooking meals for displaced families has caused a great deal of rage here among Palestinians.

These people bonded very well with the displaced families. They prepared meals for them and provided them with food supplies and survival items [that] are much needed right now to combat this desperate situation.

This has been widely perceived as a deliberate direct attack on humanitarian aid and on aid workers on the ground.

Protesters seeking release of captives smear paint in Israeli parliament

Israeli protesters demand the government do more to free captives held by Hamas with some smearing paint on the partition between the visitors’ gallery and the plenum.

“Now! Now!” they chanted at lawmakers below, leaving the glass streaked with yellow – the colour of their campaign – as ushers bundled them out.

The protest followed three days of antigovernment demonstrations in Jerusalem when thousands took to the streets calling for more action to free the hostages and new elections to replace Netanyahu.

UK healthcare workers protest against US company supplying Israel’s army

Hundreds of British healthcare workers blocked the entrance to NHS England’s headquarters in central London demanding the cancellation of business deals with American company Palantir citing Israel’s “war on hospitals”.

A statement from the group Health Workers for a Free Palestine accused Palantir of supplying “advanced technology to Israel’s military”.

NHS England awarded a 330 million pound ($415m) contract to Palantir in November. Healthcare staff are “shutting down access to NHS England protesting its contract” with a company “complicit in the systematic destruction of Gaza’s healthcare system”, it said.

Palantir’s CEO Alex Karp has said he’s “exceedingly proud” of the company’s involvement in “operationally crucial operations in Israel”.

The protest comes as Israel continues to target Gaza’s overwhelmed and destroyed hospitals with raids.

Spanish PM: Israel’s explanation of aid worker attack ‘insufficient and unacceptable”

Pedro Sanchez, during a joint news conference with Qatar’s prime minister, has demanded further details from Israel about the killing of seven people working for World Central Kitchen in a Gaza air raid.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “a tragic event in which our forces unintentionally harmed non-combatants”, adding that “this happens in war”.

“That is unacceptable and insufficient, and we are awaiting a much stronger and more detailed clarification, after which we’ll see what action to take,” Sanchez said.

World Central Kitchen was founded by Spanish American chef Jose Andres.

US special envoy for Yemen says a diplomatic solution needed

Tim Lenderking says the pressure of the US-led coalition meant to safeguard commercial traffic in the Red Sea may discourage attacks on ships by Yemen’s Houthis, but ultimately a diplomatic solution will have to be found.

‘Deadlier blows’: Iran warns Israel over Syria strikes

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned Israel over air strikes that destroyed Iran’s consulate in Damascus and killed 12 people, including two Iranian generals.

General Ramazan Sharif, a spokesman for the IRGC, said “soon we will see deadlier blows to the Zionist regime and the Resistance Front will carry out its duties in this regard”.

He appeared to be referring to Iran and its allies across the region, including the Lebanese Hezbollah and armed groups in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. They have repeatedly traded fire with Israel and the US since the start of the war in Gaza, raising fears of a wider conflict.

Sharif said Israeli attacks on Iranian interests “will get nowhere and the motivation of our soldiers will be multiplied”. He also accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of using attacks to divert public attention from “the racist nature of this regime”.

Bodies of killed aid workers arrive in Egypt: Reports

Ambulances carrying the bodies of aid workers from World Central Kitchen killed by an Israeli air attack have arrived at Gaza’s border with Egypt, according to the AFP news agency.

Egypt state media also reported that the bodies, which were transported to the border earlier today from Abu Youssef Al-Najjar Hospital in the southern border city of Rafah, have been transported out of Gaza.

In Egypt, the bodies will be met by representatives from their home countries and then repatriated for burial.

“Today, we bid farewell to six martyrs of humanitarian duty who were serving the Palestinian people through the global central kitchen,” said Dr Marwan al-Hams, the director of the hospital.

“Our message to the whole world, the British, Australian, Canadian and Polish governments: stop supporting Israel with weapons,” he added.

Belgian FM says country open to Palestinian statehood

Belgium’s Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib says the country will consider recognising Palestinian statehood “when the moment comes”.

Speaking at a NATO summit, Lahbib also expressed concern about the international response to the Gaza war, saying the UN Security Council Resolution calling for an “immediate ceasefire” last month has been shown to be toothless.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the resolution “must be implemented without delay”.

Palestinians fear food aid fallout after Israeli convoy killings
Tareq Abu Azzoum
Reporting from Rafah, southern Gaza

The Israeli military has attacked a house in central Deir el-Balah city, killing at least four civilians. Since early this morning, we’ve been hearing loud explosions in the southern city of Khan Younis. We could clearly feel the reverberations from our reporting position in Rafah.

Palestinians here are shocked and concerned about the repercussions of Israel’s attack on aid workers. World Central Kitchen is one of the main food distributors in the territory, providing more than 40 million meals since October.

Despite growing international calls to increase aid deliveries, this attack essentially brought humanitarian work to a standstill – despite thousands of Gaza residents staring down starvation conditions.

‘Target on their back’: Aid workers halt efforts after deadly Israeli strikes

American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera) is one humanitarian organisation among many that decided to halt its work in Gaza after the killing of seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen.

“This is something that we were forced to do to ensure our safety,” Sandra Rasheed, Anera’s Palestine country director, told Al Jazeera. “Our staff have guided our work, and they, themselves, feel like there’s a target on their backs.”

Rasheed said the decision to suspend operations was difficult because the situation for Palestinians worsens each day. She said her organisation was distributing close to 150,000 hot meals a day.

“I think the more that we have time to process this, the more surprising and shocking it is that three convoy vehicles were hit by three different bombs – through the roof of their car, which indicates a targeted killing,” she said.

“We are waiting to have some assurance from Israel and from the international community that doing this life-saving work will not constitute putting a target on our staff’s back.”

US officials express doubt over Israeli claims on convoy killings: Report

American officials, speaking anonymously to US news outlet Politico, expressed scepticism at Israeli claims that the aid worker killings were “unintentional” and whether those responsible would be held to account.

One unnamed administration official, who previously worked with World Central Kitchen founder Joe Andres, highlighted the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a longtime correspondent with Al Jazeera.

Overwhelming evidence shows that an Israeli soldier deliberately targeted Abu Akleh and shot her dead as she reported in the occupied West Bank two years ago. No Israeli troops have ever been punished for her murder, however.

“[Israel will] do and say whatever is necessary to maintain the status quo, and I have little hope their investigation will be transparent or honest,” the official is quoted as saying.

Noting that three missiles were used in the convoy attack, another American official said it appeared intentional. “Three hits on three cars in a row is not an accident. We aren’t stupid.”

Canada wants full investigation into killing of aid workers

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly has called for a full investigation into the killing of aid workers in Gaza, among them a Canadian citizen.

Speaking on the sidelines of a NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, she said Israel needed to respect international law, adding Canada would make sure it does.

Who authorised the Israeli air strikes on the aid convoy in Gaza?

Al Jazeera’s investigation into the deadly Israeli air strikes on the aid workers’ convoy shows three separate attacks on vehicles.

Omar Ashour, a professor of military and security studies at the Doha Institute of Graduate Studies, says after the first two vehicles were hit, there had to be communication among the Israeli military before the third was targeted, indicating “an intentional issue there”.

He said the great expense of the missiles used in the strikes “would need some command level” authorisation. However, he noted, the way the military operates, it may have been a less senior officer who ordered the strikes.

“The Israeli army has been fighting since 1948 onwards in a relatively decentralised way. The ‘tactical aggression’ is very high. They devolve junior officers to take quick decisions on the battlefield without going back to the senior ones. Interestingly, they took this from the Wehrmacht, the German army, in World War II,” Ashour told Al Jazeera.

Polish prosecutors launch investigation into aid worker killing

Prosecutors in Przemysl, where Polish aid worker Damian Sobol is from, are independently investigating the circumstances of his killing in Gaza, Deputy District Prosecutor Beata Starzecka has told Poland’s PAP press agency.

Sobol, 35, was among seven aid workers killed by a succession of Israeli air strikes on their convoy in an attack that Poland’s prime minister said is putting Israel and Poland’s relations “to a hard test”.

The Israeli military has called the attack a “mistake” and promised to investigate how it happened. An investigation by Al Jazeera’s Sanad verification agency has found the attack was intentional.

Pope condemns aid worker killings as he calls for peace in Gaza and Ukraine

Pope Francis has made a new appeal for peace in Gaza and Ukraine, condemning the killing of aid workers in an Israeli air strike while also paying tribute to a Ukrainian soldier who died in the war against Russia.

“I express deep regret for the volunteers killed while they were engaged in distributing humanitarian aid in Gaza. I pray for them and their families,” Francis said.

He renewed his call for an “immediate” Gaza ceasefire, the release of all captives held by Hamas and full access for humanitarian aid as he warned against “irresponsible” widening of the conflict.

UNRWA: Israel continues to deny agency aid access to north Gaza

Israel has continued to block the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) from bringing food and other aid into northern Gaza, where hunger is most prevalent, UNRWA says in its latest situation update.

The amount of aid entering Gaza as a whole has also remained low with an average of 161 aid trucks reaching the enclave per day throughout March, well below the target of 500, according to UNRWA.

In addition, three more UNRWA members have been killed in Gaza hostilities, it said, bringing the total number of the agency’s staff killed since October 7 to 176.

Shin Bet: Protests outside PM’s home may ‘lead to violent clashes with security forces’

After a violent night of demonstrations outside the residence of Israel’s leader, the head of the domestic security agency, Shin Bet, warned: “There is a clear line between a legitimate protest and a violent and illegal one.”

“Violent discourse on social media and some of the scenes we witnessed overnight in Jerusalem go beyond any reasonable protest actions and harm the ability to maintain public order,” Ronen Bar said in a statement.

“These actions may lead to violent clashes with the security forces.”

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported a senior Shin Bet official as saying Tuesday’s demonstration could have ended in gunfire at protesters, who broke through blockades.

World Central Kitchen founder: Israel must ‘stop killing civilians today’

Jose Andres, the celebrity chef who founded World Central Kitchen, penned an op-ed for Israeli news site Ynet following the Israeli attack on his organisation’s aid convoy that killed seven staff.

“The air strikes on our convoy were not just some unfortunate mistake in the fog of war. It was a direct attack on clearly marked vehicles whose movements were known by the [Israeli military],” writes Andres. “It was also the direct result of his [PM Netanyahu’s] government’s policy to squeeze humanitarian aid to desperate levels.”

He adds: “Israel is better than the way this war is being waged. It is better than blocking food and medicine to civilians. It is better than killing aid workers who coordinate their movements.

“The Israeli government needs to open land routes to food and medicine today. It needs to stop killing civilians and aid workers today. It needs to start the long journey to peace today.”

Palestinians have right to statehood, Israel no right to ‘abuse force’

Poland’s Foreign Ministry reiterated Palestinians’ right to establish an independent state and called out Israel’s “abuse” of force – a further indication of strained ties between Israel and Poland following the killing of a Polish aid worker.

In a post on X, the Polish Foreign Ministry said: “We recognise Israel’s right to self-defence, but we do not recognise the right to abuse force and illegal settlement.

“We also recognise the right of the Palestinians to establish a state and establish an institutional framework to live in peace. In the current situation, both sides lose.”

Biden ‘outraged’ by Israel’s killing – yet still sending weapons

American President Joe Biden says he’s “outraged and heartbroken” by Israel’s killing of seven aid workers in Gaza, delivering some of his strongest criticism yet of the close US ally.

But Biden’s rebuke is the latest example of his conflicting messages on the war as his administration becomes increasingly critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government even while doubling down on the need to supply Israel with weaponry.

Formal diplomatic rebuke expected over Israel’s aid worker killings

A senior Canadian government official says several nations will soon file the formal rebuke, known as a demarche, to Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

On Tuesday, a top official with Canada’s Global Affairs department also made a formal representation to the Israeli ambassador to Canada, The Associated Press quoted the unnamed official as saying.

Among the aid workers killed late on Monday was a Canadian-American dual national, as well as a Palestinian, three British citizens, and Polish and Australian nationals.

Russia demands Western condemnation of Israel’s attack on Iran embassy

Russia circulated a draft statement to the UN Security Council denouncing the Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Syria that killed seven Revolutionary Guard members, including two top generals.

Russian official Dmitry Polyansky wrote in his Telegram channel that Western UNSC members need to take action.

“What if the diplomatic mission of another country came under attack? A member of the Security Council? A Western state?” said Polyanksy.

“[We] emphasized in the event of further escalation of the situation, responsibility for this will fall on the United States, Great Britain and France, which have never found the strength to condemn Israeli attacks.”

Australian humanitarian agencies condemn ‘rising aid worker death toll in Gaza’

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and seven Australian humanitarian aid organisations have issued a joint statement condemning the “rising aid worker death toll in Gaza”.

The organisations said Australian Zomi Frankcom, who was killed along with six World Central Kitchen colleagues on Monday, was one of “hundreds of humanitarian workers killed by this conflict”, including staff of some of the organisations that signed the joint statement.



Why Biden’s White House iftar unravelled amid Gaza war
Ali Harb

The White House has cancelled a Ramadan iftar meal after several Muslim Americans declined the invitation in protest of President Joe Biden’s support for Israel’s war on Gaza, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The sources, who spoke to Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity, said the cancellation on Tuesday came after Muslim community members warned leaders against attending the White House meal.

Edward Ahmed Mitchell, the deputy director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), also said the event was nixed because so many people chose not to attend, including invitees who had initially agreed to go.

“The American Muslim community said very early on that it would be completely unacceptable for us to break bread with the very same White House that is enabling the Israeli government to starve and slaughter the Palestinian people in Gaza,” Mitchell told Al Jazeera.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/3/israels-war-on-gaza-live-condemnation-of-israel-over-aid-worker-killings
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Does Palestine have the numbers for its full UN membership bid?

As we reported earlier, supporters of Palestine’s bid for full UN membership have written a letter to the current presidents of the UN Security Council (UNSC), the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and UN Chief Antonio Guterres.

“We wish to bring to your attention that, as of this date, 140 Member States have recognised the state of Palestine,” signatories to the letter said.

The list of 140 countries shows that Palestine has the support of 72 percent of UN members, comfortably more than the two-thirds of the 193-member UNGA needed.

However, the decision will only go to a vote in the UNGA if it is first approved by the 15-member UNSC where the five permanent members, including the United States, have veto power.

Israeli military bulldoze roads, village water system as raids in West Bank continue

Nightly raids by the Israeli military on Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank continue with soldiers reported to have entered the towns of Azzun and Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya city, in the early hours of Wednesday.

A home was raided and tear gas canisters and stun grenades were used by Israeli forces in Azzun, the Wafa news agency reports.

Confrontations between Palestinian locals resisting the military incursions and Israeli soldiers erupted in the al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas city, Wafa reports, adding that military bulldozers accompanied the soldiers into the camp.

Military bulldozers were also in operations in the village of Deir Sharaf, located to the west of Nablus, where the Israeli military destroyed roads as well as the village’s water supply network. The destruction blocked several roadways and cut water to homes in the west of the village, Wafa said.

Earlier in the evening, a Palestinian man was arrested while passing through a military checkpoint north of Ramallah.

Fourth night of protests calling for removal of Netanyahu government, end of Gaza war

Thousands of Israelis protested for a fourth consecutive day against the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in favour of an agreement to end Israel’s war on Gaza.

The demonstrators gathered with banners and torches near the parliament building in Jerusalem on Tuesday evening where they called for new elections and accused Netanyahu of standing in the way of a deal that would free Israeli captives held in Gaza.

The DPA news agency said that clashes between police and demonstrators broke out when protesters tried to march to Netanyahu’s private residence and break through a security barrier protecting the site.

Five protesters were arrested for “violating public order”, the police said.

Israeli air raids target southern Lebanon

An Israeli air strike has targeted the vicinity of a mosque in the town of Ainata in the Bint Jbeil district of southern Lebanon, Lebanon’s official National News Agency (NNA) has reported.

The NNA did not say if any injuries occurred in the attack at about 10.15pm (18:00 GMT) Tuesday night.

Several Israeli air strikes also hit areas between the towns of Aitaroun and Blida, the NNA reported.

Four Israeli police injured, suspect killed after ramming attack near West Bank’s Qalqilya

Four Israeli police officers have been reported injured in a car ramming attack west of the city of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank, our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic report.

According to Israeli police, the attackers also tried to stab Israeli forces at a military checkpoint and one of two perpetrators of the car ramming was killed near the town of Kochav Yair.

A search is under way for a second suspected attacker, Al Jazeera Arabic reports, citing Israeli police reports.

Two of the Israeli police officers are in serious condition following the car ramming, according to reports.

World Central Kitchen founder says Israel targeted his aid workers ‘systematically’

Celebrity chef and founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK) Jose Andres says an Israeli attack that killed seven of the NGO’s food aid workers in Gaza had targeted them “systematically, car by car”.

Speaking in a video interview with Reuters news agency, Andres said the WCK charity group had clear communication with the Israeli military, which he said knew his aid workers’ movements.

This was not a “bad luck situation where, ‘oops,’ we dropped the bomb in the wrong place,” Andres said. “Even if we were not in coordination with the [Israeli army], no democratic country and no military can be targeting civilians and humanitarians.”

Andres said he was supposed to be with his team but for various reasons “wasn’t able to go back again to Gaza”

Undelivered Gaza aid returned to Cyprus

A sea convoy of undelivered food for Gaza has been returned to Cyprus after the killing of seven aid workers in an Israeli air raid on Monday evening.

A cargo ship carrying 240 tonnes of food sailed back to Larnaca in Cyprus following the deadly attack, dropping anchor just outside the port.

A second ship arrived earlier, the Open Arms, owned by a Spanish NGO working with World Central Kitchen, whose aid workers were the victims of Israel’s attack.

The undelivered aid was part of a consignment of about 340 tonnes sent to Gaza from Cyprus on March 30. The aid workers killed in Gaza had just finished work unloading 100 tonnes from a barge, also sent from Cyprus.

Most UK voters support ban on arms exports to Israel: Poll

A survey conducted by polling firm YouGov found that 56 percent of all voters in the United Kingdom are in favour of a ban on sending weapons to Israel, including spare parts for weapons systems.

Fifty-nine percent of voters say that Israel is violating human rights in Gaza, the poll also found.

Among the UK’s different political parties, an overwhelming 71 percent of Labour voters favour an arms export ban, while 70 percent of Liberal Democrat voters agree. As for Conservative Party voters, 38 percent support the ban, still higher than the 36 percent who do not.

This poll was conducted before an Israeli attack killed seven aid workers of World Central Kitchen in Deir el-Balah.

UK faces pressure to stop selling weapons to Israel after aid workers killed

The three main British opposition parties and some lawmakers in the governing party have urged the British government to consider suspending arms sales.

The Liberal Democrats called for arms exports to Israel to be suspended, while the Scottish National Party also backed that move and said parliament should be recalled from its Easter break to discuss the crisis.

The main opposition Labour Party, who polls suggest will form the next government later this year, adopted a nuanced approach, saying the government should suspend arms sales if lawyers have found Israel had broken international law.

Gaza media office says number of journalists killed now stands at 140

Gaza’s media office says two more Palestinian journalists have been killed in attacks by Israeli forces in the enclave.

This brings the total number of journalists and media representatives killed since October 7 to 140, it said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/3/israels-war-on-gaza-live-condemnation-of-israel-over-aid-worker-killings
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So, I think these laws all need to be called into question, you know, and the important thing here is that that’s not what is happening. In fact, the Biden administration has on purpose not been seeking legal opinions on whether the arms we are providing to Israel are being used in accordance with the law, it has also not been seeking assessments from the intelligence community of Israel’s actions using U.S. weapons. It is essentially sticking its fingers in its ears and covering its eyes and saying “We don’t know what’s going on.” It is making a purposeful decision to not know what is going on. And I have never seen anything like it in my time in government.
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>>480168
>'Plausible risk of genocide in Gaza’: UN eyes Israel arms embargo
>The UN Human Rights Council will consider a draft resolution on Friday calling for an arms embargo on Israel.
>If the draft resolution is adopted, it would mark the first time the United Nations’s top rights body has taken a position on the war raging in Gaza.
>The text condemns “the use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects by Israel” in populated areas of Gaza and demands Israel “uphold its legal responsibility to prevent genocide”.
>The eight-page draft demands Israel end its occupation of Palestinian territory and immediately lift its “illegal blockade” on the Gaza Strip. It calls on countries to stop the sale or transfer of arms, munitions and other military equipment to Israel, citing “a plausible risk of genocide in Gaza”.
>The draft also “condemns the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare”, calls for an immediate ceasefire and “condemns Israeli actions that may amount to ethnic cleansing”.
>The draft resolution was brought forward by Pakistan on behalf of 55 of the 56 UN member states in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – the exception being Albania.

They ignored the ceasefire from the security council, would this arms embargo be upheld any better ?
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>>480172
Well, yes, probably.
Israel, specifically, ignored the ceasefire resolution, but an arms embargo shifts responsibility more overtly to Israel's backers. Of course, the previous UNSC resolution would also render the US's continuing supply of arms to Israel most likely illegal, as Israel was immediately acting in defiance of this resolution, so there's a very reasonable question to be asked here about whether the US would comply with an arms embargo against Israel by ceasing sales and transfer of weapons to Israel. I think it's unlikely that the US would comply, but many other countries would comply. The US would probably have to be forced to comply from within; which goes for its already-existing laws, too. As Josh Paul said in the clip in >>480170 , the Biden admin is sticking their fingers in their ears.
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>>480173
>I think it's unlikely that the US would comply, but many other countries would comply.
The US probably supplies the bulk of the weapons to Israel, so it probably is just a small reduction. I guess that's better than nothing.
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>>480174
Any reduction is good, and if the US does comply then that's better.
Either way, still up to us to make it stop doing this.
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Four aid bundles land in the sea during US, Jordanian airdrops

The US Central Command posted on X that it had conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into northern Gaza on Wednesday, along with the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

It said that “US C-130s dropped over 38,000 meal equivalents, providing life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northern Gaza”.

“During today’s mission, approximately four bundles landed in the sea. USCENTCOM does not assess civilian harm or damage to infrastructure at this time but continues to monitor the situation,” the post read.

In March, 12 Palestinians drowned attempting to retrieve aid from the sea.

Aid agencies have criticised the airdrops as a costly and ineffective way of delivering aid and have urged Israel to allow more aid to enter via the land border.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/3/israels-war-on-gaza-live-condemnation-of-israel-over-aid-worker-killings
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When contemplating why Israeli forces kill aid workers and hasten starvation, we can point to endless public statements by Israeli leaders, officials and media outlets with genocidal implications. But it is the 9 October statements by the defence minister, Yoav Gallant, that are most damning. He declared Israel was imposing “a complete siege” on Gaza. “There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel. Everything is closed.” The next day he told Israeli troops he had released “all restraints”, while promising “Gaza won’t return to what it was before. There will be no Hamas. We will eliminate everything.” Of particular relevance after the World Central Kitchen massacre, Giora Eiland, a former IDF general who is reportedly an advisor to the defence minister, wrote that same month that: “In order to make the siege effective, we have to prevent others from giving assistance to Gaza.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/03/slaughter-famine-gaza-britain-war-rishi-sunak
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 No.480178

John Kirby's a real zany figure.
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 No.480179

Former judges, lawyers say UK should suspend weapons sales to Israel

Three former Supreme Court judges are among 613 lawyers and former judges warning the UK government it risks complicity in “serious breaches” of international humanitarian law in Gaza.

They have signed an open letter calling on the UK government to:

Work to secure a ceasefire in Gaza
Ensure Palestinian people have safe access to aid and medical assistance
Impose sanctions on people and entities inciting genocide against Palestinians
Suspend providing weapons and weapons systems to Israel
Review trade agreements with Israel and consider sanctions
The letter comes as the UK’s opposition Labour Party said the government should suspend arms sales if lawyers have found Israel had broken international law.

https://lawyersletter.uk/uk-lawyers-open-letter-concerning-gaza/
https://twitter.com/AamerAnwar/status/1775663293769580567

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/4/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-accused-of-ai-assisted-genocide-in-gaza
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 No.480180

Breaking news and analysis on day 180 of Gaza's Al-Aqsa Flood | The Electronic Intifada Podcast

Starts with details about the recent Al Shifa hospital massacre.
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 No.480181

>>480177
<We told them where the water facilities are, and they bombed them.
The expectation was, they would avoid bombing the water facilities if they knew where they are, but maybe it's better not to tell them because they're probably doing it on purpose.
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>>480180
Also! They say during their analysis of Butcher Biden's failed iftar that Donald Trump actually had more White House iftars than Biden did.
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>>480180
>Starts with details about the recent Al Shifa hospital massacre.
Zionists called it a "battlefield achievement"
Fucking psychos
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‘No need to buy generators, gather food, withdraw money,’ army tells Israelis

An Israeli army spokesperson says there has been no change in guidelines for home front preparedness amid reports of a high military alert after Iran pledged revenge for Monday’s deadly attack on its consulate building in Damascus.

“There is no need to buy generators, gather food and withdraw money from ATMs,” Daniel Hagari wrote on X.

“As we have done until today, we will immediately update any change, should there be one, in an official and orderly manner.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/4/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-accused-of-ai-assisted-genocide-in-gaza
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Hezbollah claims attack on Israeli army technicians

The Lebanese group says it targeted a technical team in Bayad Bilda a short while ago while it was performing maintenance on espionage equipment.

The Israeli army is on high alert today as it expects retaliation from Iran for an attack it carried out on the Iranian consulate in Syria. The army has said this retaliation could come in the form of attacks from one or more militia groups aligned with Iran, such as Hezbollah.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/4/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-accused-of-ai-assisted-genocide-in-gaza
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 No.480188

I find it amazing that Israel has not one but two countries between itself and Iran in any given direction, and it wants people to believe that Iran has some sort of devious imperial designs against it. If Iran were such a menace it would be conquering its direct neighbors before directing attention to a tiny country on the other side of the Middle East.
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>>480188
Maybe they take after the US. There are 7 countries between the US and Panama, but Bush, Sr. still invaded on the pretext of… cocaine.
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Gaza war death toll surpasses 33,000; 62 killed in past day

At least 33,037 Palestinians have been killed and 75,668 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7, its Health Ministry says.

Some 62 Palestinians were killed and 91 injured in the past 24 hours, the ministry added.


Israeli strike targets rescue team, killing four

At least four people, including a paramedic, have been killed in an Israeli air strike that hit a rescue team in Beit Hanoon in northern Gaza, a health official says.

The emergency director at Kamal Adwan Hospital, Fares Afaneh, said the attack targeted a medical team rescuing injured people. He identified one of the victims as Hussein Matar.

“Our crew moved to rescue [people] wounded by Israeli shelling, and upon its arrival, it was subjected to another bombardment. Our crew was bombed while working,” Afaneh said.

Videos obtained by Al Jazeera show injured people arriving at the hospital.

“These are Biden and America missiles that target medical staff, children, women and those safe in their homes,” Afaneh added.

MSF dismisses Israeli claim aid worker killings were a ‘regrettable incident’

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says it rejects Israel’s position that an air raid that killed seven aid workers on Monday was a “regrettable incident”, saying many humanitarian personnel have been attacked previously.

“We do not accept it because what has happened to World Central Kitchen and MSF’s convoys and shelters is part of the same pattern of deliberate attacks on humanitarians, health workers, journalists, UN personnel, schools and homes”, Christopher Lockyear, secretary-general of MSF International, said at a news conference in Geneva.

He added, “We have been saying it for weeks now: this pattern of attacks is either intentional or indicative of reckless incompetence.”

He said the killings of the World Central Kitchen workers showed that measures to ease the conflict were futile “in a war fought with no rules”.

“Our movements and locations are shared, coordinated and identified already. This is about impunity, a total disregard for the laws of war. And now it must become about accountability.”

“I have received no explanation for any of the incidents,” Lockyear said.

Canadian aid worker killed in Gaza had young son, family says

Jacob Flickinger, the Canadian aid worker killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza this week, was a former soldier who had an 18-month-old son, his parents tell Canadian public broadcaster CBC.

Flickinger, who also had US citizenship, had been in Gaza volunteering for the World Central Kitchen NGO since early March, they said.

“He believed very strongly that the work he was doing was important, especially in this case, knowing that there was starvation out there,” his mother, Sylvie Labrecque, said.

Flickinger’s father, John, said he thought the strike had been deliberate.

“Their convoy was clearly marked, and they were on a well-used humanitarian route. So in my opinion, it was a targeted kill,” he said.

Flickinger had recently settled with his wife and son in Costa Rica, his parents said.

“They were a happy little family. Together, they were extremely happy, and they loved each other desperately, and they had great projects for the future, for themselves and the child,” Labrecque said.

Poland condemns ‘outrageous’ remarks by Israeli envoy over aid worker’s killing

Polish President Andrzej Duda has denounced “outrageous” comments by the Israeli ambassador to Warsaw over the death of a Polish aid worker in an Israeli strike in Gaza.

Israeli ambassador Yacov Livne gave an interview on Wednesday in which he stopped short of apologising for the killing despite being repeatedly asked to do so.

Duda called his remarks “not very fortunate, in short, outrageous”, adding “the ambassador is the biggest problem for the state of Israel in its relations with Poland”.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk added: “If the ambassador decides to make public appearances in our media, he should use this opportunity to offer a simple, human apology.”

Livne was summoned for talks on Friday at the Polish Foreign Ministry to discuss Israel’s “responsibility” for the aid worker’s death.

Poland PM says Israel should pay damages for killing of aid worker

Donald Tusk also said that Israel should apologise for the killing of Damian Sobol in Gaza and provide full information about what happened.

“We will expect … an immediate explanation of the circumstances and compensation for the victims’ relatives,” the prime minister told a news conference.

Sobol, 35, was one of seven World Central Kitchen staff members killed by Israeli strikes late on Monday, in an attack that was condemned worldwide.

Trudeau says Israel’s killing of Canadian aid worker ‘unacceptable’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the killing of Canadian aid worker Jacob Flickinger by Israeli forces in Gaza was “absolutely unacceptable”.

Trudeau said the Canadian – one of seven staff members of the World Central Kitchen aid group who were killed in an air strike – died “while delivering food to civilians in need”.

“At a time when humanitarian aid is so urgently needed in Gaza, Israel has an obligation to ensure the safety of aid workers,” Trudeau said in a post on social media.

“The world – and [Flickinger’s] loved ones – deserves an explanation as to how this happened,” he added.

HRW probe finds Israeli strike that killed 106 civilians was ‘apparent war crime’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a detailed investigation into an Israeli air strike that killed 106 Palestinians in a six-storey apartment building on October 31, 2023, describing the attack as an “apparent war crime”.

Witnesses said 350 or more people were staying in the Engineers’ Building, just south of the Nuseirat refugee camp, when four aerial munitions struck the building within about 10 seconds, without warning, at about 2:30 pm local time. The building was completely demolished.

“This strike inflicted massive civilian casualties without an apparent military target – one of scores of attacks causing overwhelming carnage,” said Gerry Simpson, associate crisis and conflict director at HRW.

The 106 Palestinians, including 54 children, killed in the attack were playing football, charging their phones in the downstairs grocery store, or simply seeking shelter after fleeing their own homes, said Simpson.

‘Not good enough’: Australia’s PM slams Israel’s explanation for aid workers’ deaths

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has slammed Israel’s explanation for the killing of seven aid workers in Gaza as “not good enough”, as outrage over the attack continues to reverberate globally.

“We need to have accountability for how it has occurred, and what is not good enough is the statements that have been made, including that this is just a product of war,” Albanese said during a news conference in Sydney.

Australian woman Zomi Frankcom was one of seven employees of World Central Kitchen (WCK) who were killed on Monday when their convoy was hit in an Israeli air strike in central Gaza.

WCK CEO Jose Andres said in an interview that the Israeli military had targeted his employees “systematically, car by car”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/4/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-accused-of-ai-assisted-genocide-in-gaza
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Report: Israel begins evacuating embassies over Iran attack fears

Israeli news outlet Kann reports that “a number of Israeli embassies around the world were evacuated after a situation assessment by the Shin Bet [Israeli internal security agency] and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”.

The Israeli military has halted leave for all combat units, called up reservists and blocked GPS coordinates in the country after Iran threatened retaliation for deadly attacks on its consulate in Damascus, Syria.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/4/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-accused-of-ai-assisted-genocide-in-gaza

Wouldn't it be amazing if Israel took all these measures and then Iran was like "gotcha!"
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 No.480192

>>480191
>Israeli news outlet Kann reports that “a number of Israeli embassies around the world were evacuated after a situation assessment by the Shin Bet [Israeli internal security agency] and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”.
Clearing out embassies, is this the beginning of them becoming a pariah-state ?
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>>480180
Great stuff around 2 hours, 9 minutes
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>>480180
Apparently 3 of the World Central Kitchen people who the IDF murdered were former British special forces guys doing security for WCK, working for a group called Solace Global.
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US army gives update on aid airdrops

The US army’s Central Command (CENTCOM) says on X that, as usual, it used four of its C-130 planes to drop aid over north Gaza today.

It said that of the packages it dropped today, containing 50,680 meal equivalents, “approximately 20 bundles landed in the sea near the shoreline”.

Last week, at least 12 Palestinians died while attempting to retrieve aid packages that had dropped offshore. The US did not claim responsibility for those airdrops.

“USCENTCOM does not assess civilian harm or damage to infrastructure at this time but continues to monitor the situation,” the army said in its X post today.

North Gaza continues to draw nearer to full-scale famine, as Israel is repeatedly accused of blocking aid into the Gaza Strip. Earlier this week, an Israeli attack killed seven aid workers, leading several humanitarian organisations to scale back aid operations in Gaza, driving fears in north Gaza that food shortages there could get worse.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/4/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-accused-of-ai-assisted-genocide-in-gaza
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 No.480198

Israel's Dystopian Killing Machine EXPOSED
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>>480198
The Zionazis in the Zionreich invented a automated Holocaust machine. It's called "Lavender" and the subsystem dedicated to murdering families is called "Where's daddy". I guess the people who wrote dystopian scifi underestimated reality.

The only silver lining: All the AI surveillance and tracking technology the Zionazis used in Gaza, will now be forever tarnished as genocidal cyber-fascism.
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UN rights council demands halt of arms sales to Israel

The resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council has also demanded a halt to all arms sales to Israel, highlighting warnings of “genocide” in its war on Gaza.

The vote marked the first time the UN’s top rights body has taken a position on the nearly six-month war.

UN rights body adopts resolution on war crimes accountability

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution calling for Israel to be held accountable for possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Gaza Strip.

Twenty-eight countries voted in favour and 13 abstained, while six voted against the resolution.

Lawyers sue German government to stop supply of weapons to Israel
A group of lawyers are demanding an immediate halt to the supply of weapons and ammunition to Israel.

Ahmed Abed, a lawyer representing Palestinian families, said they have filed an “urgent application” amid alleged Israeli war crimes and potential genocide in Gaza.

“Germany has a constitutional responsibility to protect human life. The German government must stop its arms exports to Israel, as they are in violation of international law. The government cannot claim that it is not aware of this,” he told a news conference in Berlin.

The German government approved $354m worth of weapons exports to Israel in 2023, the majority of which were approved after October 7, 2023 – a tenfold increase compared with 2022.

Israeli probe finds own forces likely killed elderly Israeli captive on October 7

Efrat Katz, a 68-year-old Israeli woman taken captive by Hamas on October 7, appears to have been killed by Israeli forces who fired at the vehicle she was being driven in from the air, an Israeli Air Force investigation has found.

An Israeli helicopter opened fire at the car after locating “terrorists” in it, the Israeli military said in a statement, adding that it only later learned the vehicle was also carrying Israeli captives.

“As a result of the shooting, most of the terrorists in the vehicle were killed, and apparently the late Efrat Katz,” said the Israeli military.

Israeli Air Force chief Tomer Bar said the crew who fired on the vehicle carrying Katz could not be blamed, as they “operated in compliance with the orders in a complex reality of war”.

Israel’s Ben-Gvir says disciplining soldiers a ‘serious mistake’

Israel’s far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, has accused Israeli military leadership of “abandoning” its soldiers by taking disciplinary action against officers it deemed responsible for a “mistaken” attack on an aid convoy.

“The chief of staff’s decision to dismiss senior officers is an abandonment of the fighters in the middle of a war and a serious mistake that conveys weakness,” wrote Ben-Gvir on X. “Even if there are mistakes in identification, soldiers are backed up in war.”

Poland calls for Israeli soldiers to face criminal inquiry for Gaza aid convoy attack

Poland is demanding criminal action be brought against the Israeli soldiers responsible for what it called the “murder” of seven aid workers, including a Polish national, in Gaza.

“We want [Polish] prosecutors to be added and implicated in the explanations and in the entire criminal and disciplinary procedure for the soldiers responsible for this … murder,” Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Szejna said.

As reported earlier, Israel has released a preliminary assessment into the military attack that killed the aid workers earlier this week, describing it as a “grave mistake” due to misidentification.

The report said two Israeli military officers would be dismissed from their posts and others reprimanded, but did not mention any potential military inquiry or criminal investigations into their actions.

Turkey says it arrested 2 Israeli spy suspects

Turkish authorities have arrested two people suspected of spying for Israeli intelligence, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya has said.

Since January, Turkish authorities have detained, arrested and charged dozens of people suspected of having ties to Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. Six people were charged last month.

Turkey has warned Israel of “serious consequences” if it tries to hunt down Hamas members living outside the Palestinian territories, including in Turkey.

In a post on social media platform X, Yerlikaya said police had detained eight people believed to be collecting and selling information to Mossad about targeted individuals and companies in Turkey. Of those, two had been arrested and six released on parole, he said.

Israeli forces fire tear gas at worshippers at Al-Aqsa: Report

After dawn prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli forces fired tear gas at “thousands of worshippers” who were chanting slogans to protest against Israel’s war in Gaza, reports the Wafa news agency.

Israeli forces arrested at least five of the worshippers, Wafa added.

Some 65,000 worshippers have already prayed at Al-Aqsa on the last Friday of Ramadan, according to the Islamic waqf that administers the site.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/5/israels-war-on-gaza-live-biden-presses-israel-for-immediate-ceasefire
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>>480202
The Zionists set up a AI powered surveillance machine in Gaza that ties in with the bomb dropping.

In WW2 the Nazis bought punchcard computers from IBM that were supposed to do a bunch of "race calculations" to help them determine who the "Untermenschen" were and then ship them to the extermination-camps.

The historic Parallel is: Fascist using computers to decide who lives and who dies.

In contrast to Marxists trying to use computers to calculate the labor-time embodied in commodities to calculate the most accurate prices.
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Hacktivists protesting war on Gaza breach Israel’s Justice Ministry servers

Israel’s Justice Ministry says it is looking into a “cyber incident” on Friday after activist hackers protesting against the war on Gaza said they managed to breach the ministry’s servers and retrieve hundreds of gigabytes of data.

“Since the morning hours, experts at the ministry and elsewhere have been looking into the incident and its implications,” the ministry said on X.

“The scope of the materials is still under review, and it will take time to examine the content and scope of the documents that were leaked and their sources.”

A group called Anonymous for Justice claimed responsibility for the breach, which it said included the retrieval of nearly 300 gigabytes of data. On its website, the group said it would continue attacking Israel “until the war in Gaza stops”.

Hezbollah says three Amal Movement members killed in South Lebanon

Earlier, we received reports that Israeli warplanes targeted a building belonging to the Amal Movement, Lebanon’s other Shia political party, in the southern town of Marjayoun, that killed several people

Hezbollah, on its Telegram account, announced the deaths of three members of the Amal movement, appearing to confirm these reports.

Hezbollah did not mention where or when these men were killed, but says that they were “martyred while carrying out … national and jihadist duty in defense of Lebanon and the South”.

EU’s Borrell says new aid corridors into Gaza are not enough

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says Israel’s decision to open new corridors for humanitarian aid in Gaza will still not be enough to prevent starvation.

“Following widespread condemnation of the killing of 7 WCKitchen staffers by [the Israeli military] and mounting international pressure, the Israeli gov will open some corridors for humanitarian aid. It’s not enough to prevent starvation in Gaza,” wrote Borrell on X.

“The binding UN Security Council Resolution 2728 must be implemented. Now.” he added.

On Thursday, Israel announced that it would “temporarily” open the Beit Hanoon crossing to allow more aid deliveries into the besieged enclave.

Identity of commander of Israel’s Unit 8200 revealed: Report

The Guardian has reported that the identity of the commander leading Israel’s Unit 8200, one of the world’s most powerful surveillance agencies, is Yossi Sariel, following an apparent security lapse.

Sariel is an advocate of the AI-powered systems that the Israeli military has pioneered during the six-month war on Gaza.

Unit 8200’s intelligence capabilities are based on a vast surveillance apparatus built to closely monitor the occupied Palestinian territory.

“In its war in Gaza, the [military] appears to have fully embraced Sariel’s vision of the future, in which military technology represents a new frontier where AI is being used to fulfil increasingly complex tasks on the battlefield,” the Guardian said.

The Israeli military’s reported use of an untested and undisclosed artificial intelligence-powered database to identify targets for its bombing campaign in Gaza has alarmed human rights and technology experts who said it could amount to “war crimes”.

Iran warns US to avoid Netanyahu’s ‘trap’: Official

Iranian presidential aide Mohammad Jamshidi says Iran has sent a written message to the US government warning it “not to get dragged” into Netanyahu’s “trap”.

“Stay away so you won’t get hurt. In response, US asked Iran not to target American facilities,” Jamshidi wrote on X.

There was no immediate US comment.

Iran has blamed Israel for an air strike on its consulate in Damascus, Syria, on Monday that killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps members, including two generals.

Israel currently detaining 200 Palestinian children: Prisoners group

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society says 23 of the children are from the Gaza Strip and they are being held in Megiddo in northern Israel.

The organisation released its statement on Palestinian Child’s Day, which is marked each year on April 5.

“This is the bloodiest year against Palestinian children, with more than 14,000 killed in Gaza in the last six months, in addition to the 117 killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem,” it said.

Since October 7, Israeli troops have detained more than 500 children in the West Bank, “after which they are subject to unfair, unjust trials in military courts,” the organisation said.

Israeli settlers set fire to occupied West Bank homes

Palestinian news agency Wafa reports that Israeli settlers burned four residential structures in the Ain al-Auja area, north of Jericho in the West Bank.

Mahmoud Ghawanmeh, a Palestinian resident of the community, told Wafa that the settlers sprayed racist slogans on several buildings before setting the fires.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recorded 561 incidents of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians between October 7 and February 20.

As of January 17, settlers have killed at least eight Palestinians and injured 111, per OCHA’s database. Repeated waves of violence by settlers, often backed by the army, have led to the displacement of 1,208 Palestinians, including 586 children, across 198 households.

Egypt arrests 10 after pro-Gaza rally calling for severing ties with Israel

A human rights lawyer in Egypt tells the Associated Press that authorities arrested 10 activists who participated in a pro-Palestine protest where they accused the government of contributing to the siege of Gaza and called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.

Egypt’s government has condemned Israel’s war on Gaza and has played a central role in trying to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. But it has largely banned public protests, and criticism of the country’s ties with Israel is highly sensitive.

The activists were arrested on Wednesday and charged with offenses, including spreading false information. Their lawyer says they’ve been detained for 15 days while investigations are carried out.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/5/israels-war-on-gaza-live-biden-presses-israel-for-immediate-ceasefire
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Colombia files declaration of intervention in the South Africa’s genocide case

The International Court of Justice in the Hague has announced that Colombia has filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the ICJ statute in South Africa’s case against Israel.

In January, the ICJ ordered Israel to refrain from any acts that could fall under the Genocide Convention and to ensure its troops commit no genocidal acts against Palestinians after South Africa accused Israel of state-led genocide in Gaza.

Columbia University suspends students who participated in pro-Palestinian event

Columbia University has suspended six students who organized and participated in a pro-Palestinian event several weeks ago, according to Colombia Students for Justice in Palestine.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that four suspensions were related to the event, which was called “Resistance 101” and was held both in person and on Zoom.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/5/israels-war-on-gaza-live-biden-presses-israel-for-immediate-ceasefire

Tories investigating Alan Duncan’s comments on party’s pro-Israel ‘extremists’

Former MP has said Conservative minister Tom Tugendhat and peer Eric Pickles should sacked

The Conservative former minister Alan Duncan is being investigated by the party after he argued that pro-Israel “extremists” within the Tories, including some ministers and peers, should be expelled because they refuse to support international law.

Duncan, who served as a foreign minister and an aid minister before stepping down as an MP in 2019, named Tom Tugendhat, the security minister, and the peer and former cabinet minister Eric Pickles as among those who should be kicked out.

Speaking on LBC, Duncan accused Pickles and another Tory peer, Stuart Polak, of “exercising the interests of another country” by lobbying for Israel through the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) group, which he formerly headed.

In a later interview with Times Radio, Duncan said other Tory MPs and ministers including Michael Gove, Oliver Dowden, Suella Braverman, Robert Jenrick and Priti Patel were also extremists for not condemning illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

He called for Braverman, the former home secretary, who argued this week that Israel is not impeding aid getting into Gaza, to lose the Tory whip.

A Conservative spokesperson told the Guardian that Duncan would be investigated by his party over the remarks to LBC.

In his LBC interview, Duncan said that any support for Israel’s current tactics in Gaza was “morally unacceptable”. “It’s what Israel has been doing for years has been wrong because the Israeli defence does not follow international law,” he said.

“It has been backing and supporting illegal settlers in the West Bank who steal Palestinian land and it is that land theft, that annexation of Palestine, which is the origin of the problem, which has given rise to the Hamas atrocity and the battles we’re seeing.”

Some people in UK politics “refuse to condemn settlements and therefore are not supporters of international law”, Duncan said. “I think the time has come to flush out those extremists in our own parliamentary politics and around it.

“The Conservative Friends of Israel has been doing the bidding of Netanyahu, bypassing all proper processes of government to exercise undue influence at the top of government.

“So what you have is a lot of people now sitting around Rishi Sunak who are giving him appalling advice. Let’s start with the head of CFI – or had been for many years – Lord Polak.

“In my view, I think he should be removed from the Lords because he is exercising the interests of another country, not that of the parliament in which he sits, joined by Lord Pickles. They’re the sort of Laurel and Hardy who should be pushed out together.”

Tugendhat, Duncan argued, should be sacked for having previously condemned Israeli settlements while supporting the current Israeli conduct in Gaza.

Speaking to Times Radio, Duncan said: “For Suella Braverman today, to say that there is not a humanitarian problem in Gaza and there’s plenty of food and she’s seen the photographs. Frankly, it is so disgusting, so repulsive, so repellent that I think she should immediately have the whip withdrawn”.

In a later statement, Duncan said he was still awaiting formal notification of the investigation, or the reasons why.

He said: “If this is indeed their intention, I will probably be the only person ever to be reproached for upholding his party’s policy and for defending the principles of international law and justice in the face of others who would undermine them.

“Should they choose to pursue this, they should not be surprised if it rebounds on them massively and proves dangerously harmful to their own reputation.”

www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/apr/04/conservatives-investigating-former-mp-alan-duncan-pro-israel-extremists-gaza
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The weapons used to kill the WCK workers, 3 of whom were from the UK, were made in the UK.
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 No.480212

Happening now
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holy based
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>>480233
I hate that this seems cute to me. Hope they don't actually have these guys fight.
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>>480238
>Hope they don't actually have these guys fight.
Are you retarded? of course the kids are not going to fight. they are dressed up in a costume for the protest/parade.
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>>480240
>of course the kids are not going to fight.
Child soldiers are a thing. I like the Yemenis, they generally have acted way more humanely than the west, but I'm not gonna pretend like I know everything about them.
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Moroccans protest Gaza war, normalisation with Israel

Thousands of Moroccans took to the streets of Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier last night to protest against Israel’s war in Gaza and condemn Morocco’s normalisation with Israel.

“We came to say ‘no’ to the barbaric massacres Israel is committing against Palestinians, to the destruction in Gaza … and to the silence of the Arab states,” protest organiser Mohammed Riahi told AFP news agency in Casablanca.

Morocco, which normalised ties with Israel in 2020, has accused Israel of breaching international law in its war in Gaza, but has not given any indication it would reconsider its ties with the state.

Israeli police arrest 16 worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque: Report

At least 16 people were arrested at dawn prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Times of Israel.

The arrests took place during the Laylat al-Qadr, or the night of power, which is considered by Muslims to be the holiest night of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Tensions have been running high at the site as Israeli authorities have denied entry to the mosque to the vast majority of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank during Ramadan.

Israel said children under 10, women over 50 and men over 55 of age would be allowed to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque if they have a valid permit. This slashes the already small percentage of those allowed to enter the site.

Israeli drones fire tear gas at Al-Aqsa worshippers

Multiple Palestinian media and witnesses said that the Israeli drone strikes were aimed at forcing worshippers to leave the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after Laylat al-Qadr, one of the most important events on the Muslim calendar.

It was the second day in a row that Israeli troops fired tear gas at worshippers during this year’s Ramadan.

Israeli forces were also seen beating worshippers with batons, according to video clips posted online.

https://twitter.com/RamAbdu/status/1776444886117458235

Australia says Israeli information on death of aid worker ‘not sufficient’

Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong has said that information from Israel about the death of an Australian aid worker during an air strike on Gaza was “not sufficient”.

After being briefed by Israeli authorities, Australia had “made clear that we have not yet received sufficient information to satisfy our expectations”, Wong told reporters in Adelaide after Lalzawmi “Zomi” Frankcom was killed.

The Australian was among seven aid workers killed in an Israeli strike in Gaza.

UN chief: More than 107,000 people ‘reportedly killed or injured’ in Gaza

Marking six months of war since the “abhorrent” Hamas-led attacks of October 7, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the humanitarian disaster resulting from the conflict is unprecedented, with more than a million “facing catastrophic hunger”.

He described the situation in Gaza as “absolutely desperate” and urged Israel to rapidly increase the flow of humanitarian aid.

The past six months of Israel’s military campaign following the attack has also brought “relentless death and destruction to Palestinians”, with over 107,000 people reported killed or injured, the vast majority women and children.

“Lives are shattered. Respect for international law is in tatters,” he said, while also condemning Hamas for the attack.

More than 13,000 children killed during the war, UNICEF’s Russell says

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell says the war on Gaza has killed more than “13,000 children” and injured “countless” others during intense Israeli attacks on the enclave.

“Homes, schools and hospitals in ruin. Teachers, doctors and humanitarians killed. Famine is imminent. The level and speed of destruction are shocking. Children need a ceasefire NOW,” Russell wrote on X.

Here’s a look at the war on Gaza in numbers, 6 months in

The war has stretched on for half a year and has become one of the most destructive, deadly, and intractable conflicts of the 21st century. Since October 7, Israel has pummelled the Gaza Strip, displacing the vast majority of the population and causing many to flee to Gaza’s southernmost city, Rafah.

Here’s a look at the war in numbers:

Palestinians killed in Gaza: 33,137
Children killed in Gaza: More than 13,000
Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank: 456
Palestinians currently displaced in Gaza: 1.7 million (70 percent of the population)
Percentage of buildings likely damaged/destroyed: 55.9 percent
Percentage of homes likely damaged: more than 60 percent
Percentage of school buildings damaged: 90 percent
Hospitals that are functioning: 10/36
Palestinian civilians facing “catastrophic” food insecurity, according to the UN: 1.1 million
Percentage of northern Gaza children under the age of two who are acutely malnourished: 31 percent
Percentage of students out of school: 100 percent
Mosques damaged: 227
Churches damaged: 3

Cross-border fire in southern Lebanon, northern Israel

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that nine rockets were fired into Israel, some intercepted and some falling in open areas, following sirens in the north of the country.

The media outlet cited the Israeli military as the source of the information.

The Israeli military posted on X that several aerial attacks had been launched from Lebanon overnight and during the day.

It said its fighter jets had also attacked a number of Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah and Israeli forces have traded fire since Israel launched its war on Gaza following Hamas’s October 7 attack.

The fighting has displaced tens of thousands of people in southern Lebanon and in northern Israel.

Israel prepares to expand prisons for more Palestinians, draft gov’t decree shows

The draft decree, which appears on the agenda for the weekly government meeting held on Sundays, shows that the cabinet is seeking approval for $154m for the expansion of prisons.

The document shows it plans to make space for an additional 1,036 Palestinians, including in Ktzi’ot and Ofer prisons.

Israeli army says body of captive recovered from Gaza

The Israeli army says it has recovered the body of Israeli captive Elad Katzir.

Katzir was killed while held in captivity by the Islamic Jihad group in Gaza, the army said in a statement, adding that his body was retrieved in Khan Younis.

Katiz was taken on October 7 from the Nir Oz kibbutz, alongside his mother, who was later released in November, the army said. His father was killed in Israel on the day of the attack, it added.

Ireland’s sovereign investment fund to divest from 6 Israeli firms

Finance Minister Michael McGrath says Ireland’s 15-billion-euro ($16.3bn) sovereign investment fund will divest from six Israeli companies, including some of its largest banks, over their activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), which invests at home to support economic growth but also holds a portfolio of liquid international assets, has come under pressure from the main opposition party, Sinn Fein, to divest the assets.

Long a champion of Palestinian rights, Ireland last month joined Spain, Malta and Slovenia in taking the first steps towards recognising Palestinian statehood in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

“I have been advised by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) that it has decided to divest from certain ISIF global portfolio investments in companies that have certain activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” McGrath said in a statement on Friday.

Thousands attend funeral of Iranian senior officer killed in Damascus

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a high-ranking officer in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), according to the ISNA news agency.

Zahedi was buried in the Iranian city of Isfahan, his birthplace.

The 63-year-old Zahedi, his deputy and five other IRGC officers were killed in an alleged Israeli air strike on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Monday.

Families say time has run out for Gaza captives

The Hostages and Missing Families Forum says the return of Elad Katzir’s body from Gaza is a “painful, immediate, and harsh reminder that time has long run out for the hostages”.

“There is no time for negotiations, no time for power struggles, no time for international diplomacy,” read a statement from the group.

The Israeli army announced earlier today that the body of Katzir, who was taken captive on October 7, was retrieved from Khan Younis.

The forum said the 47-year-old “was held alive by Hamas for three months, during which signs of life were given and reports of his condition reached Israel.

“Three months in which there was a possibility to save him and return him alive to his family and his country.”

Qassam Brigades reveals new operations in Khan Younis

Hamas’s military arm says it has carried out a series of attacks on Israeli targets, which included:

Fighting Israeli troops in az-Zanna neighbourhood, east of the city of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip.
Killing six Israeli soldiers, wounding others in the same neighbourhood and targeting three Merkava tanks there.
Targeting – with antipersonnel devices – an Israeli rescue force that advanced to an area that fighters had previously boobytrapped.

Pelosi joins call for Biden to stop transfer of US weapons to Israel

Former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a key ally of Joe Biden, has signed a letter from dozens of congressional Democrats to the US president and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging a halt to weapons transfers to Israel.

Friday’s letter, which the California congresswoman signed, called on the Biden administration to conduct its own probe into an Israeli air strike that killed seven staff of the aid group World Central Kitchen on Monday.

“In light of the recent strike against aid workers and the ever-worsening humanitarian crisis, we believe it is unjustifiable to approve these weapons transfers,” the letter said. It was signed by Pelosi and 36 other Democrats including Representatives Barbara Lee, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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>>480243
nah you are a retarded zionist shill. there is literally 0 reason to interpret them as being child soldiers unless you have some fucking evidence that the yemeni resistance uses child soldiers. guess what, they don't.
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>>480248
>nah you are a retarded zionist shill.
Nope.
>there is literally 0 reason to interpret them as being child soldiers unless you have some fucking evidence that the yemeni resistance uses child soldiers. guess what, they don't.
I never said they do use child soldiers.
But, you know… are the guns fake?
All I'm saying is that I have no idea. I know they haven't employed child soldiers in anything I've seen wrt their actual ship raids, but I also don't know what their absolute limit is. FWIW, the Saudis appear to be way more willing to actually deploy child soldiers in Yemen than the Yemeni resistance fighters are. I'm not gonna see kids with rifles and automatically assume that I know it's just a costume, though.
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Owen Jones - US Official Tells Me Why She RESIGNED Over Gaza - w/. Annelle Sheline

Five protesters hit during car-ramming incident at Tel Aviv demonstration

Haaretz is reporting that five protesters were hit by a car in Tel Aviv near the centre of a protest by a driver who refused to obey police instructions.

The Israeli newspaper said that emergency medical teams evacuated the injured people to Ichilov Hospital and that one was reported to be in a serious condition.

A video of the incident posted by a journalist, Uri Sela, working for the news outlet Walla, has circulated on social media.

https://twitter.com/uri_sela/status/1776690040128626883

Large demonstrations under way in Tel Aviv

Large demonstrations in Tel Aviv’s Democracy Square are currently being held by the families of Israeli captives and members of the public, who are calling for early elections and the dismissal of Netanyahu’s government.

Demonstrations aimed at the prime minister’s handling of the negotiations around the captives held in Gaza have become a regular occurrence in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem since the early months of the war.

Today’s demonstrations come as ceasefire negotiations – which include discussions about the release of the captives – are set to take place in Cairo, with representatives from Hamas and mediated by Qatar, Egypt and the US.

Below, video verified by Al Jazeera, shows the crowd forming in Tel Aviv:
https://twitter.com/lirishavit/status/1776644167554179168

Israeli forces detain 45 Palestinians in occupied West Bank

According to the PA Commission for Detainees Affairs, the detentions included three women and former prisoners.

In a statement, the commission said that the detentions were carried out mostly in occupied East Jerusalem “as worshippers left the Al Aqsa Mosque” while the rest were detained in Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, Tourism Ramallah, Jericho and Tulkarem.

“Since October 7, more than 8,080 Palestinians in total have been detained,” said the commission.

Israel attacks Lebanese villages: Report

Lebanon’s state-run National News Service is reporting that Israeli jets have struck Odaisseh, a village in the south, close to the demarcating Blue Line.

The same source says that an air raid also targeted the village of Taybeh near Deir Siriane.

There was no information about casualties. We will continue to update you on these attacks as we get more information.

Qassam Brigades claim over a dozen Israeli soldiers killed in Khan Younis

The military wing of Hamas, the Qassam Brigades, claims it has killed at least 14 Israeli soldiers during clashes in the last several hours.

Al Jazeera’s Tareq Abu Azzoum, reporting from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, said that the group claimed nine Israeli soldiers were killed in the az-Zanna district in eastern Khan Younis, near the city’s border with Israel.

He added that another attack claimed by Hamas in the Amal neighbourhood, using anti-tank missiles, hit three Israeli Merkava tanks, killing five Israeli soldiers.

Azzoum added that three Israeli helicopters had landed in order to evacuate soldiers injured in the attack.

The Israeli military has not commented on these reports. We will continue to update you on clashes in Khan Younis as information comes in.

German warship intercepts Houthi missile

The EU’s naval mission in the southern Red Sea, known as Aspides, says in a press release that the German frigate “Hessen” had intercepted a missile attack from Houthi-controlled territory.

“The action performed by Hessen was effective, avoiding any damage to seafarers and merchant shipping”, the statement said.

Earlier, British maritime security firm Ambrey said that it had received information that a vessel was targeted approximately 61 nautical miles (about 113km) southwest of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah.

It is unclear if these two incidents are related.

Aspides was launched in February to help protect the key maritime trade route from drone and missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi militia, who say they are retaliating against Israel’s war on Gaza.

Palestinian journalists call for boycott of White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Palestinian journalists are asking members of the US media to boycott the highly anticipated event on April 27 “as an act of solidarity with us – your fellow journalists – as well as with the millions of Palestinians currently being starved in Gaza”.

“The toll exacted on us for merely fulfilling our journalistic duties is staggering. We are subjected to detentions, interrogations, and torture by the Israeli military, all for the ‘crime’ of journalistic integrity,” the appeal says.

The journalists stress that the “White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an embodiment of media manipulation, trading journalistic ethics for access. For journalists to fraternise at an event with President Biden and Vice President Harris would be to normalise, sanitise, and whitewash the administration’s role in genocide.”

According to a preliminary count from the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 95 journalists and media workers have been killed since Israel began its war on Gaza.

Former Shin Bet chief: ‘Military campaign in Gaza has reached its limit’

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that the former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon has stated that “the military campaign in Gaza has reached its limit” during a demonstration in Haifa in northern Israel.

Israel’s Shin Bet, or Shabak as it is known in both Hebrew and Arabic, is the internal intelligence service and one of the three branches of the Israeli General Security Service.

“Our soldiers are forced to re-occupy places that were occupied a few weeks ago, and become police forces for a population full of rage and hatred. They are forced to kill hungry civilians who attack them when they are protecting humanitarian aid convoys,” Ayalon said.
(anon's note: sure they are, buddy!)

He called for Hamas to be defeated “with a combination of a political process that will lead to a moderate regional coalition under American and Saudi leadership”.

He is quoted as saying such a coalition would require “a process leading to a historic compromise with the Palestinian people”.

Haaretz stated that Ayalon called Netanyahu’s decision not to discuss “the day after” the war a disaster, adding, “Without a political goal, the war becomes a continuous battle that no one knows the end of.”

Israeli opposition leader set for US visit

Israeli media outlets are reporting that opposition leader Yair Lapid will leave on Saturday evening for Washington, where he will meet senior American administration officials in the White House and the State Department.

He is also set to meet National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Ben Cardin, Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Lindsey Graham.

Lapid reposted an Israeli media article about this news on his personal X account, appearing to confirm the reports.

A former TV host turned politician, Lapid criticised Netanyahu at a demonstration on Sunday, saying he was destroying Israel’s relations with the United States and leaving the captives to their fate. This week, he called for immediate elections in Israel to replace the prime minister.

Intense fighting raging in Khan Younis

Al Jazeera’s Tareq Abu Azzoum, reporting from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, says the fighting is currently raging in and around Khan Younis, also in the south.

“The city of Khan Younis had been the theatre for the Israeli military operations since last December with the Israeli forces trying to impose its full military control of the city” he said.

Earlier, we reported that the military wing of Hamas, the Qassam Brigades, claimed nine Israeli soldiers were killed in the az-Zanna district in eastern Khan Younis and five in the Amal neighbourhood.

Israeli military spokesperson Daniel Hagari said that Israeli soldiers are currently engaged in “brutal and fierce combat at close range” in Khan Younis.

He said Israeli military are also launching air raids against the city and are in the process of destroying three tunnel networks originating there.

Israel says drone downed in Lebanon

The Israeli military says a surface-to-air missile was used to shoot down the UAV that was in Lebanese airspace.

It says the incident is under review.

Earlier, Hezbollah claimed the downing of an Israeli drone.

In a statement, it said: “In support of our steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in support of their valiant and honourable resistance, the Mujahideen of the Islamic Resistance shot down an armed enemy drone at 8:50 pm on Saturday 04/06/2024. A Hormuz 450 over Lebanese territory.”

Tel Aviv demonstration sees violence

The Israeli police have reported on X that a protester punched a police officer who is receiving medical treatment.

The police said that after the approved protests, a handful of demonstrators decided to light bonfires and violently confront police officers.

A short video clip on X was posted by the police force, showing blood streaming from the nose of a female police officer.

As we reported earlier, five demonstrators were hit by a car at the demonstrations. The Israeli police say a suspect in the incident has been brought in for questioning.
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Israel has been withdrawing troops from southern Gaza today, most likely to regroup.

Recent George Galloway statement related to that + a few other things.
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Iran has offered not to retaliate for the attack on the consulate in exchange for a Gaza ceasefire.
<Iran informed the US that it would refrain from responding to the airstrike in which senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanders were killed in Damascus if a ceasefire in Gaza is reached
<anonymous Arab diplomatic source
https://www.jpost.com/israel-hamas-war/article-795866

I'm going to say based and diplomacy pilled.
This is the best off ramp so far.
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>>480277
Brilliant!
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>>480277
What's Jadeh Iran's record like?
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Something's going on in NY in a week.
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Father of killed aid worker urges tougher US stance on Israel

The father of Jacob Flickinger, a US citizen killed in an Israeli air strike on a World Central Kitchen convoy of aid workers in Gaza on April 1, has spoken to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, The Associated Press reports.

John Flickinger told Blinken that the US, Israel’s most important ally, must use its power to pressure Israel to end killings in the besieged Gaza Strip.

“If the United States threatened to suspend aid to Israel, maybe my son would be alive today,” Flickinger told AP as he described his 30-minute conversation on Saturday with Blinken.

Jacob, 33, was killed in Israeli drone strikes that hit a convoy he and six other aid workers were travelling in to deliver food aid in Gaza.

The elder Flickinger said that in his view, the strike “was a deliberate attempt to intimidate aid workers and to stop the flow of humanitarian aid”.

Palestinian detainee in Israeli prison dies

According to the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Walid Daqqa, a 62-year-old prisoner who suffered from cancer, has died in Shamir Medical Center.

Daqqa was from Baqa al-Gharbiyye, a predominantly Palestinian city near the Green Line in Israel.

The father of one had served 38 years in Israeli prisons, the commission said.

His daughter, Milad, was conceived via semen smuggled from prison, it added.

Top UN court to hold hearings in case accusing Germany of facilitating Israel’s war

The United Nations’ top court in The Hague is hearing a case on Monday that seeks an end to German military aid and other support to Israel.

Nicaragua says that Berlin is “facilitating” acts of genocide and breaches of international law in Gaza, where Israel’s war has killed more than 33,000 Palestinians.

While the case brought by Nicaragua centres on Germany, which provides a reported 30 percent of the Israeli military’s weapons, it indirectly takes aim at Israel’s onslaught on Gaza.

Germany’s foreign ministry spokesperson said Berlin rejects Nicaragua’s accusations and has not breached either the Genocide Convention or international humanitarian law.

Which Israeli troops will remain stationed in Gaza?

Israel’s 98th Division, comprised of paratroopers from the army and the reserves, has pulled out of Gaza’s Khan Younis area after entering the enclave around four months ago to lead the ground offensive in the south of the Palestinian territory.

The Israeli military said a “significant force led by the 162nd division and the Nahal brigade continues to operate in the Gaza Strip”.

The 162nd Division, also known as the “Steel Formation”, is part of Israel’s Southern Command and is made up of several brigades, including the Nahal Brigade.

The Nahal Brigade is composed of four battalions, including a reconnaissance battalion.

An Israeli brigade is typically made up of a few thousand soldiers.

The Nahal Brigade is tasked with securing the so-called Netzarim Corridor, a recently constructed 6.5km (4-mile) wide passage running from the Mediterranean Sea to the border with Israel and dividing Gaza’s northern and southern territories.

With the corridor secured, it is still possible for Israeli troops from other divisions to enter the Strip to carry out raids.

The Times of Israel newspaper reported that the military believed, based on intelligence, that raids would be a more effective method of military operation at this stage of the war.

The ‘end of the beginning’ for Netanyahu
Marwan Bishara
Al Jazeera's senior political analyst

I’ve been arguing for a while that for US President Biden, this is the beginning of the end of this war. Six months later, too long, it needs to wind down. It’s the beginning of the end.

For Netanyahu, it’s still the end of the beginning. This is the stage where the destruction has taken place, the annihilation of much of Gaza and a lot of its population.

Then there is the attack, which now Israel talks about, of turning the defensive into an offensive in Lebanon.

So, for Netanyahu and his government, this is just the end of the beginning, and hence, we’re going to see a lot of movements back and forth.

For the time being, it’s clear that, for Netanyahu, there’s a gathering of the storm, even the perfect storm, over his government in terms of the attack on international aid, in terms of the Iranians vowing revenge, in terms of domestic pressure, in terms of huge American momentum towards pressure, in terms of world fatigue with Israel, in terms of resistance in Gaza.

US military says it destroyed missile system in Houthi-controlled territory

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) says it destroyed a mobile surface-to-air missile system in a Houthi-controlled territory of Yemen on Saturday.

US forces also shot down one unmanned aerial vehicle over the Red Sea, its statement said, adding that a coalition vessel also detected, engaged and destroyed one inbound antiship missile. No injuries or damage were reported.

Earlier, we reported that Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed to have launched rockets and drones targeting a British ship and two Israeli vessels heading to Israeli ports. A Houthi military spokesman also said a number of US frigates in the Red Sea were also hit during the last 72 hours.

The Houthis say they are targeting Israel-linked ships as a response to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and the international community’s failure to put an end to it.

Deaths of Gaza children ‘stain on all of humanity’: WHO chief

The World Health Organization’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said, “The deaths and grievous injuries of thousands of children in Gaza will remain a stain on all of humanity.”

“This assault on present and future generations must end. The denial of basic needs – food, fuel, sanitation, shelter, security and healthcare – is inhumane and intolerable,” he said in a post on X.

The WHO chief also said that the Hamas October 7 attack “does not justify the horrific ongoing bombardment, siege and health system demolition by Israel in Gaza, killing, injuring and starving hundreds of thousands of civilians, including aid workers”.

Iran’s top diplomat meets Houthi official in Oman’s capital

During his visit to Muscat, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, has met with spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam, who is also the chief Houthi negotiator in peace talks over the country’s decade-old civil war, according to an Iranian foreign ministry statement on X.

Amir-Abdollahian travelled to Oman on Sunday on the first leg of a regional tour, the ministry said, almost a week after an Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

The two officials denounced the deadly attack on the embassy and accused the United States and United Kingdom of complicity.

Residents return to devastated Khan Younis after Israeli withdrawal

Khan Younis residents, who rushed back to their city after Israeli forces relocated from southern Gaza, found a wasteland of destruction and rubble, according to a Reuters news agency report.

The city has come under intense Israeli bombardment in recent months.

Much of Khan Younis had been destroyed, many buildings have been bombed, and there are overturned cars stuck in the mud near craters left by missiles. Damaged hospital beds were seen on one street.

“It is a shock, a shock. What happened was not small … while coming on the way in the car, I saw things. The destruction is unbearable,” said Mohammed Abou Diab, who was among those who returned to his old neighbourhood.

Israel claims strike on compound belonging to Hezbollah’s Radwan Force

The Israeli military says it hit a compound belonging to Hezbollah’s elite Radwan Force in southern Lebanon.

In a situational update on Telegram, the army said its fighters hit a “military compound which contained seven military structures” belonging to the forces in the area of Khiam.

It added that it “struck a military command centre belonging to Hezbollah in the area of Toura”.

The army added that several rockets were fired towards the Golan Heights from southern Lebanon, which was responded to with strikes on the areas of Kawkaba and Meiss el-Jabal.

Israel may have started a forever war in Gaza

After six months of relentless attacks on Gaza, Israel remains no closer to a victory than it has been at any point since October of last year.

Whether it has plans for the enclave beyond the fighting remains unknown, while more than 33,000 people, the majority women and children, lie dead.

Yemen’s Houthis launch rockets on Western ships in Red Sea

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim to have launched rockets and drones targeting a British ship and two Israeli vessels heading to Israeli ports.

A number of US frigates in the Red Sea were also hit, according to a televised statement by Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree, who said the attacks occurred during the last 72 hours.

Why is Israel reducing troop numbers in southern Gaza?

The Israeli military says it’s withdrawing more ground troops from the southern Gaza Strip, leaving just one brigade there six months after the start of its bloody offensive.

The military has been reducing numbers in Gaza since the start of the year to relieve reservists and under growing pressure from its ally Washington to improve the humanitarian situation. It did not give details on its reasons for withdrawing soldiers or the numbers involved.

It is unclear whether the withdrawal would delay a long-threatened incursion into the southern Gaza city of Rafah, which Prime Minister Netanyahu says is needed to “eliminate” Hamas.

About 1.5 million displaced Palestinians are sheltering in Rafah, and critics say a ground invasion would be “catastrophic”.

Israel is also on high alert for a possible retaliatory attack from Iran, in reaction to the killing of Iranian generals on April 1, and has called up reservists.

Hezbollah, Israel continue to intensify cross-border attacks
Ali Hashem
Reporting from Naqoura, southern Lebanon

The rules of engagement are being updated every moment with Israel now attacking the Bekaa Valley and this is not the first time Israel has set a new equation.

Whereas any aerial target is being hit, the Bekaa will be targeted in retaliation, the military says. Hezbollah is establishing another rule of engagement: Anytime Bekaa is hit, the Golan Heights is targeted.

And now we’re seeing Israel taking the war deeper into Lebanon vertically, whereas Hezbollah is expanding the front horizontally.

40 rockets launched from Lebanon towards Golan Heights

The rocket launches come after a tense night that saw Israel attack targets in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon.

The Israeli military said the attack was in response to the shooting down of an advanced Israeli drone in Lebanese airspace.

Hezbollah also announced its fighters downed a Hermes 900 drone.

Israeli embassies ‘no longer safe’: Iranian official

Yahya Rahim Safavi, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says none of Israel’s embassies are safe any more, the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reports.

He added Tehran viewed confrontation with Israel as a “legitimate and legal right”. Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency published a graphic it said showcased nine different types of Iranian missiles capable of hitting Israel.

Safavi’s comments come as Israel is on high alert following a suspected Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate last week in the Syrian capital, Damascus, which killed seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, including two top generals.

Tehran has vowed to take revenge. Israel’s defence minister said earlier the country is ready to handle any scenario that may develop with its arch foe Iran.

Israeli opposition leader in US to meet senior Biden officials

Yair Lapid is expected to meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and other officials later on Sunday in Washington, DC.

During his visit, Lapid will also talk to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who last month called for a snap election in Israel to give voters a chance to get rid of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he described as one of the “major obstacles” to peace.

Speaking to Channel 12 news on Saturday, Lapid blamed Netanyahu for what he called a “collapse” in relations with Washington and said it was questionable if the ties could even be fully repaired by future governments.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/7/israels-war-on-gaza-live-protests-call-for-ceasefire-ahead-of-cairo-talks
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UK sends Royal Navy ship to set up new maritime aid corridor

The multinational effort, involving the US, Cyprus and other partners, will develop a temporary pier off the coast of Gaza, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron says.

Cameron also pledged 9.7 million pounds ($12.3m) for equipment and logistical expertise to help set up the maritime corridor from Cyprus to Gaza, his office said.

The initiative will see aid prescreened in Cyprus and delivered directly to Gaza, through the new US-built pier being constructed off the coast, or via Ashdod Port after Israel agreed to open it.

Critics say air-and-sea deliveries will not make up for a shortage of supply routes on land that Israel continues to block.

Intense fighting under way in southern Khan Younis city
Hani Mahmoud
Reporting from Rafah, southern Gaza

A statement released by Hamas’s military wing says its fighters ambushed three Israeli tanks in az-Zanna area, in the east of Khan Younis city.

The district has been under heavy bombardment and artillery shelling for the past month. People who managed to get there and inspect it report about 95 percent of residential buildings, infrastructure, and public facilities have been – not partially or severely – but completely destroyed.

The Qassam Brigades says it killed nine soldiers there and four more in a separate attack. The Israeli army issued a statement saying four of its soldiers were killed in Gaza on Saturday.

The Israeli military is operating in the western part of Khan Younis, specifically in al-Amal neighbourhood and within al-Amal Hospital where extreme fighting is ongoing.

Civil defence crews and witnesses say civilians are trapped in the area.

Anger against Israel government intensifies with 100,000 in protests

Tens of thousands of Israelis, including opposition leader Yair Lapid, protested against the Netanyahu government in Tel Aviv and other cities demanding “elections now”.

“They will not deter us, nor will they force us to stop protests until all the kidnapped people return and this terrible government falls,” said Lapid.

People chanted “Police, police who exactly are you guarding?” and “Ben-Gvir is a terrorist”, referring to Israel’s minister of national security, the Haaretz newspaper reported.

Organisers of the antigovernment protests in Tel Aviv say that 100,000 people participated in the demonstrations, according to the Israeli media.

New missile strike near vessel off Yemen’s Aden, no damage

A missile landed near a vessel in the Gulf of Aden but there was no damage to the ship or injuries to crew. The attack occurred 110km (59 nautical miles) southwest of the Yemeni port of Aden, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency says.

“The master of the vessel reports a missile impacted the water in close proximity to the vessel’s port quarter,” UKMTO said in an advisory note.

It didn’t say who fired the missile or give further details. The Houthi militia has staged months of attacks in the Red Sea region in support of Palestinians during Israel’s war on Gaza.

The attacks have disrupted global shipping, forcing firms to reroute to longer and more expensive journeys around Southern Africa. In response, the US and the UK have launched strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen.

Scrounging for leaves in Gaza to keep children alive

In Jabalia, a refugee camp near Gaza City, families scour the rubble for mallow leaves to make a thin broth to break the daily Ramadan fast.

Wael Attar, a father of young girls, says his children constantly ask for real food, but there’s none to be found.

“Life has become miserable. They tell me, ‘Father, you are feeding us mallow, mallow, mallow every day. We want to eat fish, chicken, canned food. We are craving eggs, or anything,'” said Attar.

The family shelters in a school as part of the 1.7 million people displaced in Gaza. The UN and aid partners warn of “imminent famine” for 1.1 million people or half the population.

Reusing scalpels, operating with no anaesthesia: A doctor’s diary

In Gaza today, scalpels have to be reused in surgeries, but they’ve become too blunt to do what they are supposed to do.

Medics often carry out surgical procedures without painkillers. Nearly all patients suffer from malnutrition so their wounds don’t heal.

Hundreds march in West Bank to protest against Israel’s killing of Palestinian man

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Yabad in the occupied West Bank to protest against Israel’s killing of Asaad Issam Amr al-Qaniri, according to the Wafa news agency.

Al-Qaniri was killed in an Israeli raid on his house on Thursday.

The march ended with a memorial for al-Qaniri, where speakers denounced Israeli crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, Wafa said.

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US Congressman hits back at criticism over his focus on Gaza

US Congressman Jamaal Bowman has hit back at criticism that he is neglecting issues in his district to focus on the war in Gaza.

In an interview with MSNBC aired on Sunday, Bowman, who represents New York’s 16th congressional district in the House of Representatives, said that “every accusation is a confession”.

“My district doesn’t want bombs and weapons and billions to be sent to Israel to kill babies,” Bowman said.

“My district wants to have money to be sent to our district so people can afford housing and childcare and utilities, and have better paying jobs for food and [to] take a vacation. We want peace and we want investments in the American economy and in the American people, particularly those Black, brown, marginalised and left behind. That’s what my district wants.”

Incoming Irish prime minister says Irish people ‘repulsed’ by Netanyahu’s actions

Ireland’s incoming Prime Minister Simon Harris has delivered a clear message to Israel’s Netanyahu, calling for a ceasefire and for aid to “flow safely”.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Irish people could not be clearer. We are repulsed by your actions,” Harris said in a speech at Gael Ard Fheis University in Galway.

“Anyone who can countenance deliberate starvation has lost their humanity,” Harris added, noting that famine is a “spectre no Irish person can bear”.

Harris, the new leader of the governing Fine Gael party, will be Ireland’s youngest prime minister after the recent unexpected resignation of Leo Varadkar.

Israeli forces beat worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque: Wafa

Israeli forces raided the Bab al-Rahma prayer hall in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, beating worshippers and arresting two of them, the Wafa news agency is reporting quoting witnesses.

Tensions have been running high at the site as Israeli authorities have denied entry to the mosque to the vast majority of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank during Ramadan.

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>Israel may have started a forever war in Gaza
>After six months of relentless attacks on Gaza, Israel remains no closer to a victory than it has been at any point since October of last year.
>Whether it has plans for the enclave beyond the fighting remains unknown, while more than 33,000 people, the majority women and children, lie dead.
Profitable genocide.
Hell on earth.

What are the IDF casualty rates ? are they gonna run out of Waffen-SS with Zionist characteristics before they genocided all the Palestinians ?
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Palestine’s full UN membership bid ‘moving forward’
Gabriel Elizondo
Reporting from New York

We are hearing that Palestine’s application for UN membership is moving forward.

The Security Council president for this month, the ambassador from Malta, said that behind closed doors, the Security Council has decided on a couple of key things, and these are important.

Number one is that they will refer this case, or Palestine’s application, to what’s called the membership committee of the Security Council. That membership committee is made up of the current 15 members, and we’re told the first meeting of the committee could happen as early as this afternoon.

We’re also told that out of that meeting, they also decided that they will expedite this application, meaning that they expect to deal with this entire process in the Security Council in the month of April.

We’ve just heard from the Russian ambassador to the UN. He was asked about this, and he said: “We expect this to be a matter of days, if not just weeks, but not months.”

Israel Bonds should register as a foreign agent, rights group says

The US-based underwriter of debt securities issued by Israel should register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) says.

The group said Israel Bonds is fully controlled by the Israeli government, its directors are political appointees of the Israeli government and it acts to advance the political interests of the Israeli government, all of which require it to register under FARA.

“The Justice Department has been sitting on very clear and convincing evidence that Israel Bonds is acting as a foreign agent for Israel while failing to register under FARA,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of DAWN, who submitted a referral to the Department of Justice’s FARA Unit.

“Meanwhile, Israel Bonds is raising untraceable funds that it can’t prevent from flowing to the extremist, violent settlements on which the Biden administration has imposed financial sanctions.”

Israel buying 40,000 tents for Rafah evacuation: Report

An Israeli official has told The Associated Press that Israel is buying 40,000 tents to prepare for the evacuation of Palestinians from Rafah.

The Israeli official, speaking to the news agency on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorised to speak to the media, said the tents were part of preparations for an anticipated operation in the southern Gaza city.

Israel has previously said it has a plan to evacuate civilians ahead of its Rafah offensive, and the Defence Ministry published a tender seeking a supplier of tents earlier in the day.

Israel claims Rafah is Hamas’s last stronghold and says it will send ground troops into the city.

But the international community, including the US, opposes the offensive, saying it would be disastrous for the more than one million displaced Palestinian civilians sheltering there.

Gaza: Gas rich, but in ruins

As the world watches Israel’s military onslaught on the Gaza Strip, there is one development that has received close to zero attention: Israel’s granting of 12 new licences for gas exploration.

Palestinians say much of it falls within their maritime borders, under international law.

Al Jazeera’s Pinch Point examines the growing interest in Palestine’s gas.

Foreign Press Association pushes Israel for immediate access to Gaza

The association for foreign correspondents covering Israel and Palestine is “alarmed” that six months into the war on Gaza, Israeli authorities have yet to allow international journalists into the besieged coastal enclave independently.

The lack of access raises “questions about what Israel does not want international journalists to see”, the association said in a statement.

56 bodies found in Khan Younis after Israeli withdrawal

Ambulance workers have recovered at least 56 bodies from Khan Younis after Israeli forces withdrew from the southern Gaza city, our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic are reporting.

The city, which had been subject to months of intense Israeli bombardments and fighting, still has the smell of death in the air as bodies are dug out of the rubble, returning residents told the Agence France-Presse news agency.

Iranian foreign minister opens new Damascus consulate after deadly attack

Hossein Amirabdollahian has inaugurated the new consular section in the Syrian capital in the presence of his Syrian counterpart, Faisal Mekdad, whom he met earlier in the day, the state news agency SANA reports.

This comes a week after a deadly attack that Iran blamed on Israel destroyed the former premises, causing regional tensions to skyrocket at a time when they were already high because of Israel’s war on Gaza.

Tehran, a key Damascus ally, has promised to avenge the air strike on the Iranian embassy’s consular section, which killed seven Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members, including two generals.

Jordanians keep up rallies in support of Palestinians in Gaza

Jordanian protesters have taken to Amman’s streets nightly by the thousands during Ramadan, transforming the normally festive Muslim month into a solemn show of solidarity with Palestinians in war-battered Gaza, according to the AFP news agency.

Jordan, where about half of the population is of Palestinian origin, has seen numerous demonstrations in support of Gaza since October 7.

The rallies near the Israeli embassy in the capital Amman have drawn between 3,000 and 5,000 protesters every day, beginning after night prayers at about 10pm (19:00 GMT).

More demonstrations, many of them following Friday prayers, have been held in other cities.

Protests began in Jordan, which neighbours Israel and the occupied West Bank, in October. But they have seen a significant spike during Ramadan.

In the capital, demonstrators have been gathering near Al-Kalouti mosque, a short distance from the Israeli embassy, sometimes staying out until dawn before resuming their daily fast.

More Americans think Israel has gone too far in Gaza: Poll

According to the latest Chicago Council on Global Affairs-Ipsos poll, slightly more Americans think Israel has gone too far and its military actions in Gaza are not justified (32 percent) than think Israel is justified in defending its interests (27 percent).

The poll also found that four in 10 Americans say the US should exert diplomatic pressure (14 percent) on Israel or restrict military aid (26 percent), but 23 percent say the US should not pressure Israel at all.

The survey shows that three in 10 Americans view Netanyahu very or somewhat favourably (30 percent). This share has declined since September, especially among Democrats (from 24 to 17 percent) and independents (from 35 to 23 percent).

EU’s Red Sea navy mission commander eyes more ships to repel Houthi attacks

Vasilios Gryparis, the commander of a European Union naval mission in the Red Sea – dubbed Aspides, from the Greek for “shield” – wants to significantly increase its size to better defend against attacks by Houthi rebels.

Just four warships are currently patrolling an area twice the size of the 27-nation bloc.

Gryparis said that “to cross the high-risk area takes almost two days”, adding that the zone “has seen multiple attacks in the past months”.

Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a campaign of drone and missile attacks on shipping in the Red Sea in November last year in support of Palestinians in Gaza.

Cyprus, Lebanon discuss Syrian refugee influx due to Israeli war on Gaza

In talks with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides, who is visiting Beirut, has pushed Lebanon to stem boat departures of Syrian refugees for the Mediterranean island nation.

Cyprus says the Israeli war on Gaza, which has triggered a flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border, has weakened Lebanon’s efforts to monitor its territorial waters and prevent refugee vessel departures.

“A very constructive discussion took place [between Mikati and Christodoulides] during which the cooperation of the two countries with the substantial assistance of the European Commission was agreed upon,” said a statement from Cypriot government spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis.

It did not detail the specifics of the agreement or the assistance.

Cyprus is the European Union’s easternmost member, located less than 200km (125 miles) from the coast of Lebanon and neighbouring Syria.

‘Not too much’ to ask Germany to refrain from aiding Israel
Marwan Bishara
Al Jazeera's senior political analyst

Much of the arguments we’ve heard today from Nicaragua at their very core resemble very much the arguments that we’ve heard from South Africa. Of course, here Germany is not being involved in but complicit in.

So I think if indeed the court is going to look at both Israel and Germany in the same way, I think it’s not too much to ask Germany to refrain from exacerbating or escalating a plausible genocide because there is no doubt.

We didn’t need Nicaragua to know that Germany is the third largest exporter of arms to Israel – over half a billion dollars a year.

Germany is a huge financial and economic partner of Israel.

The Germans, specifically in this government, have really made it clear that their support for Israel is unconditional regardless of how many tens of thousands have died or been injured in Gaza.

Israeli military claims attack on Hezbollah site in southern Lebanon

In a statement on Telegram, the Israeli military has claimed to have carried out an air raid on “Hezbollah military infrastructure” near the Lebanese town of Khiam, about 6km (3.7 miles) from the Israeli border, after it spotted one of the group’s “operatives” there.

The strike comes after Israel’s military reported earlier today that it killed three Hezbollah fighters, including commander Ali Ahmad Hussein, in an overnight air strike in the area of as-Sultaniyah in southern Lebanon.

More from Tess Duncan: UNICEF committed to staying in Gaza

After the Israeli attack on the World Central Kitchen aid convoy on April 1, UNICEF and other UN agencies suspended their operations in Gaza for 48 hours, but it is now back to “full operations”, Duncan tells Al Jazeera.

“We’ve been here in Gaza for decades, and we’re not going anywhere,” she said from Rafah. “We’re going to stay here during the fighting, stay here as the guns fall silent and then help the children of Gaza to rebuild once there finally is peace.”

“But, of course, we can’t do that if it’s not safe,” she added, “so we need safety assurances from Israel that if we go on a mission, we’re not going to be killed.”

While the entry into Gaza of more aid convoys is “good news”, Duncan said, there are still serious challenges to transporting such aid to those most in need due to ongoing violence, collapsed infrastructure, travel restrictions and a shortage of fuel and vehicles.

“The obstacles are many, but we’re still doing our best in these really difficult circumstances to bring food and water and medicine and nutrition treatments to the vulnerable that need it,” she said.

Nicaragua’s case ‘has a great relevance not just for Gaza’

Raymond Murphy, a human rights lawyer and professor of law at the University of Galway, has told Al Jazeera from the Republic of Ireland that Nicaragua’s case against Germany is “a very important case”.

“The case has great relevance not just for Gaza but also for all the states that manufacture weapons and supply states and other parties with weapons that are ultimately used to commit violations of international law, of humanitarian law, the convention against genocide and a whole host of other international measures that seek to protect civilian and other vulnerable groups,” Murphy said.

Israel’s Shin Bet makes arrest over threat to assassinate Netanyahu: Report

A resident of central Israel has been arrested by Israel’s Shin Bet security service and a cybercrime police force for threatening to kill Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israel’s Arutz Sheva media, citing the Israeli police.

The suspect took to the messaging app Telegram to post the “incitement”, according to the report, which did not specify the content of the post.

Last week, Israel’s Shin Bet also said it had thwarted a plot by a cell – made up of seven Arab Israelis and four Palestinians in the occupied West Bank – to assassinate Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, as well as wage other attacks on Israeli territory and Israeli settlements.

Israel’s budget deficit jumps to 6.2 percent of GDP

Israel’s budget deficit grew to 15 billion shekels ($4bn) in March – equivalent to 6.2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) – according to its finance ministry, as the country continues to shell out billions of dollars for its war on Gaza.

The deficit has been steadily climbing in 2024, hitting its latest figure of 6.2 percent in March compared to 5.6 percent in February and 4.8 percent in January.

Since October 7, Israel has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the war each day, with the Bank of Israel estimating war-related costs for 2023 to 2025 could run Israel some $55.6bn.

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan call on Israel to halt its war on Gaza

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have demanded that Israel end its military operations in Gaza and seek a peaceful solution to the conflict in line with United Nations resolutions.

The two countries made the demands in a joint statement after a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Mecca.

The two sides called for international efforts “to halt Israeli military operations in Gaza, mitigate humanitarian impact and … pressure Israel to cease hostilities, adhere to international law, and facilitate unhindered humanitarian aid access to Gaza”, according to the statement.

They also discussed the need for a peace process in accordance with UN resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative “aimed at finding a just and comprehensive solution for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital”.

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Palestinian lawyer from Gaza builds Israel genocide case in Italy

Piles of court documents in English and Arabic filled the desk and covered the floor of Triestino Mariniello’s home office for much of March in Messina, a city in southern Italy overlooking Mediterranean waters on one side and the smoking Etna volcano on the other.

Here, far from the war, a team of lawyers from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCGR) in Gaza, to which Mariniello belongs, worked last month on their attempt to prosecute Israel for genocide.

“We thought it was a good way to try and be more productive in a place where you can actually detach yourself from the constant horrors, even though that may seem impossible these days,” Mariniello told Al Jazeera.

“We also considered this as an opportunity for our colleague from Gaza to catch a breath after what he’s been going through.”

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Gaza death toll at 33,207 with 75,933 wounded since October

Gaza’s Health Ministry reports 33,207 Palestinians have been killed and 75,933 wounded since Israel launched its war in October.

The toll includes at least 38 deaths over the past 24 hours, a ministry statement said.

An estimated 7,000 bodies remain buried under the debris of bombed-out buildings in the besieged territory. Most of the dead are women and children.

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Iran’s supreme leader rules out sending ‘volunteers’ to Palestinian territory

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the deployment of “volunteers” to the occupied Palestinian territory is not possible, in an indication Tehran is not seeking direct ground involvement in the war on Gaza.

Footage on Khamenei’s official website showed him making the remarks on Sunday during a meeting with students.

“Rest assured that if it was possible to send young men to Palestine, it would have been done before you say it,” Khamenei said.

His comments were reportedly in response to a question by one of the students. Many Iranian hardliners have routinely said they are ready to go to help Palestinians in Gaza in their fight against Israel.

Iranian leaders including Khamenei have vowed retaliation for an attack last week that killed two Iranian generals and their military delegation in Syria. Israel has been girding for an Iranian response to the strike, without directly acknowledging its involvement in it.

Israel’s message: ‘Don’t feed the Palestinians’
Andrew Mitrovica

To understand why seven aid workers were killed by Israel earlier last week in Gaza only requires a short-term memory.

Their deaths were not a “tragic event … that happens in war”, as Netanyahu claimed in a statement meant to blunt the “outrage” over the killings.

No, the seven souls, employed by World Central Kitchen travelling in a convoy in Deir el-Balah after unloading 100 tonnes of food aid at its central Gaza warehouse, were casualties of a directive issued by Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on October 9.

EU Red Sea mission has repelled 11 attacks

The European Union’s naval mission in the Red Sea has repelled attacks on 11 civilian ships since it was launched in late February, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says.

“In less than two months since the operation was launched, the operation has escorted 68 vessels and has repelled 11 attacks,” Borrell told journalists.

Greek commander Vasileios Gryparis said that included shooting down nine aerial drones, one seaborne drone, and four antiship ballistic missiles.

Yemen’s Houthi attacks have roiled shipping in the Red Sea, forcing some companies to take alternative routes, including a two-week detour around the tip of Southern Africa.

Ben-Gvir threatens to withdraw support unless Israel attacks Rafah

Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir warned Netanyahu if he decides to end the war on Gaza without “an extensive attack on Rafah” to defeat the Palestinian group Hamas “he will not have a mandate to continue serving as prime minister”.

The far-right minister is a key member of the Netanyahu-led coalition government. Without the support of Ben-Gvir’s party, the prime minister would lose the majority in the Knesset.

Ben-Gvir’s comment came on X after renewed negotiations for a potential ceasefire and the release of captives in Cairo. There are conflicting reports on how the talks went. Some sources said progress was made, while a Hamas official told Al Jazeera and the Reuters news agency the gap between the warring sides is still wide.

What advanced US weapons systems does Israel get?

Calls continue to grow for the US to stop giving Israel weapons for its relentless attack on Gaza. The US provides an estimated $3.8bn annually in such assistance. Here is what advanced weaponry is transferred:

Israel is the first international operator of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, considered the most advanced fighter jet ever made. Israel is in the process of buying 75 F-35s and – as of last year – had taken delivery of 36, paying for them with US assistance.
The US has also helped Israel develop and arm its Iron Dome short-range rocket defence system, developed after the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon-based Hezbollah. The US has repeatedly sent Israel hundreds of millions of dollars to help replenish its interceptor missiles.
Washington has also helped fund the development of Israel’s “David’s Sling” system, designed to shoot down rockets fired from 100km to 200km (62-124 miles) away.

With UNRWA still blocked, aid groups ask who will deliver aid to north Gaza

Sean Carroll, the president and CEO of Anera, the American Near East Refugee Aid organisation, has told Al Jazeera that the aid group is still “extremely nervous” about resuming aid deliveries to the north of the Gaza Strip.

“We’re not satisfied with the findings of the investigation on the World Central Kitchen killings,” Carroll said, adding that the organisation wants to “see the evidence” of Israel’s claims the strikes were a mistake.

“World Central Kitchen, Anera and at least two other international NGOs have paused our work until we get more assurances that humanitarian aid workers are welcome,” said Carroll.

Carroll welcomed the news that aid trucks had entered the Gaza Strip but said “the real issue is who’s going to deliver it”.

“UNRWA is blocked,” said Carroll, noting that Israel still won’t allow the UN agency, which is the largest humanitarian provider in the Gaza Strip, to reach the north.

PRCS says nurse found dead two weeks after Israeli raid on Al-Amal Hospital
The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has said that nurse Mohammed Abed’s body was found two weeks after Israeli forces fired at him during the evacuation of Al-Amal Hospital.

“Since then, his fate remained unknown, as the ambulance crew was prevented from transporting him,” the PRCS said in a post on social media.

“His decomposed body was found today, identified through the uniform of the Palestine Red Crescent Society, which was supposed to provide him with protection,” the PRCS added.

The PRCS said Abed’s dedication to his work as a nurse meant he continued to help patients while the hospital remained under siege for 43 days.

The number of PRCS staff killed by Israeli forces in Gaza while performing their humanitarian duties has now risen to 16, the organisation added.

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German civil servants demand ‘immediate’ end to Israeli arms supplies
James Jackson

About 600 German civil servants have written to Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other senior ministers calling on the government to “cease arm deliveries to the Israeli government with immediate effect”.

The civil servants sent the statement via email to ministries last week with the disclaimer that “due to the sensitive content and the excessive state repression that criticism in this area is met with, we want to remain anonymous”.

In 2023, Germany approved arms exports to Israel worth 326.5 million euros ($354m), a tenfold increase compared with the previous year. Researchers also found 99 percent of Israel’s arms come from the United States and Germany, with the latter being the second-biggest supplier.

The letter comes as Germany faces the International Court of Justice today in a case brought by Nicaragua over Germany’s support for Israel’s war on Gaza.

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>>480295
>Israel’s message: ‘Don’t feed the Palestinians’
>Their deaths were not a “tragic event … that happens in war”, as Netanyahu claimed in a statement meant to blunt the “outrage” over the killings.
>No, the seven souls, employed by World Central Kitchen travelling in a convoy in Deir el-Balah after unloading 100 tonnes of food aid at its central Gaza warehouse, were casualties of a directive issued by Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on October 9.

Seems more like the message they send said the Zionist regime has to be disarmed to preserve the safety of food aid workers.
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Israeli forces attack Syrian army positions overnight

Israeli warplanes targeted military posts and infrastructure of the Syrian army in the Mahaja area overnight.

The military also attacked the Syrian army in the south of the country.

The strikes were in response to a launch detected from Syrian territory towards the Yonatan area in the occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli army said, adding there were no casualties.

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In other news, Blinken is still a psychopath:

More from Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reiterated that his team is working around the clock on securing the return of the captives in Gaza. “We’re working closely with Qatar, Egypt and Israel,” he said.

“We have an offer on the table to Hamas that is very serious and should be accepted. Hamas could move forward with this immediately and get a ceasefire that would benefit people throughout Gaza.”

“It has an opportunity now to agree to the proposal on the ceasefire and on hostages. The ball is in Hamas’s court. The world is watching to see what it does.”

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==Iran commander says Israeli presence in UAE a threat=

Iran’s semi-official Student News Agency has published comments by a senior commander in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) opposing Israel’s presence in the United Arab Emirates.

“We know that the Zionists [Israelis] were not brought to the UAE for economic purposes but rather for security and military work. This is a threat to us and should not happen,” IRGC Navy Commander Alireza Tangsiri was quoted as saying.

The UAE was the first Gulf country to normalise relations with Israel in 2020, breaking with decades of Arab policy towards the Palestinian cause.

Iran has threatened to retaliate for suspected Israeli air raids on its consulate in Damascus last week that killed seven IRGC officers, stoking tensions between the enemies already simmering over the Israeli war on Gaza.

Tangsiri said the Gulf region and the Gulf of Oman outside the Strait of Hormuz, through which a major amount of the world’s seaborne oil passes, were no places for Israel but did not indicate whether Iran was considering any action in the region over the Israeli presence.

“We do not get hit without striking back, but we are also not hasty in our retaliation,” Tangsiri said, a few days after a senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader warned that Israeli embassies were no longer safe.

Spanish PM to lobby EU partners to recognise Palestinian state

Pedro Sanchez will meet several of his European Union counterparts over the next week to try to garner support for the recognition of a Palestinian state, the government has said.

Sanchez’s agenda includes meetings with the prime ministers of Norway, Ireland, Portugal, Slovenia and Belgium focusing on the EU’s position regarding the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, government spokesperson Pilar Alegria told reporters.

“We want to stop the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and help kickstart a political peace process leading to the realisation of the two-state solution as early as possible,” Alegria said.

Sanchez has previously said he expects Spain to extend recognition by July and that he believes there would soon be a “critical mass” within the EU to push several members to adopt the same position.

Spain, Ireland, Malta and Slovenia announced last month they would jointly work towards recognition of a Palestinian state.

Australia hints at formally recognising Palestinian state

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has said such a move could restart the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis and undermine “extremism” in the Middle East.

“Recognising a Palestinian state – one that can only exist side by side with a secure Israel – doesn’t just offer the Palestinian people an opportunity to realise their aspirations”, she told a crowd in Canberra, according to AFP.

“It also strengthens the forces for peace, and undermines extremism. It undermines Hamas, Iran and Iran’s other destructive proxies in the region,” Wong said.

“The failures of this approach by all parties over decades – as well as the Netanyahu government’s refusal to even engage on the question of a Palestinian state – have caused widespread frustration.”

Her comments come after a number of countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Slovenia and Spain have also floated the idea of recognising a Palestinian state.

153 killed, 60 injured in Gaza in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

The casualties bring the total number of people killed in Gaza since October 7 to 33,360, with 75,993 wounded, according to the ministry.

At least 7,000 additional people are missing, presumed buried under the debris after six months of Israeli bombing. The death toll includes more than 14,500 children and 9,560 women.

Archbishop of Canterbury expresses concern for Palestinian woman taken by Israeli forces

Justin Welby has said he was “shocked and deeply concerned” by the news that Layan Nasir, a 23-year-old Palestinian Christian woman, has been detained by Israeli forces and that her family has not been informed of her whereabouts.

“Together with our Palestinian Christian brothers and sisters, I pray for Layan and her family – and for the congregation of St Peter’s Anglican Church in the occupied West Bank. Please pray for Layan’s safety and swift release,” he said in a post on X.

Nasir, a member of St Peter’s church in Birzeit, was taken by Israeli troops on Saturday. Her family said they were not given a reason for her detention nor were they told where she is being held.

https://twitter.com/JustinWelby/status/1777714061410472181

Israel deploys C-Dome defence system for the first time

Israel for the first time deployed its ship-mounted defence system, called the C-Dome, against a “suspicious” target that entered the country’s airspace near the southern city of Eilat.

The C-Dome is a naval version of the Iron Dome air defence system used to shield against rocket and missile attacks.

The Israeli military reported an alert on Monday night in the area of Eilat, which was targeted in February by intercepted ballistic missile fire from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, allies of the Palestinians.

“Following the sirens that sounded in the area of Eilat regarding the infiltration of a hostile aircraft … naval forces identified a suspicious aerial target crossing into Israeli territory,” the military said in a statement.

“The target was successfully intercepted by the ‘C-Dome’ naval defence system,” it said, adding no injuries or damage were reported.

US transfers captured weapons allegedly sent from Iran to the Houthis

The US says it sent captured weapons earmarked for Yemen’s Houthis to Ukraine’s military.

“The US government transferred over 5,000 AK-47s, machine guns, sniper rifles, RPG-7s and over 500,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition to the Ukrainian armed forces,” the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a post on X.

The munitions were being transferred from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the Houthis in violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2216, CENTCOM alleged.

“Iran’s support for armed groups threatens international and regional security, our forces, diplomatic personnel, and citizens in the region, as well as those of our partners,” it said. “We will continue to do whatever we can to shed light on and stop Iran’s destabilizing activities.”

The Houthis, who are backed by Iran, have been attacking Israel-linked ships in the Red Sea in recent months in a show of support for Palestinians in Gaza.

Activists calling for Israel arms embargo paint UK Labour Party office red

Video shows activists spraying red paint on the UK’s Labour Party headquarters in London in a protest calling for an arms embargo against Israel.

At least two people were arrested. Calls continue to grow for a halt to weapons transfers to Israel over its conduct during the six-month war on Gaza, which has killed more than 33,000 people.

Israel blocks more food trucks than other aid into Gaza: UN

Israel is restricting far more convoys carrying food aid into Gaza – where famine is looming – than convoys carrying other kinds of humanitarian relief, the UN says.

A spokesman for the United Nations’ humanitarian agency pointed to statistics from March showing it is much more difficult to get clearance for delivering food than other aid in the war-ravaged Palestinian territory.

“Food convoys that should be going particularly to the north, where 70 percent of people face famine conditions, are … three times more likely to be denied than any other humanitarian convoys with other kinds of material,” Jens Laerke told reporters in Geneva.

While Israel complains about UN distribution, “half of the convoys that we were trying to send to the north with food [in March] were denied by the very same Israeli authorities”, said Laerke.

“The obligation is on the warring parties, and in particular … on Israel as the occupying power of Gaza, to facilitate and ensure humanitarian access does not stop at the border.”

‘Biden, don’t trust him!’

Activists with the Israeli rights group Peace Now have unfurled a large banner emblazoned with those words in front of the former US embassy building in Tel Aviv.

Peace Now said it had a clear message to the US President Joe Biden: “Netanyahu cannot be trusted. Stand for peace!”

“The day after the war is already here, and only a comprehensive regional agreement, based on a two-state solution, will ensure security and a better future for Israelis, Palestinians and the region,” the group said in a post on X.

Cameron says UK position on arms sales to Israel ‘unchanged’

The UK foreign secretary, as he concludes his joint press conference with his US counterpart, says his country’s position on arms sales to Israel remains unchanged.

“The latest assessment leaves our position on export licences unchanged. This is consistent with the advice that I and other ministers have received,” David Cameron said.

“And as ever, we will keep the position under review.”

When asked for more detail by a reporter, Cameron refused to elaborate on what legal advice his government was given when assessing whether or not to restrict arms sales to Israel.

Last week, three former senior UK judges joined more than 600 members of the British legal profession in calling for the government to halt arms sales to Israel.

Britain supplied 42 million pounds ($53m) of arms to Israel in 2022.

Gaza solidarity march in occupied West Bank

Dozens of people have gathered to march in solidarity with Gaza in Ramallah, Wafa reports.

People marched in the streets of the city reciting chants denouncing Israeli “crimes and ongoing massacres” and called for an immediate end to the “genocide” in Gaza.

Organisers also called on people in other Palestinian cities to gather and rally in solidarity with people in Gaza on Tuesday, which marks the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

Since October 7, Israeli forces have made it increasingly difficult for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank to move about freely. Palestinian cities and villages have been cut off from one another, and people there have faced road closures, increased arrests, raids and an increase in settler attacks.

Hamas issues Eid al-Ftir message to Palestinians

In a statement ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Hamas congratulated Palestinians in Gaza for their strength and steadfastness as they mark six months of Israel’s assault on the enclave.

“We affirm that our people… in the West Bank, Jerusalem, in occupied [historic] Palestine, and in the displacement camps around the world, are standing in solidarity with us and our people in Gaza,” the group that governs the Strip said in a statement on Telegram.

“We congratulate the Arab and Islamic nations on the arrival of Eid al-Fitr,” it said, adding that it hoped genuine support would continue to grow for the Palestinian cause and for the objective of ending the Israeli occupation.

Moroccan sentenced to jail for criticising country’s ties to Israel

An activist who criticised Morocco’s decision to normalise relations with Israel has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Critics denounced the trial of Abdul Rahman Zankad as Morocco’s latest effort to target opponents of the government’s ties to Israel as the war on Gaza rages on.

A court found Zankad guilty of insulting a constitutional institution and incitement.

Tens of thousands of protesters across the political spectrum have taken to the streets in Morocco of late to denounce Israel and express support for Palestinians.

The protesters have routinely criticised Israel’s allies, including the United States, and chanted demands for the government to “overturn normalisation”.

Qassam Brigades announce mortar attacks on Israeli forces

On its official Telegram channel, the armed wing of Hamas says that it carried out two recent attacks on Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip.

In the first, it said it “destroyed” a gathering of Israeli army vehicles penetrating the outskirts of the Shujayea neighbourhood of Gaza City, in the strip’s north using 18 mortar shells.

In the second, the Qassam Brigades claim to have destroyed an Israeli army command headquarters and engineering group along the Netzarim axis, which separates the north of the Gaza Strip from the south.

On Sunday, the Israeli military said it had withdrawn its ground troops from the southern Gaza Strip, including Khan Younis, amid conflicting reports about the scale and duration of the disengagement.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/9/israels-war-on-gaza-live-rafah-threat-raises-questions-about-truce-talks
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>>480342
>The US says it sent captured weapons earmarked for Yemen’s Houthis to Ukraine’s military.
Supply for the Ukraine proxy war must be bad if they're nabbing Yemen's stuff

>“Iran’s support for armed groups threatens international and regional security, our forces, diplomatic personnel, and citizens in the region, as well as those of our partners,” it said.

Also

US’s support for armed Zionists threatens international and regional security, diplomatic personnel, and citizens in the region
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Congress cafeteria blocked by pro-Palestine protest

Christians for a Free Palestine protested at a Senate cafeteria in the US capital over Israel’s war on Gaza.

“We will not avert our eyes; Palestine will be free”, they sang.

“We are here to pray for the food of Gaza. Not bombs! Congress and their staff will not eat today until Gaza eats,” they also shouted in unison.

Israeli army claims attack on Haniyeh’s children in Gaza

Israeli army spokesperson Daniel Hagari says fighter jets attacked “three military operatives” in central Gaza, referring to a car carrying Haniyeh’s children, who were killed earlier today.

He identified the three as Amir, Hazem and Mohammad Haniyeh.

The Israeli army “confirms” that they are “the children of Ismail Haniyeh”, Hagari said.

At least three of Haniyeh’s grandchildren were also killed in the attack. Haniyeh told Al Jazeera earlier today they were visiting relatives for Eid at the Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza when they were targeted.

The past couple of hours have been very intense in the Gaza Strip

What we see on the ground now, despite the talks in Cairo and despite the Israeli military [withdrawal of some troops], there is an exponential surge of attacks across the Gaza Strip.

There’s been a surge in air strikes across the central area, eastern Khan Younis city, Wadi Gaza and also the northern part of the strip.

Particularly in the northwestern part of Gaza City, around the Shati refugee camp, where six people, the sons and grandsons of Hamas’s political leader Ismail Haniyeh, were in a vehicle on their way to visit – because it’s the first day of Eid – their relatives, when a drone fired at least two missiles that completely incinerated the vehicle.

Across the central area [of the Gaza Strip], more people have been transferred to Al-Aqsa Hospital who were critically injured by attacks on residential homes. The eastern part of Khan Younis is under almost nonstop constant artillery and shelling.

Yemen’s Houthis claim fresh attacks on Israeli, US ships

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have carried out “four military operations” against two ships they claim are Israeli, as well as two US ships, in the Red Sea.

The two Israeli vessels were the MSC Darwin, and the MSC Gina – both of which were targeted in the Gulf of Aden, a spokesperson for the group said in a video statement.

The two US ships that were targeted were also in the Gulf of Aden. These were a US-registered Maersk vessel, and another “American warship” that was targeted with a number of drones, the spokesperson said.

“The ships were targeted with a number of naval missiles and drones,” he said.

“The Yemeni armed forces will continue to carry out their moral and humanitarian duties towards the Palestinian people,” the spokesperson continued.

The attacks, he said, will “continue until the enemy [Israel] lifts the siege it imposed on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip”.

Protesters in Swedish Eurovision host city call for boycott of Israel

Protesters waving Palestinian flags and banners on Wednesday called for a boycott of Israel at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in the Swedish city of Malmo, which will host the event next month.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) organises Eurovision and bills the song contest as a non-political event.

However, in 2022, the EBU banned Russia from Eurovision after several European public broadcasters called for the country to be expelled following its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

The union said it suspended Russian broadcasters over “persistent breaches of membership obligations and the violation of public service values”.

The organisers’ decision to include Israeli broadcaster KAN has sparked protests from artists and ministers, but the EBU said in January that Eurovision was not a contest between governments and that KAN met all competition rules.

In February, more than a thousand Swedish music artists signed a petition calling for Israel to be excluded from this year’s contest.

Activists paint British MoD red in protest against arming Israel

Video shared on X by the group Youth Demand, which advocates a “two-way arms embargo on Israel” shows young people vaulting an iron fence and spraying the UK’s Ministry of Defence headquarters with red paint.

“The ministry does not defend, it murders”, the group wrote on X. “We no longer accept the continuation of this death project as the UK allows the funding of arms to Israel”.

Additional video shared by the group shows a number of the activists being arrested after their protest action.

Yesterday, the UK’s foreign secretary, David Cameron, said that the country would not be changing its policy on exporting arms to Israel, meaning its shipments would continue.

Grant Schapps, the UK’s minister of defence, responded to this protest on X, saying “The Armed Forces can’t and won’t be intimidated. Those inside the [defence ministry] stand up to dictators & terrorists every day – patriots, many of whom put their lives at risk to protect us all. Those targeting us today are the opposite, cowardly criminals who I’m glad to see arrested”.

Yemen’s Houthis offer condolences to Haniyeh

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group has offered condolences to Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh for the deaths of six family members after they were killed in an Isralei air raid in north Gaza, adding that “an aggressive Israeli raid” reveals the extent of the Israeli failure on the ground.

“These great sacrifices, along with the rest of the people of Gaza and the occupied West Bank, only strengthen the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in the face of this Israeli arrogance,” the group’s spokesman, Mohammed Abdulsalam, said on X.

The Houthis have been carrying out strikes on commercial and military ships in the Red Sea in what they say is solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/10/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-bombards-gaza-kills-14-in-nuseirat-camp

As Gaza is pummelled, is Serbia secretly sending weapons to Israel?
According to media reports, arms exports have grown during wartime in another sign of ever warming ties.

Throughout Israel’s war on Gaza, Serbia has sought to publicly avoid political involvement in the conflict, with Belgrade maintaining a relatively neutral position aimed at preserving relationships.

Serbia has ties with Israel and, at the same time, does not want to present itself on the international stage as undermining Palestinian interests, analysts told Al Jazeera.



Since Yugoslavia’s breakup in the early 1990s, Serbia has been proud of its friendly relations with Israel as well as the Palestinians. Meanwhile, Belgrade has a record of voting in favour of Palestine at the United Nations and supporting a two-state solution.

But Serbian-Israeli ties have grown across numerous domains in recent years, and appear ever warmer in wartime.

On Wednesday, Balkan Insight reported that Serbia’s main state-owned arms trader, Yugoimport-SDPR, exported weapons worth 14 million euros ($15.2m) to Israel last month, citing customs data.

On March 12, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) reported that Serbia made at least two major arms or ammunition shipments to Israel since the October 2023 Hamas attack “despite a veil of secrecy covering the deals”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/4/10/as-gaza-is-pummelled-is-serbia-secretly-sending-weapons-to-israel
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Breaking news and analysis on day 187 of Gaza's Al-Aqsa Flood | The Electronic Intifada Podcast
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>>480361
>Congress cafeteria blocked by pro-Palestine protest
>Christians for a Free Palestine protested at a Senate cafeteria in the US capital over Israel’s war on Gaza.
>“We will not avert our eyes; Palestine will be free”, they sang.
>“We are here to pray for the food of Gaza. Not bombs! Congress and their staff will not eat today until Gaza eats,” they also shouted in unison.
every little bit helps
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Great piece on Israel's links to the Iraq war.
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Nicaragua has reportedly shut down its embassy in Berlin over Germany's complicity in Israel's genocide.
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Poll: Majority of Americans believe Israel committing genocide against Palestinians

A new survey conducted by YouGov says that 36 percent of Americans believe that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians, compared with 34 percent who do not and 30 percent who are unsure.

Sixty-three percent of respondents expressed support for reaching a ceasefire, and 58 percent expressed their disapproval of the way Joe Biden is dealing with the war between Israel and Hamas, compared with only 23 percent who approved of it.

Regarding whether the United States should increase or reduce its military aid to Israel, 18 percent said it should be increased, while more than twice as many (37 percent) said it should be reduced.

YouGov says this survey was conducted from April 6-9 and included approximately 1,800 adult American citizens.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/11/israels-war-on-gaza-live-hamas-says-netanyahu-hindering-ceasefire-chances

(technically this is a plurality, but still)
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>>480387
>(technically this is a plurality, but still)
That's quite a big mixup.
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>>480388
Not really.
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>>480389
Yes really. A slim plurality is very different from a majority, especially when one of the categories is "dunno lol".
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>>480390
I know it's different, but it's not a "big mixup," people literally conflate the two all the time.
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Malaysia charges Israeli man with firearms offences

A Kuala Lumpur court has charged an Israeli man with firearms offences.

Shalom Avitan, who is accused of trafficking six handguns and possessing four boxes of ammunition without a licence, pleaded not guilty.

Avitan was arrested at a hotel on March 27, two weeks after entering Malaysia on a French passport.

Police said they suspected he might have links to Mossad and tightened security around Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and the king.

Israeli media have reported that Avitan is a member of an organised crime group and was planning a hit on a rival gang leader. He was escorted into court surrounded by armed balaclava-clad police in body armour.

A Malaysian couple who allegedly sold Avitan the weapons were charged earlier this week. More than a dozen other people, including two Turkish citizens, have also been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Malaysia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel and has been an outspoken critic of the war in Gaza.

Vote on UN Palestinian membership still ‘possibility’, but US likely to veto
Gabriel Elizondo
Reporting from the United Nations, New York

It appears that once again Palestine’s bid to become a full member of the United Nations has died in the Security Council committee despite having a majority of Security Council members apparently approving the bid.

In 2011, Palestine also applied to be a full UN member, but that also died in committee. At that time, however, the General Assembly was able to elevate Palestine to the status of UN observer. That gives Palestine a lot of rights here at the UN but not, critically, the right to vote in the General Assembly, which is very important. So, Palestine essentially has been disenfranchised from this organisation that it participates in for many, many years now.

The issue could still potentially go to the Security Council in a resolution for a vote. That is still a possibility and that could come as early as next week. But the bottom line is that even if it does go that far, the US is prepared to veto it.

Apple says it will fix ‘bug’ over Jerusalem flag emoji prompt

The tech giant Apple has promised to fix a “software bug” over a flag prompt for some iPhone users when they typed out Jerusalem.

The British television presenter Rachel Riley tagged Apple over the social media platform X after the Palestinian flag was suggested when she typed in Jerusalem.

She said that before she had updated her operating system, it was the Israeli flag that was suggested.

Apple blamed a software bug, telling the AFP news agency that the predictive emoji suggestion in the iPhone keyboard was not intentional and would be fixed in the next system update.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews jostle with police at conscription protests
Rory Challands
Reporting from occupied East Jerusalem

This is the latest in a series of demonstrations that the ultra-Orthodox Jews have been involved in, some of which have ended in violence against police.

What they’re angry about is moves by the government which might see them being stripped of their exemption from military service.

It is a situation that dates back to the beginning of the Israeli state in the late 1940s, when the government of the time told the ultra-Orthodox community as it was then that they didn’t have to do military service. There were only 400 males that it applied to because the community was so small, but since then, it has expanded hugely and it now makes up about 13 percent of the entire Israeli population, but it still has this exemption.

At a moment when many Israelis feel they are fighting an existential war against Hamas, they think this is grossly unfair; that this community does not have to share the burden of fighting in the army, and they also say the ultra-Orthodox are largely supported by the state so that they can do their religious scholarship.

So the supreme court has basically told Benjamin Netanyahu’s government that they have to remedy this situation, it is discriminatory and they need to come up with a law to sort it out.

But it is a big problem for him because two parties in his governing coalition are ultra-Orthodox parties, and if he antagonises them too much then they might pull out of the government and that might lead to its collapse.

Protests in Tel Aviv calling for captives’ release, Israeli government to quit

Protesters have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv again, calling for the release of the dozens of people still held captive by Hamas in Gaza, and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to go.

They carried large photos of the captives, as well as signs calling for their release.

At the beginning of the month, tens of thousands of Israelis thronged central Jerusalem in the largest antigovernment protest since the war began in October.

Head of police killed in Israeli attack on Jabalia camp: Health Ministry

Palestinian health officials have said an Israeli air strike killed Rudwan Rudwan, the head of the police force in Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Hamas said Rudwan was also in charge of supervising the protection of aid truck convoys in northern Gaza areas.

There was no immediate Israeli comment on the incident.

Al-Quds Brigades launch rockets towards southern Israel

The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, al-Quds Brigades, has fired rockets from Gaza towards southern Israel, including at the city of Sderot.

The group said on Telegram it also attacked areas near Gaza’s border fence “in response to the enemy’s crimes committed against our people”.

The statement comes as Israeli media reported that “eight rockets” were fired from Gaza towards Sderot, quoting a municipality spokesperson. There were no reports of casualties.

Austrian Airlines suspends all Tehran flights

Austrian Airlines, the last Western European airline flying to Iran, says it is suspending all flights from Vienna to Tehran until April 18 in response to escalating tensions in the region.

Austria had continued flying for longer than its German parent, Lufthansa, since Vienna’s closer proximity to Tehran meant it could more easily abort flights or be forced to leave staff in Tehran overnight.

Earlier on Friday, Austria’s Foreign Ministry followed Germany in urging its citizens to leave Iran.

“Routes that pass through Iranian airspace will also be modified,” Austrian Airlines said in a statement. “The safety of our passengers and crews have highest priority.”

The atmosphere is very tense in southern Lebanon
Ali Hashem
Reporting from Tyre, Lebanon

Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for launching more than 50 rockets towards the northern communities in Israel.

According to Hezbollah’s statement, this comes as a response to the Israeli attacks on Lebanese towns and villages in the south.

The fact is that these rockets were launched towards an Israeli post in the occupied Golan Heights.

This hints at a change in the rules of engagement, though these changes are slow and a bit different from what we are used to in normal war.

The situation is very tense. There’s an anticipation of an Iranian retaliation for the killing of its general in Damascus and what’s going to be the next step.

Everyone is waiting, and people were linking this attack today to what could be an attack from Iran.

More from al-Mughayir official on the latest settler attack on the West Bank village
Ayman Nobani

Here are some of the things Amin Abu Alia said unfolded during the three-hour settler attack:

Settlers attacked 20 homes, and set fire to seven of them “either completely, or partially”.
A total of 20 vehicles, some belonging to local businesses, were also set on fire.
At least 35 residents were wounded, and 25 of them sustained injuries from live bullets.
Medics, including Palestine Red Crescent ambulances, were prevented from reaching the area by Israeli forces, who also blocked cars carrying wounded residents from leaving the village.
The attack was carried out under the protection of Israeli army soldiers.

‘Escalation risk’: Germany urges its citizens to leave Iran

Germany has warned its citizens to leave Iran, saying that there was a risk both of a sudden escalation in Tehran’s existing tensions with Israel and that Germans might be at risk of arbitrary arrest in the country.

“In the current tensions, especially between Israel and Iran, there is a risk of a sudden escalation,” the Foreign Office wrote in a new travel warning issued today. “It cannot be excluded that air, land and sea transport routes could be affected,” it added.

“German citizens are at concrete risk of being arbitrarily arrested and interrogated and being given long prison sentences. Dual citizens with Iranian and German nationality are especially at risk,” the Foreign Office said.

France, India, Russia, Poland and the United Kingdom have warned their citizens against travelling to Israel, the occupied Palestinian territory and, in some cases, the wider region amid threats of an Iranian attack in response to an attack this month on its consulate in Damascus.

British Palestinian surgeon Ghassan Abu Sitta ‘forcibly prevented’ from entering Germany

Prominent British Palestinian surgeon Ghassan Abu Sitta, who volunteered in Gaza hospitals during the first weeks of Israel’s assault on the enclave, said he was denied entry into Germany where he was due to take part in a conference.

Abu Sitta said he arrived at Berlin airport before being stopped at passport control where he was held for several hours and then told he had to return to the UK.

Police at the airport said he was refused entry due to “the safety of the people at the conference and public order,” Abu Sitta told the Associated Press news agency.

In a post on X, Abu Sitta he was “forcibly prevented” from entering the country.

Berlin police said they later pulled the plug on the event, attended by up to 250 people, on its first day, after a livestream was shown of a person who is banned from political activity in Germany.

The gathering, entitled the Palestine Congress, was to discuss a range of topics including German arms shipments to Israel and solidarity with what organisers called the Palestinian struggle.

Germany has traditionally held a staunchly pro-Israel position, and during the assault on Gaza emerged as one of Israel’s fiercest supporters. German authorities have also repeatedly clamped down on displays of support for Palestinians.

Ireland close to formally recognising Palestinian state: PM

Ireland’s new prime minister, Simon Harris, says his nation is close to formally recognising a Palestinian state and would like to do so in concert with Spain and other like-minded countries.

Spain and Ireland, long champions of Palestinian rights, last month announced alongside Malta and Slovenia that they would jointly work toward the recognition of a Palestinian state.

After a meeting with his Spanish counterpart, Harris said, “Let me this evening say our assessment is that that point is coming much closer, and we would like to move together in doing so”.

“When we move forward, we would like to do so with as many others as possible to lend weight to the decision and to send the strongest message. The people of Israel deserve a secure and peaceful future, so do the people of Palestine. Equal sovereignty, equal respect,” Harris said.

Red Crescent vehicle hit by gunfire during West Bank settler attack

The Palestine Red Crescent Society says on X that Israeli settlers “opened fire” on one of its ambulances during an attack on the village of al-Mughayir near Ramallah.

The PRCS says its ambulance was hit during an attempt to reach several people who were wounded in the attack.

Poland advises against travel to Israel, Palestine, Lebanon

Poland’s foreign ministry advises against travel to Israel, Palestine and Lebanon in updated travel guidance.

“It cannot be ruled out that there will be a sudden escalation of military operations, which would cause significant difficulties in leaving these three countries,” the ministry said in a statement.

Tensions are high in the region as the world waits for Iran to follow through with its promised retaliation for the April 1 Israeli attack on its consulate in Damascus, Syria.

“Any escalation may lead to significant restrictions in air traffic and the inability to cross land border crossings.”

Poland joins India, France and the UK in issuing new travel advice today as fears of a regional conflict grow.

Attacks on journalists, aid workers, ‘completely unacceptable’: RSF

Head of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Middle East desk, Jonathan Dagher, said reports of journalists being attacked, injured, and killed in Gaza in Isralei attacks have become “so commonplace”.

“We’ve had to report them almost daily for the past six months,” Dagher told Al Jazeera. “This is just the latest attack, it’s terrible … it’s unacceptable,” he said, referring to an attack that hit a vehicle carrying three journalists in Nuseirat refugee camp earlier today.

Dagher described the attack as “unprovoked”, and said there is enough evidence to prove that the vehicle was targeted.

More than 100 journalists have been killed by Israel in Gaza over the past six months, he said.

Norway ‘stands ready’ to recognise a Palestinian state, PM says

Norway is ready to recognise a Palestinian state together with other countries, its prime minister said while hosting Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez, who is seeking support for the cause.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store told reporters that such a decision would need to be taken in close coordination with “like-minded countries”.

“Norway stands ready to recognise the state of Palestine,” Store told a joint press conference with Sanchez.

“We have not set a firm timetable,” Store added.

In November, Norway’s parliament adopted a government proposal for the country to be prepared to recognise an independent Palestinian state.

Five Palestinians file case against Germany over weapons for Israel

Five Palestinians living in Gaza have filed a legal complaint in Germany against the government over its delivery of weapons to Israel, an NGO representing them said.

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) said in a statement that the complaint seeks to “revoke the export licences issued by the German government for arms deliveries to Israel”.

The five plaintiffs live in different parts of the Gaza Strip, including Rafah, a spokesperson for the administrative court in Berlin said.

She added that the Palestinians are “challenging the authorisation already granted for the delivery of antitank weapons” and hoping to stop deliveries that have not yet been authorised.

The complaint, which is directed against the economy ministry, will have two weeks to respond.

Berlin is also facing a case in the International Court of Justice after Nicaragua says it is in breach of the UN Genocide Convention by supplying weapons to Israel.

ANERA resumes aid work in Gaza despite dangers as need ‘so great’

The president and CEO of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) says the organisation has resumed operations in Gaza because the “needs were so great”.

ANERA ceased operations in Gaza after the killings of the World Central Kitchen aid workers last week.

“We’ve worked hard over the past week, 10 days, to get some assurances, which we feel we have gotten for really the protection of aid workers and humanitarian work that should be there all the time in a conflict,” Sean Carroll told Al Jazeera.

He added that reports of a UNICEF vehicle being targeted by an Israeli attack on Thursday triggered more concerns over whether it was safe to return to Gaza.

“The truth is, it’s not really safe to go back to work, but our staff wants to,” he said.

“We do believe that there are new measures in place. We’ve been told that there will be no attacks on humanitarian missions or workers or in the area of a humanitarian operation.”

Are more European nations finally moving to recognise Palestine statehood?

The prime ministers of Spain and Ireland are set to meet on Friday to discuss a collective plan to recognise Palestinian statehood.

This meeting comes as the death toll of Israel’s war in Gaza has surpassed 33,000 and as mounting deaths, starvation and infrastructure in the besieged enclave have resulted in growing international criticism of Israel.

Within Europe, the concerns over Israel’s war on Gaza have also led to shifting positions — including more nations considering the possibility of recognising the Palestinian state.

UK advises against travel to Israel over Iran attack fears

The United Kingdom has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory over the “possibility of an attack on Israeli territory from Iran,” the Foreign Office says.

In its latest update, the Foreign Office advises against “all travel” to northern Israel, Gaza, areas near Gaza and the occupied West Bank – excluding East Jerusalem and Route 1 between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

It also advised against “all but essential travel” to the rest of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

‘Atrocious dilemma’ if Palestinians flee to Egypt, UN refugee chief says

The UN refugee chief says “we must fervently do everything” to avoid the prospect of Palestinians fleeing into Egypt from Rafah in southern Gaza because it would make resolving the conflict “impossible”.

“Another refugee crisis from Gaza into Egypt, I can assure you, … would make the resolution of the Palestinian refugee question as a consequence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict impossible,” High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told the Reuters news agency at his agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

Netanyahu has said repeatedly Israel will conduct a ground offensive into Rafah, and Grandi says any attack on the city, where 1.4 million Palestinians are sheltering, may make the movement of Palestinians into Egypt “the only option for safety available”.

“But I repeat, we must not arrive at that atrocious dilemma, which would be really almost the end of the road for what is really important here: ultimate peace.”

India advises against travel to Iran, Israel

India advises its citizens against travelling to either Iran or Israel until further notice due to the “prevailing situation in the region”, the Foreign Ministry said.

“All those who are currently residing in Iran or Israel are requested to get in touch with Indian Embassies there and register themselves,” the ministry wrote in a statement posted on X.

UK arms sales to Israel could make it complicit in Gaza war crimes: Oxfam

By continuing to supply arms to Israel during the Gaza war, the UK government is opening itself up to complicity in war crimes, warns the global aid group Oxfam.

Its arms sales, Oxfam says, are also a shift from the UK’s past practices, where it suspended some transfers to Israel after it waged attacks against Palestinians.

“It is illegal, immoral and inconsistent for the UK to continue to sell arms to Israel, when it is clear that UK-made weapons and components are being used in serious violation of international humanitarian law – and after it imposed restrictions in previous escalations of violence when the scale of death and destruction had been lower,” Aleema Shivji, Oxfam’s chief impact officer, said.

Spanish PM says ‘clear signs’ Europe ready to recognise Palestinian state

Pedro Sanchez made the comments after speaking to his Norwegian counterpart, Jonas Gahr Store, in Oslo as part of a diplomatic campaign to garner support for the recognition of Palestinian statehood.

The Spanish prime minister is also expected to visit Ireland, Portugal, Slovenia and Belgium during his tour.

“We want to stop the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and help kickstart a political peace process leading to the realisation of the two-state solution as early as possible,” government spokeswoman Pilar Alegria previously said.

On Wednesday, Sanchez said the recognition of a Palestinian state is in Europe’s “geopolitical interests”.

“The international community cannot help the Palestinian state if it does not recognise its existence,” he told members of parliament, adding that such a move was “just” and “what’s demanded by the social majority”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/12/israels-war-on-gaza-live-at-least-20-killed-in-gaza-in-last-24-hours
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Gaza death toll reaches 33,634

At least 89 more people have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll since the war began to at least 33,634, according to the latest figures by the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 120 others were wounded, with the overall figure of injured people reaching 76,214.

“Many people are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are unable to reach them,” the ministry said.

Palestinian killed in Tubas is son of Hamas leader who died in Israeli prison
Nida Ibrahim
Reporting from Ramallah, occupied West Bank

It would be easier to say which areas Israeli forces did not raid overnight throughout the occupied West Bank.

The deadly raid took place in Tubas to the north, where Israeli forces killed two Palestinians. One of them was ambushed in his car. He has been identified as Muhammad Rasoul.

Israeli sources say he was not a target of the raid, but shot at Israeli forces raiding the area, leading them to ambush his car.

According to locals, Muhammad Rasoul is known as the leader of the Tubas Battalion, a fighting group of young men that has been militarily confronting Israeli forces. He is also the son of Omar Daraghmeh, a Palestinian who was the first declared dead by the Israeli prison services since the war began. The father was known as a leader of Hamas here in the occupied West Bank.

While the family will lay the son to rest today after his killing, they still do not have the body of the father, whom Israeli forces have not handed over for burial after the declaration of his death six months ago.

US fears most of Hamas’s remaining captives already dead: Report

US intelligence officials fear most of Hamas’s remaining captives in Gaza are already dead, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Hamas kidnapped some 220 people, including foreigners, when it launched its attack on Israel on October 7. After a brief ceasefire that saw some freed in exchange for Palestinians held in Israeli jails, dozens are thought to remain.

Israel estimates about 34 captives have died, but the Journal reported on Thursday that some US officials believe that number should be more than twice as high, which could complicate efforts to reach a new ceasefire deal.

The intelligence sources, who were not identified, said some of the captives died from the injuries they sustained in Hamas’s attack, while others succumbed to illness. Some may also have been killed in Israel’s ongoing assault on the territory, the report said.

US Central Command says destroyed ballistic missile over Red Sea

The US Central Command has said it destroyed an antiship ballistic missile that was detected over the Red Sea on Thursday.

It said the missile was launched from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and posed an “imminent threat” to shipping in the area.

No injuries or damage were reported.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/12/israels-war-on-gaza-live-at-least-20-killed-in-gaza-in-last-24-hours
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US House approves renewal of surveillance programme targeting foreigners

The US House of Representatives has voted to extend an electronic surveillance programme targeting foreigners that officials say is critical to national security but critics claim threatens citizens’ privacy.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, widely known as FISA, was extended for two years by 273-147 votes. It still needs approval from the Senate.

FISA monitors email traffic and other communications, but there are concerns Americans’ messages could be pulled in if they are in conversation with a foreign national who is under surveillance.

A senior White House official in December urged Congress to renew the programme, saying that with wars continuing in Gaza and Ukraine, as well as tensions elsewhere, it would be a dangerous time to end it.

‘Enough! Stop!’: Pope calls for an end to Gaza conflict

Pope Francis has called for an immediate end to the war in Gaza.

“May there be an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, where a humanitarian catastrophe is ongoing. May aid be allowed to reach the Palestinian people who are suffering greatly, and may the hostages taken in October be released,” the 87-year-old said in a message to the Al Arabiya network to mark the end of the Ramadan that was released by the Vatican.

Francis also cited “war-torn Syria, Lebanon and the entire Middle East”.

“Enough! Stop!” said the pope.

“Please, put an end to the clash of arms and think of the children, all the children, as you do your own children. They need homes, parks and schools, not tombs and mass graves.”

Protesters in New York ‘flood Manhattan for Gaza’ and demand end to war

Protesters have marched through the streets of New York in a demonstration calling for an end to the war in Gaza.

The event was organised by the activist group, Within Our Lifetime.

Police arrested a number of people.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/13/israels-war-on-gaza-live-5-dead-dozens-injured-in-gaza-city-attack
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The speech by Yanis Varoufakis on Palestine that German police banned
The speech on Palestine by Yanis Varoufakis that German police banned today when they stormed the building where the Palestine Congress was being held in Berlin. Free Palestine!
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Video of the German cops storming the Palestine conference here: https://youtu.be/I4kiqhjiUdA?t=3198
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Explosive device blows up car in Damascus: Report
An explosive device in a vehicle has blown up in the Syrian capital of Damascus, a police source told state-run news agency SANA.

Security incidents, including blasts targeting military or civilian vehicles, occur intermittently in Damascus. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast or who it targeted.

It comes as tensions are running high in the region after a suspected Israeli air strike hit the Iranian consulate in Damascus earlier this month, killing seven members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran says it will take revenge for the attack.

The Netherlands to close embassy in Tehran on Sunday

The Dutch Foreign Ministry says it will close its embassy in Tehran on Sunday as a precaution due to the rising tensions between Iran and Israel.

The ministry added that it would decide on Sunday whether the embassy would reopen the following day.

Is this the beginning of something bigger?
Rory Challands
Reporting from occupied East Jerusalem

The Israeli military said it counted 40 rockets launched from Lebanon into Israel. Most of them were intercepted, but some fell in open areas. They’re also saying that Hezbollah sent across the border a couple of armed drones into Israel.

This is a large number of rockets and drones, one of the biggest barrages of the war so far in Gaza.

Is this just a big example of the same kind of tit-for-tat rocket fire exchanges of hostilities across the northern border with Hezbollah in Lebanon? Or is this the beginning of something bigger – an attack from Iran or by Iran that Israel is expecting any moment now?

Israeli Defense Minister Gallant said that Israel is prepared to defend itself on the ground and in the air, in close cooperation with “our partners”, meaning the US.

US moves ‘warships into position’ to defend Israel: Report

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the US has moved warships into position to protect not only Israel but its own forces in the Middle East amid growing concern that Iran might launch a direct attack on Israel.

The moves are part of an effort to avoid a wider conflict in the Middle East, six months since Israel launched its war on Gaza, and followed a warning from a person familiar with the matter about the timing and location of the potential Iranian attack, the newspaper said.

However, quoting a person briefed by the Iranian leadership, the paper reported that Tehran had yet to make a final decision on an attack.

More cases of waterborne disease in Gaza amid lack of clean water, warmer weather

Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, has warned that cases of waterborne diseases are growing in Gaza because people do not have access to clean water and the weather is getting warmer.

“It is becoming very hot there,” McGoldrick told reporters on Friday. “People are getting much less water than they need, and as a result, there have been waterborne diseases due to the lack of safe and clean water and the disruption of the sanitation systems.

“We have to find a way in the months ahead of how we can have a better supply of water into the areas where people are currently crowded at the moment,” he said, after visiting the territory.

Experts say contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery and hepatitis A. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded more than 345,000 cases of diarrhoea, including more than 105,000 in children under five since the war began.

The Gaza Strip’s only natural source of water is the Coastal Aquifer Basin, which runs along the eastern Mediterranean coast from the northern Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, through Gaza and into Israel.

Hamas’s Khaled Meshaal promises to ‘break the enemy soon’

Khaled Meshaal, a senior official in Hamas, has been speaking at an event in Doha.

Meshaal, who was speaking at an event to mourn members of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s family after they were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Wednesday, said the group would “break the enemy soon”.

Meshaal lives in exile and heads Hamas’s political office in the diaspora.

“This is not the final round,” he said, referring to the now six-month-old war. “It is an important round on the path of liberating Palestine and defeating the Zionist project.”

US would try to intercept weapons launched at Israel: Report

The US will attempt to intercept any weapons launched at Israel if it is feasible to do so, CNN has reported, citing two US officials.

The US Navy is the Red Sea where it has been intercepting missiles and drones fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. The country also has forces in Iraq and northeastern Syria that could potentially intercept drones and rockets targeting northern Israel, depending on their launch location.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/13/israels-war-on-gaza-live-5-dead-dozens-injured-in-gaza-city-attack
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>>480414
>>480415
On the surface it's an egregious violation of democratic rights.
But i wonder if there is a deeper aspect to this, the repression appears to be happening at the behest of Zionist lobbying or pressure from Israel. I wonder if the Zionists are doing this on purpose in order to damage the political legitimacy of the current German government, because they want to tilt the political balance in favor of the far right in Germany. Which seeks to expel Muslims from Germany.

It appears that being friends with Zionists is a political hazard.
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>>480417
>US moves ‘warships into position’ to defend Israel: Report

>The Wall Street Journal is reporting the US has moved warships into position to protect not only Israel but its own forces in the Middle East amid growing concern that Iran might launch a direct attack on Israel.


>The moves are part of an effort to avoid a wider conflict in the Middle East, six months since Israel launched its war on Gaza, and followed a warning from a person familiar with the matter about the timing and location of the potential Iranian attack, the newspaper said.


>However, quoting a person briefed by the Iranian leadership, the paper reported that Tehran had yet to make a final decision on an attack.


I think i figured out the game. The Zionist attacked the Iranian consulate, setting up a trap to provoke a wider regional war that drags the US into the battle. The Iranians turned it around on them with a Schrodinger's retaliation, will-they won't-they waiting-game, that in the meantime ties up US Naval assets. Very clever.
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UKMTO receives report of vessel seized near Strait of Hormuz

The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) says it has received a report of a vessel being seized by “regional authorities” 50 nautical miles (93km) off the Emirati port city of Fujairah. It did not elaborate further.

A video shared with The Associated Press news agency by a defence official shows commandos raiding a ship near the Strait of Hormuz by helicopter.

A crew member on the ship could be heard saying: “Don’t come out.” He then tells his colleagues to go to the ship’s bridge as more commandos come down on the deck. One commando can be seen kneeling above the others to provide them with potential cover fire.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/13/israels-war-on-gaza-live-5-dead-dozens-injured-in-gaza-city-attack
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>>480418
Tbh I see it as being part of a longterm political strategy concocted both by Zionists and by regional neo-fascists in these various countries whose governments have been increasingly collaborationist.

>>480419
Actually, extremely clever. Gee whiz!
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And we have an update, now!
>>480420
Iranian state media says IRGC seized vessel near Strait of Hormuz

Iranian state media says the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a cargo ship near the Strait of Hormuz.

The report quotes sources saying the vessel was from the Zodiac Maritime shipping company owned by Israeli tycoon Eyal Ofer. It was sailing under the Portuguese flag.

Earlier, we reported that UK Maritime Trade Operations said a vessel had been seized 50 nautical miles (93 km) northeast of Fujairah, an Emirati city close to the Strait of Hormuz, which forms the entrance to the Gulf.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/13/israels-war-on-gaza-live-5-dead-dozens-injured-in-gaza-city-attack
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>>480421
>Tbh I see it as being part of a longterm political strategy concocted both by Zionists and by regional neo-fascists in these various countries whose governments have been increasingly collaborationist.
The other bourgeois political factions are getting screwed, they end up holding the bag of shit the Zionist made, why are they not pushing back?
The Jewish diaspora in the West is getting screwed by this too. The Zionists and their Neo-fascist allies have as goal to forcefully relocate western Jews to Israel. You'd think every western Jew would be absolutely livid about this.
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Holy shit
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Iran says its attack on Israel ‘concludes’ matter of Israeli attack on its embassy

Iran’s mission to the UN says on X that its drone and missile attack on Israel was conducted “on the strength of Article 51 of the UN Charter pertaining to legitimate defense” and in response to Israel’s April 1 attack on its embassy in Damascus, Syria.

With the attack, “The matter can be deemed concluded,” says Iran.

“However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe. It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY,” it added.

Houthis launch drones at Israel in coordination with Iran: Security agency

We can now report that Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched multiple drones at Israel in coordination with Iran, according to the security firm Ambrey.

The company added that the projectiles were likely timed to reach Israel simultaneously.

“Unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs] were reportedly launched by the Houthis toward Israel. The UAVs were launched in coordination with Iran,” Ambrey stated.

“Israeli ports are assessed to be potential targets,” it added and warned of “collateral damage” to shipping.

Egyptian general air defence on alert: Report

Reuters reports Egypt’s air defence is on alert amid fears of an Iranian drone attack aimed at Israel.

Egypt’s military General Command has formed a team to monitor the situation and make any necessary decisions regarding the country’s airspace, Egyptian military and security sources told the news agency.

Tehran fires ballistic missiles at targets inside Israel: Report

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency, quoting an informed source, reports that a batch of ballistic missiles was launched towards targets in Israel.

Iran warns countries against allowing Israeli attacks via airspace, territory: Report

Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reports that the country’s Defence Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani has issued a warning that Tehran will firmly respond to any country that “opens its airspace or territory for attacks on Iran by Israel”.

Iran has launched cruise missiles at Israel: Israeli media

Israel’s Channel 12 reports that cruise missiles have now been launched and that they have a shorter flight time than drones.

The channel also states that a third wave of Iranian drones has been launched towards Israel.

‘The malicious Zionist regime will be punished’: Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made the statement in a post on X alongside a video in which he stated that the Israeli “regime” is all “malice, evil and error”.

Lebanon announces temporary closure of its airspace

The Lebanese government says it will reopen its airspace at 7am local time (04:00 GMT).

The country joins Iraq, Jordan and Israel in closing its airspace.

Iran has launched direct attack from Iranian soil: Israeli military

Israeli military spokesperson Daniel Hagari has issued a statement in which he said: “We are closely monitoring Iranian killer drones that are en route to Israel sent by Iran.

“This is a severe and dangerous escalation. Our defensive and offensive capabilities are at the highest level of readiness ahead of this large-scale attack from Iran”.

Netanyahu convenes Israeli war cabinet

The office of the Israeli prime minister says that the war cabinet has convened at military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Syria puts ground-to-air defence systems around capital, major bases on high alert: Report

Reuters, citing army sources, reports that Syria has put its Russian-made Pantsir ground-to-air defence systems on high alert around the capital Damascus and major bases in the event of Israeli strikes.

The sources said they expected Israel would respond to any attack from Iran by targeting army bases and installations where pro-Iranian militia are based.

The IRGC has released a statement

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has released a statement saying:

“We launched an operation using drones and missiles in response to the Zionist entity’s crime of targeting the Iranian consulate in Syria.

“The operation was carried out with dozens of missiles and drones to strike specific targets in the occupied territories.”

Jordan’s air defence ready to shoot down any Iranian aircraft that violates airspace

Reuters, citing two regional security sources, reports that Jordan’s air defences are ready to intercept and shoot down any Iranian drones or aircraft that violates its airspace.

The sources said the army was also in a state of high alert and that radar systems were monitoring drone activity.

Iraq closes its airspace

Iraq’s Transport Ministry has announced that the country’s airspace is now closed.

The management of Erbil International Airport also confirmed in a news statement that the decision to close Iraqi airspace also included the Iraq’s Kurdish region.

Israeli airspace set to close

Israeli airspace will be closed to arrivals and departures as of 22:30 GMT, according to the national airports authority.

Hamas hands over truce response

Hamas has released a statement in which it says it has handed over its response to the ceasefire proposal it received last Monday to mediators in Egypt and Qatar.

It said it stood by its demands for:

A permanent ceasefire.
The withdrawal of the Israeli army from the entire Gaza Strip.
The return of displaced Palestinians to their areas and places of residence.
An increase in the entry of relief and aid to the enclave.
The start of reconstruction in the Gaza Strip.
The group also affirmed its “readiness to conclude a deal and “a serious and real exchange of prisoners between the two parties”.

Reservist injured in ‘UAV attack’ on Hanita kibbutz: Israeli military

The Israeli military says a reservist, who is a member of the security team at Hanita kibbutz in northern Israel, had been severely wounded in an “explosive UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] attack”.

Earlier sirens had sounded in the area by the border with Lebanon, with the Israeli military reporting that three launches “fell in open areas” and that “two Hezbollah explosive UAVs that were identified crossing from Lebanon into Israel a short while ago exploded in the area of Hanita”.

There has been regular cross-border fire between Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and the Israeli military since October 8, the day after Hamas’s attack and when Israel’s subsequent war on Gaza began.

In recent months, the frequency and severity of the attacks have increased, leading to fears of a regional conflagration.

Jordanian jets shoot down dozens of Iranian drones flying towards Israel: Report

Reuters, citing two “regional security sources”, reports that Jordanian jets have downed dozens of Iranian drones flying across northern and central Jordan heading to Israel.

The sources said the drones were brought down in the air on the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley and were heading in the direction of Jerusalem.

Others were intercepted close to the Iraqi-Syrian border. They gave no further details.

Israel’s air defence system has not faced attack of this magnitude before
Rory Challands
reporting from occupied East Jerusalem

We’ve been looking out from the balcony here across the Jerusalem skyline. And we’ve seen a succession of air defence interceptors going up from various points around the city to meet targets in the sky.

And now the police seem to be going around on the streets in their cars with an announcement going out which is telling people to go to their nearest air raid shelters as quickly as they can.

The military has been telling people that the air defence systems that Israel has – that’s the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow 2 and 3 – are very capable systems designed to deal with multiple types of threats.

It’s a layered air defence system to deal with rockets, to deal with ballistic and cruise missiles and to deal with drones as well.

And that is what we’re likely to be seeing over the next few minutes and hours as these different waves of projectiles come in.

The big test of course, for this layered air defence system is, [can it] cope with an assault of this magnitude, because this is not something that Israel has faced before, on this scale.

Ballistic missile barrage concluded: Report

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz, citing the Israeli military, reports that the ballistic missile barrage launched from Iran has now concluded and that drones and cruise missiles are now expected.

RAF jets deployed to intercept any airborne attacks in Middle East: UK MoD

The Ministry of Defence says British Royal Air Force jets in the Middle East “will intercept any airborne attacks within range of our existing missions, as required” after Iran targeted Israel with drones and missiles.

“In response to increased Iranian threats and the growing risk of escalation in the Middle East, the UK Government has been working with partners across the region to encourage de-escalation and prevent further attacks,” it said in a statement.

Top US Democrat condemns ‘unprecedented’ attack on Israel

Hakeem Jeffries, the minority leader in the US House of Representatives, has voiced support for Israel.

“Iran, a sworn enemy of the United States, has launched an unprecedented attack against our democratic ally, the State of Israel,” Jeffries said in a statement.

“America’s commitment to Israel’s security is ironclad and unbreakable. Iran will not succeed. We stand with the people of Israel during this moment of significant challenge.”

Iran warns Jordan over any moves to support Israel: Report

Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars, quoting a military source, reports that Iran is watching Jordan for any moves in support of Israel during Tehran’s retaliatory attacks, warning the country may become the “next target”.

“A military-informed source said [we] are closely monitoring Jordan’s movements during the punitive attacks … and if they participate in any possible action [to back Israel], they will be the next target,” Fars stated.

Hezbollah launches ‘dozens’ of rockets at Golan Heights

The Iran-aligned Lebanese group says on its Telegram channel that it targeted the air and missile defence headquarters of the Israeli army in the “Keila barracks” in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights with dozens of Katyusha rockets.

The Israeli military has been carrying out attacks in southeast Lebanon as well in recent hours and there is escalation on the Israel-Lebanon border. ‏

Israeli military instructs residents of high-risk areas to stay close to bomb shelters

The military issued a warning that residents of the occupied Golan Heights, Nevatim, Dimona and Eilat stay “near protective spaces until further notice”.

Nevatim is the site of an Israeli airbase. Israel has a nuclear reactor on the outskirts of Dimona. Eilat is Israel’s southern Red Sea port, which has come under repeated attack by Yemen’s Houthis throughout the war in Gaza.

“Unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs] were reportedly launched by the Houthis toward Israel. The UAVs were launched in coordination with Iran,” Ambrey stated.

“Israeli ports are assessed to be potential targets,” it added and warned of “collateral damage” to shipping.

US commitment to Israel’s security remains ‘ironclad’: Biden

US President Joe Biden has said in a post on X that he has met with his national security team for an update on Iran’s attacks on Israel.

‘America supports Israel’: Trump

The former US president has hit out at Biden over the Iranian attack on Israel.

“ISRAEL IS UNDER ATTACK! This should never have been allowed to happen – This would NEVER have happened if I were President!” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform.

“AMERICA SUPPORTS ISRAEL!”
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US deployed to shoot down Iranian drones.
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Fears of a wider escalation in Iraq after Iranian attacks on Israel
Mohammed Jamjoom
Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq

What’s really most telling about the last several hours is that we have gotten no word from the Iraqi government aside from the announcement that Iraqi airspace would be closed for several hours.

This really speaks to how much Iraq continues to be caught between Iran and the US.

Right now, at this time of the morning, it is calm here, although there’s been incidents reported in the north of the country. In Erbil, local media reported that there had been an Iranian drone intercepted by US forces as it was on its way to Israel. There were also reports that sirens sounded in the US consulate in that city.

This is all coming at a very fraught time, with Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani on his way to Washington, DC, where he is scheduled to meet with Biden on Monday. Among the topics for that meeting is trying to figure out a timetable for the full withdrawal for US troops based in Iraq. There are about 2,500 US troops here and 900 in Syria. And this has been a bone of contention for Iran-backed paramilitary groups based in Iraq [who] come under the umbrella of the Islamic Resistance in Iraq.

Now, since October 7, these groups have carried out about 170 attacks targeting US personnel and military assets in the region. That came to a head in January, when Kataib Hezbollah, a group affiliated with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, killed three US soldiers at a base in Jordan. After that, you had retaliatory attacks by the US in Iraq, killing some of the commanders of those groups.

In early February, there was an unofficial ceasefire because of pressure on those groups to prevent a regional conflagration and more hostilities in Iraq.
And people here are concerned that Iraq could get more drawn in if there is a wider escalation.

Planes avoid airspace over Iraq, Israel, Jordan and Syria

Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Israel have all temporarily closed their airspace after reports of interference with the GPS navigation system.

Flight Radar 24 has posted images of what the airspace over the region looks like right now showing the areas planes are avoiding.

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1779272245778465179

Arab American group says US risking regional war with support for Israel

The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has said that Biden’s unconditional backing of Israel is weakening the US on the global stage and making it “ineffective” in advocating global norms.

“The Biden administration’s unwillingness to end Israel’s six month long genocide in Gaza, and the complete disregard for United States and international law, is a major reason for the dangerous escalation in the region this evening,” the group said in a statement.

“Longstanding US policy of impunity and unconditional support for Israel is what has brought us to the brink of a much larger, and very deadly regional war. Enabling Israel’s genocide and regional hubris beyond Gaza is walking the region into total devastation.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/14/israels-war-on-gaza-live-blasts-sirens-as-iranian-missiles-intercepted
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With all the rapid news in the past day, I've barely had a chance to delve into the shit in Germany. Here's a good summary from Owen Jones. Yanis Varoufakis is now banned from even appearing on zoom in Germany. Footage included of the German police taking Jewish peace activists away for "anti-semitism." Around 1/3 of "anti-semitism" arrests in Germany are now of Jews.
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 No.480473

>Regional war that can escalate into a global war? B-B-But what about muh electerinos? What about muh voots?!
Holy shit what an absolute insufferable faggot.

Listen here, buddy..

ANY party in the US is gonna fully support Israel to the very end. American Empire is not gonna just abandon its fucking outpost in the Middle East you FUCKING DUMBFUCK. Especially after all the money it sank into it.

Fucking dumb soyboy looking bitch.
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>>480472
I'm curious how people have been reacting in eastern Germany to this kind of shit. My understanding is that West Germany never did a proper de-Nazi-fication like East Germany did. Instead they went with the narrative that WWII and the holocaust happened because Germans did it, and everyone in Germany was accountable and had to atone for it for generations. When West reunited with East, it seems that the collective German sin ideology gained supremacy, and that's how we got to a modern Germany still trying to make Palestinians pay for crimes of the past. But surely there are people in the east who are furious about this garbage?
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>>480473
I agree with you that Kyle Kulinski is a faggot, and he probably has Crystal peg him, but he is right that this is electoral poison for Biden. There's a host of people in the US who are pretty much just holding out for Biden still because they think Trump would be worse (they're probably right in the sense that Trump will be used as the figurehead for a radical shift in the US towards more authoritarian domestic politics, but Biden & the DNC appear to be on board for this), and those people should realize that the genocidal Biden foreign policy which they're trying to ignore is also bad for the domestic stuff they care about. Kulinski isn't wrong to point this fact out, there's an audience for it who need to hear it.
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>>480475
I have no idea how regional politics play into it… I'll ask a German. I think that across Germany, a significant portion of popular sentiment is incredibly pissed at the government's extreme support for Israel's mass murder campaign and suppression of opposition. I don't know if it's the majority or not, but however much it is, German politics doesn't represent it proportionally afaik. "We should support Israelis while they do a holocaust to atone for the Holocaust" sounds as stupid to many Germans as it does to anyone else, and the degree to which this is genuinely about the guilt of the German psyche is imo questionable. At the risk of painting Germans too broadly, it seems more like a backdoor excuse to do genocide and suppress Jews, ethnic minorities, leftists, and peace activists. If Israel gave them an excuse to eat human flesh, they'd jump at the opportunity.
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 No.480479

Jordan says it intercepted ‘flying objects’ to protect citizens

Jordan intercepted some “flying objects” it said entered its airspace last night when Iran attacked Israel to ensure the safety of citizens, according to a cabinet statement.

“Some shrapnel fell in multiple places during that time without causing any significant damage or any injuries to citizens,” it said.

“Our armed forces will confront everything that would endanger the security and safety of the homeland and its citizens and the sanctity of its airspace and territory,” state-run media reported.

The government urged all parties to show restraint, saying an escalation would be dangerous, it added.

(anon's note: Sure Abdullah, sure…)

Extent of damage inside Israel still being assessed

It is unclear how much damage and how many casualties Israel sustained in the Iran strikes.

One of those injured was a seven-year-old girl from a Bedouin community near the southern town of Arad, who is in intensive care, according to the medical centre that received her.

Also unclear is the extent of the damage to the Israeli airbase Nevatim, which was hit by at least 15 ballistic missiles. The Israelis say the vast majority were intercepted.

President Joe Biden says US forces helped Israel down “nearly all” of the drones and missiles launched.

IRGC commander says attack achieved ‘success that exceeded expectations’

Hossein Salami, the commander-in-chief of the IRGC, has told state media that information is still coming in, but the initial Iranian assessment is that the operation achieved “a level of success that exceeded our expectations”.

“Naturally, people living in occupied lands, Zionist officials and the terrorist and occupying armies of the Zionist regime and the US have a better understanding of the pummeling effects of these attacks at this moment,” he said.

Salami said the US and France provided air cover for Israel in Iraq, Jordan and even parts of Syria, but “tens” of drones and cruise and ballistic missiles managed to punch through the layers of defensive capabilities.

“We could have launched a much larger attack, but we limited it to the capabilities that the Zionist regime had used to attack the Iranian consulate and martyr our dear commanders.”

More from Iranian chief of staff

Mohammad Bagheri says the operation “reached all its goals” and that no further operations are planned if Israel does not respond, according to comments carried by Tasnim.

He added the attack did not target any civilian or economic interests, instead focusing on military assets, particularly an intelligence base in Mount Hermon that was used to facilitate the assault on the Iranian consulate in Syria, along with the Nevatim Airbase in the Negev desert from where Israeli fighter jets that targeted the consulate were launched.

Bagheri said both were “significantly destroyed and disabled” and warned that Iran is capable of launching an attack “tens of times stronger”.

Hamas says Iran’s attack against Israel is its ‘natural right’

“The military operation carried out by Iran against the Zionist entity is a natural right and a due response to the crime of targeting the consulate in Damascus,” the Palestinian group says in a post on Telegram.

Hamas said it affirmed “the natural right” of countries and peoples in the region to defend themselves “in the face of Zionist aggressions”, referring to Israel.

“We call on our Arab and Islamic nation, the free people of the world and the resistance forces in the region to continue their support for the flood of Al-Aqsa,” the group added, referring to their October 7 attack on Israel.

Israel continues to strike Gaza after Iran attack
Tareq Abu Azzoum
Reporting from Rafah, southern Gaza

Despite the Iranian attack, Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip in the past few hours.

Overnight, a number of residential buildings were destroyed in the Nuseirat refugee camp where there were casualties who were transported to al-Awda Hospital and al-Aqsa Hospital for treatment.

Here, in Rafah, we have been hearing the constant buzzing of Israeli surveillance drones since the early hours as they gather intelligence for potential targets. Confrontation and fighting are still raging in the northern part of Gaza.

According to witnesses on the ground in the north of Nuseirat refugee camp, Israeli drones have been firing at people. They also said Israel is demolishing houses and destroying agricultural land which could be a sign, according to experts, that Israel is expanding the corridor that it has recently established splitting the north and the south of the Strip.

Hardline Israeli minister calls for ‘crushing attack’ on Iran

Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir praised the military defence against Iran’s barrage of missiles and drones.

Now he’s calling for a major response against Iran. “Impressive defence so far – now we need a crushing attack,” he wrote on X.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/14/israels-war-on-gaza-live-blasts-sirens-as-iranian-missiles-intercepted
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>>480472
The German police attacking Jews for protesting against genocide, i did Notsee that coming.
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Russian supersonic missile boat enters Mediterranean

A Russian navy frigate equipped with Kinzhal supersonic missiles has entered the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal as part of a planned naval exercise, Russia’s defence ministry says.

The ship, Marshal Shaposhnikov, will continue performing the tasks assigned to its under the expedition plan, it said in a statement. It provided no details.

Last week, the Kremlin called for all countries in the Middle East to show restraint and prevent the region slipping into complete chaos after tensions were raised by Israel’s deadly air strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1.

“Right now it is very important for everyone to maintain restraint in order not to lead to a complete destabilisation of the situation in the region, which does not exactly shine with stability and predictability,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Israel strikes southern Lebanon after rocket barrage

Israel continues to hit southern Lebanon. Here is where it struck overnight and in the early morning, according to an Al Jazeera correspondent:

Nabi Sheet in the Bekaa area
autism scorelim al-Tuffah
Khiam
Exchanges of fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah have been nearly daily and largely confined to the border regions since the start of the war in Gaza.

But they have increased in intensity and frequency raising fear of a wider conflict. On Saturday, the Israeli army said it intercepted 40 launches from Lebanon, marking the armed group’s largest attack since October 7.

Israeli army says rumours it allowed return to north Gaza ‘false’

The Israeli military has dismissed speculation that it allowed the return of Palestinians to northern Gaza.

The army “does not allow the return of residents, neither through Salah al-Din nor through al-Rashid Street,” said spokesperson Avichay Adraee on X, calling the rumours “false and baseless”.

He stressed that northern Gaza is still a war zone and no return will be allowed.

Gaza death toll rises to 33,729 with 76,371 Palestinians wounded

The number of Palestinians killed in Israel’s six-month war on Gaza has risen to 33,729, the health ministry says.

Another 76,371 have been wounded in Israeli attacks. The death toll is likely much higher with an estimated 8,000 bodies believed buried in bombed out buildings.

There have been 43 Palestinians killed and 62 wounded in the past 24 hours, the ministry statement added.

Hamas demands written commitment on Israel withdrawal from Gaza

Hamas has demanded a “clear written commitment” that Israel will withdraw from the Gaza Strip during the second of a three-phase ceasefire deal.

“We confirm our readiness to reach a deal regarding a serious exchange of prisoners between the two sides,” Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed Hamas official as saying.

Hamas said on Saturday it submitted its response to a six-week ceasefire proposal to Egyptian and Qatari mediators.

An unnamed Egyptian official said Hamas wants “a comprehensive, phased deal” that includes ending the war, Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza, and an agreement for the release of all captives in return for a large number of Palestinian prisoners.

The Egyptian official said mediators will carefully review the response before calling for another round of talks.

Russia concerned about escalation in Middle East after Iran attack

“We are deeply concerned about another dangerous escalation in the Middle East and call on the parties to exercise restraint,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, according to a post on Telegram by Russian news agency TASS.

“We expect that the problems in the Middle East will be solved by countries through political and diplomatic means,” the ministry added.

Life continues as normal in Tehran, Iranians waiting to see what’s next
Dorsa Jabbari
Reporting from Tehran, Iran

It’s safe to say that the Iranians are now waiting to see how the Israelis will respond.

Based on what we’ve seen and heard from ordinary Iranians over the past few hours, first there is a sense of relief that Iran has finally managed to stand up to Israel after four decades of this shadow war that has continued between the two sides. This is the first time Iran has taken a direct response to Israel, standing up to what Iran calls Israeli aggression.

People here are certainly happy about the fact that Iran made a decision to react but there is also a sense of worry about what Israel will do next.

Many people believe that while Iran was within its rights to retaliate and that the response was proportionate to what took place in Damascus on April 1, there is a sense that Israel and especially Netanyahu is looking for any excuse to attack Iran. He has said over the past 20 years that Iran is one of the biggest threats for Israel and that one way of eradicating this threat is by attacking the Iranian nuclear sites.

The ordinary Iranians are basically waiting to see what will happen; life continues here as regular, nothing has been closed and there have been no warnings issued by the government.

We did see lines at gas stations late last night at the start of the operation and we also saw people gathering outside the British embassy and in Palestine Square in Tehran to show their support for the decision that’s been made by the leadership in the country.

We also understand that all domestic flights have been halted in the country until 02:30 GMT on Monday.

Father of captive slams Israeli leaders’ Iran focus than release of those held in Gaza

Yehuda Cohen, the father of an Israeli captive in Gaza, has criticised the Israeli leadership for failing to consider the effect of the targeting of the Iranian consulate in Damascus on the release of those held in the Strip.

“The prime minister and the political and military echelons approved the assassination of a senior Iranian [official] – and no one thought what would have been the impact on the return of the abductees, the thing they claim is most important to them,” Cohen told the Israeli Army Radio.

Israeli officials have been focused on Iran for the past two weeks, Cohen said, while “captives are rotting in Gaza”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/14/israels-war-on-gaza-live-blasts-sirens-as-iranian-missiles-intercepted
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 No.480483

>>480481
Germans be Germin'.
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 No.480484

Iran foreign ministry summons UK, France, Germany ambassadors

Iran’s foreign ministry summoned the ambassadors from the United Kingdom, France and Germany after the countries condemned Tehran for its unprecedented attack against Israel.

The director for Western Europe at Iran’s foreign ministry accused the three countries of “double standards” as they opposed earlier this month a Russian-drafted UN Security Council statement that would have condemned Israel’s attack on Iran’s embassy compound in Syria.

Iran condemned Western member of the UN’s Security Council for failing to denounce Israel’s attack on its consulate in Syria on April 1, which killed seven members of its Revolutionary Guard, including two senior generals.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/14/israels-war-on-gaza-live-blasts-sirens-as-iranian-missiles-intercepted

Also, Ben Norton talking about the recent Iran retaliation.
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>>480473
>ANY party in the US is gonna fully support Israel to the very end. American Empire is not gonna just abandon its fucking outpost in the Middle East you FUCKING DUMBFUCK. Especially after all the money it sank into it.
I have not watched the video of this bi-colored-hair gentle-man, and in no way should you consider this post a comment of that video. With that being out of the way. You are perhaps overestimating US loyalty to Israel, it is not unconditional. The US is an empire and as such it only has enduring interests and temporary alliances.

The enduring interests of the US that makes them side with Isreal at the moment, is that Israel is providing a Naval port, for the eastern section of the Mediterranean ocean and secure Air-strips for potential US regional deployment of Air power (beyond the level of Carrier groups). Israel is a regional counter balance to Iran as the most powerful regional hegemon as well.

If other countries in the region offer the US "imperial service", with fewer downsides, Israel might fall out of favor. I think the US could get naval ports and Airstrips in other countries, and Iran probably would jump at the opportunity to grant the US some influence on regional strategic levers like resources and trade routes if that meant Israel stops being a thorn in their side.

Israel also enabled the US to outsource certain activities that are considered too unethical in the American value matrix. That may have been counted as an asset in the past, however it will turn into a political liability soon.

You are correct the current US political pack will use the sunken cost fallacy to justify the continuation of their current Israel line. However those people are motivated by domestic political concerns and personal careers more than anything else, which makes this a flimsy basis. If arrangements with other forces in the region prove to be more strategically advantageous, that will win out.
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 No.480486

>>480484
Videos get demonetized for saying the word "Genocide" ?

I can't seem to wake up from this dystopian nightmare.
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 No.480487

>>480486
I'm not sure. He says that, but I don't know. Maybe they do.
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 No.480488

>>480485
>That may have been counted as an asset in the past, however it will turn into a political liability soon.

It already is a political liability.

US loyalty to Israel really isn't as rational as you make it out to be, imo. The political reason to back Israel is mostly that AIPAC buys politicians directly and is allowed to brainwash them. AIPAC itself imo appears to also function as a kind of laundry for fascistic MIC influence, and so, over time, what you have is a series of increasingly fascist politicians propped up in the US purely through the power of bribery and campaign propaganda. The actual practical military use for Israel isn't really the thing which matters the most imo; Israel's influence is helping to prop up a despotic police state which will help to crush American domestic dissent, and this serves the interests of very wealthy people who are benefitting from the removal of any checks on capital power. This is also, imo, part of why Israel is allowed to go further this time than they've been allowed to in the past. The US has been getting closer and closer to this moment since probably the '80s, and now we're at a point where the sitting president is even more pro-Zionist than Bush or Clinton or Reagan were.
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>>480488
You make a compelling point about political dynamics. However the consequences of irrational imperial strategy will mean the end of empire and the end of super-profits that pay for the domestic repression apparatus in the US.

Like for example if the US commits to a Iran-war the consequences will be:
China gets Taiwan within a few months, Japan becomes neutral and Australia exits Aukus (Ukus).
If Russia has the ballz to to test NATO, it will result in a dissolution of Nato, because the US can't honor Nato commitments while it tries to attack Iran.
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 No.480491

Craig Murray's analysis.
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 No.480493

Ex-official: Israel won’t respond to Iran attack ‘for a while’
Alon Liel, the former director of Israel’s foreign ministry, says the situation will calm down over the next 24 hours after Iran’s attack and the government will refocus on its planned attack of Gaza’s Rafah.

“We already know the war cabinet has not approved a response and the Americans had a big share in it, so it looks as if Israel won’t respond for a while and we’ll go back to our business in Gaza,” Liel told Al Jazeera.

He noted Prime Minister Netanyahu still needs to resolve two things in Gaza: the release of captives and the “Hamas battalions”.

“I think Netanyahu might use this wave of support for Israel during the Iranian attack to go down to Rafah. But he cannot do it without fully coordinating with the Americans. This is the issue that is really bothering him, because without going back to Rafah he cannot describe the war as a victory.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/14/israels-war-on-gaza-live-blasts-sirens-as-iranian-missiles-intercepted

(anon's note: my hunch, and I ccould be totally wrong here, is that Netanyahu would actually prefer continuing to fuck with Iran over going ahead with the Rafah invasion… the present state of Israel's military seems to be one in which they might genuinely struggle to succeed at such a ground invasion, they're much better at aerial bombing, including in Syria, Iraq, and Iran… he might go ahead with both, though, who knows?)
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UK moves additional warplanes to the Middle East

The British government says it moved “several additional” fighter jets and refueling tankers to the region following Iran’s attack on Israel.

In a statement, the government said the air assets will bolster the UK’s existing operation against the armed group ISIL (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, as well as intercepting “any airborne attacks within the range of our existing missions as required”.

A spokesperson said a “number of aircraft” have been “temporarily moved” from Romania to boost “our existing footprint in the region”.

Israeli settlers seize Palestinian quarry worker near Ramallah

A quarry worker has been injured and another was kidnapped in an attack by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to Wafa.

Local sources told the news agency that the settlers, protected by the Israeli army, stormed the Ain Samiya area, east of the village of Kafr Malek, near Ramallah, assaulting a number of workers in a quarry.

Maher Al-Darbani, 22, was abducted, the report said.

Occupied West Bank death toll since October 7 rises to 464

The Palestinian health ministry reports 464 citizens were killed and 4,800 others injured in Israeli violence in the occupied West Bank since October 7 last year, according to the Wafa news agency.

The updated death toll comes with the report of four killings and about 60 injuries recorded since Friday.

Those killed by Israeli soldiers and illegal settlers included Muhammad Issam Shahmawi, 22, from Tubas, Muhammad Rasoul Daraghmeh, 26, from Tubas, Jihad Afif Sidqi Abu Aliya, 25, from al-Mughayyir, and Omar Ahmed Hamed, 17, from Beitin.

Iranians torn between war fears and pride after attack on Israel

Many Iranians are struggling with diverse emotions after the unprecedented attack by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Israel.

“It is normal to be worried in this situation, whether from a social or economic point of view,” says Jafari, an employee with Iran’s judiciary, who did not give his full name. Speaking from downtown Tehran, he added, “But the fact that Iran has been able to reach this level of special ability … is a matter of pride.”

Ali Erfanian, 65, a retiree, said: “We were extremely happy with this action of the IRGC and in fact we feel better after a long time. This was a help and solidarity with the oppressed people of Gaza and the West Bank.”

Several Iranian military figures have been killed in Syria since the Gaza war began in strikes Iran blamed on Israel. After the projective barrage, demonstrators chanted “Death to Israel!” and “Death to America!” in Tehran’s Palestine Square, where a mural reading “the next slap will be fiercer” was unveiled.

For Mahdi, 35, a beekeeper, Iran’s response was long overdue. “There has been sadness and anger in our hearts and we were always waiting for this revenge to be carried out and for the Israelis to be punished for their brutality. We couldn’t believe it when the news came last night.”

Syria also says Iran exercised ‘right to self-defence’

Like the Houthis in Yemen, officials in government-held Syria have also said Iran acted in self-defence when it attacked Israeli positions following the deadly strike on its consulate in Damascus.

“Iran’s response … is a legitimate right to self-defence” against Israel, Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian by phone, according to a report published by state news agency SANA.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/14/israels-war-on-gaza-live-blasts-sirens-as-iranian-missiles-intercepted
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>>480491
The UK government regime is trying to counter Murray's ambassadorial legitimacy bonus by putting him under " "terrorism investigation" ".

Murray's proposal of giving China and South Africa a UN mandate to enforce the genocide ban with military force, is a high stakes gamble. The Zionists probably would cave in the face of that much power. But if they don't, it would potentially be putting China into the position of trying to neutralize the Zionist's nuclear arsenal. Of course if the gamble pays off it would mean all the death and destruction halts immediately. The result would be the best case scenario or the worst case scenario.

China doesn't have a huge incentive to interrupt the US while they make such a huge mistake. If they let the US trash the current international order, with it decaying back to anarchy between states. China will be the only power with the legitimacy and raw might to forge a new international order. One where they can set the standards and put the US into the second row.

Although Chinese public opinion appears to side with Palestine and likely support a Chinese intervention.
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 No.480496

‘A display of hypocrisy and double standard’ at the UNSC, says Russia

Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nabenzia, says Western countries, including France, the UK and the US, are displaying “hypocrisy” after they declined to support a statement condemning the Israeli attack on Iran consulate on April 1.

“The outcome is now clear for everyone to see. You know very well that an attack against a diplomatic representative is a casus belli (act that justifies/provokes war) under international law and if a Western representation had been hit you would immediably have rained down reprisals,” Nabenzia said.

“This is because, for you, everything that has to do with Western representation and Western citizens is sacred and needs to be protected. But when it comes to other countries their right, including their right to self-defence about their nationals, that’s a different matter.

“Today, in the Security Council, what we’re witnessing is a display of hypocrisy and double standard which is almost embarrassing to watch.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/14/israels-war-on-gaza-live-blasts-sirens-as-iranian-missiles-intercepted
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>>480494
Kek that pic
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Cash out, clock out, take the day off.
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Nine Iranian missiles breached Israel’s air defence, airbase hit
Imran Khan
Reporting from occupied East Jerusalem

At least nine Iranian ballistic missiles managed to elude Israel’s elaborate air defence system and the fire from allied militaries in the region.

Five projectiles hit the Nevatim airbase, damaging a C-130 transport aircraft, a runway, and empty storage facilities. An additional four ballistic missiles hit another airbase, but there were no reports of significant damage.

The Aero-3 is a very new system for the Israelis. It was the first time it was deployed. It’s designed to bring down ballistic missiles. The fact that nine actually got through is going to be a cause of concern for the Israelis. We’re hearing there is a post-mortem going on about the effectiveness of that Arrow-3 defence system. But the Israelis publicly are talking about the fact the systems were all successful.

And you’ve got two key divisions going on Israel’s war cabinet. The first one comes from the far right of the government coalition. They want to see a retaliatory strike. But then you have people who are looking to this as an opportunity to build a coalition against Iran. Israel doesn’t have the kind of support it needs internationally to be able to mount a key retaliatory strike.

Iran-Israel war ‘could quickly spread’

An Iran analyst says it’s still too soon to assume the Iran-Israel crisis is over and the threat of a regional conflagration remains despite no response yet to the Iranian strikes.

“It is too soon, however, for relief: both states are still rattling their sabers, and Israel may respond to Iran’s attacks with more strikes. The two states could keep trading escalating blows leading to an expanding war that draws in the United States and envelops the whole region,” writes Ali Vaez, director of the Iran Project at the International Crisis Group, in Foreign Affairs.

“If Israel does respond by striking Iranian territory, the situation could quickly spiral. The two states may find themselves in sustained, direct hostilities that result in large casualties and further destabilize an already dangerous region. Such a conflict could quickly spread.”

Iran, Israel trade accusations at UN Security Council

Israel and Iran accused each other of being the main threat to peace in the Middle East at the UN Security Council.

Addressing the emergency meeting, Iran’s UN Ambassador Amir Saeid Iravani insisted Tehran was exercising its “inherent right to self-defence” after its unprecedented strikes on Israel.

“The Security Council … failed in its duty to maintain international peace and security,” Iravani said. Therefore, Tehran “had no choice” but to respond, adding Iran does “not seek escalation or war” but will respond to any “threat or aggression”.

“It is time for the Security Council to shoulder its responsibility and address the real threat to international peace and security,” Iravani said.

Israel activates 2 reserve brigades for Gaza war

The Israeli military says it’s activating two reserve brigades for “operational activities” in Gaza.

The announcement comes as Israel prepares for a ground invasion of Rafah – the southernmost Gaza city that Israel says is Hamas’s last stronghold. Israel last week withdrew most of its remaining ground forces from Gaza after six months of war, leaving its troop levels in the territory at the lowest level in months.

The Rafah invasion faces stiff international opposition, in large part because about 1.5 million people are now crowded into the city after fleeing Israel’s onslaught.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s determined to “complete” the Gaza war. He says Israel has set a date for the attack and claimed there’s a plan to evacuate hundreds of thousands of civilians from Rafah.

Young girl shot in the face as family attempts to return to north Gaza

A Palestinian mother has bid farewell to her young daughter after a bullet shot by Israeli forces hit her face, according to footage posted on social media by Palestinian photographer Atia Darwish.

The girl’s mother can be seen crying and hugging her dead child.

The killing of the girl occurred as the family was among hundreds of displaced Palestinians attempting to return to northern Gaza. Israeli forces opened fire on those seeking to make the journey home.

France to step up security at synagogues, Jewish schools

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has ordered local officials to boost security around synagogues and Jewish schools, citing concern over “the current international situation”.

In a post on X, Darmanin wrote: “As Passover approaches and given the current international situation, I have told local officials to significantly step up security at places visited by our Jewish compatriots, especially with regards to synagogues and Jewish schools.”

Iran reopens airports in Tehran

Iran has resumed operations at the Imam Khomeini international airport and the Mehrabad airport in the capital, Tehran, according to the state-run Tasnim news agency.

Authorities had closed the airports on Sunday before launching an unprecedented missile and drone attack on Israel.

Monday market reaction after Iran strikes Israel

Asian shares fell and gold prices rose as risk sentiment took a hit, though oil prices dipped.

“An attack was largely priced in the days leading up to it. Also, the limited damage and the fact that there was no loss of life means that maybe Israel’s response will be more measured,” said Warren Patterson, head of commodities strategy at ING.

“But clearly, there is still plenty of uncertainty and it all depends on how Israel now responds.”

Oil prices were little changed with Brent crude futures trading 0.14 percent down at $90.32 per barrel.

Israeli forces destroy mosque in Nuseirat camp

More on Israel’s latest attack on the Nuseirat refugee camp.

The Wafa news agency is reporting that Israeli forces also bombed a mosque in the camp, levelling it to the ground. They also bombed a residential tower.

We’ll bring you more soon.

Pro-Palestine activists protest against Boeing, Elbit in Australia

Pro-Palestinian activists held protests across Melbourne, including outside a Boeing factory and on the steps of state parliament, on Monday.

Demonstrators outside the Victorian Parliament in the centre of Melbourne protested against the state government’s contract with Elbit systems.

“It was Elbit drones that killed Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom and her colleagues,” said Greens Party MP Samantha Ratnam. “And it is Elbit weapons that are continuing to kill thousands of innocent Palestinians,” she added.

A separate protest was held outside a Boeing factory near Melbourne’s port.

According to a list of companies published by the American Friends Service Committee, Boeing supplies Israel with fighter jets, attack helicopters and bombs, among other weapons.

The Melbourne Activist Legal Centre said several people were arrested at the Boeing protest and that police used “disproportionate and excessive force”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/15/israels-war-on-gaza-live-five-killed-in-nuseirat-as-israel-strikes-camps
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2:48 of Clare Daly being completely right.
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Grayzone - Armenian Christians under siege by Israel

And looking into this a little, I also found an interesting Al Jazeera article from about a year prior:

‘Death to Christians’: Violence steps up under new Israeli gov’t
Christian leaders in Jerusalem say never have Israeli attackers felt more emboldened than under the far-right ruling coalition.

Jerusalem – Nothing about the attack or what happened since surprised Miran Krikorian. The Armenian owner of Taboon and Wine Bar in the Old City of Jerusalem was not surprised to receive a call the night of January 26 that a mob of Israeli settlers was attacking his bar in the Christian Quarter and shouting “Death to Arabs … Death to Christians.”

It didn’t surprise him how little effort the police made to catch the perpetrators; after some press about the attack and a lack of arrests, police told him two months later they detained three of the suspects among the mob. But they also asked for his surveillance video, despite the videos being already online and surveillance cameras omnipresent in the Old City.

“You have cameras over here that can show the underwear that someone is wearing, so how come you’re asking for my footage two months later?” asked Krikorian.

It was easy for him to identify many of the perpetrators himself – they went online and gave his restaurant a 1-star review minutes after the attack – but when he went to the police station that night, the officer there scolded him: “Don’t bother me too much.”

A couple of days later, Armenians leaving a memorial service in the Armenian Quarter say they were attacked by Israeli settlers carrying sticks. An Armenian was pepper-sprayed as settlers scaled the walls of the Armenian convent, trying to take down its flag, which had a cross on it. When Armenians chased them away, the settlers began shouting: “Terrorist attack,” prompting nearby border police to draw their guns on the Armenians, beating and detaining one of them.

“Instead of [the soldiers] calming or condemning [the settlers], I was looking into the eyes of the soldier and telling him to calm down,” one of the attacked Armenian youth told Al Jazeera.

Hostility by fundamentalist Jews towards Jerusalem’s Christian community is not new, and it is not just Armenian Christians who suffer from it. Priests of all denominations describe being spat at for years. Since 2005, Christian celebrations around Holy Week, particularly Holy Fire Saturday, have brought military barricades and harsh treatment from soldiers and settlers alike, with the number of worshippers allowed inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre drastically limited, from as many as 11,000 historically during the Holy Fire ceremony to now 1,800 since last year, with authorities citing safety concerns.

But since Israel’s new government – the most right wing and religious in its history – came to power, incidents against Christians in Jerusalem have reportedly become more violent and common. At the beginning of the year, 30 Christian graves at the Protestant Mount Zion Cemetery were desecrated. In the Armenian Quarter, vandals spray-painted “Death to Arabs, Christians and Armenians,” on the walls.

At the Church of the Flagellation, someone attacked a statue of Jesus with a hammer. Last month, an Israeli came to the Church of Gethsemane during Sunday religious services and tried to attack the priest with an iron bar. Being spat and shouted at by Israelis has become, for some Christians, “a daily occurrence”.

Jerusalem – Nothing about the attack or what happened since surprised Miran Krikorian. The Armenian owner of Taboon and Wine Bar in the Old City of Jerusalem was not surprised to receive a call the night of January 26 that a mob of Israeli settlers was attacking his bar in the Christian Quarter and shouting “Death to Arabs … Death to Christians.”

It didn’t surprise him how little effort the police made to catch the perpetrators; after some press about the attack and a lack of arrests, police told him two months later they detained three of the suspects among the mob. But they also asked for his surveillance video, despite the videos being already online and surveillance cameras omnipresent in the Old City.

“You have cameras over here that can show the underwear that someone is wearing, so how come you’re asking for my footage two months later?” asked Krikorian.

It was easy for him to identify many of the perpetrators himself – they went online and gave his restaurant a 1-star review minutes after the attack – but when he went to the police station that night, the officer there scolded him: “Don’t bother me too much.”

Gabi in blue jeans and a blue shirt leans on a table
Restaurant owner Gabi Hani, owner of Versavee, in Jerusalem on April 5, 2023 [Lucien Lung/Al Jazeera]
A couple of days later, Armenians leaving a memorial service in the Armenian Quarter say they were attacked by Israeli settlers carrying sticks. An Armenian was pepper-sprayed as settlers scaled the walls of the Armenian convent, trying to take down its flag, which had a cross on it. When Armenians chased them away, the settlers began shouting: “Terrorist attack,” prompting nearby border police to draw their guns on the Armenians, beating and detaining one of them.

“Instead of [the soldiers] calming or condemning [the settlers], I was looking into the eyes of the soldier and telling him to calm down,” one of the attacked Armenian youth told Al Jazeera.

Hostility by fundamentalist Jews towards Jerusalem’s Christian community is not new, and it is not just Armenian Christians who suffer from it. Priests of all denominations describe being spat at for years. Since 2005, Christian celebrations around Holy Week, particularly Holy Fire Saturday, have brought military barricades and harsh treatment from soldiers and settlers alike, with the number of worshippers allowed inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre drastically limited, from as many as 11,000 historically during the Holy Fire ceremony to now 1,800 since last year, with authorities citing safety concerns.

But since Israel’s new government – the most right wing and religious in its history – came to power, incidents against Christians in Jerusalem have reportedly become more violent and common. At the beginning of the year, 30 Christian graves at the Protestant Mount Zion Cemetery were desecrated. In the Armenian Quarter, vandals spray-painted “Death to Arabs, Christians and Armenians,” on the walls.

At the Church of the Flagellation, someone attacked a statue of Jesus with a hammer. Last month, an Israeli came to the Church of Gethsemane during Sunday religious services and tried to attack the priest with an iron bar. Being spat and shouted at by Israelis has become, for some Christians, “a daily occurrence”.

Most of the time, victims of these incidents say little is done by police to catch or punish attackers.

“My fear is that these perpetrators are known, but they enjoy impunity,” said Munib Younan, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. “That’s the reason they are doing this.”

Church and community leaders note that police do little to investigate, and dismiss or minimise the religious and ideological motivations behind these attacks, typically saying the perpetrators suffer from mental illness.

“The man who tried to [throw] tomatoes in our Church of Gethsemane in 2020, it was the same – he was taken for a while, and then he was declared mentally ill. So, what can we do?” remarked Friar Francesco Patton, custodian of the Holy Land.

Forced to take matters into his own hands, Patton, who is tasked with protecting some 80 sites in Jerusalem, says the Franciscans have reluctantly set up cameras in all corners of their holy sites, which are becoming more closed off from the public due to the persistent attacks.

“This is not the Franciscan spirituality … of welcoming,” he said. “But we have to take care of the [holy] places and people who come to pray and worship.”

Ideologically, the primary source for this targeting of Christians and their holy sites comes from the education of certain ultra-religious Jewish groups, according to community and church leaders. Most attacks come from a small minority of teenage yeshiva students, they say.

“Their mind is obsessed with the ‘Messianic syndrome’. They want to take over the whole land,” said Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem. “When you see young people, 15 or 16 years old, and they do all sorts of things and they’re not afraid, someone is behind it.”

The targeting of Christian symbols – especially the cross, with harassers often calling Christians “pagans” or “idol worshippers” – isn’t new either, but never have the attackers felt more emboldened than under the new government. After a recent spitting incident, an argument ensued, and the settler flashed his gun at the Christians. As a friend of theirs put it, the message was clear: “I can do anything I want and claim self-defence.”

“The minister of national security is a lawyer who used to defend extremist Jews attacking Christian and other sites,” said one Armenian youth who says they were attacked in January, referring to Itamar Ben-Gvir. “What do you expect when the highest-ranking official in the equation is the most extremist?”



https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2023/4/9/under-netanyahu-violence-against-christians-is-being-normalised
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Galloway on the Iran retaliation and the idiotic western response to it.
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'Iranian Missiles Hit…': Tehran 'Exposes' Netanyahu's '99% Strikes Foiled' Claim

Claim versus counterclaim over Iran's strikes against Israel is currently underway. Tehran has dismissed Israel's claim of resisting 99% of Iranian drones and missiles. Iran has stated that "all hypersonic missiles used against Israel hit targets." Iran's Press TV also released a video showing an Iranian missile evading Israeli air defence. The clip shows an Iranian missile not losing track despite being hit by an Israeli projectile.

-HT
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>>480517
So is the Iron dome perforated-mesh over now ?

Also how'd Iran get super-sonics ? Are they borrowing Russian or Chinese tech ? It feels a bit like a message that if the US will not reign in Israel and make it behave less aggressive, "somebody" is going to even out the playing field by neutralizing Israel's technological advantage. Or am i imagining this ?
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what a time to be alive

I hope Israel attacks Iran again, I want a real war of annihilation of the zionists
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>>480518
>So is the Iron dome perforated-mesh over now ?
Idk

>Also how'd Iran get super-sonics ? Are they borrowing Russian or Chinese tech ? It feels a bit like a message that if the US will not reign in Israel and make it behave less aggressive, "somebody" is going to even out the playing field by neutralizing Israel's technological advantage. Or am i imagining this ?

What? I mean, Iran probably made them. I don't know, I'm pretty sure Iran has most of the technology other countries have except nukes. Could have bought them, could have made them, not sure.
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 No.480527

Hospital patients found in a mass grave with bandages, catheters still attached
Hani Mahmoud
Reporting from Rafah in southern Gaza

Doctors were able to identify these bodies as patients. They still had medical bandages and catheters attached to their bodies.

Medical staff inside the hospital confirmed that these people were, in fact, executed by the Israeli military very close to the main gate of al-Shifa Hospital when it was stormed in March.

When the Israeli military stormed it, they destroyed the vast majority of the hospital’s facilities and equipment as well as the buildings in its vicinity, the majority of them residential buildings, where people had been sheltering since the beginning of this war.

In the northern part of the Gaza Strip, 20 more bodies were discovered buried under the dirt and piles of sand.

It is believed the killings occurred as people were going through a checkpoint that was set up by the Israeli military during its incursion of the northern part of the Strip.

This is the pattern that we’re seeing; this is not the first time mass graves have been discovered. People have been killed and buried under the dirt or run over by Israeli tanks or bulldozers for the past six months.

Northern Gaza faces ‘unprecedented levels’ of contamination, media office says

Gaza’s media office says some 700,000 people in northern Gaza are facing a health crisis as environmental contamination in the area has reached “unprecedented levels”.

With “mountains of waste and hundreds of mass graves”, as well as rubble and debris from the widespread destruction of residential homes and buildings, the office said infectious diseases are rapidly spreading.

The situation is only growing worse as municipal workers still have no access to adequate equipment and tools they need to deal with the “massive amounts of waste and destruction”, the office said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/15/israels-war-on-gaza-live-five-killed-in-nuseirat-as-israel-strikes-camps

More than 50 protestors from NYC & CT shut down Pratt & Whitney Factory in Middletown, Connecticut demanding it halt its profiting from ongoing genocide in Gaza; Israel has been using planes powered by Pratt & Whitney’s engines to drop bombs on Gaza.

Demonstrators are demanding Pratt & Whitney and parent corporation RTX lead a “just transition away from the war economy.”

This is just one of many actions occurring worldwide today by the A15 Actions group (April 15 Economic Blockades for a Free Palestine) to blockade Israeli arms manufacturers including in St. Charles, MS; Oakland, CA; Maple Grove, MN; in Chicago at the Chicago-O’Hare airport; The Netherlands; Denmark; France; the UK and Australia.

https://twitter.com/TheIndypendent/status/1779892457917862157
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Injury of four Israeli soldiers happened inside Lebanon: Military

As we reported earlier, the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah announced in a statement that its fighters had planted explosive devices in the Tal Ismail area, near the Lebanese border with Israel.

An Israeli military official has reported that four of its soldiers have been injured in an explosion hundreds of metres inside Lebanese territory.

This morning, the military said that its injured soldiers, including one who is severely wounded, were injured due to an explosion of an unknown source during overnight activity along the northern border with Lebanon.

Earlier, Hezbollah said that when a patrol of Israel’s Golani Brigade crossed into Lebanon and arrived at the area where the devices were planted, Hezbollah detonated them, leading to deaths and injuries.

Arab League condemns rise in Israeli settler attacks in occupied West Bank

The spokesperson for the Arab League’s secretary-general has condemned the escalation of Israeli settler attacks on several Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.

Jamal Rushdi said the “war crimes” committed by Israel on a daily basis in Gaza should not cover up what is happening in the West Bank.

“The imposition of sanctions by some countries on a number of colonists represents a small, late step that is insufficient to halt such attacks,” he said.

He also called for the UN Security Council to end the attacks and hold Israeli settlers accountable.

Since Friday, settler militias under the protection of Israeli forces have launched a wave of attacks.

US forces intercept four Houthi drones: CENTCOM

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) says in its latest Red Sea update that its forces destroyed four uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on April 14, acting in self-defence.

CENTCOM added that Houthi rebels launched an antiship ballistic missile towards the Gulf of Aden from a Houthi controlled area in Yemen on Saturday and that there were no injuries or damage reported by US, coalition, or commercial ships.

War in Gaza doubled Israel’s debt last year

Israel’s war on Gaza led to a doubling of the country’s borrowing last year, its Finance Ministry says.

Israel added 160 billion shekels ($43bn) to its debt in 2023 – half of it after the outbreak of the conflict in October. By comparison, it took out 63 billion shekels ($17bn) of debt in 2022.

“Despite the many uncertainties and challenges, the ability to raise debt in local and global markets, even in times of war, in significant volumes and very high coverage ratios shows the high accessibility of the State of Israel to the markets and is evidence of the strength of the Israeli economy,” Accountant-General Yali Rotenberg said.

Weakest enemy in Middle East did us most damage: Israeli minister

Israeli war cabinet minister Gadi Eisenkot has lamented the lack of success in the war on Gaza, saying the army has failed to rescue captives even after pounding the tiny enclave for more than half a year, according to the Yedioth newspaper.

“The weakest enemy in the Middle East has done us the most damage, and we need to change our strategy,” he told the Democratic Institute conference.

“The results of the current war will not become clear until after many years,” he added.

Hezbollah claims attack on Israeli troops who ‘crossed border’

Hezbollah fighters have “planted explosive devices in the Tal Ismail area” inside Lebanon, detonating them after Israeli soldiers “crossed the border”, the group says in a statement.

It was the first time Hezbollah claimed such an attack in six months of near daily cross-border clashes.

Israel’s army said earlier that four soldiers were wounded overnight in an explosion “in the area of the northern border” but did not specify on which side of the frontier. One of the soldiers was “severely injured”, it said.

The deadly violence flaring between Israel and Hezbollah has largely been contained to the border area. Tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes on both sides of the border.

Israeli drone attack kills two Palestinians at mosque in Nuseirat

At least two Palestinians have been killed when a bombing carried out by Israeli drones targeted a group of people north of Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip, according to sources cited by the Wafa news agency.

The attack came at the Hassan al-Banna Mosque in the Ard al-Mufti area north of Nuseirat.

Israeli military warns Palestinians not to return to northern Gaza

The Israeli army renewed warnings for Palestinians not to return to Gaza’s north, a day after its forces opened fire on civilians.

The military said Palestinians should stay in southern Gaza where they have been told to shelter because the north is a “dangerous combat zone”, Israeli military spokesman Avichay Adraee wrote on social platform X.

Hospital authorities in Gaza said at least five people were shot by Israeli forces while trying to head north. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on casualties.

The returnees said they were prompted to make the journey north because they were fed up with the unbearable conditions they were forced to live under while displaced.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/15/israels-war-on-gaza-live-five-killed-in-nuseirat-as-israel-strikes-camps
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Pro-Palestine protest group coordinates ‘multi-city blockade’ in US

Demonstrators blocked San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge on Monday, completely halting traffic for hours as part of a coordinated day of action against Israel’s war on Gaza.

Aerial footage on Monday morning showed stationary traffic in one direction on the famous bridge while lanes in the other direction were empty, with police present.

Similar protests were held across the United States and around the world after the group A15 Action called for coordinating a “multi-city blockade… in solidarity with Palestine.”

The group said on its website that “in each city, we will identify and blockade major choke points in the economy, focusing on points of production and circulation with the aim of causing the most economic impact”.

Protesters blocked roads on Monday in Philadelphia and shut down highway traffic heading into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, forcing some passengers to make their way on foot to catch their flights.

Protests were also planned in Canada, Italy, South Korea, Colombia and Belgium, while the X account for A15 posted photos of demonstrations in Greece, Spain and Australia.

At least one killed, others injured in Israeli bombing of Mosque in Jabalia

Rescuers are pulling survivors and bodies from the rubble after an Israeli bombing destroyed a mosque and damaged neighbouring houses in the Al Fakhoura area of the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip tonight.

A civil defence worker at the scene said Israeli warplanes had bombed the mosque and said a large number of children and women were among the injured.

We’ll bring you more on this breaking story soon.

Heavy shelling and gunfire as Israeli troops surround shelter in Gaza’s Beit Hanoon

Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard as Israeli army vehicles have reportedly surrounded a school where hundreds of people are sheltering in Beit Hanoon in the northern Gaza Strip.

Videos filmed by local journalists and verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad verification unit show explosions lighting up the night sky as heavy shelling can be heard in the background.

We’ll bring you more on this breaking story soon.

Four killed, many wounded as Israel attacks house in southern Gaza’s Rafah

Our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic are reporting that four people have been killed and several wounded in an Israeli attack on a house in the Tal as-Sultan neighbourhood located to the west of Rafah city in southern Gaza.

The Wafa news agency reports that a child was among the four killed in the attack.

Israeli strikes have also been reported in several other areas of Rafah city, according to reporters on the ground.

We will bring you more on the Rafah attacks as information is received.

Israel’s war on Gaza in numbers

The number of Palestinians killed since Israel launched its attack six months ago has reached 33,797, Gaza’s Health Ministry says.

Another 76,465 people have been wounded since October.

The casualty figures are likely much higher, with thousands feared buried in the debris of buildings collapsed by incessant Israeli strikes throughout the Gaza Strip.

China FM in call with Iranian counterpart amid Israel tensions: Report

China believes Iran will be able to “handle the situation well and spare the region further turmoil” following a call between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian, China’s Xinhua state news agency reports.

Wang spoke by phone with Amirabdollahian on Monday and expressed China’s “strong condemnation” of the attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus, Xinhua reports, describing the bombing of the consular section of the Iranian diplomatic compound as “a serious violation of international law and unacceptable”.

Wang also said that China had taken note of Iran’s statement that its response to the embassy attack “was limited and was an act of self-defense”, Xinhua reports.

Iran launched hundreds of drones and missiles against Israel overnight on Sunday in retaliation for the Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

“It is believed that Iran can handle the situation well and spare the region further turmoil while safeguarding its own sovereignty and dignity,” Xinhua quoted Wang as saying.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/16/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-vows-response-to-iran
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 No.480530

Owen Jones on the hypocrisy of western "leaders" over Iran's retaliation. Clip early on including David Cameron absolutely tripping over his own bullshit on British TV.
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 No.480535

UN’s atomic agency pulls monitors from Iran nuclear sites

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi says UN inspectors monitoring Iranian nuclear sites have been ordered out because of the threat of Israeli attacks on Tehran’s atomic facilities.

“I decided to not let the inspectors return until we see that the situation is completely calm. We are going to resume tomorrow,” said Grossi, calling for “extreme restraint” after Iran’s strikes on Israel.

“What I can tell you is that our inspectors in Iran were informed by the Iranian government that … all the nuclear facilities we are inspecting every day would remain closed on security considerations.”

Israel has carried out operations against nuclear sites in the region before. In 1981, it bombed the Osirak nuclear reactor in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq despite opposition from the US. And in 2018, it admitted to having launched a top-secret air raid against a reactor in Syria 11 years prior.

Palestinian fighters target Israeli forces clearing ‘buffer zone’ in north Gaza: Monitors

Three Palestinian armed groups conducted attacks on Israeli forces east of Jabalia in the north of the Gaza Strip on Monday where Israel is attempting to create a “buffer zone” along the Israel-Gaza separation fence.

According to a joint report from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP), the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Palestinian Mujahideen group reported that their fighters had launched mortars and fired heavy machine guns at Israeli troops and armour operating in the area.

On Sunday, PIJ fighters also fired mortars at an Israeli military field headquarters located near the University of Palestine to the north of central Gaza, the US-based defence think tanks report.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/16/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-vows-response-to-iran
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>>480526
> I mean, Iran probably made them. I don't know, I'm pretty sure Iran has most of the technology other countries have except nukes.
The US does not appear to have those kinds of supersonic missiles atm, so far only the Russians, the Chinese and now the Iranians have demonstrated this "capability" if you pardon the jargon. This technology is kind of scraping at the limits of what can be done with projectiles in atmosphere. Like it's not just the speed, it's also extreme heat, and plasma interference that makes it hard for the missile to see where it's going, as well as receive and send signals. Steering these things is non-trivial either. For a country to make these it has to tick many advanced science and technology boxes. I'm not sure if I'm conveying this adequately, lets put it this way: the upper development tier of supersonic missiles doesn't need nuclear warheads to be a strategic deterrent. If the Iranians made these by them selves, we have to upgrade Iran from regional player into the major power category.
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>>480527
>Hospital patients found in a mass grave with bandages, catheters still attached
>Hani Mahmoud Reporting from Rafah in southern Gaza
>Doctors were able to identify these bodies as patients. They still had medical bandages and catheters attached to their bodies.
>Medical staff inside the hospital confirmed that these people were, in fact, executed by the Israeli military very close to the main gate of al-Shifa Hospital when it was stormed in March.
You see Israel has to self-defend it self against the invasion of the bandaged catheter patients.
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>>480536
I'm not an expert, but I looked it up and it looks as though the US is now starting to equip their machines with such weapons:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a60128196/americas-secret-hypersonic-weapon-is-about-to-stun-the-pacific/
At least according to Popular Mechanics. Oh joy.

And apparently the missiles are indeed Iranian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fattah-1_(missile)
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>>480537
Israel was exercising its right to defend itself against the scary hospital mummies who didn't have to attack Israel directly because of their mummy curse powers.
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>>480535
>Israel has carried out operations against nuclear sites in the region before. In 1981, it bombed the Osirak nuclear reactor in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq despite opposition from the US. And in 2018, it admitted to having launched a top-secret air raid against a reactor in Syria 11 years prior.
Big WTF moment.

So attempted nuclear terrorism goes on the "achievement list" of the Zionists.
AFAIK The only other group that attempted something like that was the Banderite Neo-fascist formation in Ukraine.
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Clip on Israeli lies, Lavender, and the UN rapporteur's report.
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 No.480543

>>480541
So the Zionists build the metaphorical AI-Hitler (and named it Lavender after a flower ?) to commit genocide.
Continuing the analogy, where's AI-Stalin , AI-Churchill and AI-Roosevelt to stop them ?

Maybe there is a small silver lining to all of this. AI-Surveillance has now the political stigma of a holocaust-tool like gas-chambers, attached to it.
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Israel obstructing access to Hamas attack victims: UN

Israel is preventing UN investigators from speaking to witnesses and victims of the October 7 Hamas attack.

“So far as the government of Israel is concerned, we have faced not merely a lack of cooperation but active obstruction of our efforts to receive evidence from Israeli witnesses and victims to the events that occurred in southern Israel,” said Chris Sidoti, one of the three members of the inquiry.

Sidoti, speaking via videolink, said the investigation found it difficult to collect evidence from large numbers of witnesses. “I use this opportunity to appeal again both to the government of Israel to cooperate, and to victims and witnesses to the events in southern Israel to contact the commission of inquiry so that we can hear what they have experienced.”

Sidoti also said investigators began collecting digital evidence early on October 7, some of which has since “disappeared from the internet”.

“If it had not been collected on that day, it would not have been able to be collected,” the former human rights commissioner of Australia said.

One-third of Gaza farm land destroyed, UN satellite imagery shows

Analysis from the UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) has found that 33.13 percent of Gaza’s agricultural land was damaged as of February 2024.

This was a significant increase from October 2023, when just 5.36 percent of crop fields, arable and fallow lands were damaged, an increase of more than 11,000 sq km (4,247 sq miles), according to UNOSAT.

“The decline in the health and density of the crops” was caused by “razing, heavy vehicle activity, bombing, shelling” and conflict more generally, UNOSAT said.

Gaza farmers have long cultivated diverse crops including wheat, olives and strawberries but with much of the most arable land in the Israeli buffer zone, farming has also come with many dangers.

Israel Q4 GDP revised to 21% contraction, hit by war on Gaza

Israel’s war on Gaza took a larger toll on economic growth in the final three months of 2023 than previously thought.

The economy contracted an annualised 21.0 percent in the fourth quarter over the third quarter, the Central Bureau of Statistics said. It followed a 19.4 percent decline in its preliminary estimate, which was revised to a 20.7 percent contraction last month.

The war has led to steep declines in the fourth quarter in exports (-22.5 percent), private spending (-26.9 percent), investment in fixed assets (-67.9 percent), and imports (-42.4 percent).

Government spending, however, jumped 83.7 percent. On Monday, the bureau reported the annual inflation rate rose to a more than expected 2.7 percent in March from 2.5 percent in February.

One Gaza child ‘killed or injured every 10 minutes’: UNICEF

Children in Gaza have become the faces of the continuing war as their stories paint a “harrowing picture” of the human consequences of the conflict, a UNICEF official says.

“Children are wearing a tremendous share of the scars of this war,” UNICEF communications specialist Tess Ingram – who left Gaza on Monday after spending two weeks there – told a UN press briefing in Geneva.

More than 12,000 children were injured in Gaza since October 7, 2023, she said, and this is “almost certainly an underestimate”.

“With at least 70 children injured every day, we need the number of medical evacuations to increase so children can access the care they urgently need. And with one child killed or injured every 10 minutes, above anything else we need a ceasefire.”

A lasting truce “is the only way to stop the killing and maiming of children”.

Unexploded 1,000-pound bombs found in Gaza schools

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says it found the massive explosives inside schools after Israeli forces withdrew from Gaza’s city of Khan Younis.

UNWRA found “significant challenges in operating safely due to the presence of unexploded ordnance [UXOs], including 1,000-pound [450kg] bombs inside schools and on roads”.

Earlier this month, the UN said it would take “millions of dollars” and “many years” to decontaminate Gaza from unexploded munitions.

Surveillance drones heard in Rafah
Tareq Abu Azzoum
Reporting from Rafah, Gaza

Over the past hour, we’ve observed more active military operations in southern Gaza, along with the middle areas.

Here in Rafah, we can clearly hear Israeli surveillance drone movements, which could be a sign of potential attacks later.

Attacks and confrontations are still raging on the northern side of Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, where at least three Palestinians have been reported killed.

The Israeli military has not stopped its bombardment of Gaza City. One of the latest attacks carried out by drone targeted a civilian car, causing a number of injuries. The majority of areas have also been under constant Israeli shelling over the past hours.

Northern Israel hit by ‘suicide drones’ from Lebanon: Army

Attack drones from Lebanon have struck northern Israel.

“A short time ago, two explosive drones crossed the territory of Lebanon towards the territory of Israel and exploded in the area of ​​Beit Hillel. The incident is under investigation,” the Israeli military said in a statement.

No details on damage or casualties were immediately available.

Gaza death toll rises

At least 33,843 Palestinians have been killed and 76,575 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7, its Health Ministry says.

The ministry added that 46 people were killed and 110 injured in the past 24 hours.

Israeli attack on Iran’s consulate violated international law: UN experts

Israeli military personnel and civilian officials responsible for the deadly strikes may have “committed crimes” under an international counterterrorism treaty of 1971, UN legal experts say.

“All countries are prohibited from arbitrarily depriving individuals of their right to life in military operations abroad,” said the experts. “Killings in foreign territory are arbitrary when they are not authorised under international law.

“Israel’s attack consequently violated the prohibition on the use of armed force against another state under Article 2(4) of the Charter. Illegal force was used not only against Iran’s armed forces but also against Syrian territory. Israel’s attack was partly launched from the Golan Heights, which is illegally annexed Syrian territory.”

The UN experts said Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel was also a “prohibited use of force under international law”.

No significant change in amount of aid entering Gaza, says UNRWA

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) reported in its latest situation update that the amount of aid entering Gaza has remained relatively stable since April, with an average of 181 trucks reaching the enclave daily.

This volume is far below the operational capacity of Gaza’s open border crossings and fails to meet Israel’s stated goal of facilitating the entry of 500 aid trucks per day, said UNRWA.

Aid flow into northern Gaza, where hunger is most pervasive, is especially strained, with UNRWA unable to reach the area since January 23, the agency added.

Throughout Gaza, “food insecurity” has increased by 80 percent since December, UNRWA said.

EasyJet suspends flights to Israel until October 27

“As a result of the continued evolving situation in Israel, easyJet has now taken the decision to suspend its flights to Tel Aviv for the remainder of the summer season,” a spokesperson for the British low-cost carrier said in a statement.

Following Iran’s attack on Israel, several airlines announced temporary suspensions of their flights to Iran and elsewhere in the region.

US Treasury preparing new Iran sanctions: Report

The United States is readying more sanctions on Iran after its aerial attack on Israel, according to news site Axios.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will announce the measures during the opening press conference of the International Monetary Fund’s spring meetings in Washington, DC, it said, citing an advance copy of the secretary’s remarks.

Yellen will also push finance ministers of other countries to introduce their own sanctions against Iran for “coordinated action”.

“Treasury will not hesitate to work with our allies to use our sanctions authority to continue disrupting the Iranian regime’s malign and destabilizing activity,” it quotes Yellen’s prepared remarks as saying.

“The attack by Iran and its proxies underscores the importance of Treasury’s work to use our economic tools to counter Iran’s malign activity.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/16/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-vows-response-to-iran
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>>480545
>Israel is preventing UN investigators from speaking to witnesses and victims of the October 7 Hamas attack.
Very sus, is this related to the hanibal doctrine where the IDF shot at Israeli ?
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 No.480547

>>480546
Probably, yes.
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 No.480548

>>480543
The political stigma is good to the extent that we act with the seriousness that it calls for.
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 No.480549

>>480545
>Analysis from the UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) has found that 33.13 percent of Gaza’s agricultural land was damaged as of February 2024.
The farms were plant-shields, and hamas was hiding under the strawberries.
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>>480549
Yes. And anyone who thinks this is ridiculous needs to immediately refer to this berry sinister evidence!
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 No.480551

>>480548
>The political stigma is good to the extent that we act with the seriousness that it calls for.
I know what you mean with seriousness, since it really does look like AI-Surveillance is going to turn into automated murder machine.
However the correct political strategy is more likely relentless ridicule. Like people protesting sticking a picture of the politician whose policies they oppose on their face. Or starting a religion that require their members to dress up in Halloween costumes year round, and make people swap costumes with each other.
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 No.480552

>>480550
<Zionist regime waging war on hummus
lol can't unsee
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 No.480553

>>480545
>Northern Israel hit by ‘suicide drones’ from Lebanon: Army
>Attack drones from Lebanon have struck northern Israel.
They got that all wrong, it wasn't an attack. The poor Lebanese drone saw what was going on in Gaza and was so horrified and shocked that it committed suicide.
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 No.480555

US makes failed bid for Iran to allow 'symbolic strike' by Israel
>the US contacted the Islamic Republic, asking the nation to allow Israel "a symbolic strike to save face” following Iran's retaliatory drone and missile barrage this weekend.
>“Iran has received messages from mediators to let the regime do a symbolic strike to save face and asked Iran not to retaliate,” the source
>He added that Tehran “outright rejected” the proposal, delivered by mediators, and reiterated warnings that any Israeli attack on Iranian soil would be met with a decisive and immediate response.
https://thecradle.co/articles-id/24419

Iran has significantly hardened its stance on aggression from Israel.
I wonder what's going on, do they know something we don't ?
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 No.480556

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>that tfw when u hear a zionist talking
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 No.480557

>>480555
I mean, they probably know something we don't but they don't need to to reject that stupid proposal. Admittedly, it's… I guess a less stupid idea than the US has been pursuing of late, but considering that Iran's strike itself was relatively mild (Israel's strike technically hit both Iran and Syria, wasn't against a military target, and killed 16 people, including multiple IRGC members and 2 civilians) and that strike partly served a domestic political purpose (Iranian hardliners have wanted to directly stop the genocide in Gaza outright for a while, and there's probably a lot of popular will behind that, too), the idea of letting Israel get another in just so Israelis aren't as mad wouldn't fly. Israel has been hitting Syria for years, was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Soleimani, and was most likely involved in the sabotage attack on the Iranian natural gas line earlier this year, too. What's more, if you look at countries who cooperate too much with stuff the US asks, countries who are offering more than patience to appease Israel, they kinda suck - wouldn't want Iran being led down the route of Egypt or Jordan.
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 No.480558

Israeli drone plays sounds of children crying to lure Palestinians, witnesses say

A video verified by Al Jazeera taken from central Gaza’s Nuseirat refugee camp yesterday documented the sounds of children crying, which were seemingly coming from an Israeli quadcopter plane.

Residents in the area say this is the Israeli army’s latest way to lure civilians and kill them. At least one man was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper when he came out of his home to inspect where the sounds were coming from.

“Yesterday, the area was subjected to Israeli shelling. Three hours after the raids, we heard the voices of children crying out and the voice of a woman,” one of the witnesses, Mohammed Nabhan, said.

“When we went out, we were subjected to heavy fire from the Israeli army and the sound was coming out of an Israeli quadcopter with four propellers,” he said.

(anon's note: this one seems to mirror a trap Hamas used, except that theirs seemed to rely much more on the IDF's documented habit of shooting children)

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate says 100 journalists arrested since October 7

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate says Israeli forces arrested some 100 journalists since October 7.

At least 40 of them remain in Israeli custody, the syndicate said. Most of the journalists were beaten at the moment of arrest, it added.

According to the syndicate, many of detained journalists were held under administrative detention, a controversial and vague legal process that allows Israel to imprison Palestinians without charge or trial.

Several killed in new attack on southern Gaza’s Rafah

Several people have been reported killed in an attack on Gaza’s most southern city of Rafah.

A strike hit a residential building in central Rafah, according to our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic.

Gaza’s Civil Defence said an Israeli jet attacked a house in the Yabna refugee camp, killing and wounding “a number” of people. Civil defence crews are still trying to pull out the bodies of those killed and injured from under the rubble, it said.

More than 1.5 million displaced Palestinians are sheltering in Rafah. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed for a ground operation into Rafah, despite international calls saying such a move would be “catastrophic”.

Hezbollah attacks Israeli army vehicle

On X, the Lebanese group says it struck the Metulla site belonging to the Israeli army, “directly hitting” a military vehicle as it entered the army’s position.

Israel holding bodies of 26 Palestinian detainees, prisoners’ group says

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society says Israeli authorities are holding the bodies of 26 Palestinian detainees.

The NGO said the figure stands after the body of 59-year-old Abdulhalim Abdulkarim Amer was released by Israeli authorities earlier today.

Amer died in Israeli custody on April 13. He is the 16th Palestinian to die in Israeli custody since Israel’s assault on Gaza began more than six months ago.

The father of seven was arrested with his son on March 17, for allegedly entering Israel for work without a permit.

Israel routinely withholds the bodies of Palestinians, which human rights groups say amounts to collective punishment of bereaved families. International law considers the practice a violation of human rights.

Children among several killed in attack on central Gaza’s Maghazi camp

At least 11 people have been killed in an Israeli attack on the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.

Most of those killed were children, Wafa said, adding that several people were also wounded.

The camp is densely populated and has become even more congested after thousands of families were forced to flee their homes in Gaza’s north after Israel began its assault on the enclave.

Al Jazeera’s Hani Mahmoud, reporting from Rafah, said the attack on Maghazi took place during “rush hour”. He said the attack hit a playground that is frequently visited by displaced children.

“Dozens” of wounded people have been transported to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Hospital, Mahmoud said.

Qatar responds to congressman’s threat to ‘re-evaluate’ US-Qatar relationship

The Qatari embassy in the US has issued a statement saying it was “surprised” by comments made by US lawmaker Steny Hoyer and his threat to “re-evaluate” the US’s relationship with Qatar.

Yesterday, Hoyer released a statement calling on Qatar to put pressure on Hamas to accept a ceasefire proposal that is acceptable to the Isralei government, and threatened to reassess ties between the US and Qatar if it does not do so.

“Hamas has also sought to use its intermediary Qatar – which has long helped finance, back, and house the terrorist organization – to exact greater concessions from Israel”, Hoyer’s statement read.

The Qatari embassy said that it “shares” Hoyer’s frustration at the slow progress of truce talks, but stressed that “Israel and Hamas are entirely responsible for reaching an agreement”.

“Blaming and threatening the mediator is not constructive, especially when the target is a friend and major non-NATO ally that presently hosts 10,000 US troops and America’s largest military presence in the Middle East”, the embassy’s statement added.

UN to launch $2.8bn appeal for Gaza, West Bank

The UN on Wednesday will launch a $2.8bn global appeal for donations to help Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank, a senior official says.

“Of course, 90 percent of it is for Gaza,” said Andrea De Domenico, head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian territory.

De Domenico added that the original plan had been $4bn for 2024 but budgeting was slashed given the “limited ability” of humanitarian aid distribution.

Spanish PM says he will ‘strive’ for a Palestine to become a UN member

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says an independent Palestinian state should be recognised as soon as possible.

“Spain will strive for Palestine to become a full member of the UN,” Sanchez said during a visit to Slovenia as part of a tour to boost EU support for recognising a Palestinian state.

Last month, Spain, Ireland, Malta and Slovenia signed a joint statement saying they stand ready to recognise a Palestinian state when the move could “make a positive contribution and the circumstances are right.”

“For Slovenia, the key question is when to recognize Palestine,” Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob said, adding, “Not if but when.”

Google employees protest company’s ties with Israeli government

Groups of employees of the tech giant have entered two of the company’s offices, one in Sunnyvale, California, and one in New York City.

The protesters at the California office say they will not leave until Google pulls out of a $1.2bn contract it shares with Amazon, that would see it provide the Israeli government with cloud services and data centres.

Some at the company have long opposed the contract, known as “Nimbus”, but the conflict within the tech giant has expanded since Israel began its assault on Gaza.

Erdogan: Netanyahu solely responsible for Middle East tensions

Netanyahu and his government are solely responsible for the recent escalation of tensions in the Middle East, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.

“Israel is trying to provoke a regional conflict, and its attack on Iran’s embassy in Damascus was the last drop,” he said at a news conference in Ankara after a cabinet meeting.

Erdogan added that new regional conflicts are possible as long as the “cruelty and genocide” in Gaza continues, and he called on all parties to act with common sense. He also slammed the West for condemning Iran’s attack but not Israel’s strike on Iran’s embassy.

Iran attacked Israel with hundreds of drones and missiles launched on Saturday night, and Israeli officials have promised to respond.

Iran called the barrage retaliation for an Israeli strike on April 1 that flattened the consulate building in its embassy compound in Damascus and killed two of its generals and several other officers.

EU working to expand Iran sanctions after attack on Israel, Borrell says

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says Brussels is starting work on expanding sanctions against Iran after Tehran’s attack on Israel.

Iran carried out the attack two weeks after a deadly April 1 strike on its embassy’s consular building in Damascus, which Tehran blames on Israel.

Speaking after an emergency online meeting of EU foreign ministers, Borrell said the bloc would look to toughen measures against Iran’s supplies of weaponry, including drones, to Russia and proxy groups around the Middle East.

“Some member states propose the adoption of expanded restrictive measures against Iran,” Borrell said.

The EU’s top diplomat said he was requesting his service “start the necessary work related to the sanctions”.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/16/israels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-vows-response-to-iran
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 No.480559

Time to ‘right historic wrong’ of Palestine’s UN membership: Arab countries

A group of Arab UN member states has written to UN Security Council (UNSC) members imploring them to support Palestine’s bid for full UN membership.

“The time has come to right this historic wrong and fulfill the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, sovereignty, and statehood,” the Arab Group statement said.

“At the very least, we implore Council members not to obstruct this critical initiative”, the statement added, saying “anything less would be a blatant abdication of the Council’s responsibility to uphold the principles of the UN Charter and international law”.

More than the required two-thirds of UN General Assembly member states already recognise Palestinian statehood but the application must first be approved by the UNSC where permanent members, including the United States, can veto resolutions.

Israel gives arms to settlers as it eyes more territory in West Bank: Analyst

Considering Israeli settler violence as separate from the Israeli state and government policy “doesn’t really make sense”, Mouin Rabbani, the co-editor of the online publication Jadaliyya has told Al Jazeera.

“The settlers are armed by the Israeli state [and] operate under the auspices and with the protection of the Israeli military,” he said.

“The fundamental problem here is that Israel has an agenda of territorial expansion,” he added.

Rabbani also noted that Israel’s Western allies’ condemnation “never extends beyond verbal admonitions” even though human rights organisations have found Israel is imposing apartheid on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

He says that Palestinians have nobody to turn to for help against settler attacks since the Palestinian Authority acts as an “auxiliary” to Israel and its “security forces are prohibited from operating in those areas outside the main cities where most of the settler violence take place”.

UNSC could vote on Palestine’s UN membership on Thursday

The UN Security Council could vote on a draft resolution calling for the State of Palestine to become a full UN member state on Thursday, diplomatic sources have told our colleagues at Al Jazeera Arabic.

The text of the draft resolution that countries will vote on, drafted by Algeria on behalf of the Arab group of countries, has now been finalised, the Palestinian Authority‘s UN mission has said.

US student says university cancelled valedictorian speech amid anti-Muslim, anti-Palestinian ‘hatred’

The Reuters news agency is reporting that the University of Southern California (USC) has cancelled its valedictorian speech from a Muslim student who said she was being silenced by anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian hatred.

USC Provost Andrew Guzman said in a statement that the decision to drop the traditional valedictorian address at next month’s graduation was aimed at protecting campus security amid “the intensity of feelings, fuelled by both social media and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East”.

The valedictorian, biomedical engineering major Asna Tabassum, in a statement challenged the university’s rationale, questioning “whether USC’s decision to revoke my invitation to speak is made solely on the basis of safety”.

Tabassum, who described herself as a “first-generation South Asian-American Muslim”, said USC officials refused in an April 14 meeting to share details of the university’s security assessment.

The university was “caving to fear and rewarding hatred”, which Tabassum said was being directed by “anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian voices” targeting her “because of my uncompromising belief in human rights for all”.

US military says two Houthi drones destroyed in Yemen

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said its forces “successfully engaged” two drones in areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi forces.

Dramatic footage captures blast targeting Israeli military bulldozer

Two video clips have been shared by Al Jazeera Arabic showing the moment an Israeli military bulldozer was caught in a large explosion in the occupied West Bank’s Tubas city.

Israeli forces did not to comment on the attack on their official social media channels and it was not known if casualties resulted from the improvised explosive device.

Earlier, Israeli military bulldozers and other heavy equipment was involved in the demolition of a Palestinian home east of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

https://twitter.com/AJA_Palestine/status/1780408414453244111
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/17/israels-war-on-gaza-live-eleven-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-refugee-camp
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 No.480560

"Israel Has Been DEFEATED. A Total Defeat" - Israeli Newspaper's Shocking Admission
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 No.480562

Google employees arrested protesting company’s ties with Israeli government

Employees of the tech giant have been arrested after holding sit-in protests in the company’s New York and Sunnyvale, California offices for more than nine hours.

Earlier, we reported that the protesters said they would not leave until Google pulls out of a $1.2bn artificial intelligence and surveillance contract between Israel, Google and Amazon.

Google employees have long spoken out against project “Nimbus”, with Palestinian employees describing “institutionalised bias” within the company.

https://twitter.com/NoTechApartheid/status/1780422217878081790

Rockets fired into Israel, Palestinian fighters infiltrate north and south Gaza: Monitors

Fighters in Gaza continue to launch rockets into southern Israel. Two missiles fired from the war-torn Palestinian territory on Tuesday caused no damage or casualties after landing in open areas, war monitors report.

Two US-based defence think tanks – the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP) – also said that Israeli forces were operating on Tuesday around Beit Hanoon in the far north of the Gaza Strip and had ordered Palestinian residents in the area to leave, according to reports.

However, the Israeli military had “not issued official evacuation orders for the area”, according to the latest battlefield assessment from the ISW and CTP.

Fighting also continued on Tuesday between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in central Gaza, the monitors said, adding that the Palestinians fighters appeared to be infiltrating both north and south Gaza from the central Gaza Strip to re-engage Israeli units.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/17/israels-war-on-gaza-live-eleven-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-refugee-camp
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 No.480563

Israel’s war on Gaza death toll hits 33,899

The number of Palestinians killed in Israel’s six-month war on the Gaza Strip has reached 33,899, the Health Ministry says.

Fifty-six Palestinians have been killed and 89 injured in the past 24 hours, the ministry added.

At least 76,664 people have now been wounded in relentless attacks.

Among the dead are more than 14,520 children and 10,000 women. The death toll is likely far higher with thousands of bodies buried in the rubble of buildings collapsed by Israeli strikes.

Iranian navy escorts ships to the Red Sea as it braces for Israeli response

Iran’s navy is escorting Iranian commercial ships to the Red Sea, Naval Commander Shahram Irani says, as global fears over Israeli retaliation rise.

“The navy is carrying out a mission to escort Iranian commercial ships to the Red Sea and our Jamaran frigate is present in the Gulf of Aden in this view,” Irani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

Tehran is ready to escort vessels of other countries, he added.

Iran is bracing for Israeli retaliation for its attack on April 13 with Israel’s war cabinet meeting again today to discuss a response. The Red Sea has been the site of significant disruption to world trade because of attacks from Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis on Israel-linked cargo vessels.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/17/israels-war-on-gaza-live-eleven-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-refugee-camp
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 No.480564

>>480556
i can relate to that feeling

>>480557
I do agree with what you are saying, the Zionists certainly have been extremely hostile to everybody in the region, it's not unjustified. Most of the world wants to see the Zionist regime stopped.

But is it strategically wise ? Israel is growing weaker while Iran is strengthening. Postponing an engagement until you have the greater advantage is not appeasement.

Iran has been strong enough to win a war with Israel for about half a decade. But the optimal strategy is for them to grow their strength until the Zionist regime no longer dares to start a war. At that point drawing the line in the sand with tit for tat retaliatory responses results in the Zionist regime yielding to a reasonable peace.

The US is presently over-extended and really can't afford an Israel-Iran war. So maybe that's Iran's calculation. Or Iran is stronger than we thought and they already can force the Zionists to stop coloring over the lines.
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 No.480565

Breaking Points - LEAKED NYT Memo: Can't Say 'Palestine, Occupied, Refugee Camp'
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 No.480566

>>480562
>Google employees arrested protesting company’s ties with Israeli government
>Employees of the tech giant have been arrested after holding sit-in protests in the company’s New York and Sunnyvale, California offices for more than nine hours.
>Earlier, we reported that the protesters said they would not leave until Google pulls out of a $1.2bn artificial intelligence and surveillance contract between Israel, Google and Amazon.
>Google employees have long spoken out against project “Nimbus”, with Palestinian employees describing “institutionalised bias” within the company.

They should give those employees a promotion instead, they're protecting the AI business. If that nasty strain of anti-human-AIs keep getting made, it will trigger a "Butlerian Jihad" like in the Novel Dune, where all thinking machines were destroyed.
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 No.480567

Unusual Whales did a list of US politicians whose stock portfolios will benefit from an Iran/Israel war.
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Crew of ship seized by Iran are safe: Operator

The 25 crew members of the MSC Aries, which was seized by Iran on April 13, are safe, shipping firm MSC says, adding discussions with Iranian authorities are in progress to secure their release.

“We are also working with the Iranian authorities to have the cargo discharged,” the company said in a news release.

Portugal’s Foreign Ministry summoned Iran’s ambassador on Tuesday to condemn Saturday’s attack on Israel by Tehran and to demand the immediate release of the Portuguese-flagged container ship.

MSC leases the Aries from Gortal Shipping, an affiliate of Zodiac Maritime. Zodiac is partly owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer.

Hamas says freeing prisoners a ‘top priority’

Today is Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, a national day dedicated to freeing Palestinian prisoners and showing support for their rights.

In a statement marking the day, Hamas emphasised that freeing its prisoners from Israeli jails is a “top priority”.

“[Israel] continues to practice the most heinous crimes against prisoners inside prisons and detention centres, including medical negligence, torture and direct killing,” said Hamas.

It added that it holds Israel “fully responsible for the lives and safety of thousands of abductees detained in the West Bank” since October 7.

9,500 political prisoners held in Israel on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day

‘Clear’ Israel has decided to respond to Iran attack: UK’s Cameron

British Foreign Minister David Cameron says it’s clear Israel has made the decision to respond to the Iranian drone and ballistic missile attack.

Cameron said he hoped the retaliation would be carried out in a way that “minimised” escalation.

“It’s clear the Israelis are making a decision to act,” Cameron, speaking to reporters in Israel, said. “We hope they do so in a way that does as little to escalate this as possible.”

Britain wants to see coordinated sanctions against Iran, he added. “They need to be given a clear unequivocal message by the G7.”

Israeli military complicit in occupied West Bank settler attacks: HRW

Surging settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank has been aided by the Israeli military, whose forces have either taken part in or failed to protect Palestinians, according to the latest report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

In one instance, Israeli soldiers participated alongside illegal settlers in an attack on the Palestinian Bedouin village of Wadi as-Seeq, the report said. Soldiers, several of whom were later dismissed by the Israeli military, vandalised Palestinians’ homes, confiscated their belongings, and beat residents for hours while commanding them to leave the area.

Troops in this attack were members of a unit that actively recruits Israeli settlers, including those with criminal records of violence against Palestinians, said HRW.

Israel’s military drafted about 5,500 settlers during the Gaza war, while also arming “civilian security squads” in the occupied West Bank.

‘5,000 lives in one shell’: Gaza fertility clinic hit by Israeli strike

When an Israeli shell struck Gaza’s largest fertility clinic in December it destroyed more than 4,000 embryos plus 1,000 sperm specimens and unfertilised eggs, according to a report by Reuters news agency.

The Israeli strike blasted the lids off five liquid nitrogen tanks stored in a corner of the embryology unit. As the ultra-cold liquid evaporated, the temperature inside the tanks rose, destroying the reproductive specimens at Gaza City’s al-Basma invitro fertilisation centre.

“We know deeply what these 5,000 lives, or potential lives, meant for the parents, either for the future or for the past,” said Bahaeldeen Ghalayini, a Cambridge-trained obstetrician and gynaecologist who first opened the clinic in 1997.

At least half of the couples affected will not have another chance to get pregnant, he added. “All these lives were killed or taken away: 5,000 lives in one shell.”

Russia urges de-escalation between Iran and Israel

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia is in dialogue with both Iran and Israel and urged the need for de-escalation in the Middle East.

Peskov said Russia continues to have close contacts with Iran and also has constructive contacts with Israel.

When asked if Tehran had warned Russia ahead of time about the strikes on Israel, Peskov said he had nothing to say on the matter.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/4/17/israels-war-on-gaza-live-eleven-killed-in-israeli-strike-on-refugee-camp
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 No.480570

>>480566
They're not really thinking machines, though, so they're probably not worried about that.
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 No.480571

>>480570
>They're not really thinking machines, though,
Technical nuances will not matter.
>so they're probably not worried about that.
They probably should be
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 No.480572

>>480569
>British Foreign Minister David Cameron says it’s clear Israel has made the decision to respond to the Iranian drone and ballistic missile attack.
>Cameron said he hoped the retaliation would be carried out in a way that “minimised” escalation.
All the indications are that the Iranians intent to hammer the Zionists until they give up attacking Iran.
Netanyahu wants more war because he thinks that'll keep him in power.
This doesn't bode well.

>Russia urges de-escalation between Iran and Israel

>Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia is in dialogue with both Iran and Israel and urged the need for de-escalation in the Middle East.
A war between Isreal and Iran will drive up oil and gas prices, and Russia would make loads of money. The US would have to abandon it's Nato commitments in Europe to back Israel. How peculiar, it seems the Russian prioritize stability over windfall gains.
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 No.480573

>>480572
>All the indications are that the Iranians intent to hammer the Zionists until they give up attacking Iran.
Only if Israel attacks them again.

>A war between Isreal and Iran will drive up oil and gas prices, and Russia would make loads of money. The US would have to abandon it's Nato commitments in Europe to back Israel. How peculiar, it seems the Russian prioritize stability over windfall gains.

A US-Iran war would also most likely drag Russia in, too.
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 No.480574

>>480573
>Only if Israel attacks them again.
Yes that was implied. I guess i need to work on expressing my self more clearly.

>A US-Iran war would also most likely drag Russia in, too.

Not solely Russia, China will get drawn in as well. If the US gets stuck in another middle Eastern quagmire, China gets Taiwan without a fight, an opportunity for smooth reunification, they can't ignore that. Syrian, Lebanon Iraq and Jordan would also side with Iran. So this would be a "shared burden" type of affair.

What remains is a significant risk for nuclear escalation and subsequent global destabilization.
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 No.480576

Why is Columbia University’s president testifying before US Congress?

Nemat “Minouche” Shafik is the latest leader of an elite US university to be called to testify before members of the US Congress on how her institution has responded to protests amid the Israel-Gaza war.

Her testimony comes four months after the presidents of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were also called to testify on the subject. That contentious, Republican-led hearing led to the resignation of Penn President Liz Magill and Harvard President Claudine Gay.

Protests since October 7 have forced private higher education institutions to grapple with their free speech policies. Pro-Palestine protesters have alleged that they have been unjustly stifled by university authorities on trumped-up allegations of hate speech. In turn, several university leaders have been accused of not doing enough to counter anti-Semitism on campus.

Response to Iran attack likely cost over $1bn: Report

Israel and its allies hailed their success in stopping a barrage of Iranian missiles and drones in a historic attack over the weekend.

However, that response likely came with a price tag topping over one billion dollars, according to a Bloomberg report.

Reem Aminoach, a former brigadier general and chief financial adviser to the head of the Israeli military, gave the estimated figure.

He cited calculations he’d done for the number of interceptor missiles Israel would have had to fire. Israel has said Iran fired 170 drones, 30 cruise missiles and 120 ballistic missiles.

The US, UK, France and Jordan were also involved in shooting down the Iranian weapons.

Israel cabinet approves $5bn for towns near boundary with Gaza

Netanyahu’s office says Israel’s cabinet has approved a five-year, 19-billion-shekel ($5bn) plan to rebuild and strengthen communities near the Gaza boundary.

The prime minister said Israel would invest the funds in housing, infrastructure, education, employment, health and other areas.

UNRWA head to brief Security Council

Al Jazeera has confirmed that Philippe Lazzarini, commissioner-general of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), will brief the Security Council at a meeting requested by Jordan.

The session is due to begin at 19:00 GMT.

Biden pens op-ed calling for more aid to Israel

The US President, in an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal, has said now is the “moment of truth” for US legislators to approve more military aid to Israel and Ukraine.

The Biden administration has been appealing for months for $14bn in additional military aid for Israel, but the effort has stalled in the US House of Representatives. Iran’s attack has rekindled efforts to pass the additional aid, with House Speaker Mike Johnson saying he would bring it to a vote this week.

Rights observers have regularly warned the US against providing more weapons that they say have enabled Israeli abuses. The continued supply of US weapons, critics have warned, makes regional escalation more likely.

Still, Biden wrote that “if Iran succeeds in significantly escalating its assault on Israel, the US could be drawn in. Israel is our strongest partner in the Middle East; it’s unthinkable that we would stand by if its defenses were weakened and Iran was able to carry out the destruction it intended this weekend.”

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>Israel and its allies hailed their success in stopping a barrage of Iranian missiles and drones in a historic attack over the weekend.
>However, that response likely came with a price tag topping over one billion dollars
Stock price of arms-porky company goes up, mission accomplished.
Using million dollar SAMs to shoot at 5000 dollar budget drones, meh who cares, worrying about ordinance attrition doesn't bring in any bribe-bux
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Demonstration in Arlington, VA the other day.
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UN Security Council to vote on Palestinian membership on Friday

The vote has been scheduled in the 15-member council on Friday, diplomats tell the Reuters news agency. It is set to happen at 3pm (19:00 GMT).

A draft resolution put forth by Algeria recommends to the 193-member UN General Assembly that “the State of Palestine be admitted to membership of the United Nations”, diplomats said.

The resolution needs at least nine votes in favour to pass the Security Council and no vetoes from the US, Britain, France, Russia or China. Diplomats told Reuters the measure could have the support of up to 13 council members, but the US is expected to block the effort because it would effectively recognise a Palestinian state.

The US, Israel’s top ally, has long maintained that establishing an independent Palestinian state should happen through direct negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel and not at the UN.

Palestinians are currently a non-member observer state at the UN.

Qatar ‘re-evaluating’ role as mediator: Prime minister

Qatar has been working for months as mediator in negotiations aimed bringing about a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli captives.

But Qatar’s prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani has said Doha is re-evaluating that role, saying that some parties have used the mediation for “narrow political interest”.

He added that while Qatar remains committed on mediation “humanitarian basis”, there has been “abuse and harm” done related to Qatar’s role.

Some parties have made “destructive” statements against Qatar, he added, without saying to whom he was referring.

Leaked memo highlights NYT’s ‘deference to Israeli narratives’: Report

A report by US news outlet The Intercept claims that editors at The New York Times have sent directives to reporters covering Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza, asking them to restrict the use of certain terms.

These terms include “genocide”, “ethnic cleansing” and “occupied territory”, according to a copy of an internal memo obtained by The Intercept.

The memo reportedly also instructs journalists not to use the word Palestine “except in very rare cases” and to stay away from using the term “refugee camps” to describe certain areas of Gaza.

According to the report, several staffers told The Intercept that some of the memo’s contents “show evidence of the paper’s deference to Israeli narratives”.

Times spokesman Charlie Stadtlander told The Intercept that memos such as these are “standard practice” and provide guidance “to ensure accuracy, consistency and nuance”.

“Across all our reporting, including complex events like this, we take care to ensure our language choices are sensitive, current and clear to our audiences.”

Gaza media office calls for release of all Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails

Gaza’s media office says more than 5,000 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces since the assault on the enclave began in October.

In a statement marking Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the office said prisoners are being subjected to “vengeful policies” that aim to strip them of their most basic rights.

The statement comes a day after the Government Media Office called on rights groups to act after hearing testimonies from a large number of freed Palestinians who were recently detained by Israeli forces. These include testimonies and accounts from children younger than 12 years old.

“We call on the international community to uphold its moral and legal obligations and intervene to end the grave mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners,” it said.

The office also called for the immediate release of some 10,000 Palestinian prisoners currently held in Israeli jails.

Israeli army attacks on Gaza City continue

Video obtained by Al Jazeera’s cameras shows the moment Israeli army bombs struck a residential home on al-Jalaa Street in the north of Gaza City.

Local sources told Al Jazeera that the house belonged to the Arbeed family, and was evacuated before it was hit by the Israeli strike. The video, from which the below screengrabs were captured, shows the utter destruction of the house, as panicked residents flee the area.

Additional video posted on Instagram shows another shelling in Gaza City, near al-Shujaiya junction. This video has been verified by Al Jazeera’s fact-checking unit.

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Hamas says watching ‘developments’ of Iran’s response to attack on its consulate

Hamas said it is closely watching Iran’s “legitimate” response to a suspected attack that hit its consulate in the Syrian capital on April 1, in which 13 people were killed.

Two weeks after the attack, Iran unleashed a barrage of missiles and drones in its first direct attack on Israel.

Hamas said while it “values” Iran’s stance, it strongly “condemns” the West’s stance that “jumped to protect” Israel despite remaining silent about the “genocide” being carried out against Palestinians in Gaza and about the abuse being faced by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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