‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 234: Israel Bombs Displaced Palestinians in Rafah Tent Camp, Seeks Resumption of Prisoner Exchange Talks – Qassam Muaddi 5/27/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel’s bombing of Rafah’s “safe zone” has killed at least 45 people, causing fires to spread across the tent camp and burning several people alive. Meanwhile, Israel gave the U.S. a new proposal to resume captive exchange talks.

Casualties

  • 35,984 + killed* and at least 80,643 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 520+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 636 Israeli soldiers have been announced killed since October 7, and at least 3,568 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on May 26, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 230: Israel Lashes Out at West Bank in Wake of ICC Request – Qassam Muaddi 5/23/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Airstrikes continue across the Gaza Strip as the Israeli ground invasion continues in Jabalia and Rafah, displacing thousands. Meanwhile, the Israeli army launched a wide-ranging invasion of Jenin refugee camp, killing 12 people.

Casualties

  • 35,709 + killed* and at least 79,990 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 519+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 634 Israeli soldiers have been announced as killed by the Israeli army since October 7, and at least 3,568 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on May 22, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

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Netanyahu’s Response to the ICC Invokes Another Genocidal Biblical Reference – Jonathan Ofir 5/21/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Netanyahu’s rant against the ICC quoted a biblical verse that warns against the dangers of not completely wiping out your enemy’s society. It doesn’t take much to figure out what this means for Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza.

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AP Condemns Israeli Raid, Seizure of Broadcast Equipment – Cindy Harper 5/21/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

Israeli authorities conducted a raid on the premises of The Associated Press, based in the southern town of Sderot, where they confiscated broadcasting equipment and a camera on Tuesday. Israeli officials justify their enforcement action, claiming infringements of the country’s recent ban on Al Jazeera, of which the AP is one among thousands of clients.

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ICC Warrants Against Netanyahu and Gallant may be the First of Many Aimed at Israeli Officials – David Kattenburg 5/20/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

“I think this is an enormous step forward,” former UN Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk tells Mondoweiss. “Today’s announcement was a long time in coming.”

Applications for arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and three top Hamas leaders have been filed by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

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The ‘NYTimes’ Finally Publishes a Comprehensive Indictment of ‘Jewish Terrorism’ Against Palestinians – James North 5/19/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The New York Times has astonished its readers by publishing a long indictment of a subject it has purposely ignored for years: “Jewish terrorism” against Palestinians.

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The Arsenal of Genocide: The US Weapons that are Destroying Gaza – Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies 5/15/24

Source: Antiwar.com

On May 8, 2024, as Israel escalated its brutal assault on Rafah, President Biden announced that he had “paused” a delivery of 1,700 500-pound and 1,800 2,000-pound bombs, and threatened to withhold more shipments if Israel went ahead with its full-scale invasion of Rafah.

The move elicited an outcry from Israeli officials (National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir tweeted “Hamas loves Biden”), as well as Republicans, staunch anti-Palestinian Democrats and pro-Israel donors. Republicans immediately prepared a bill entitled the Israel Security Assistance Support Act to prohibit the administration from withholding military aid to Israel.

Many people have been asking the U.S. to halt weapons to Israel for seven months, and of course Biden’s move comes too late for 35,000 Palestinians who have been killed in Gaza, mainly by American weapons.

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 223: Israeli Army Withdraws from Zeitoun Area after Sustaining Casualties, Intensifies Combat in Jabalia and Rafah – Qassam Muaddi 5/16/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israel’s war minister declares opposition to Israeli military control of Gaza as Netanyahu insists on continuing the war. Meanwhile, the Israeli army killed five Palestinians in the West Bank, including a student on Nakba day.

Casualties

  • 35,272 + killed* and at least 79,205 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 503+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 626 Israeli soldiers have been announced as killed by the Israeli army since October 7, and at least 3,431 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on May 9, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

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Biden is Sending Israel Another $1 Billion in Weapons – Michael Arria 5/15/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The move comes days after a State Department report that documents likely international humanitarian violations by Israel.

Congressional aides say that the Biden administration will send Israel another $1 billion in weapons and ammunition. The package includes roughly $700 million for tank ammunition, $500 million for tactical vehicles, and $60 million in mortar rounds.

The move comes amid rising tensions over a potential military invasion of Rafah, a town in Southern Gaza.

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 220: Resistance Returns to the North, UNRWA Says 300,000 People Fled Rafah – Qassam Muaddi 5/13/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The Israeli army has intensified its renewed assault on Jabalia refugee camp and the Zeitoun area in northern Gaza as resistance factions regroup there, months after the Israeli army said it had “defeated Hamas” in the north.

Casualties

  • 35,034 + killed* and at least 78,755 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 498+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 620 Israeli soldiers have been announced as killed by the Israeli army since October 7, and at least 3,415 have been announced as wounded.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on May 9, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

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Netanyahu Vows To ‘Stand Alone’ & ‘Fight With Fingernails’ After Biden’s Arms Supply Warning – ZeroHedge 5/10/24

Source; ZeroHedge.com

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest reaction to President Biden earlier in the week threatening that the US could withhold offensive weapons from Israel if its military escalates a ground offensive against Rafah has been to vow that his country is ready to “stand alone” and “fight with fingernails” in Gaza.

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 216: Israel Continues to Close Rafah Crossing as Biden Threatens to Halt Arms Shipments – Qassam Muaddi 5/9/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Ceasefire talks are “paused” as delegations leave Cairo. Sources say Israel wants a full invasion of Rafah despite U.S. opposition, while Hamas reiterates its acceptance of the latest deal. Meanwhile, a new mass grave has been unearthed at al-Shifa.
Casualties

  • 34,905 + killed* and at least 78,514 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 497+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 612 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 6,800 injured.***

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How Israel Turned Hospitals into ‘Military Targets’ by Lying About International Law – Tamara Kayali Browne 5/10/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

The bar for hospitals to lose protected status under international law is set very high. Those conditions were not met for any of the 36 hospitals in Gaza that Israel destroyed.

The symbol for healthcare was once a mark of a sacred space — one that, according to international humanitarian law, marked out a facility as a site to be protected in war. Now that symbol has instead become a prime target.

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Hamas Agrees To Ceasefire, Israel Attacks Rafah In Response – Robert Inlakesh 5/7/24

Source: TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Scenes of celebrations across the Gaza Strip went viral on social media this Monday, after Hamas accepted a ceasefire proposal, spreading hope throughout the besieged Palestinian population. That hope was quickly crushed, as Israeli political figures rejected the ceasefire and pledged to go ahead with their planned invasion of the city of Rafah.

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‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 213: Israel Orders Palestinians to Evacuate Rafah – Qassam Muaddi 5/6/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

Israeli strikes intensify on Rafah as Egypt closes the Rafah crossing from its side. Meanwhile, CIA Director Burns prolonged his stay in Qatar to try to avoid a “collapse” of negotiations.

Casualties

  • 34,735 + killed* and at least 78,108 wounded in the Gaza Strip.*
  • 496+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.**
  • Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,139.
  • 612 Israeli soldiers have been killed since October 7, and at least 6,800 injured.***

*Gaza’s Ministry of Health confirmed this figure on its Telegram channel on May 6, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.

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Israel Raids Al Jazeera Offices, Pulls the Plug on Broadcast Operations – Christina Maas 5/5/24

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the government’s decision to terminate Al Jazeera’s operations in Israel, citing the Qatari-owned network as a provocateur of “incitement.” The closure was unanimously agreed upon by the cabinet. Reacting strongly, Al Jazeera labeled the Israeli government’s action as “criminal.”

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ICC Threatens Action Over ‘Intimidation’ Tactics As Netanyahu Arrest Warrant Looms – ZeroHedge 5/3/24

Source: ZeroHedge.com

The government of Israel is now essentially in a full diplomatic war with the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the possible impending arrest warrants which could be issued anytime for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top officials, including the defense chief.

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Israel Refuses to Stop Waging its ‘Campaign’ to Starve the Palestinians – Frank Wright 4/30/24

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

On April 20, an independent report commissioned by the United Nations found that Israel had supplied “no evidence” to back its claims that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was “totally infiltrated by Hamas.”

The claim, made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a U.N. assembly on January 31, was backed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who said the charge was “very, very credible.”

U.S. backing for the claims led to the suspension of funding for UNRWA, which is widely acknowledged to be the main provider of food, water, and medical supplies to the Palestinians in Gaza. According to Israeli media, this was the aim of an Israeli “campaign” to defund the only agency capable of preventing famine in Gaza.

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There’s ‘Widespread’ Belief Among US Officials That Israel Can’t Beat Hamas – Dave DeCamp 5/2/24

Source: Antiwar.com

There is a “widespread belief” among US officials that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s goal of “eradicating” Hamas in Gaza is unattainable, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Throughout the past seven months, there have been multiple signs that the US doesn’t believe Israel could achieve its goals in Gaza, yet the Biden administration has continued to support the slaughter of Palestinians in the Strip.

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United Methodist Church Votes to Divest from Israel Bonds – United Methodists for Kairos Response 5/2/24

Source: Mondoweiss.net

In the first such divestment action by a major Christian denomination, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church has voted to divest from Israel bonds, and those of other countries carrying out prolonged military occupations.

On April 30, 2024, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, being held in Charlotte, North Carolina, made a groundbreaking call for church investment managers to exclude the bonds of three countries – Israel, Turkey, and Morocco – that are holding subject populations under prolonged military occupation.

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