Category Archives: Israel

ONE STATE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL CANNOT BRING EQUALITY IF IT IS A CAPITALIST STATE

by Ellen Isaacs

As we reflect on the latest brutality against protestors in Gaza and the struggle to end the outrageous Israeli occupation of Palestine and oppression of Israeli Palestinians, it is important to formulate a goal for what we would hope to attain. This goal does not have to be achievable in the near future or even near distant future, but it provides a framework that defines what immediate struggles are engaged in and whom is declared to be an ally or an enemy. In fact, it is unlikey that this conflict will be settled between Israelis and Palestinians in isolation, as the whole region will probably be engaged in larger conflict between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the US and Russia long before that happens. However, it is to be hoped that there would be, at some time, an entity that could be Palestine/Israel, or perhaps some larger regional entity, that would provide for equality, opportunity and freedom for all who live there. Then I know that organizing in the present must strive to be multiracial, multinational, and to be led by rank and file people, as opposed to economic moguls, politicians or religious leaders.

Palestine | The May 14 Massacre in Gaza

by DANIEL GLUCKSTEIN

Sixty dead in one day, many of them children. More than 2,400 wounded, brought down like rabbits by snipers quietly poised with their rifles behind the Israeli barbed wire. This is the record of this dark day of May 14, 2018.

Even the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz (May 15) was compelled to write that for a month and a half protests were carried out by “Palestinian people who were mostly unarmed and yet ended being killed by the dozens and wounded by the thousands.” Haaretz underscored the fact that throughout this period no soldier, no Israeli citizen, was wounded, but that Israel, meanwhile, multiplied “sniper fire against unarmed demonstrators, deadly fire.”

Palestine | Gaza: Israeli Army Killed 52 Palestinians and Injured 2410

At least 52 Palestinians have been killed and more than 2,000 others injured alongside the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip on Monday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.

 The latest death toll was reported by the ministry at 7:30 p.m. The ministry added that 2,410 people were injured.
Six of the slain Palestinians were minors under the age of 18, including one girl.

According to the ministry, 1,204 Palestinians were injured with live ammunition. 79 were injured in their necks, 161 in their arms, 62 in the back and chests, 52 in their stomachs, and 1055 in their lower limbs.
203 of the injured were reported to be children, and 78 women.
The Gaza Ministry of Health identified some of the slain Palestinians as : Anas Hamdan Qudeih, 21; Qudeih was killed in Khan Younis, Musaab Youssef Ibrahim Abu Laila, 29, in eastern Jabaliya, Ubaida Salem Farhan, 30, Muhammad Ashraf Abu Sitta, 26, Izz al-Din Moussa al-Sammak, 14, Izz al-Din Nahed al-Uweiti, 23, Bilal Ahmad Abu Duqqa, 26, Jihad Mufid Abed al-Munem al-Farra, 30, Fadi Hassan Abu Salah, 30, Ahmad Awadallah, 24, Mutasem Fawzi Abu Luli, 20, Muhammad Mahmoud Abed al-Aal, Ahmad Fawzi al-Tatar, Ahmad Adel Moussa al-Shaer, Muhammad Abed al-Rahman Ali Miqdad.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that until 13:15 p.m., their teams treated 390 injuries, 253 of which are with live ammunition, 68 tear-gas inhalation cases, 28 shrapnel injuries and 41 hit with tear-gas bombs; 76 of the injuries were in the northern Gaza Strip, 134 in Gaza City, 41in the central Gaza Strip, 86 in Khan Younis and 68 in Rafah City.
Two were injured in eastern al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip while others were injured in eastern Gaza City.Several protesters cut the Israeli border fence and reportedly attempted to enter the other side, as Israeli military forces were heavily deployed alongside the borders, constantly opening fire.Palestinians headed to the “return camps” early Monday stationed along the border, setting fire to tires near the border fence.In Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces had thrown flammable material at the return camps in an attempt to prevent youths from approaching borders.

Why there isn’t likely to be a conventional War between Israel and Iran

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It is understandable that observers are alarmed about an Iran-Israel conflict in the aftermath of the violation by Trump of the 2015 Iranian nuclear enrichment treaty. Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu worked hard to undermine the treaty in the US, using cut-outs such as allegedly corrupt casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who bought the Republican Party in Congress with massive campaign contributions.

Israel strikes Iranian headquarters in Syria in response to shelling Golan Heights

Russian Ministry of Defense announced, on Thursday, that Israel used 28 warplanes to hit headquarters belonging to the Syrian regime, Iranian militias and Hezbollah in Syria.

The ministry revealed that the warplanes fired 70 missiles and rockets, at night yesterday, on the Iranian and Syrian regime headquarters, killing more than 20 members of the militias.