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Israeli military announce they will bomb al-Shifa hospital in Gaza

al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City (Photo:

al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City (Photo:

Al-Shifa hospital has received a phone call telling them a building of the hospital will be bombed.

At 16:30, the hospital received a call from an unlisted number, stating a building needed to be evacuated immediately.

The building is being used for overflow patients, and is directly across the road from the main hospital building. It is part of the hospital site, but building work has yet to be completed.

The hospital is now in the process of evacuating all staff and patients inside.

“I’d like to say that Israel’s threats to bomb Gaza’s largest hospital have reached a new low, but in light of its relentless atrocities and civilian massacres over the last 25 days, it’s hardly unexpected,” stated Joe Catron, U.S. International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activist now in al-Shifa hospital.

Since July 25th, international volunteers from countries including Spain, Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Australia, and Venezuela have begun a constant protective presence in various locations at the al-Shifa Hospital.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, as of July 29th, there have been 34 attacks against Gazan medical facilities since this latest Israeli military assault began 25 days ago.

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The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli apartheid in Palestine by using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles.

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  1. just on August 1, 2014, 11:32 am


    Hey UN, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Obama– did you hear that phone call?

    • just on August 1, 2014, 12:02 pm

      “Dr.Bassel Abuwarda @DrBasselAbuward · 2h

      All the advanced surgical departments building have been evacuated after Israeli threats to bomb it. THIS might be my LAST TWEET pray for us”

      • kalithea on August 1, 2014, 1:20 pm

        This threat also constitutes a war crime. And we will pray.

  2. American on August 1, 2014, 11:35 am

    ‘If we don’t get our soldier back, we should start levelling Gaza’: Palestinians face new wave of bloodshed as ceasefire breaks down after British-Israeli soldier is ‘kidnapped by Hamas’

    *Plus…Israeli official on CNN said….. “Gaza hasnt seen nothing yet!!!”

    • kalithea on August 1, 2014, 1:25 pm

      First let’s get one thing straight – this captured Ziosoldier is a POW; he was NOT, I repeat, not, kidnapped.

      Second, this revenge threat of carpet bombing also constitutes a war crime, but if Israel dares to wreak vengeance on the civilians of Gaza – it seals its fate. North Korea will have more legitimacy than Israel.

    • traintosiberia on August 1, 2014, 4:41 pm

      Israel has lost its soul yrs ago . Now it has lost its mind. Next comes the body. That is what happens usually to patient with Dementia.

      • Kay24 on August 1, 2014, 5:14 pm

        Those whom the Gods wish to destroy , they first drive Mad.

        Just like the nazis.

        We are witnessing it right now.

    • traintosiberia on August 1, 2014, 4:48 pm

      The pathetic NYT yesterday published on front page that Arab leaders were so quiet for they hated Hamas more than they hated Israel.. This is what has become of Israel . NYT is seeking endorsement of Israel from some scum on earth . Some of those scum happen to enjoy the favor of NYT and Israel . One of them came to power after collusion with Israel- Sisi who is well appreciated by Pentagon.

  3. mariapalestina on August 1, 2014, 11:37 am

    It’s likely the phone call originated in Washington.

  4. Justpassingby on August 1, 2014, 11:47 am

    This is a sick Crime against humanity, the sick thing is that israel have fooled the naive west that they are so peaceful and now we see the results…

  5. Bumblebye on August 1, 2014, 12:01 pm

    Israel, a state actor, and blatant disregard for international law. Pre-announced war crimes.

  6. samlebon2306 on August 1, 2014, 12:01 pm

    Shame on Barak Obama. Your father — he may rest in peace — must be rolling over in his grave. How low are going to bend and bow to the Zionist mafia? If it was me, I would resign and give a historical speech, that will be engrave in the memory of every sane human being. Barak, you have no idea how soft your spine is.

    • Kay24 on August 1, 2014, 7:36 pm

      I am really disappointed in Obama. I cannot understand why he does not stand up for the people of Gaza who are being killed with no mercy. Why does he and Kerry keep embarrassing us by constantly assuring Israel that it is loved by us, and they are our allies forever? Kerry and Obama have both got insulted by the zionists, and yet they keep the devotion going. Sheesh.

      • amigo on August 2, 2014, 7:00 am

        “I am really disappointed in Obama. I cannot understand why he does not stand up for the people of Gaza who are being killed with no mercy.” Kay 24

        Money honey.Campaign war chest is more important than a bunch of coloured folks who are being a pain in the posterior for Americas bestest buddies.

        Screw dignity and self respect and humanity and justice and fair play and human rights .

        I have a defence industry to keep happy.

  7. eGuard on August 1, 2014, 12:15 pm

    It’s not a “warning”, it’s a threat. A terror threat.

  8. Qualtrough on August 1, 2014, 12:40 pm

    And all we can do is sputter in impotent rage because our politicians are bought and sold. Even the most liberal US politicians, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders will not, or dare not, condemn what is taking place. Who would have thought that the very people who said “Never Again” would be doing it again?

  9. Abierno on August 1, 2014, 12:59 pm

    … and is this not a deliberate, provocative war crime? Israel is speaking with clear and direct voice to the entire international community – we can kill, maim and destroy anything within our reach – and we double dare you to do anything. If this is not genocide, what is? If this is not a “holocaust”, what is? If the US, Europe and the UN do not immediately sanction Israel, cut all subsidies, close down their access to the US supplied emergency armory, and immediately begin a humanitarian airlift in defiance of the siege, they are all complicit.

    Santayana said those who do not read history and understand its lessons, will live it over and over again. This planet sustained an incredible death toll in World War II
    to stop the crimes of two countries, Germany and Japan, whose political bases were built on racial purity, who carried out crimes of mass destruction and death in the name of that racial purity (while German crimes are in our minds, we should not forget the brutal Japanese occupation of Manchuria, the Nanking massacre wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers, civilians (women, children) were brutally massacred by the Japanese). This act, in the context of Israel’s previous actions in Gaza and the West Bank, would suggest that we are facing a similar situation in
    Gaza. This time the international community has an opportunity to act to end this slaughter, to take command of the situation – the choice is theirs. If not today, when?

  10. just on August 1, 2014, 1:22 pm

    120 people injured in Hebron protest acc. to Dr. Barghouti– he says there is a massive ‘uprising’ by the Palestinians. He also (correctly) says that Israel is taking ‘revenge’ on the Palestinians by killing forty and injuring 200 this morning.


    Somehow I just gotta laugh at the reports that the US was being “tough with Israel” until this morning. A real gut chuckle.

  11. Kay24 on August 1, 2014, 2:29 pm

    This is terrorism all right. Israel is worse than any terrorist group, because it uses deadlier weapons to massacre so many civilians. Bombing hospitals, mosques, shelters, and other structures where civilians are, is the work of out of control terrorists. No civilized democracy will totally ignore the international community, break international laws, and behave with such savagery. The mere fact that it has attacked 6 UN shelters simply shows their complete indifference to human suffering and there is no decency in their actions. To think our officials ignores all this when they keep repeating ad nauseam, that Israel has the right to defend itself, and goes on to arm them to keep killing helpless civilians is disgusting to say the least.

  12. can of worms on August 1, 2014, 2:44 pm

    A threatening call to the hospital from an unlisted number. It is horrorism. A monster impervious to human codes, pursuing its power, feeding its hunger. Presumably the U.S., who unleashed the monster, shall not reign it in, until it strikes midnight.

  13. mariapalestina on August 1, 2014, 3:22 pm

    We keep saying Israel will pay. We keep praying Israel will pay. But the past has shown us Israel never pays. Never will so long as our craven Congress swears allegiance to the zionist state at every opportunity. Even when mildly criticizing Israel for killing “too many” civilians in Gaza, we give Netanyahu the keys to our billion dollar stockpile of weapons, conveniently stored in Israel. What hope can the Palestinians have? What can we do? Really? Tell me and I’ll do it. How about a voter rebellion… tell them we won’t vote for any candidate who supports Israel. Will they hear? Will they care?

  14. davelight01 on August 1, 2014, 4:00 pm

    Only one reason the US allows these atrocities…… they (Obama Admin) have no control over what happens because Israel (Zionists) control the US and Obama Admin. Under financial threat and under threat of “personal pain”, they raise their strong words of “condemnation”. Words only. Empty words only. It is a sick “game” for the world’s elite that just happen to also hate the same people the Zionists hate – Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, and any one who supports their cause like you and me.

    Why $3.0 billion aid to Israel not stopped? Instead, the Obama Admin (military) approves $millions for ammo resupply. Why? Because the Zionists have the “green light” from US Senators (most who receive lots of cash from AIPAC), and sadly, from fundamental right wing Christians. Religion is the trigger used by the Zionists in all Middle East massacres of war (maybe all wars). But religion is only the tool to achieve the real reason for destabilization, war and destruction of races of people: Zionist Global Control, with its continual flow of assets of all kinds to the top of its corrupt corporation.

    I just keep believing that Obama is Light, not dark like Zios. I keep thinking he will eventually awaken to truth and risk all for humanity that is on the edge of annihilation. Maybe I am a fool, but I just keep on believing and hoping for world peace somehow. There must be a way.

    Yes, there will be peace someday. Perhaps not in my lifetime, but for the awakened souls of peace and light, who will bring peace, there will be lasting world peace.

  15. amigo on August 1, 2014, 4:13 pm

    I hope future historians will record the part Zionism played in these and the many thousands of war crimes and crimes against Humanity.

    I also hope they will be able to write that had it not been for sane peace seeking people the world might not have survived.

    Zionism must be defeated and be obliterated totally.

    No headstone.No memorials . Only history books condemning it,s negative contribution to mankind.

    • Sumud on August 1, 2014, 8:17 pm

      Agree amigo.

      These last few weeks has shown zionism to be nazism of the 21st century. I had thought until then it might just go the way of the KKK.

      Not now – the goal is the complete destruction of zionism.

  16. concernedhuman on August 1, 2014, 5:36 pm

    The new nazis are just worse than the old one.

  17. Vera Gottlieb on August 2, 2014, 11:29 am

    Hitler could not have done better. This viciousness…Khazarian DNA??? So, is ‘telegenic’ Bibi going to show up in front of TV cameras again and declare once more that Palestinians corpses are telegenic? Netan-yahoo will be the undoing of israel.

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