Israeli snipers shot nearly 8,000 protesters at the Gaza fence, killing 214, including 59 on the day that the US moved the embassy to Jerusalem; and advocates for Israel such as Dennis Ross ignore this river of suffering when they say that “Nothing happened” when we moved the embassy.
NYT regrets running Sen. Cotton’s call for military crackdown on protest. It should do the same for 4 op-eds justifying Israel killing nonviolent demonstrators. But Bari Weiss’s role at newspaper reflects long attachment to Zionism at NYT.
In Gaza, Rana Shubair looks back with nostalgia on the Great March of Return: Approaching the fence the first day, that spine tingling moment brought back memories of my one and only visit to Jerusalem in the year 2000. Seeing hundreds of people all standing there gave me a physical feeling of being locked up in a big cage.
A stomach-churning report in Haaretz. Israeli snipers who targeted unarmed Palestinian Gazan protesters boast of fulfilling their duty by racking up knee-destructions and hitting “ducks.” This is not shooting and crying, but maiming and bragging.
Since the Great March of Return began in Gaza two years ago, an estimated 19 Palestinians have lost an eye as a result of Israeli fire, Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said in a new report this week.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered in mid-October of 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot in southern Gaza, IMEMC reports. The sources said the child, Ala’ Hani al-Abbassi, 15, was shot by the soldiers with a high-velocity gas bomb in his head, east of Khan Younis.
A largely forgotten casualty of the Great Return March protests in the Gaza Strip quietly returned home in November after serving 18 months in an Israeli prison. Suhail al-Amoudi, 58, was the captain in the Freedom Boats 2, commanding one of three vessels in a flotilla that sought to break the Israeli naval blockade around Gaza.
Israeli snipers targeting participants in Gaza’s weekly Great Return March protests have aimed for the legs – and eyes. To date, Gaza’s Ministry of Health reports that 50 protesters have been shot in the eye with teargas canisters or rubber bullets since the demonstrations began March 30, 2018 – leaving them permanently blind, according to an investigation by al-Araby.
Tom Friedman’s double standard: Israel has a right to shoot demonstrators because that’s how Arab nations behave; but Iran doesn’t. Human rights groups have said Israel deliberately targeted civilians with live fire on the Gaza border though they posed no threat; but Friedman says it’s an “easy” call to defend those shootings.