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Jason Ditz (Antiwar): Foreign Press Complain of ‘Intimidation’ by Israel During Gaza War

FPA Complains of Official 'Incitement' Against Press   It’s a tough time to be a foreign correspondent in Israel, covering the ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip. Especially those perceived as working for “unfriendly” foreign media outlets are finding themselves under attack, sometimes literally. Several reporters have cited intimidation from Israelis, who threaten violence ag ...

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Abed Shokry aus Gaza: Die letzte Vertreibung aus dem Paradies

GAZA am 24.07.2014 um 16.00 Uhr Die letzte Vertreibung aus dem Paradies Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, eben vor ca. 20 Minuten hat die moralischste Armee der Welt die UNWRA-Schule aus der Luft und vom Land aus mit Panzern angeschossen. Die Schule hatte für die Zivilbevölkerung geöffnet und so konnten dort zwischen 1000 – 1500 Menschen Schutz suchen. Die Ärzte und Krankenpfleger z ...

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Gaza Resident: I’m Called a Human Shield for Refusing to Leave My Home

Abby Martin speaks with Suha Najjar, a resident of Gaza City, discussing the horrors of daily life on the ground in Gaza since the Israel's latest offensive and debunks the 'human shield' rhetoric often heard from the IDF when justifying indiscriminate killings of civilians LIKE Breaking the Set @ FOLLOW Abby Martin @ ...

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Sarah Gillespie: Gaza, Israel and ‚Human Shields‘

What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy's humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The 'shield' is not the human bodies surrounding the 'guilty' party, the shield is the clem ...

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Pam Bailey: ‚We have nothing left to lose. I would rather die with my family under the rubble of our house than have a humiliating truce’: Palestinian youth demand justice

    Palestinian youths gesture during a demonstration next to the security fence standing on the Gaza border, east of Khan Yunis, in the Gaza Strip, on November 23 2012. (Photo: AFP – Said Khatib) I awoke Sunday morning to news of a massacre in Gaza that evoked memories of Sabra and Shatila – not in terms of absolute numbers, but in the nature of its brutality.  An estimated 60 Pa ...

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Mads Gilbert: Mr. Obama, Spend One Night with Us in Shifa Hospital, It would Change History

Mads Gilbert: 'As I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flows, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear.' By Mads Gilbert Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, al ...

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Uri Shani: Dies ist ein Hilferuf in schrecklichen Tagen

Liebe Freunde! Dies ist ein Hilferuf in schrecklichen Tagen. Es fällt mir schwer, über die gestrige Nacht zu schreiben. Ich schäme mich. Aber ich muss darüber berichten. Ich fuhr mit dem Autobus nach Haifa zu einer Demo gegen den Krieg. Da ich nie genau weiß, wie lange ich brauche, war ich viel zu früh da. Von weitem schon sah ich die Polizisten, viele Polizisten, ein Wasserwe ...

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