Wondering who will pick up the check for restoring Palestine


By Mick Krever, CNN

“Today the world stands disgraced.”

That is how the head of United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which runs shelters for Palestinians, reacted to the shelling of a Gaza school that was serving as a U.N. shelter for 3,000 Palestinians.

Twenty people were killed, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The United Nations blames Israel for the attack. Israel has not given a direct explanation, but says many Hamas rockets misfire and fall within Gaza; it also says that Hamas purposefully fire weapons from civilian areas and that the Israeli military does not target civilians.

UNRWA says that it had sent the school’s GPS coordinates to Israel 17 separate times to ensure it would remain safe.

“You see the Israelis shifting over the last several days to ground weapons,” CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr says. “You see them using tanks, mortars, artillery.”

“The real pinpoint accuracy…

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Global Justice in the 21st Century

(Prefatory Note: Posted here is a Joint Declaration of international law experts from around the world who are listed below as endorsers. I am among the endorsers, and the text was initially drafted by several international law scholars. We welcome additional signatures that can be sent to me in the comments section, with affiliation noted for identification, and names will be periodically added to the text. I view this as an important expression of professional judgment and individual conscience relating to Israeli behavior in Gaza commencing on 8 July that has already taken so many innocent lives and caused such widespread devastation. Please join us and spread the word!)  

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the…

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After 8 years in a coma…

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 05/02/2013 – 10:16 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– A Palestinian teenager from Hawara village, south of Nablus, died on Tuesday of serious injuries sustained eight years ago when he was ten years old in a car accident.

Family members said that Qassam Dumaidi was hit by a Jewish settler near the main road of Hawara and was in coma since then.

The main road in Hawara is described by citizens as the “death road” due to the numerous hit and run accidents recorded on it.

In a related incident on Monday night, a Palestinian young man was injured when an Israeli army vehicle rammed into his car south of Bethlehem.

Medical sources said that Khalifa Mahamid, 23, suffered moderate injuries as a result of the incident.


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Palestinian teen Qassam Dumaidi dies of injuries, eight years after Jewish settler ran over him.

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